Probe launched over Mexican president disclosing phone number of NYT journalist // Mexico's freedom of information body INAI said on Thursday it was initiating an investigation after the country's president disclosed the phone number of a New York Times journalist looking into alleged ties between his allies and drug cartels.
Biden to meet Navalny's wife, daughter on Thursday, NBC reports // U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday met the wife and daughter of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who died last week, "to express his heartfelt condolences", the White House said.
Blinken rallies support for Haiti security mission in Brazil // Canada, Benin, France and Jamaica have offered support to a U.N.-backed international security force aimed at tackling rampant gang violence in Haiti, according to a statement from the United States, which co-hosted a meeting on the mission with Brazil.
US warned Russia over space weapons, US official says // The United States has directly warned Russia against launching a new nuclear armed anti-satellite weapon, a U.S. official said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The U.S. official's comments came two days after a source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the United States believes Russia is developing such a weapon.
MSF slams US on Gaza at UN, says children as young as 5 want to die // The head of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that medical teams in the Gaza Strip have come up with a new acronym: WCNSF - wounded child, no surviving family.
US lawmakers urge VW to exit Xinjiang operations // The chair of a U.S. House Committee on China and the top Democrat on the panel urged Volkswagen to halt operations in Xinjiang after thousands of vehicles with a small Chinese-made electronic component were held at U.S. ports.
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WHO plans more evacuations from Gaza hospital as bodies reportedly decompose // Aid agencies hope to evacuate roughly 140 patients stranded in Gaza's Nasser hospital, a World Health Organization official said on Thursday, as Palestinian authorities reported that Israeli troops had withdrawn but still encircled the complex.
Putin on Biden's 'crazy SOB' remark: shows why he is preferable as U.S president // Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Joe Biden's "crazy SOB" remark showed why the Kremlin felt that for Russia, Biden would be a preferable future U.S. president to Donald Trump.
EU sees G20 consensus on two-state solution for Israel-Palestinian conflict // Foreign ministers at the G20 group of nations meeting in Brazil were nearly unanimous in their support for a two-state solution as the only path to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Brazilian minister hosting the event said on Thursday.
Spanish court to order arrest of Equatorial Guinea leader's son // Spain's High Court has accepted an appeal by members of Equatorial Guinea's opposition and ordered a lower court to issue arrest warrants for the son of the country's president and two other officials over allegations of torture and kidnapping.