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Blinken pushes back against lawmakers' criticism of Afghanistan withdrawal.

Top of The World: The US’ top diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, defended the country’s withdrawal from Afghanistan before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. And, Pope Francis has begun a four-day visit to Slovakia after a seven-hour stop in Hungary. Also, nearly 45% of young people interviewed in a global survey say they feel anxiety or distress about climate change

Poland to snub UN migration pact, Slovakia has reservations

All UN member nations — except the US — approved a UN pact regulating migration in July. Now Poland's Law and Justice party says it plans to oppose the pact, while Slovakia's government is concerned it may bring more migrants to the country than Slovakia is prepared to accept.

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