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Baghdad Airport Attack Carried Out With Booby-Trapped Drone

Five rockets targetted an airbase in Balad an hour before the airport attack (Representational) Baghdad: A rocket attack on Wednesday evening targeting Baghdad airport, where US soldiers are posted, was carried out with a “booby-trapped drone”, a security official told AFP — a technique increasingly used by pro-Iran groups. An hour earlier five rockets had […]


G7: What it’s all about in 60 seconds

World leaders, including US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will meet in a Cornish resort on Friday 11 June for this year’s G7 meeting. The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and […]

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Biden to Send 500 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to 100 Countries Over a Year

WASHINGTON — President Biden, under pressure to aggressively address the global coronavirus vaccine shortage, will announce as early as Thursday that his administration will buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and donate them among about 100 countries over the next year, according to people familiar with the plan. The White House reached the […]

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Iran Presidential Candidate Says He’s Willing to Potentially Meet Joe Biden

The Iranian flag. (Reuters) Abdolnasser Hemmati stressed that an American return to Iran’s tattered nuclear deal was key to any possible relationship amid the wider tensions in the Mideast. PTI Last Updated:June 09, 2021, 19:54 IST FOLLOW US ON: An Iranian presidential candidate said on Wednesday he’d be willing to meet with US President Joe […]


New York Mets’ Pete Alonso posits that MLB ‘manipulates the baseball’ based on free-agent class

NEW YORK — Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said Wednesday that he disagrees with MLB’s crackdown on pitcher-friendly foreign substances, and that the larger issue facing the sport is the league’s manipulation of baseballs depending on free-agent class — a theory he presented as “fact.” “The biggest concern is MLB manipulates the baseball year in […]

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U.S. asks Mexico to review a second complaint about labor violations in its auto industry.

The Biden administration is invoking provisions in a new trade agreement to ask Mexico to look into accusations of labor violations at an auto-parts plant near the U.S. border. The action, announced Wednesday by the Labor Department and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, follows a complaint by groups including the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the […]