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‘This can’t go on’: Idaho Sen. Jim Risch poised to be top GOP voice on foreign policy, calls for cooperation to counter China

WASHINGTON – The past four years have seen American foreign policy take a narrower view of national interests, with President Donald Trump often preferring to act alone. But a new report from Sen. Jim Risch makes the case for the U.S. to work more closely with its European allies to counter growing Chinese influence on the world stage.
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Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

An Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s was killed Friday in a targeted attack involving that saw gunmen using explosives and machine guns Friday, state television said.
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New cardinals quarantine in pope’s hotel ahead of ceremony

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red hats: A handful are in protective coronavirus quarantine, confined to their rooms on Vatican orders and getting meals delivered to their doors.
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S. Korea agency says N. Korea executed people, shut capital

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday.
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Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Africa might not start until the second quarter of next year, the continent's top public health official said Thursday, adding that it will be “extremely dangerous” if more developed parts of the world vaccinate themselves and then restrict travel to people with proof of a vaccination.
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Ethiopian leader rejects international ‘interference’ in war

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday.

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