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Biden, Putin strike at reconciliation as UN talks on nuclear weapons begin

US President Joe Biden said on Monday that he was ready to strike a new nuclear weapons deal with Russia and called on Moscow to act in good faith as his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said no nuclear war would result. There may not be a winner. The two leaders issued written statements as diplomats gathered for a month-long UN conference to review the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). It was supposed to take place in 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

British PM candidate’s truce extended with the support of former rival

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’s bid to become Britain’s next prime minister received a major boost on Monday when she received the backing of an MP whom she narrowly beat to make it to the final two candidates to replace Boris Johnson. . Junior Business Minister Penny Mordaunt was the last contender to be eliminated in a succession of ballots by MPs in the ruling Conservative Party, losing to a truce by only eight votes.

‘VIP trip’ sees migrants lose their lives in Texas smuggling tragedy

At first, Mexican immigrants Pablo Ortega and Julio López enjoyed the smuggling equivalent of a first-class ticket to the United States: complimentary beer, safe houses with video games, even a week at a hunting farm. . The two had borrowed thousands of dollars and paid extra to secure what the smugglers promised would be a comfortable journey to avoid the worst dangers of illegal border crossings.

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Who is Viktor Bout, involved in the swap for Americans organized by arms dealer Moscow?

The life of Viktor Bout, punctuated by a Russian arms dealer jailed in the United States and a possible swap for two American citizens detained by Moscow, sometimes reads like a far-fetched espionage thriller. Bout, 55, was one of the world’s most wanted men before his 2008 arrest on multiple charges related to arms smuggling, being called a “merchant of death” and a “ban buster”.

Ukraine’s grain ship a ‘ray of hope’ as it leaves Odessa port

The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea since invading Russia five months ago sailed on Monday from the port of Odessa for Lebanon under a safe passage deal, seen as a glimmer of hope in the worsening global food crisis. as was described. The sailing was made possible after Turkey and the United Nations brokered a grain and fertilizer export agreement between Russia and Ukraine last month – a rare diplomatic success in a conflict that has become a drawn-out war.

US accuses Russia of using Ukraine power plant as ‘nuclear shield’

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called Russia’s actions around Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant “the height of irresponsibility”, accusing Moscow of using it as a “nuclear shield” in attacks on Ukrainian forces. Russia was previously accused of dangerous shelling near the Zaporizhzhya plant in March as its forces seized it in the first weeks of its invasion of Ukraine.

Biden: Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri killed in US attack in Afghanistan

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, President Joe Biden said on Monday, in the biggest blow to the terrorist group since the 2011 killing of its founder Osama bin Laden. Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon with a $25 million bounty on his head, helped coordinate the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri: From Cairo physician to Al Qaeda leader

Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al Qaeda leader years later as its chief organizer and strategist, but his lack of charisma and competition from rival Islamic State militants made his ability to inspire spectacular attacks on the West. influenced. US officials told Reuters on Monday that 71-year-old Zawahiri was killed over the weekend in a US drone strike.

The London Fire Brigade says 100 firefighters were called to put out a factory fire in Hesso

The London Fire Brigade said on Tuesday that 15 fire tenders and about 100 firefighters had been called to extinguish a factory fire on Rigby Lane in Hayes. The London Fire Brigade said on its website that the cause of the fire was not yet known.

Pelosi ready to visit Taiwan despite warnings from China, say sources

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was set to visit Taiwan on Tuesday, three sources said, as the United States said it would “never foolishly” from Chinese threats if it traveled to the self-ruled Don’t be afraid to sit. Island claimed by Beijing. Pelosi, who began her Asia trip earlier on Monday in Singapore, was scheduled to spend Tuesday night in Taiwan, three people informed of the matter.

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