Taliban fire shots in Kabul protest
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Taliban fire shots in Kabul protest
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -European capitals celebrated a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in June, as President Joe Biden's top diplomat cracked jokes in French in Paris, posed for selfies with French youth and spoke at length about revitalizing the transatlantic relationship. It was a breath of fresh air after four years of former President Donald Trump's brash "America First" administration, during which U.S. ties with Europe lurched from one crisis to another amid policy decisions that often blindsided European countries. But less than three months after Blinken's repair tour, Washington finds itself in an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with France over a trilateral deal with Britain to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines that sank a $40 billion contract for French-designed vessels.
The 34-year-old boxer alleged he had been ‘banned’ by American Airlines.
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The U.S. Border Patrol hopes to free up agents to go back into the field by hiring civilians to perform tasks like checking holding cells and collecting information for immigration court papers
Baroness Hale of Richmond claims she may have missed out on becoming Supreme Court president on her first attempt because she is a "feminist".
Boris Johnson has been accused of having a "more casual" approach to Britain's national security in a highly critical report by MPs which claims the government is unable to cope with more than one major crisis at a time. The Joint Committee on National Security Strategy, which is made up of senior MPs and peers, said the fall of Afghanistan had revealed the current system was "inadequate to the task". In the report, they said the lack of preparation for the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan could "only be described as a systematic failure".
Liam Gallagher has told fans he fell out of a helicopter following his headline set at the Isle Of Wight Festival, sharing a picture of his scraped face. The Oasis star turned solo artist posted a tweet to say he had fallen out of the aircraft and compared himself to the late The Who drummer Keith Moon, who was notorious for his wild behaviour. One fan replied asking about the height of the fall, saying Gallagher must have missed the step and "face planted" after the helicopter had landed, but did not mention this "because that's not very rock n roll".
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HONG KONG (Reuters) -Fewer than 5,000 Hong Kong people from mostly pro-establishment circles began voting on Sunday for candidates to an election committee, vetted as loyal to Beijing, who will pick the city's next China-backed leader and some of its legislature. Pro-democracy candidates are nearly absent from Hong Kong's first election since Beijing overhauled the city's electoral system to ensure that "only patriots" rule China's freest city. "The whole objective of improving the electoral system is to ensure patriots administer Hong Kong," Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's chief executive, said on Sunday morning.
New BBC documentary celebrates life of late royal, who died in April at 99
Police condemned people ‘intent on causing offence and stirring up hatred’
‘Like nothing in my lifetime’: researchers race to unravel the mystery of Australia’s dying frogsAfter asking for public help with their investigations, scientists have received thousands of reports and specimens of dead, shrivelled frogs A white-lipped tree frog. Scientists are trying to unravel the cause of thousands of frog deaths in eastern Australia. Photograph: Liam Driver/Newspix / Rex Featur
The new series has kicked off with a launch show announcing who will be dancing with who.
Hundreds rally in support of January 6 Capitol riot suspects
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Long time no see, Matthew Fox.
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