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EAST ASIA

White House, Clarifying Biden Remark, Says Taiwan Policy Hasnt Changed [Video]

The president, asked if the U.S. would come to Taiwans defense if China attacked, had said: “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Tributes Pour In for Halyna Hutchins, Cinematographer Killed by Prop Gun Fired by Alec Baldwin [Video]

The Ukrainian-born 42-year-old, who was shot with a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin on a New Mexico film set, was rising to the upper ranks of her male-dominated field.

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SOUTH ASIA

U.S., Allies Try to Move Beyond Disputes Over Afghanistan, Submarine Contract [Video]

NATO defense ministers agreed to a new plan to defend Europe in case of a Russian attack and sought to ease tensions over Europes efforts to equip itself for more independent military action.

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EAST ASIA

Service-Sector Strength Aids Global Growth [Video]

Supply-chain bottlenecks persist, but an easing of the Delta variant of Covid-19 has boosted growth in the U.S., Japan and Australia.

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EAST ASIA

The Monetary Bathtub Is Overflowing [Video]

Many economists say inflation is transitory. It will be persistent.

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SOUTH ASIA

India Hits One Billion Covid-19 Vaccines Administered [Video]

The milestone in a once-faltering inoculation campaign signals India could begin allowing more vaccine exports to developing countries soon.

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EAST ASIA

South Korea Launches First Homegrown Rocket and Satellite Into Space [Video]

The technology could help expand Seouls military satellite surveillance of Kim Jong Uns regime to the north amid heightened tensions.

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EAST ASIA

Jack Ma Leaves China for the First Time Since Regulatory Woes Began [Video]

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is traveling outside of China for the first time since his business empire came under regulatory scrutiny about a year ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

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EAST ASIA

Are the U.S. and Europe Breaking Up? [Video]

The trans-Atlantic alliance is in trouble if our friends abroad wont confront China.

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SOUTH ASIA

Afghanistan Withdrawal to Be Subject of State Department Investigation [Video]

The departments internal watchdog told U.S. lawmakers it would review the handling of embassy planning, refugees and the special immigrant visa program.