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US state budgets bracing for future uncertainties: Fitch

August 8, 2022

State budgets in the US are bracing for macroeconomic uncertainties ahead, according to a report released by Fitch Ratings on Monday.The global rating agency said slower economic growth and rising inflation pose some downside risks for American states….

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Amid tussle with Russia, Blinken says US seeks true partnership with Africa

August 8, 2022

The US wants a true partnership with Africa, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday in South Africa, the first stop on his three-nation Africa tour seen as an attempt to counter Russia’s efforts for greater influence on the continent.Blinken …

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Indigenous Canadian victim of Catholic Church recounts horrific ordeal at residential school

August 8, 2022

Many children in a Canadian residential school were “physically, sexually, and mentally abused,” according to a victim who attended one of these Catholic-run educational institutions.Speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency, Evelyn Korkmaz recalled her f…

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Turkish airports see jump in passengers to 96.6M in January-July

August 8, 2022

Turkish airports hosted more than 96.6 million air passengers – including transit passengers – this January-July, the country’s airports authority announced on Monday.The seven-month figure surged 68.6% year-on-year, State Airports Authority General Di…

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Russian president to skip UN General Assembly in September: Kremlin

August 8, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the UN General Assembly in New York this September, the Kremlin said on Monday.In response to a question by Russian state-run news agency TASS, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “No. The trip and the…

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Biden says ‘not worried’ about Chinese drills, but concerned about scale

August 8, 2022

US President Joe Biden said on Monday he is “not worried” about Chinese military exercises near Taiwan that Beijing just extended, but expressed measured concern over the scope of drills.”I’m not worried, but I’m concerned that they’re moving as much a…

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Bosnia Herzegovina marks birthday of pivotal leader Alija Izetbegovic

August 8, 2022

Bosnia Herzegovina marked on Monday the 97th birth anniversary of Alija Izetbegovic, the country’s first president and a pivotal figure in the troubled history of the Balkans.Izetbegovic — a politician, writer, and lawyer — who came to international …

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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – Aug. 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments around the world.• Three ships carrying grain and foodstuffs will depart from Ukrainian ports Friday under a recent landmark deal, Türkiye’s top defense official announced.• Turkish Presi…

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