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Russian hackers still targeting tech despite Biden sanctions

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The hackers behind the notorious SolarWinds cyberattack are engaged in a fresh campaign to compromise global networks by targeting the tech supply chain, including resellers and providers of cloud technology, according to Microsoft Corp.

Commentary: This coal plan offers only half a solution

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The Asian Development Bank and a handful of financial institutions will take an ambitious proposal to end Southeast Asia’s coal addiction to the COP26 climate talks.

The man behind Erdogan’s worst spat with the West: QuickTake

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading Turkey toward the biggest showdown with key Western allies since the Turkish president assumed power two decades ago.

Ex-Saudi official claims crown prince boasted he could kill late king

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A former Saudi intelligence official who says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is out to kill him alleged in a U.S. television interview that he knows of a video in which the prince boasted he could kill then King Abdullah in 2014.

Lira drops to record after Erdogan’s threat against envoys

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Turkey’s lira fell to a record as the country’s latest diplomatic spat gave traders another reason to sell the struggling currency.

Russian envoy backs Iran demand for US nuclear deal guarantee

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Russia’s lead negotiator at stalled multi-power talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal said Iran’s demand for a guarantee from the U.S. government that it won’t quit the landmark accord again is “logical and justifiable.”

Japan’s Kishida suffers by-election setback before national vote

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New Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s ruling party was dealt a blow when it lost one of two upper house special elections, which are serving as a barometer of support ahead of a national general election in a week.

Meet the Mexican dealmaker in Shanghai behind Trump’s SPAC deal

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A Mexican dealmaker in China was one of the key architects behind former President Donald Trump’s deal with a special purpose acquisition company.

Kyrgyzstan not to host U.S. military base: president

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There will be no U.S. military base in Kyrgyzstan, President Sadyr Zhaparov said on Saturday.

In just 21 days, Facebook led new India user to gore, fake news

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In February 2019, Facebook Inc. set up a test account in India to determine how its own algorithms affect what people see in one of its fastest growing and most important overseas markets. The results stunned the company’s own staff.

Mexico migrant caravan pushes past police as group heads north

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A caravan of migrants pushed past Mexican security forces near the city of Tapachula in Southern Chiapas state on Saturday, as the group continued its route north toward the country’s capital.

Negotiators edge closer to global carbon market deal at COP26

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Nations are edging toward a deal that could create a global carbon market when they meet in Scotland for COP26 climate talks in about a week, after Brazil signaled it’s willing to compromise.

Airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Syria, US says

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A U.S.-led airstrike in northwest Syria on Friday killed senior al-Qaida leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, according to the U.S. Central Command.

Erdogan says 10 Western ambassadors no longer welcome in Turkey

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the ambassadors of 10 nations, including the U.S., Germany and France, were no longer welcome in Turkey after they demanded the release of a prominent businessman and philanthropist.

World’s biggest oil exporter commits to net-zero emissions

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Saudi Arabia has pledged to eliminate planet-warming emissions within its borders by 2060.

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US aid to renters picked up to $2.8 billion in September

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State and local governments picked up the pace of distributing emergency rental assistance funds in September amid a push from the Biden administration to accelerate payments to households.