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Manchester United announce agreement with Real Madrid for Casemiro

Manchester United said on Friday they had reached an agreement with La Liga champions Real Madrid for the transfer of defensive midfielder Casemiro. United said the Brazilian’s transfer is subject to agreement on personal terms, British visa requirements and medical tests. “The 30-year-old Brazilian is one step away from becoming Erik ten Hag’s fourth reinforcement,” …

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Chilean deputies will be subjected to tests on drug use

 The first 78 Chilean deputies who were drawn this week will begin to undergo drug tests these days, according to a regulation approved last month on the consumption of illicit substances. The deputies will undergo a hair analysis as part of the test that seeks to raise the standards of transparency in parliamentary work and …

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Badosa joins Swiatek in criticizing US Open balls

World No. 4 Paula Badosa has backed Iga Swiatek’s critical comments about the different tennis balls being used at the US Open between men’s and women’s competitions, saying it goes against of the players and the spectacle. Swiatek said Wednesday that she didn’t like the balls to be used at the American Grand Slam, which …

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New US aid package to Ukraine includes surveillance drones, official says

President Joe Biden’s new security aid package for Ukraine includes surveillance drones and, for the first time, mine-resistant vehicles, a U.S. defense official said on Friday. Since Russian soldiers invaded the Ukrainian border in February in what Russian President Vladimir Putin called his “special military operation,” the conflict has turned into a war of attrition, …

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British cyclist Bigham breaks men’s hour record

Britain’s Dan Bigham shattered the hour record by completing a distance of 55.548km around the Tissot velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland on Friday. Bigham, an aerodynamicist and race engineer for the British team Ineos (NS: INEO ) Grenadiers, set the pace to perfection on his Pinarello prototype track bike, beating Belgian Victor Campenaerts’ record in 2019 by almost …

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Xi, Putin to attend November G20 summit in Bali: sources

Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend a G-20 summit in November on the tourist island of Bali, a longtime adviser to the Indonesian president said on Friday. Andi Widjajanto, a former cabinet secretary and unofficial adviser to President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, told Reuters the two leaders would …

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How Xi Jinping amassed power in China and why it matters in a third term

One of Xi Jinping’s first moves after taking China’s top job as Communist Party general secretary in 2012 was to reinstate regular “democratic life sessions” with the other leaders of the 25-member Politburo. , a staple of the Mao Zedong era. The reinstatement of this practice, which involves self-criticism before the secretary general, was a …

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Paraguayan defender Omar Alderete joins Getafe from Spain

Getafe reported on Friday that it had reached an agreement with Germany’s Hertha Berlin for the loan of Paraguayan defender Omar Alderete, who will join the Spanish club with a purchase option after spending last season with Valencia. . Getafe reported the arrival of the 25-year-old player, who is also a member of the Paraguayan …

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Finland’s PM submits to drug test after party video uproar

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday she had taken a drug test following a video released earlier this week of her appearing at a party with friends, adding who had never used illegal drugs. “Today I have undergone a drug test and the results will come in a week,” he told a news …

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Xi plans visit to Central Asia to meet Putin next month -WSJ

Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning to travel to Central Asia to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and other leaders at a regional summit next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The tentative addition of a trip to Xi’s schedule comes after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan sparked fears …

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After fleeing the war, Ukrainians find it difficult to settle in Europe

Ukrainian psychologist Tatiana Bogkova was on a birthday trip to Poland with her mother and four-year-old daughter when Russian troops invaded her country earlier this year. As shells rained down on the city of Kharkov and her policeman husband stayed behind to fight, the 32-year-old took refuge in Spain, where she quickly translated her resume …

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Iran asks foreign visitors to respect the law as protests continue

Foreign visitors to Iran must respect the laws of the Islamic Republic, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, amid ongoing protests over the death of a woman in police custody, which Tehran has attributed to “foreign enemies.” Last month, Iran said it had detained nine European citizens for their role in unrest over Mahsa …

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Biden, on nuclear order: “We are closer than ever to an Armageddon”

International tension continues since Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to use his nuclear power. On this occasion, it has been the president of the United States, Joe Biden, who has warned that the world could face an “Armageddon” if Putin uses a tactical nuclear weapon to try to win the war in Ukraine. The US president …

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Human rights activists in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus win Nobel Peace Prize

 Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties won the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. “Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. For many years they have promoted the right to criticize power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens,” the …

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The Nobel Peace Prize is for all Belarusian political prisoners, says an opposition politician

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski is a recognition of all political prisoners in Belarus, Belarusian opposition politician Pavel Latushko said on Friday. Byalyatski won the award on Friday together with the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil …

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Montreal hard court tournament

Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s US Open warm-up tournament in Montreal, Canada, due to the same abdominal strain that forced him to miss his Wimbledon semi-final last month, the Friday. The world number three missed out on a chance at another Grand Slam in July after he pulled out of his long-awaited matchup …

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Germany and Israel condemn the Palestinian president’s comments on the Holocaust

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday expressed disgust at statements by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, which the German leader said downplayed the Holocaust, while Israel accused Abbas of telling a “monstrous lie”. “For us Germans in particular, any relativization of the uniqueness of the Holocaust is intolerable and unacceptable,” Scholz tweeted on Wednesday. “I am disgusted …

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Murray returns to British Davis Cup team

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has been included in Great Britain’s squad for the Davis Cup final group stage in mid-September, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Monday. ). The British squad will consist of Murray, world number 11 Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Joe Salisbury, with a fifth player to be added …

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A team of Spanish firefighters is close to death in the Valencia fire

Shouts of “get out, get out!” were heard on the hillside as a wall of flames fueled by high winds sped toward four Spanish firefighters, engulfing dried ferns seconds after they fled for their lives. The fire they were fighting against on Wednesday was in the eastern region of Valencia, and the scare occurred when the …

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Liverpool’s Klopp supports Diaz to become a regular goalscorer

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has backed Luis Diaz to become a constant threat for the Premier League club in front of opposing goals, saying the team set-up will help the Colombian emulate the goalscoring feats of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané. Diaz has adapted quickly since joining Liverpool from Porto in January, but has yet …

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Iran willing to swap prisoners, urges US to release imprisoned Iranians

Iran is ready to exchange prisoners with the United States, Tehran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, urging the government of President Joe Biden to “act instead of stage shows”. The Islamic Republic has sought the release of more than a dozen Iranians in the United States, including seven Iranian-American dual nationals, two Iranian permanent …

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Japan and the US conduct a joint drill with an aircraft carrier

Japan and the United States are carrying out a joint military drill involving the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in areas near the archipelago, following continued missile launches by North Korea, reported the Saturday the Ministry of Defense of Japan. North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in the direction of Japan …

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Liz Cheney vows to fight Trump and considers running for US presidency

Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney has vowed to do everything she can to keep Donald Trump out of the White House and said she will decide in the coming months whether to run for president after losing on Tuesday. in the Wyoming primary against a candidate supported by Trump. Cheney’s loss to the Trump-backed Harriet Hageman …

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Israel and Turkey will restore their diplomatic relations

 Israel and Turkey have decided to fully restore diplomatic relations and will return ambassadors to each other’s country after steadily improving relations, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s office said on Wednesday. “Improving relations will contribute to deepening ties between the two peoples, expanding economic, trade and cultural ties and enhancing regional stability,” said a statement …

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Tuchel, Chelsea coach, fears the wear of the players in the World Cup

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed concern that players could be affected in the months before and after the Qatar World Cup halfway through the season, saying emotions and demands of the soccer tournament could leave soccer players exhausted. The 2022-23 Premier League season will be paused from November 12 to prepare for the World …

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China conducts new military maneuvers around Taiwan

The Chinese military announced new military exercises in the seas and airspace around Taiwan on Monday, a day after the scheduled completion of its biggest-ever drills to protest last week’s visit to Taiwan. Taipei of the president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi. The Chinese military’s Eastern Theater Command said …

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US says Chinese military action on Taiwan is unjustified; Beijing sanctions Pelosi

China’s missile launch during military exercises around Taiwan was an unwarranted escalation, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, while Beijing said it would impose sanctions on the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, for visiting the island. Diplomatic ties deteriorated further on Friday, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it will cancel …

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Biden says he is concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he is not worried about Taiwan, but he is about China’s actions in the region since the House Speaker’s visit. , Nancy Pelosi, to Taipei. “I’m worried they’re moving as much as they are,” Biden said as he left for a visit to the flood-ravaged state of Kentucky. “But …

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New order from China to the US: “Pelosi has become the enemy”

The PLA (People’s Liberation Army) military exercises around the island of Taiwan were supposed to end at noon on Sunday, but they have been extended. It is a check against the joint warning of the US, Japan and Australia. For the Chinese, regarding the Taiwan question, these 3 countries are paper tiger, paper dog and …

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Russia claims to have ‘neutralized’ an Islamist cell in Crimea

The top official in Russia-annexed Crimea said on Wednesday the FSB security service had broken up what he described as a six-person terror cell from a banned Islamist group, a day after the blasts. that shook one of the Russian military bases in the area. “All of them are detained. The activities of the terrorists …

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Russia appoints an air force general to lead its forces in Ukraine

Russia’s Defense Ministry on Saturday appointed Air Force General Sergei Surovikin as overall commander of Russian forces fighting in Ukraine, Moscow’s third high-level military appointment in a week. The change comes after the reported removal earlier this week of the commanders of two of Russia’s five military regions, after their forces suffered a series of …

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Renewal of the mandate of the Human Rights mission in Venezuela is approved

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved on Friday the renewal of the mandate of the so-called Independent International Fact-Finding Mission for Venezuela, whose government considers that instance as a mechanism of aggression and interference. The renewal of the mandate of the mission, created in 2019 to evaluate alleged human rights violations committed in Venezuela …

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Liverpool chosen to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

Liverpool in northern England will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, rather than this year’s winner Ukraine, due to conflict with Russia. Liverpool beat Glasgow as the host city in a draw held live on the BBC on Friday. Although decades-old tradition dictates that the winner of the festival be the host the following year, …

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Spain will investigate hate crime against university students by video with sexual threats

Spanish prosecutors on Friday launched a hate crime investigation into male students who were recorded shouting misogynistic threats from their bedroom at a neighboring female university residence. A video of the incident last weekend went viral on social media, although some female residents later downplayed it. The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, told reporters in Prague …

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Defeat in Ukraine aggravates crisis for Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin is grappling with the most serious internal crisis of his 23-year rule: an increasingly public dispute within the Russian elite over who is to blame for the defeats in Ukraine. Since Boris Yeltsin handed over the Kremlin leadership to him on the last day of 1999, Putin has built around himself a …

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The character of “Borgen” was inspired by the Danish Prime Minister

The screenwriter of the hit series “Borgen” said the main theme of the show’s final season – the dark side of power – was inspired by Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who has been criticized for concentrate authority. The issue has become relevant for the upcoming elections, in which the Danes will judge Frederiksen’s leadership …

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Russia Says Zelensky’s ‘Preemptive Strike’ Comments Justify Its ‘Special Operation’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s remarks suggesting NATO should launch preemptive strikes against Russia confirmed the need for what he calls his “special operation” in the Ukraine. “By doing so, (he) essentially presented the world with further proof of the threats posed by the kyiv regime,” Lavrov …

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German Foreign Minister calls for a clear message at the UN against Russian annexation

 Every vote will count next week when the United Nations General Assembly meets to vote on a resolution condemning Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territories, Germany’s foreign minister said on Friday. Annalena Baerbock. The international community must “make it clear to Russia that these areas belong to Ukraine,” Baerbock said in Berlin after talks with his …

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Haiti to request foreign military aid amid humanitarian crisis: official

Haiti has decided to request military aid from the international community amid a growing humanitarian crisis, a Haitian official said on Friday, as a gang blockade of the country’s main fuel port has sparked a crippling shortage. In the previous hours, the Miami Herald had echoed this decision, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. …

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Haiti to request foreign military aid amid humanitarian crisis: official

Haiti has decided to request military aid from the international community amid a growing humanitarian crisis, a Haitian official said on Friday, as a gang blockade of the country’s main fuel port has sparked a crippling shortage. In the previous hours, the Miami Herald had echoed this decision, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. …

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Ukraine says fighting is ‘stalled’ ahead of UN chief’s visit

Ukrainian forces said on Thursday they had repulsed a Russian attack in the southern Kherson region, while the death toll from Russian shelling of the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv rose. as the nearly six-month war drags on unabated. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan …

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Nairo Quintana denies having consumed a prohibited substance after his disqualification on the Tour

Nairo Quintana denied using the banned substance tramadol after the Colombian cyclist was stripped of his sixth place finish in this year’s Tour de France by cycling’s governing body on Wednesday. The painkiller is prohibited by the medical regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and is restricted only in competition. Its use does not constitute …

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Lula and Bolsonaro officially start campaign courting voters

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva formally launched their campaigns on Tuesday for Brazil’s most polarized election in decades in October. The race pits a nationalist populist with an agenda backed by Christian conservatives against a former union leader and two-term president of the country (2003-2010) who was …

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WHO says racism could be cause of Tigray crisis being ignored

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has suggested racism is behind the lack of international attention to the plight of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. , devastated by war. Calling it the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world”, with 6 million people unable to access basic services, Tedros questioned in an emotional appeal why …

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Lula leads Bolsonaro for the second round in Brazil, according to a poll

Left-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leads right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro with 49% support among voters to the president’s 44% ahead of the second round on October 30, according to a survey published on Friday. The Datafolha survey was carried out from October 5 to 7, with interviews to 2,884 people and …

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Brighton announces signing of Ecuadorian Estupiñán from Villarreal

Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion announced on Tuesday that they have signed Ecuador international Pervis Estupiñán from Spanish side Villarreal. The 24-year-old defender signed a five-year deal with Brighton, subject to international clearance. The club did not disclose the financial details of the deal. “We’re excited about what Pervis brings us and he fills …

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North Korea fires two missiles into the sea from its western coast

North Korea fired two cruise missiles early on Wednesday from the city of Onchon on its west coast, according to a South Korean military source, without giving details on the range or altitude of the missiles. The launches come as South Korea and the United States kicked off their four-day joint preliminary drill on Tuesday …

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Xi Jinping makes his first public appearance in two weeks

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the northeastern province of Liaoning on Tuesday, state media reported, as the president and other Chinese leaders resume public activity after an absence of two weeks, during which they are likely to have been meeting in their annual summer conclave. Xi visited a museum in Jinzhou, Liaoning province, commemorating a …

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The European Parliament will help investigate the espionage of a Greek parliamentarian

The European Parliament will cooperate with Greek authorities to investigate “intolerable and inexcusable” state espionage of a Greek MEP, the speaker for the speaker of the chamber said on the bloc’s latest espionage scandal. The president of Greece has called for an investigation into the wiretapping carried out by state intelligence services on Nikos Androulakis, …

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North Korea fires 2 cruise missiles into the Yellow Sea

South Korea’s Defense Ministry announced that North Korea fired 2 cruise missiles early Wednesday from the coastal city of Onchon into the waters of the Yellow Sea, the Korean news agency Yonhap reported . South Korea has held a meeting to assess the security situation and military readiness, according to the presidential office. Meeting participants agreed to …

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Italy Adopts New LGBT Strategy Just Before Right-Wing Takeover

Italy’s outgoing government has adopted a new plan for LGBT rights just before handing over the reins to a right-wing administration that promises to be far more socially conservative. “We have not been very ideological, we have been very concrete,” Equal Opportunities Minister Elena Bonetti told Reuters on Friday, saying the content of the document …

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Government of Buenos Aires fires the person in charge of an operation in a soccer stadium that left one dead

The Government of the province of Buenos Aires reported on Friday that it ordered the dismissal of the person in charge of the security operation carried out on Thursday outside a soccer stadium, which resulted in violent clashes, with injuries and one deceased person. The disturbances occurred in the middle of the match on date …

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US and allies conduct anti-missile drill after North Korea tests

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in the direction of Japan on Thursday, as a U.S. aircraft carrier and allied warships carried out a military exercise simulating the shooting down of a North Korean missile. North. North Korea has launched some 40 missiles this year, including its largest intercontinental ballistic missiles …

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Barcelona aspires to restore the club’s equity balance in 2024-25

Spanish giant Barcelona is working to get its finances in order and believes it can restore the club’s balance sheet – total assets minus total liabilities – for the 2024-25 season, the club said on Thursday. Financial Vice President Eduard Romeu. Barça’s board of directors will present the results for the 2021-22 financial year to …

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North Korea rejects South’s ‘bold’ economic aid plan

Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, said on Friday the country would never agree to South Korea’s proposal to boost the isolated nation’s economy in return. to give up nuclear weapons. His comments mark the first time a high-ranking North Korean official has directly commented on the “bold …

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Chinese cyber watchdog tries to calm internet companies

China’s cyberspace watchdog wants to establish a “warm” relationship between internet companies and the government, a senior official said, in the latest verbal guarantee for a sector still in vilo after a prolonged and forceful campaign of regulation. Niu Yibing, vice minister of China’s Cyberspace Administration, told a press conference on Friday that the agency …

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Xi and Putin to attend the G20 summit in Bali in November

Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit on the resort island of Bali next November, a longtime adviser to the Indonesian president said on Friday. Andi Widjajanto, a former cabinet secretary and unofficial adviser to President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, told Reuters the two leaders would …

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US says China’s actions around Taiwan increase risk

U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said on Friday that China’s actions around Taiwan increase the level of risk and that he expects China’s behavior to return to normal. previously established. China, which claims a democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has held military exercises this month to show anger at a visit to …

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Finland’s PM submits to drug test after party video uproar

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday she had taken a drug test following a video released earlier this week of her appearing at a party with friends, adding who had never used illegal drugs. “Today I have undergone a drug test and the results will come in a week,” he told a news …

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Low level of the Danube reveals German WWII warships

Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the Danube River’s flow to one of its lowest levels in nearly a century, exposing the remains of dozens of German warships laden with explosives sunk during World War II near the Serbian port city of Prahovo. The ships are among hundreds of ships sunk along the Danube …

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SpaceX launches a cosmonaut with the new NASA crew to the space station

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched the International Space Station’s next long-duration crew for NASA on Wednesday, including a cosmonaut, along with two Americans and a Japanese astronaut. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a Falcon 9 rocket topped with a Crew Dragon capsule dubbed the Endurance, blasted off in clear skies at noon local …

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Cate Blanchett on the movie “TÁR”: “We were on the edge every day”

Acclaimed Australian actress Cate Blanchett says the themes of her new drama “TÁR” brought the cast and crew together, making the shoot “the most exhilarating” she had ever been on. Blanchett plays Lydia Tár, a world-renowned gay bandleader whose high-flying career comes crashing down in an abuse scandal. Blanchett credited the film’s writer-director Todd Field …

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Lula and Bolsonaro court new allies for a disputed second round in Brazil

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist challenger were canvassing for support on Tuesday, party officials said, as they fine-tuned their campaigns for a more competitive-than-expected runoff. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won 48.4% of the vote on Sunday, just short of the majority needed for an outright victory against far-right Bolsonaro, whose …

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