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 and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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‘I wasn’t ready’: US school board meetings become new front in COVID culture wars

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. A Nevada school board member said he had thoughts of suicide before stepping down amid threats and harassment. In Virginia, a board member resigned over what she saw as politics driving decisions on masks. The vitriol at board meetings in Wisconsin had one member fearing he would find his tires slashed.

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British and US troops facing 'very high risk of terror attack' by ISIS splinter cell amid Afghanistan evacuation

BRITISH and American troops are facing a "very high risk of a terrorist attack" from Islamist extremists in Kabul, defence officials warn. A senior UK source said soldiers are alive to the possibility of a suicide bomb near the airport where evacuation flights are taking off. An Afghanistan splinter group of ISIS – known as ISIS-K – are the most

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Quake leaves Haiti 'on its knees' as impatience grows over lack of aid

LES CAYES, Haiti (Reuters) -An earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people in Haiti had left the Caribbean nation “on its knees”, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said on Wednesday, as survivors showed increasing frustration about the sluggish arrival of relief to hard-hit areas.An aerial view of an excavator removing rubble from a destroyed building after Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude quake, in

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Heavy rains lash Haiti quake survivors, hitting relief efforts

LES CAYES, Haiti (Reuters) -The search for survivors of a weekend earthquake that killed more than 1,400 people on Haiti resumed on Tuesday after an overnight storm battered thousands left homeless with heavy rain before the weather front moved on.FILE PHOTO: Haitian firefighters search for survivors, under the rubble of a destroyed hotel, after Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les

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US soldier cradling American embassy flag flies it out of Afghanistan

Not Old Glory’s finest moment: US soldier cradles American embassy’s flag as it is hurriedly flown out of Kabul ahead of humiliating Afghan meltdown Evacuations of the US Embassy began on Sunday via chinook helicopter The US flag was lowered from the building, hastily rolled and bundled into the aircraft with Embassy personnel US ambassador Ross Wilson and other diplomatic

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US troops scramble to create security perimeter in final bid to defend Kabul Airport

Gunshots heard at Kabul airport as Afghans attempt to flee country 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 Joe Biden deployed a small contingent of US soldiers

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US Embassy shredding, burning documents in case Taliban wins

Washington: The US Embassy staff in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been told to start destroying sensitive material, underscoring that the Biden administration is preparing for the possibility that the embassy will be overrun by the Taliban despite public assurances that the building remains in operation. The management notice to all American personnel, sent on Friday from the embassy facilities manager, asks

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