Peru’s Pedro Castillo assumes presidency amid political tensions division
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Peru’s Pedro Castillo assumes presidency amid political tensions division

On Wednesday, Pedro Castillo assumed the presidency of Peru. He addressed the nation by stating that its colonial wounds still ran deep and he would seek to heal them. He promised economic stability in his inaugural speech as the president. His first speech was on the same day as the country's 200th anniversary since declaring independence from Spain. He said the colonial-era divisions that separated classes and races in Peru remained unharmed. Castillo is the son of a peasant farmer whose journey to the presidency was driven by support from the rural poor. He added the fact in his speech

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Taliban assures China of no terrorist operation from Afghanistan
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Taliban assures China of no terrorist operation from Afghanistan

The first meeting between China and the Taliban was held on Wednesday amid the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan. Taliban’s delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar had an unplanned visit to China and had talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Ghani termed Beijing as a “trustworthy friend” and assured China that they will not permit anyone to use Afghanistan's territory for terrorist operations. The meeting was confirmed by the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian and briefed media about the delegation led by Baradar who met Mr. Wang at the port ci

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US Blinken meets WHO Chief Tedros to support the probe into covid origins
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US Blinken meets WHO Chief Tedros to support the probe into covid origins

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged his support to World Health Organization’s (WTO) plans for additional research into COVID-19 origins to better understand the Pandemics and prevent future ones. On Wednesday in Kuwait, WTO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met Antony who showed the US’s support when the UN health agency has been under intensifying pressure for a new and more in-depth investigation. From the Gulf Arab State Antony tweeted about the U.S.'s support into COVID-10 origins, including in (the People’s Republic of China) to better understand the cause. The meeting w

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US Russia hold nuclear talks in Geneva after summit push
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US Russia hold nuclear talks in Geneva after summit push

On Wednesday, Senior US Deputy Secretary and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister officials restarted talks on easing tensions between the world’s largest nuclear weapons powers. The State Department said they agreed to reconvene in September after an informal consultation. Wendy Sherman and Sergei Ryabkov headed their delegations in the meeting at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Geneva. TASS news agency cited Ryabkov as saying the US showered readiness for constructive dialogue at the talks and he was satisfied with the consultations. It is known that Russia and the US hold 90% of the world

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on India’s visit to meet Mr. Modi and S. Jaishankar
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on India’s visit to meet Mr. Modi and S. Jaishankar

The United States secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in India on a two-day visit for talks on strengthening Indo-pacific engagement and New Delhi’s human rights record along with other issues. He touched down in New Delhi on Tuesday evening. Antony will hold bilateral talks with foreign minister S. Jaishankar on the situation in Afghanistan and the aftermath of the US troop pullout and global response towards Covid-19. The top diplomat will meet Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, external affairs minister S. Jaishankar, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval after assuming the of

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North and South Korea agree to restore communication links
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North and South Korea agree to restore communication links

On Tuesday, the South Korean presidential office said that North and South Korea restored their cross-border communication lines that had been severed for over a year. The official statement came at 10:00 am local time from the two Koreas' direct communication hotlines. After North Korea cut off all communication lines in June last year with South Korea due to the protest over Seoul’s supposed failure to stop activists from sending anti- Pyongyang propaganda leaflets into the communist nation. Yonhap reported this issue got solved after a 13 months stalemate in The United State led diplomac

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Billionaire tycoon named as Lebanese PM as economic crisis bites
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Billionaire tycoon named as Lebanese PM as economic crisis bites

Lebanon has finally named a new prime minister after a year-long standoff. Lebanese parliament named billionaire tycoon, Najib Miqati as the new prime minister of Lebanon who led the country twice before. The only hope who can ward off a total economic collapse and save an estimated 2 million people from the brink of poverty. Protesters had demanded the selection of a figure removed from the political elite who was accused by a state prosecutor in 2019 of embezzlement- a charge he denies and had described as politically motivated. Lebanon's financial and economic crisis surged in late 2

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Biden and Kadhimi seal agreement to end the 18-years-old US combat mission in Iraq
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Biden and Kadhimi seal agreement to end the 18-years-old US combat mission in Iraq

On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and US President Joe Biden sealed an agreement to formally end the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021. It has been more than 18 years since US troops have been deployed to the country. The U.S. forces will eventually still operate there in an advisory role. The decision is seen as a booster for Baghdad after Kadhimi is pressured by Iran-aligned partied and paramilitary groups who oppose the U.S. military role in the country. The first face-to-face talks between Biden and Kadhimi were held in the Oval Office. Biden addressed th

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US and China trade barbs after the latest tense high-level meeting
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US and China trade barbs after the latest tense high-level meeting

The latest senior-level meeting between the United State and China saw a war of words to set the narrative. The Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met Foreign Minister Wang Yi and other officials in Tianjin, China. Zhao Linjian, spokesperson of the Chinese foreign minister said Chinese officials demanded the US to immediately stop interfering in China's internal affairs and stop harming China’s interest and stepping on the red line and warned them to stop playing with the fire. The US and China were trying to gain an advantage to manage the world's most important bilateral relations

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US States Secretary Presses on Democracy On Call with Tunisia president
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US States Secretary Presses on Democracy On Call with Tunisia president

The United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephonic conversation with Tunisian President Kais Saied. On Monday, the secretary urged respect for democracy after he sacked the government. The conversation over the call included top US diplomats who urged Saied to maintain an open dialogue with all political actors and the Tunisian people. They encouraged the President to adhere to the principles of democracy and human rights that are the basis of governance in Tunisia. Blinken promised to support the fight against Covid-19 and help Tunisia's economy. On Sunday, the protes

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