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Radical leader of Pakistan’s Red Mosque emboldened by Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

Maulana Abdul Aziz and his followers have raised white Taliban flags in Islamabad.

Germany’s young ‘Merkel generation’ tilts toward Greens over climate worries. But will older voters follow?

The Green party has struggled to recapture its momentum before Sunday’s election.

E.U. tells Russia not to carry out cyber attacks as Germany heads for Sunday election

The E.U.'s foreign policy chief linked hacking efforts to the Ghostwriter group, which German officials have associated with Russian military intelligence.

China frees Canada’s ‘two Michaels’, jailed for more than 1,000 days, after Huawei’s Meng cuts deal with U.S.

Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were detained several days after Canada arrested Meng on a U.S. extradition request.

Meng Wanzhou can return to China, admits helping Huawei conceal dealings in Iran

The deferred prosecution agreement the United States struck with the tech executive, who had been detained for nearly three years in Canada, did not include a guilty plea.

As Biden hosts first Quad summit at the White House, China is the background music

A month after U.S. forces departed from Afghanistan and the Taliban swept into power, United States’ commitment to allies have been questioned from London to Brussels to Beijing.

A Taliban founder says cutting off hands as punishment will be ‘necessary for security’

A founder of the Taliban, notorious for imposing its harsh rule during its last term, says the group will bring back executions and amputations.

Australia, a climate laggard, leans toward 2050 net-zero target as election looms

There are growing signs that leader Scott Morrison will abandon resistance to the commitment ahead of the COP26 Glasgow summit.

Dying crops, spiking energy bills, showers once a week. In South America, the climate future has arrived.

From the frigid peaks of Patagonia to the tropical wetlands of Brazil, worsening droughts this year are slamming farmers, shutting down ski slopes, upending transit and raising the price of everything from coffee to electricity.

Young climate activists join Greta Thunberg for first major Fridays for Future strikes of pandemic

The protests around the world come ahead of a major global summit on climate change in Glasgow.

A small home was left untouched by the Canary Islands volcano eruption. Social media is calling it a ‘miracle.’

Rivers of lava flowed over the Spanish island, but one house stood unscathed.

Hezbollah flexes its muscles in Lebanon and provides free Iranian fuel

The diesel isn’t going to make a huge difference, but it is a further sign of the group’s power in the country.
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To help U.S. allies flee Afghanistan, these advocates turned to Iran

An international network succeeded in smuggling female Afghan lawmakers out of the country after the airport was closed.

China vows to ‘clamp down’ on cryptocurrency trading, bans crypto mining

China said all virtual currencies were illegal. Bitcoin fell 5% following the announcement.

The Taliban said it would respect women’s rights. Then it abolished the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

Afghan women’s rights activists say that the Taliban move to abolish the ministry marks a symbolic end to the formal role women have played in government over the past 20 years.

North Korea says call to formally end Korean War is ‘premature’

North Korea rejected South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s renewed efforts, saying there is no guarantee ‘U.S. hostile policy’ would end.

Germany’s far right stokes new grievances for voters: Mask rules and vaccine mandates

The Alternative for Germany party tapped into anger about immigration in the last election. Now it’s also railing against coronavirus restrictions.

A lack of weather data in Africa is thwarting critical climate research

A possible solution can be found at a girls' school in Kenya.

Catalan separatist chief wanted for rebellion and sedition detained in Italy

Carles Puigdemont, who orchestrated a 2017 independence referendum that was not recognized by Madrid, faces charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

China’s Evergrande, facing collapse under debt mountain, decides silence is golden

Giant developer that rode the Chinese housing boom missed a key interest payment and could be declared in default in less than a month.
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Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city's main square

A witness says The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan — a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban’s methods of the past
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Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown

The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests has voted to disband amid a crackdown on independent political activism in the semi-autonomous city
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Security troops kill 6 separatists in raid in SW Pakistan

The military says Pakistani security forces have killed six militants of a separatist group in a raid at their hideout in the mountains of southwestern Baluchistan province
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Croatia: Dead children found with man who attempted suicide

Police have found three small children dead in an apartment in Croatia’s capital along with a man who had tried to kill himself
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Bodies of 9 suspected migrants found in eastern Panama

Nine bodies of suspected migrants have been found near a remote community in the Panamanian jungle close to the border with Colombia
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