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China holds high-level talks with the Taliban

Top of The World: China Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks on Wednesday with high-level Taliban officials. And, a vital roadway and lifeline that supplies humanitarian aid to the war-torn Tigray region in northern Ethiopia is blocked. Also, one of the world’s largest container ships that blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March — causing global supply chain havoc — has reached the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands

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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in central China

Top of The World: At least a dozen people in Zhengzhou, China, died trapped in a flooded underground subway. And, former Trump adviser Tom Barrack has been arrested and charged with foreign lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. Also, the UK says it will permanently deploy two warships in the Asia Pacific after its Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier sails off to Asian waters in September.

Critical State

Family in conflict: Part I

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, highlights new research about how family networks shape individual decisions about security, with a focus on family ties among people subject to forced marriages and pregnancy by the Lord's Resistance Army.

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