Oct 11, 2021

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  • Taliban say U.S. to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
  • U.S. lawmakers brace for battles that pose risks to parties, leaders
  • French actor breaks silence on children sex abuse within the church
  • South California beach set to reopen after oil spil
  • Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown.
  • Early results show record low in Iraq election
  • Poll shows cyberattacks concerning to most in U.S.
  • India, China talks to defuse border tensions fail
  • Fiona Hill offers a sober, alarming portrait of Trump in new book

Menelaos Hadjicostis

The Associated Press

The Rundown

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said Sunday….Read More

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end pileups of crucial legislation and the brinkmanship that goes with them are normal behavior for Congress. This autumn, lawmakers are barreling toward battles that are striking for the risks they pose to both parties …Read More

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PARIS (AP) — At the age of eight, Laurent Martinez was sexually abused by a priest. Forty years later, he has chosen to make his story into a play, to show the devastating consequences and how speaking out can help victims heal and rebuild. …Read More

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Richard Beach stayed clear of the ocean for several days after an undersea pipeline leaked crude into the waters off Southern California, sending a foul smell across the shore. …Read More

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first time in more than 100 days after Australia’s largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark. …Read More


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq saw a record low turnout in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, the independent body that oversees the election said Monday. The preliminary resu…Read More

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, acco…Read More

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to …Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vladimir Putin paid scant attention to Fiona Hill, a preeminent U.S. expert on Russia, when she was seated next to him at dinners. Putin’s people place…Read More