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Biden signs temporary funding bill

U.S. President Joe Biden signed a short-term appropriations bill that will keep the government running through Dec. 3. Washington had to beat a midnight Thursday deadline to prevent a shutdown of some federal operations. In a statement …

U.S. assesses Geneva talks with Russia

The United States and Russia said in a joint statement on Thursday that they had held "intensive and substantive" talks in their second meeting within a framework that is aimed at easing tensions between the world's largest nuclear …

North Korea tests hypersonic missile

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system

U.S. crude, fuel stockpiles rise as production returns

U.S. crude oil, gasoline and distillate inventories rose last week as the production rebounded from recent storms, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude inventories rose by 4.6 million barrels in the week …

John Kerry to embark on European tour

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France from September 29 to October 6, 2021. Kerry will engage with counterparts on efforts to address the climate …

Pentagon thinks former Afghan president is in UAE

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers Tuesday that he thinks the former president of Afghanistan is in the United Arab Emirates after fleeing his home country - although the defense secretary said he did not know whether Ashraf Ghani …

Russia wants information on AUKUS deal

Moscow has a full range of questions concerning the establishment of the AUKUS alliance, which it has already raised with the US and will also present to its Australian and British colleagues, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

White House speaking with OPEC about oil prices

The White House is staying in communication with OPEC about oil prices and looking at every tool to address its cost, White House press secretary Jenn Psaki said on Tuesday after Brent crude topped $80 per barrel for the first time in nearly …

Pentagon: Taliban remains terrorist organization

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuation that the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) still have not …