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US, EU and Israel take tough tone on Iran, consider options
US, Israeli and EU officials took a hard line on Iran on Wednesday, with US officials saying they would consider all options if Tehran failed to revive the 2015 nuclear deal and Israel declaring it reserved. the right to act. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has so far refused to resume indirect talks with the United States in Vienna on both sides reverting to respect for the deal, under which Iran has limited its nuclear program in exchange for a easing of economic sanctions.
EU proposes to ease controls on UK trade to Northern Ireland
The European Union offered Britain a package of measures to facilitate the transit of goods to Northern Ireland, but it seemed unlikely to end tensions over post-Brexit trade rules for the province. , because it stopped before the redesign requested by London. The EU executive said the measures https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/whats-eu-plan-future-britain-to-nireland-trade-2021-10-13 could reduce half customs formalities and reduce checks on meat, dairy and other food products from mainland Britain in Northern Ireland to 80%. The new EU rules would ensure that the flow of medicines, especially generics, is not disrupted.
US to move forward with reopening of Palestinian mission in Jerusalem – Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the Biden administration intends to continue its plan to reopen the Jerusalem consulate which has traditionally been in contact with the Palestinians, despite Israeli opposition to such a move. Blinken reiterated the commitment he initially made months ago to reestablish the consulate, which had long been a base for diplomatic contacts with the Palestinians before it was closed by President Joe Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump in 2018 .
Mexico warns migration won’t slow without more US investment in Central America
The United States must invest more in Central America if it hopes to slow record levels of northward migration, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday. Record numbers of migrants have passed through Mexico this year to the United States, dragged down by economic downturns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and drawn by hopes for more welcoming immigration policies under US President Joe Biden .
Man with bow and arrows kills five in attacks in Norway, police say
A man with a bow and arrow killed five people and injured two others in a series of attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said. The suspect was in custody, police added.
Ethiopian attack in two northern regions intensifies, Tigrayan forces say
An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebel forces in the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday, citing “appalling” losses. Getachew Reda of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray (TPLF) told Reuters by telephone that the Ethiopian army and its allies in the Amhara region were fighting the Tigray forces on several fronts, in the Amhara and Afar regions. , neighbors of Tigray.
Honduran opposition unites behind changing presidential candidate
The main Honduran opposition parties united behind Xiomara Castro as the November presidential candidate on Wednesday, giving the wife of a left-wing ex-president who was ousted in a coup one more great chance to overthrow the ruling party. The National Opposition Union (UN) party has backed Castro, 62, wife of former President Manuel Zelaya and candidate of the Freedom and Refoundation (Free) party for the November 28 race, officials said. party.
In Taiwan’s tea country, a rush to adapt to extreme weather conditions
Chien Shun-yih gazes at his withered tea fields in scenic Meishan, southern Taiwan, and sighs. A one-time drought last year, followed by torrential rains this year, decimated its harvest and forced Taiwan’s tea growers to scramble to adapt to extreme climate change.
Russia can help Europe, without using gas as a weapon, Putin says
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia is not using gas as a weapon and is ready to help ease Europe’s energy crisis as the EU calls an emergency summit to tackle soaring prices . Demand for energy has increased as economies rebounded from the pandemic, pushing up oil, gas and coal prices, stoking inflationary pressures and undermining efforts to reduce the use of polluting fossil fuels in the country. fight against global warming.
WHO says this may be the ‘last chance’ to find the origins of COVID
The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens could be “our last chance” to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and urged China to provide data on the first cases. The first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in the central city of Wuhan in China in December 2019. China has repeatedly rejected theories that the virus had leaked from one of its laboratories and said that no further visit was necessary.
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