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Belarus migrants: ‘He beat us for three hours’ – the stories of asylum seekers trying to make it into Poland

Outside a detention centre in the Polish city of Bialystok, where we know asylum seekers who crossed the border from Belarus are being held, we meet a local mother and son. They have arrived as visitors. The mother, who only wants to be known as Zofia, is carrying a bag of clothes. She plans to […]

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US reopens its borders to UK travellers after ‘more than 600 days of separation’

Vaccinated passengers are finally able to enter the United States from the UK, bringing an end to almost two years of coronavirus restrictions. Thousands of travellers will jet off on transatlantic flights for long awaited reunions with family and friends, while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic will operate a synchronised departure from Heathrow to celebrate […]

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COP26: World will try again to avert climate disaster

GLASGOW (Reuters) – The United Nations COP26 summit that starts in Glasgow this week has been billed as a make-or-break chance to save the planet from the most calamitous effects of climate change. Delayed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, COP26 aims to keep alive a target of capping global warming at 1.5C […]

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‘They kill us and we are helping them’: Ethiopia’s increasingly nasty civil conflict

We could see a seemingly endless line of trucks as we headed down the highway in northern Ethiopia. As their contents drew closer we knew the battle ground was shifting in this country’s increasingly nasty civil conflict. There were thousands of troops perched on the back, clutching automatic weapons while fighting to stay upright. They […]

Politics

Sir David Amess murder: US Capitol riot shows what happens when you ‘whip up a mob’, Speaker warns after MP’s murder

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has warned the US Capitol riots show what happens when you “whip up a mob” as he called for more respect after the murder of Sir David Amess. The speaker said everybody needs to “think about the language we use” otherwise a situation like what happened in Washington DC could […]

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US couple arrested for ‘selling nuclear sub secrets’ hidden in peanut butter sandwich

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Jonathan Toebbe, 42, allegedly placed a memory card inside a peanut butter sandwich for a […]

Business

Yellen says Congress will raise the debt ceiling in Dec. 3

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen answers questions during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 23, 2021. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that once Congress and the White House agree on spending plans, it will be lawmakers’ responsibility to […]

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German conservatives raise spectre of far-left rule ahead of election

BERLIN (Reuters) – A shadow is looming over Germany’s election: the spectre of the far-left Linke party, heir to the communists who once ruled East Germany, coming in from the political wilderness.FILE PHOTO: A supporter holds a sign, giving a thumbs up for Germany’s co-leader and top candidate of the September general elections of the […]

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China warns U.S. climate co-operation at risk over political tension

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has warned the United States that political tension between Beijing and Washington could undermine efforts by the world’s top two sources of greenhouse gas to co-operate in the fight against climate change.U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry is seen on a screen with Chinese State Councillor […]

Politics

‘We Have to Try’: Lawmakers Rush to Assist in Afghanistan Evacuations.

Frustrated with the Biden administration’s evacuation plans and inundated with requests for help, members of Congress in both parties have thrown themselves into urgent extraction efforts. By Luke Broadwater and Catie Edmondson WASHINGTON — Consumed with trying to help dozens of Afghans escape their country as U.S. troops prepared to withdraw, aides to Representative Michael […]