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Lukashenko meets with Putin; Indian parliament convenes for first time in 6 months; Afghan peace talks kick off

The authoritarian president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, arrived at the Russian resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea coast to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. India’s parliament convened for the first time in six months, as new cases of the coronavirus increased by over 90,000 in just a day. Also, the Afghan government and the Taliban began peace talks in Doha, Qatar.

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India and China pull back from the brink; intra-Afghan talks to begin; Germany and Russia investigate Navalny case

In a meeting in the Russian capital Thursday, the foreign ministers of India and China have agreed their troops should disengage from a precarious standoff. Pompeo says long-awaited negotiations between opposing parties from the war in Afghanistan will undoubtedly be “contentious.” And Germany’s Justice Ministry has approved Russia’s request for German state prosecutors to assist in Russia’s own investigation into the Navalny poisoning.

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Global Politics

Qatar's diplomatic balancing act

Qatar manages to remain friends with just about everyone in the Middle East, and lately the tiny Gulf country taken on the role of mediator -- most notably, in Lebanon, as Ben Gilbert reports on Qatar's diplomatic balancing act.

Global Politics

Qatar beats US for 2022 World Cup

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's William Troop about the other winners in today's World Cup selections: Qatar was chosen to host in 2022. The choice has raised questions about everything from infrastructure to Qatar's brutal July heat.

No Waves of Hope

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) recently failed to pass important protections for marine wildlife.

Environment

Artificial cloud

Today's Geo Quiz is hot - very hot! So, engineers there are trying to find ways to shield players and fans from the intense heat.

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Improved communication with Libyan rebels

Diplomats gathered in the Gulf state of Qatar are urging NATO to step up its air strikes in Libya. But the rebels are praising the military alliance. Why? It all has to do with improving lines of communication. CBC correspondent Derek Stoffel reports.