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US early voting kicks off in Virginia, Minnesota

Virginia voters queued for up to four hours Friday to cast ballots on the state’s first day of early voting, turning out in force in the fiercely contested US presidential race. The state bordering the US capital Washington joined Minnesota, South Dakota and…
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Peru President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday as his opponents failed to win the votes necessary to remove him from power. Congress had voted last week to open impeachment proceedings against the 57-year-old president for…
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US military strengthens deployment in Syria

The US Army announced Friday it was stepping up its military deployment — both troops and equipment — in northeasternSyriadespite a push to limit its presence there, a move that follows tensions with Russia in the region. US Central Command…
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Maduro has to leave, says Pompeo on South America trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his visit to Guyana in South America on Friday to increase pressure on President NicolasMaduroto leave power in neighboring Venezuela. “We know that the Maduro regime has decimated the people of Venezuela and…
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Bolsonaro leads polls of voting intentions, followed by Lula

Poll PoderData, a Band partner, shows the voting intentions for the 2022 presidential elections. The interviewees chose the names from an alphabetical list. In the first scenario, the current president Jair Bolsonaro leads with 35% of the voting intentions; ex-president…
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US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video appTikTokand use of the messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security. The move, to be implemented Sunday, comes amid rising US-China tensions…
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Dozens of people killed in fighting in Afghanistan

Tough clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have claimed dozens of deaths in an eastern province of the country, official sources said on Thursday, while the two sides are holding peace talks in Qatar. The clashes took place in three districts in Nangarhar…