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U.S. Says It Will Not Rejoin Open Skies Treaty With Russia

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has informed Russia that the United States will not rejoin a treaty that allowed the nations to conduct surveillance of each other, even though President Biden harshly criticized his predecessor during last year’s campaign for pulling out of the agreement, State Department officials said Thursday. The nearly 30-year-old accord, known […]

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu On UN Rights Council Probe Decision

This travesty makes a mockery of international law, Benjamin Netanyahu said. (File) Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday denounced as “shameful” a decision by the UN Human Rights Council to probe abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel, while Palestinians welcomed the move. “Today’s shameful decision is yet another example of the UN […]

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Senate Poised to Pass $195 Billion Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday was on the brink of passing expansive legislation to ramp up research and development into scientific innovation, advancing what would be the government’s first significant foray into industrial policy in decades in a bid to bolster competitiveness against China. Powered by rising fears among members of both parties that […]

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WHO Excludes Myanmar from World Health Assembly, Cites Pending Guidance from UN

File photo of World Health Organization (WHO) office in Geneva (Reuters) The 74th World Health Assembly had received requests from both Myanmar’s ousted civilian authorities and the military junta that seized power nearly four months ago to represent the country. AFP Geneva Last Updated:May 26, 2021, 16:04 IST FOLLOW US ON: Faced with the dilemma […]