US and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

Officials say senior Taliban members and US representatives should hold talks about containing extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitating the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country Through KATHY GANNON and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press October 9, 2021, 4:49 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more

Ireland succumbs to pressure, joins global corporate tax deal

Ireland has agreed to join an international agreement setting a minimum corporate tax rate of 15% worldwide, eliminating the low-tax policies that have led companies like Google and Facebook to establish their European operations in the country. abolished. Through DANICA KIRKA Associated Press October 8, 2021, 10:17 a.m. • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare … Read more

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

An EgyptAir jet has landed in Tel Aviv, making the Egyptian flag carrier’s first official direct flight since the two countries signed a landmark 1979 peace treaty. ThroughThe Associated Press October 3, 2021, 19:32 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM – Egypt’s flag carrier made its first official direct … Read more

N Korea says it fired anti-aircraft missile, fourth recent test

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday it has fired a new anti-aircraft missile, the fourth weapons launch in recent weeks, which experts say is part of a strategy to get relief from economic sanctions and win other concessions. South Korea, Japan and the United States typically confirm North Korean ballistic missile launches, which … Read more

North Korea says hypersonic missile made first test flight

North Korea says it has successfully tested a new hypersonic missile as it continues to expand its military capabilities Through KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press September 29, 2021, 5:23 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Wednesday it had successfully tested a new … Read more

US officials: Biden aide meets Saudi crown prince in Yemen

WASHINGTON – Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, will travel to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the US tries to push for a ceasefire in the years-long war between the kingdom and the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Sullivan will be Biden’s top government official to visit … Read more

South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for potential talks

South Korea urges North Korea to restore dormant communications hotlines a day after the North reiterated an offer to open conditional talks Through HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press September 26, 2021, 10:20 am • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to … Read more

Plans for AirTrain to LaGuardia, Other New York Projects Questionable with Andrew Cuomo’s Departure

For over a decade as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sought to build an indelible legacy in the state and the nation’s largest city with major infrastructure projects — a new Hudson River Bridge, a shiny new terminal at LaGuardia and the opening of a new train station in midtown Manhattan. Now with The resignation … Read more

Pence hopes Supreme Court will restrict US abortion

Former US Vice President Mike Pence says he is hopeful that the new conservative Supreme Court majority created during his and President Donald Trump’s administration will soon destroy abortion rights in the United States ThroughThe Associated Press September 23, 2021, 10:03 a.m. • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BUDAPEST, Hungary … Read more

Biden urges countries to work together to fight Covid-19 and climate change

In his maiden address to the United Nations as commander in chief, President Biden emphasized global cooperation on critical issues, saying that fighting the pandemic requires “a collective act of science and political will.” Photo: Associated Press.

North Korea denounces US over submarine deal, warns countermeasures

North Korea has criticized the US decision to supply nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and warned of unspecified countermeasures if it finds the deal hurts the north’s security Through KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press September 20, 2021, 2:11 am • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has … Read more

France calls Australia-US submarine deal ‘huge mistake’

France’s ambassador to Australia has described Australia’s surprise cancellation of a major submarine contract in favor of a US deal as a “major mistake”, in an unprecedented display of anger among the Allies Through ROD McGUIRK Associated Press September 18, 2021, 10:55 AM • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, … Read more

2 charged with murder of N-Irish journalist Lyra McKee

Police have charged two men with the murder of Lyra McKee, a journalist who was shot dead while covering the Londonderry riots in 2019. ThroughThe Associated Press September 17, 2021, 1:30 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the … Read more

Putin: Dozens in inner circle infected with coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin says dozens of his employees are infected with the coronavirus and that he will remain in self-isolation due to the outbreak. ThroughThe Associated Press September 16, 2021, 12:33 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says dozens of his employees … Read more

House Democrats consider a 26.5% corporate tax rate

WASHINGTON – House Democrats plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 2.5.5 percent and impose a 3 percentage point surcharge on personal income above ५ 5 million, according to two House Democratic allies. The tax increase will be part of the House Wages and Means Committee’s plan to pay in a … Read more

The White House has announced plans to reduce drug prices

A Biden administration’s first detailed road map of administrative actions to reduce prescription drug prices supports the White House in addition to legislation aimed at reducing driving costs. Plan, Which became public on Thursday, Democrats support legislation from the Democrats, including empowering the federal government to negotiate drug prices in Medicare and pass those lower … Read more

US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

BOSTON — For more than two decades, the United States and its allies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: to promote public order and government accountability and to modernize a war-ravaged country. But in the lightning-fast Taliban takeover, most of that digital device — … Read more

Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban challenges

KABUL, Afghanistan — UN Stocks food Afghanistan would run out this month, a senior official warned Wednesday, threatening to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country’s new Taliban rulers as they try to restore stability after decades of war. About a third of the country’s 38 million people don’t know if they … Read more

IAEA: North Korea appears to have resumed nuclear reactor operation

UN nuclear agency says North Korea appears to have resumed operation of its main nuclear reactor used to produce weapons fuel Through HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press August 30, 2021, 2:49 am • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea appears to have restarted operations at its … Read more

Coral Bell: ‘Accidental educational’ who wanted to stop armageddon

When Australian international relations scholar Coral Bell died in 2012, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Said “No other commentator” was as conceptualized as United States policies. Three years later, the Australian National University named its school Asia-Pacific Affairs. After the bell, With former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Describing him Such as One of … Read more

A new Iran nuclear deal could test US-Israeli relations

Israel’s change of leadership has already improved US-Israeli relations. But Gerald F. of the WSJ. Seib said that if the Biden administration signed a new nuclear deal with Iran, why would it come after a real test? Photo illustration: Todd Jason .

Scott Morrison at GAT: PM criticizes ‘Tone Deaf’ pub for lunch in UK

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been criticized for painting a “tone deaf” outside a British pub, angering people who are unable to see their loved ones abroad due to Australia’s border restrictions. Mr Morrison was invited to the Jamaican Inn for lunch with more than 20 people at a local pub in Cornwall for the … Read more