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    • US keeps Afghanсtan reserves worth billions of dollars

      US keeps Afghanсtan reserves worth billions of dollars

      US announced it had no intention to return to Taliban Afghanistan reserves valued at tens of billion dollars that are now supervised by American institutions. The administration of President Joe Biden confirmed that the Afghan gold, investments and foreign currency reserves parked in the US will stay there. US froze assets after the Taliban's takeover, despite pressure from humanitarian groups and others who say the cost may be the collapse of Afghanistan's economy, Reuters reported.

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    • State of emergency declared in New York City due to record rainfall, 8 dead

      State of emergency declared in New York City due to record rainfall, 8 dead

      Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a state of emergency in New York City after record rainfall, dpa reported."We're enduring an historic weather event tonight with record breaking rain across the city, brutal flooding and dangerous conditions on our roads," de Blasio tweeted late Wednesday. "If you're thinking of going outside, don't. Stay off the subways. Stay off the roads. Don't drive into these heavy waters," de Blasio cautioned. At least eight people died in flooding-related incidents as Hurricane Ida swept through New York City area, New York Times reported on Thursday.

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    • Biden pledges 60m dollars in new military aid for Ukraine

      Biden pledges 60m dollars in new military aid for Ukraine

      President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelensky on Wednesday the United States was "firmly committed" to Ukraine's territorial integrity and offered Kiev $60 million in new security aid as it grapples with aggression from Moscow, Reuters reported. "The United States remains firmly committed to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression," Biden said at the beginning of a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in the Oval Office.

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    • Biden hosts Israeli PM

      Biden hosts Israeli PM

      US President Joe Biden and Israeli PM Naftali Bennett are set to hold their first face-to-face meeting on Thursday, with Iran nuclear programme high on the agenda, news wires reported. Before arriving in Washington, Bennett made clear the top priority of his visit was to persuade Biden not to return to the nuclear accord, arguing that sanctions relief would give Iran more resources to back Israel’s enemies in the region.

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