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US says “all options” are on table for Russian troop build-up near Ukraine

All options are on the table as to how to respond to the “large and unusual” troop build-up near the Ukrainian border, and the NATO alliance will decide the next decision following consultations. next week, the top US diplomat in the US State Department for European Affairs said on Friday. . “As you can understand, all the options are on the table and there is a toolkit that includes a whole range of options,” Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried said at the meeting. ‘a telephone briefing.

Senior Iranian diplomat calls for lifting sanctions days before Vienna nuclear talks

Iran wants the economic sanctions to which it is subjected to be verifiably lifted, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Friday, three days before nuclear talks resumed in Vienna. Monday’s indirect talks between the United States and Iran, with the participation of the major powers, aim to bring the two countries into full compliance with the 2015 agreement. Washington abandoned the agreement in 2018 and reimposed crippling sanctions against Iran.

At least 19 dead in central Mexican bus crash

At least 19 people were killed and 20 others injured on Friday when a passenger bus traveling on a highway in central Mexico crashed into a house, authorities said. The brakes on the bus, which was heading to a local religious shrine in the state of Mexico, failed, according to local media. State authorities have not disclosed the possible causes of the crash.

WTO postpones major meeting after outbreak of new variant

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday became the first major diplomatic victim of the new variant of the coronavirus when it postponed its first ministerial meeting in four years due to the deteriorating health situation. Ministers from WTO members were due to meet next week for a meeting widely seen as a test of the relevance of the WTO.

New Omicron COVID Variant Sounds Global Alarm, Market Mass Sell

The discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus named Omicron sparked global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their worst falls in more than a year. The World Health Organization (WHO) said Omicron -11-26 can spread faster than other forms, and preliminary evidence suggests that there is an increased risk of re-infection.

‘To cross. Come on, ”Lukashenko says to migrants at the Polish border

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko told migrants stranded at the border with Poland on Friday that his country would help them return home if they wished, but would not force them. Thousands of migrants are stranded at the European Union’s eastern border, in what the EU says is a crisis in Minsk conceived by distributing Belarusian visas in the Middle East, bringing them in by plane and pushing them to across the border.

Senior U.S. diplomat for Asia to visit four ASEAN countries

America’s top diplomat for East Asia to visit Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand from weekend after President Joe Biden pledges to step up engagement with Asia Southeast, a key battleground in its struggle for influence with China. Daniel Kritenbrink, assistant secretary of state for East Asia, will be in the region from Saturday to December 4, according to a State Department statement.

WHO names new COVID variant omicron, warns against travel measures

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday classified the B.1.1.529 variant detected in South Africa as a “variant of concern” of SARS-CoV-2, saying it could spread faster than other forms. Preliminary evidence suggests there is an increased risk of reinfection and that there has been a “detrimental change in the epidemiology of COVID-19,” he said in a statement after a closed-door meeting of independent experts who reviewed the data.

US to revoke Colombian FARC terrorist designation, add splinter groups

The United States will revoke its designation of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia group as a foreign terrorist organization on Tuesday while designating two dissident groups as such, a senior State Department official said on Friday. A review of the terrorist list – required every five years under US law – found that the left-wing organization known by the Spanish acronym FARC should no longer be listed, the official said.

“We must work”: hundreds of migrants form a new caravan bound for the United States in Mexico

Hundreds of migrants from Central America and Haiti formed a new caravan on Friday in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico, near the Guatemalan border, and began marching north towards the United States. United. The migrants said they wanted to leave Chiapas because they had not received humanitarian visas promised by Mexico or transferred to other parts of the country where they would have better living conditions.

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