Iran says several French intelligence agents arrested during protests

Iran says several French intelligence agents arrested during protests

Several French intelligence agents were arrested in relation to protests in Iran, the country’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state TV on Wednesday, as anti-government demonstrations persist throughout the country. The Islamic Republic has accused Western foes of stoking nationwide protests ignited by the death of Iranian Kurdish young woman Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16 […]

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Western allies look to Ukraine as a testing ground for weapons

Western allies look to Ukraine as a testing ground for weapons

Three months ago, as Ukrainian troops were struggling to advance against Russian forces in the south, the military’s headquarters in Kyiv quietly deployed a valuable new weapon to the battlefield. It was not a rocket launcher, cannon or another kind of heavy arms from Western allies. Instead, it was a real-time information system known as […]

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US judge rules COVID-era border expulsion order unlawful

US judge rules COVID-era border expulsion order unlawful

A US judge on Tuesday ruled a pandemic-era order used to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants to Mexico was unlawful, a decision that could have major implications for US border management. In a 49-page opinion, US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan said the policy was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated federal regulatory law. The […]

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US FBI director says TikTok poses national security concerns

US FBI director says TikTok poses national security concerns

The U.S. operations of Chinese-owned TikTok raise national security concerns, FBI Director Chris Wray said on Tuesday, flagging the risk that the Chinese government could harness the video-sharing app to influence users or control their devices. Risks include “the possibility that the Chinese government could use to control data collection on millions of users or […]

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Poland blast may not be from Russian missile, says Joe Biden

Poland blast may not be from Russian missile, says Joe Biden

The United States and its NATO allies are investigating the blast that killed two in Poland, but early information suggests it may not have been caused by a missile fired from Russia, US President Joe Biden said. Biden spoke after global leaders gathered for the G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, held an emergency meeting on […]

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Pentagon says can’t confirm Russian missiles struck inside Poland

Pentagon says can’t confirm Russian missiles struck inside Poland

The Pentagon said on Tuesday it could not confirm reports that Russian missiles have crossed into Poland near the Ukraine border. “We are aware of the press reports alleging that two Russian missiles have struck a location inside Poland near the Ukraine border. I can tell you that we don’t have any information at this […]

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India’s call for phase-down of all fossil fuels gets EU support

India’s call for phase-down of all fossil fuels gets EU support

INDIA’S CALL for a phase-down of all fossil fuels, and not just coal which was singled out in the decisions of the Glasgow conference last year, is getting support from some key quarters, including from European Union, for inclusion in the main decisions that will be agreed here. India had, on Saturday, proposed that the […]

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Amid tensions with China, Taiwan shows off military drones

Amid tensions with China, Taiwan shows off military drones

Taiwan displayed its self-developed drone technology Tuesday, amid rising concerns over China’s threats to use force to assert its claim to the self-governing island republic. The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, which develops military technology, offered a rare look at the Jian Xiang drone designed to destroy enemy radars, and other unmanned combat […]

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PM Modi, Chinese President Xi shake hands at side event at G20 Summit

PM Modi, Chinese President Xi shake hands at side event at G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands Tuesday at a side event at the G20 Summit here, a gesture drawing some attention because of the strained relations between the two countries over a border clash two years back. A live video feed for the media from the welcome dinner hosted by […]

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Two explosions heard in Ukraine’s capital, smoke rising over city

Two explosions heard in Ukraine’s capital, smoke rising over city

At least two explosions were heard in Kyiv on Tuesday and smoke could be seen rising over the city, a Reuters correspondent in the Ukrainian capital said. The blasts followed air raid warnings across Ukraine hours after President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivered a video address to leaders of the Group of 20 nations who are meeting […]

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