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Washington’s irresponsible WHO departure betrays humanity

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Washington officially notified the UN chief of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, an irresponsible move that will not only hurt America’s own pandemic fight, but also hinder the world’s collective drive to beat the deadly virus. Given the track records …

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US spies elevate China rivalry to war of ideologies

Washington, United States | AFP | In a move that could harden Washington’s posture toward Beijing for years, the US intelligence community has characterized relations with China as a global ideological showdown that will not be doused by trade deals or commercial theft crackdowns. US spy chiefs abruptly shifted their view …

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US wants Syria ‘safe zone’ to protect Turkey, Kurds: Pompeo

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that talks were under way on Washington’s proposal to establish a “safe zone” in flashpoint border areas of northeastern Syria, where tensions are rising between Turkey and Kurdish militia. “We want to make sure that the folks who fought with us …

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COMMENT: Washington meddles in politics

How the U.S., which has been covertly interfering in other nations’ politics for decades, has made itself vulnerable COMMENT | WILLIAM M. LEOGRANDE | “They have no damn right,” former Vice President Joe Biden said on Feb. 16, denouncing Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “It’s our sovereign right …

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Malaria breath test promising

Washington, US | MICHELLE ROBERTS | People with malaria give off a distinctive “breath-print” that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists. They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in Africa, a tropical medicine conference heard. The test was reasonably good at detecting …

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Russia demands US return diplomat compounds ahead of talks

Moscow, Russia | AFP |  The Kremlin said Washington must unconditionally restore its access to diplomatic compounds in the United States as high-level talks on bilateral problems were set to get underway on Monday. Russia is angry that Washington is still barring its diplomats from using two compounds in the …

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Family releases shocking video of Charlotte shooting

Charlotte, United States | AFP |  The family of the African-American man whose death has triggered days of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, released a dramatic video of the police shooting on Friday, raising pressure on the authorities to make their own footage public. The police have refused to release …

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