September 24, 2022

Biden administration launches office devoted to environmental justice

WARRENTON, N.C. —  Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, N.C., rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute...

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How Italy could elect its first far-right prime minister in decades

Giorgia Meloni, the founder of the hard-right party Brothers of Italy, could soon become Italy’s first woman leader and the first far-right leader in decades, since the fall of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II. Italy will hold snap general elections on Sunday to...

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‘Any move to obstruct China’s reunification…’: Beijing says peace can only be ensured across Taiwan upon integration

Chinese President Xi Jinping Photo : ANI New York: Reiterating its claim over Taiwan, China on Saturday said peace across Taiwan can be ensured only when China is completely reunified with the self-governed island nation and any move to obstruct China’s reunification is bound to be...

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China on Taiwan: ‘External interference’ won’t be tolerated

UNITED NATIONS —  China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim to Taiwan, telling world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” The language was forceful but, for Chinese...

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Russian police block mobilization protests, arrest hundreds

MOSCOW —  Russian police moved quickly Saturday to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin’s military mobilization order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the vast country. Police detained more than 700 people, including over 300 in Moscow and about 150 in St. Petersburg,...

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Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

ATLANTA —  The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country’s most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a rural county that...

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