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Beijing slams Blinken on Afghanistan, virus probe

August 31, 2021

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TALIBAN GUIDANCE: Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi called on the US to assist other countries in providing the new Afghan government with economic assistance Bloomberg A senior Chinese diplomat called on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to work with the Taliban government and stop pressuring Beijing over the probe into the origin of […]

US firms told to keep riot records

August 31, 2021

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Reuters, WASHINGTON The congressional committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol on Monday told 35 telephone, e-mail and social media companies to preserve records that could be relevant to its investigation, the panel announced. Telephone companies receiving requests from the committee included AT&T Inc, T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, […]

Joe Biden criticized over Americans left in Afghanistan

August 31, 2021

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AFP, WASHINGTON US lawmakers on Monday leveled fierce criticism at the administration of US President Joe Biden over its withdrawal from Afghanistan, calling the chaotic exit an act of shame that left Americans behind to the “mercy of terrorists.” The pile-on came shortly after US military officials announced that the final evacuation flights left Kabul […]

Afghanistan: Music goes silent as Taliban takes over

August 31, 2021

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TOXIC CULTURE’: Even as a Taliban leader said US and Russian influence needs to end, media programming not related to religious issues has dried up or changed Reuters https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2021/09/01/2003763599 Even before the final US flight left Kabul at midnight on Monday, many of the bright and garish sights and sounds of city life in Afghanistan […]

Semiconductor issues ‘very real’: Harris

August 31, 2021

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Issues stemming from a global chip shortage are “very real,” US Vice President Kamala Harris said as she headed to Asia on a trip aimed at building trade relationships with countries seen as crucial to the supply chain. Harris, who is visiting Singapore and Vietnam, where she is to emphasize the US’ role as a […]

Air force eyes assorted US missiles

August 31, 2021

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By Aaron Tu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2021/09/01/2003763579 The NT$47 billion (US$1.69 billion) budget allotted by the air force for fiscal 2022 to 2027 is to be used to purchase assorted US missiles — ranging from the AGM-88 to the AGM-84H — for its fleet of F-16 jets, which can […]

If Taiwan is lost, US loses, too: Craft

August 31, 2021

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REGIONAL ORDER: Without Taiwan it would be difficult to defend the first island chain and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Randall Schriver said By Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporte Without Taiwan, the US could lose the Indo-Pacific region, former US ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft told an online forum yesterday, advocating […]

Saddam Hussein Is Executed

August 31, 2021

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Two years after U.S. forces in Iraq pulled him from the hole in which he was hiding near Tikrit, Saddam Hussein has been executed. https://en.mercopress.com/2006/12/30/saddam-hussein-is-executed He went to the gallows before sunrise Saturday, executed by vengeful countrymen after a quarter-century of remorseless brutality that killed countless thousands and led Iraq into disastrous wars against the […]

Death toll from Haiti’s earthquake reaches 2,207 and counting

August 31, 2021

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Haitian authorities Sunday released an update of the consequences of the Aug. 14 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, according to which the death toll has reached 2,207. Haiti’s Civil Protection (HCP) service also reported that over 50,000 homes have been destroyed and 344 people remain missing after the seism which has so far left […]

Brazilian man takes five shots against COVID-19 and was aiming for a sixth when he was caught

August 31, 2021

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Brazilian man takes five shots against COVID-19 and was aiming for a sixth when he was caught Monday, August23rd2021 – 09:11 UTC Full article 1 comment Rio de Janeiro city officials have reported a local man was able to get vaccinated five times in ten weeks against covid-19, presumably thanks to failures in the electronic […]