Category: ARTIKEL

Afghanistan’s shrinking horizons: ‘Women feel everything is finished’

In two months, Parwana estimates she has crossed the threshold of her home perhaps four times. She used to leave early in the morning, for work that supported her entire family, and then go on to an evening degree course.

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Biden tells Xi US and China must not ‘veer into conflict’ in first call for months

US president Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have spoken in their first phone call for seven months, amid continuing frustrations over attempts to find common ground. During the 90-minute call, which was initiated by Biden, the two leaders discussed their shared responsibility to ensure competition does not “veer into conflict”, according to a…

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Contagion fear as China property giant Evergrande struggles to repay $300bn debt

Shares in the embattled Chinese property giant Evergrande have slumped again after two credit downgrades in two days amid concerns that it will default on parts of its massive $300bn debt pile. Evergrande, which is one of the world’s most indebted companies, has seen its shares tumble 75% this year. They fell by almost 10%…

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US-led meeting to set out framework for Taliban cooperation

The US is convening an expanded group of western nations to set a framework for cooperation with the new Taliban government, amid fears that isolating the militant group could backfire. The meeting on Wednesday, chaired by the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, and the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, faces an all-male, Pashtun-dominated caretaker…

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UN experts condemn Texas abortion law as sex discrimination ‘at its worst’

United Nations human rights monitors have strongly condemned the state of Texas for its new anti-abortion law, which they say violates international law by denying women control over their own bodies and endangering their lives.

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New Zealand stabbings: officials tried for years to deport terrorist prior to Auckland attack, Jacinda Ardern says

New Zealand had tried for years to deport the terrorist who stabbed shoppers in an Auckland supermarket on Friday before being shot dead by the police officers tasked with watching him, the country’s prime minister has said.

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New Zealand stabbings: police made repeated attempts to curb ‘highly paranoid’ man

Seven people were injured in the Islamic State-inspired terror attack in New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has said, updating initial reports that only six people had been hurt. Speaking at a media conference in Wellington on Saturday, New Zealand’s prime minister said that of the seven injured, five were in hospital, and three of them were…

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US supreme court refuses to block radical Texas abortion law

A deeply divided supreme court has allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state. The court voted 5-4 early on Thursday to deny an emergency appeal from abortion providers and others that sought to block enforcement of…

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Biden calls for new era in US foreign policy in defensive Afghanistan speech

Joe Biden has said he takes responsibility for the bloody, often chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and said it should mark a new era in US foreign policy, relying less on military muscle. Addressing the nation from the White House 24 hours after the last US soldier left Kabul, Biden sought to confront his critics about…

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Hurricane Ida live updates: first death in Louisiana as New Orleans loses power

It’s 4am CDT and the National Hurricane Center has issued its latest advisory. Ida is now a tropical storm over Southwestern Mississippi. Dangerous storm surge, damaging winds, and flash flooding continue over portions of Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi.

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