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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

UPDATED: 1:32 p.m.

updated With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China.

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Mexico allows limited return of activists to help porpoise

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

MEXICO CITY — The environmentalist group Sea Shepherd said Thursday the Mexican government will allow it to return to the Gulf of California to help efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita marina porpoise, but won’t allow the group to remove illegal gill nets.
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Its relevance at stake, UN reaches toward a new generation

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

At the United Nations this week, the pandemic-era rules of engagement for General Assembly week are strict. Entourage sizes are tightly regulated, and there are no exceptions for kings, presidents or other “excellencies.” Yet somehow, in the middle of it all, the U.N. made room to fully embrace the diplomatic soft power of seven young Korean pop stars.

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Lava spread raises fears of more damage on Spanish island

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

TODOQUE, Canary Islands  — The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has slowed significantly, raising fears Thursday that the molten rock might fan out further in coming days and wreak more destruction instead of just flowing out into the sea.
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‘Vaccine apartheid’: Africans tell UN they need vaccines

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

As wealthy countries begin to consider whether to offer their populations a third COVID-19 shot, African nations still waiting for their first gave this stark reminder to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday: “No one is safe unless we are all safe.”
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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 23, 2021

With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China.
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Afghan Taliban’s new UN envoy urges quick recognition

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban’s newly appointed envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday urged quick world recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers even as the World Health Organization raised the alarm of an impending health care disaster in the war-wracked country.
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Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 21, 2021

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. Then the message finally came early Sunday: A charter flight would carry the girls and their families from Afghanistan — to where they didn't know.