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To start Afghan withdrawal, U.S. would pull 5,400 troops in 135 days. New York Times.
A blast hit Kabul after the briefing on U.S.-Taliban deal to withdraw the 5,000 troops. The Guardian.
Taliban claims responsibility for the blast in Afghan capital as draft peace deal with U.S. is agreed. NBC News.
Damage in Bahamas will be ‘unprecedented’ as storm unleashes massive flooding. NBC News.
Chinese, U.S. officials struggle to agree on schedule for planned meeting. The Hill.
China launches case against U.S. tariffs at WTO. The Hill.
Chinese deepfake app Zao sparks privacy row after going viral. The Guardian.
U.S./Poland 5G Agreement
U.S., Poland sign a 5G technology agreement. The Hill.
U.S. and Poland urge tougher checks on foreign influence over 5G networks. Reuters.
Iran curbs U.N. probe into Tehran nuclear equipment site. Wall Street Journal.
Iran acknowledges rocket explosion at space center, blames technical malfunction. The Hill.
France is dangling $15 billion bailout for Iran in effort to save nuclear deal. New York Times.
Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills in Indian ocean. TASS Reuters.
Hezbollah/Israel Exchange Blows
Hezbollah: The flare-up with Israel is over but a ‘new phase’ has started. Reuters.
Hong Kong leader says she would ‘quit’ if she could. She fears her ability to resolve crisis now ‘very limited. Reuters.
Hong Kong students stage pro-democracy protests. NBC News.
Hong Kong students rally peacefully before brief night skirmishes. Reuters.
Russia Arrests Top Activists
Top opposition activists are arrested in Moscow after wave of protests. New York Times.
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