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Russia Orders U.S. Diplomats To Leave In Tit-For-Tat Response

The move comes after the Russian ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said last week that 27 Russian diplomats will have to leave by January 30, followed by an equal number by June 30, because the U.S. has not extended their visas. A State Department spokesperson told RFE/RL that

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Taiwan, U.S. Hold 2nd Annual Meeting Of New Economic Dialogue

Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs told a press conference the five-hour virtual meeting focused on supply chain resilience, science and technology, digital economy, and 5G network security, Beijing's economic coercion, and others.

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Philippines Accuses China Of 'Harassment' In Disputed Sea

On Tuesday, the Defense Minister of the Philippines accused the Chinese coastguard of "intimidation and harassment" after Philippine Navy personnel were filmed and photographed unloading goods in the disputed South China Sea. Manila expressed outrage over the attack, which forced the Philippine boats to abort their mission. But Beijing said

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Nord Stream 2: Germany Halts Approval Of Russian Gas Line

It said the pipeline's operating company needed to be compliant with German law before it would certify the €10bn (£8.4bn) project. The decision sent UK and mainland Europe wholesale gas prices, already under pressure, to three-week highs. The German regulator said "it would only be possible to certify an

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Bosnian Serb Leader Vows To Press Ahead With Separatist Agenda After Talks With U.S. Envoy

After meeting on November 8 with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gabriel Escobar in Sarajevo, Dodik said that "neither I nor anyone called for war as an option at any time." Dodik, the Serbian representative in Bosnia's tripartite presidency, has threatened to withdraw from state-level institutions, including Bosnia's

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Australia, New Zealand Ratify RCEP, World's Largest Trade Deal

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) joins the 10 Southeast Asian countries of the ASEAN group with China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. The area covered by the agreement will account for 53% of the world's exports in 2020, Thailand's government said. It is not a comprehensive free

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Talks On Reviving 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal To Resume Nov. 29

"We agreed to start the negotiations aiming at the removal of unlawful & inhumane sanctions on Nov. 29 in Vienna," Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani wrote in a tweet later confirmed in U.S. and EU statements. In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the

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U.S. Defense Secretary To Visit Black Sea Region To Reassure Allies, Partners

Austin will visit Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania before attending the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting in Brussels on October 21-22. Romania is a member of NATO, while Georgia and Ukraine seek to join NATO, something the Kremlin has described as a redline. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has expressed growing concern about

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New Cocoa Fruit Drink To Make Hot Chocolate A Has Bean

The "Elix" drink unveiled Thursday by Swiss firm Barry Callebaut, the world's largest chocolate maker, is part of a growing trend to use 100 percent of fruits in processed foods to reduce waste and pressure on the environment. Typically, 70 percent of the cacao fruit, including the peel, pulp, and

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Kishida To Take Office As Japan PM With Virus, Economy Top Challenges

On Monday, Fumio Kishida, the new leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, will take office as prime minister and form his Cabinet, tasked with keeping COVID-19 under control while reviving a battered economy. The former foreign minister will also be looking to bolster cooperation with the United States to

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All You Need To Know About The Federal Reserve Meeting

Factors the Fed will evaluate to formulate monetary policy