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Biden: Assassination of al-Qaeda leader long-awaited ‘justice’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has been killed was killed in a US drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said brought justice and hopefully “one step of closure” to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The president … Read more

Russia faces ‘economic oblivion’ despite short-term resilience

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with congressional leaders in Moscow, Russia on July 7, 2022. Alexey Nikolsky | Sputnik | Reuters Russia faces long-term “economic oblivion” due to global sanctions and corporate flight, several economists have said. The International Monetary Fund last week updated Russia’s 2022 GDP forecast by 2.5 percentage points, meaning … Read more

How Italy’s Draghi government collapsed

Mario Draghi’s government ended earlier than many experts expected. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Mario Draghi is best known for saving the euro. But the long-awaited rescue of the Italian economy ended prematurely when internal politics erupted last month, making it increasingly difficult to manage. In about a week, Italy went from … Read more

California governor declares state of emergency due to monkeypox outbreak

CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a state of emergency to boost California’s monkeypox vaccination efforts as the virus continues to spread across the state. The announcement comes as more than 5,800 probable or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the United States, including nearly 800 in California. While the … Read more

Top lawmakers renew call for DHS IG to step aside on probe into missing texts, citing CNN report

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson reiterated their call for Gen. Joseph Cuffari to step aside in a letter Monday. “We are writing with serious new concerns about your lack of transparency and independence, which appear to jeopardize the integrity of an important investigation conducted by your … Read more

NPT: Blinken accuses Russia of ‘reckless, dangerous nuclear cooldown’

In remarks at the start of the UN Non-Proliferation Review Conference, the US’s top diplomat warned that the landmark deal was “under increased pressure” from actions by Russia, but also by the Arctic. Korea and Iran. Officials have acknowledged the challenges Russia’s war in Ukraine will present at the review conference – which is normally … Read more

US Unveils New Part of Sanctions Targeting ‘Illegal’ Support for Iran’s Oil Industry

In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that “the United States has been committed to pursuing a path of meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” the official name of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. “Until Iran is ready to return to full … Read more

Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say

The stop – the first for a US House speaker in 25 years – is not currently on Pelosi’s official itinerary and comes at a time when US-China relations are already at an all-time low. The Taiwanese official added that she was expected to stay in Taiwan overnight. It is unclear when exactly Pelosi will … Read more