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Biden and Putin hold talks over fears Russia could invade Ukraine

Biden and Putin hold talks over fears Russia could invade Ukraine Virtual talks about Ukraine between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin finished on Tuesday after two hours and five minutes, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. The two leaders were seeking to de-escalate tensions amid Western fears that Moscow is poised to invade its southern neighbour — something Russia denies.  Ahead of his first ...

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Professor sacked for showing students 1965 film with Laurence Olivier in blackface

Professor sacked for showing students 1965 film with Laurence Olivier in blackface The University of Michigan removed Bright Sheng from his post after student Olivia Cook said she thought there was something “strange” about Othello. Ms Cook added: “I was stunned.” Speaking to the Michigan Daily she said: “In such a school that preaches diversity and making sure that they ...

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‘Opening a new page!’ Taliban and US hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

‘Opening a new page!’ Taliban and US hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal According to reports, the talks held in Doha discussed a number of issues from foreign policy to the economy with the US offering coronavirus vaccines to Afghans. On the Taliban side, members of the militant group requested for the US to remove the ban on Afghan central reserves, ...

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Police in India arrest politician’s son in killing of 4 protesting farmers

Police in India arrest politician’s son in killing of 4 protesting farmers Indian police on Saturday arrested the son of a junior minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government days after nine people were killed in a deadly escalation of year-long demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers against contentious agriculture laws in northern India, a police officer said. Four ...

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Death toll mounts in South Africa riots over Zuma jailing

Death toll mounts in South Africa riots over Zuma jailing The death toll from rioting in South Africa rose to 45 on Tuesday as police and the military tried to halt the unrest in poor areas of two provinces that began last week after the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma. Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces ...

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Biden calls a halt to America's war in Afghanistan — but it's a long way from over

Biden calls a halt to America's war in Afghanistan — but it's a long way from over In diplomatic circles it’s being described, somewhat pejoratively, as “pulling an Obama.” The formal announcement on Wednesday of U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to pull the last American troops out of Afghanistan before September 11th — no ifs, ands, or buts — carries with ...

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Cabinet shuffle prompts Ottawa to adopt new tack for dealing with Trump administration

Cabinet shuffle prompts Ottawa to adopt new tack for dealing with Trump administration The Prime Minister’s Office is adopting a new approach to managing its most-important economic, security and bilateral relationship, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.  More ministers will now be dealing directly with their U.S. counterparts as Ottawa takes a step back from its rigidly controlled approach ...

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U.K. officials accused of ‘actively avoiding’ probing allegations of Russian meddling in Brexit referendum

U.K. officials accused of ‘actively avoiding’ probing allegations of Russian meddling in Brexit referendum A long-awaited report on Russian influence in British politics criticized the British government for neglecting to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, describing its utter lack of curiosity about the threats to democracy as being a major failure at the heart of power. ...

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U.K. officials accused of ‘actively avoiding’ probing allegations of Russian meddling in Brexit referendum

U.K. officials accused of ‘actively avoiding’ probing allegations of Russian meddling in Brexit referendum A long-awaited report on Russian influence in British politics criticized the British government for neglecting to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, describing its utter lack of curiosity about the threats to democracy as being a major failure at the heart of power. ...

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