A global lens on China’s National People’s Congress
China's National People's Congress began Friday by setting out broad plans for economic growth. Environment observers around the world are also keeping an eye on plans from China’s top lawmaking body for reducing carbon emissions over the next five years. And, for years, the US military has depended on Afghan interpreters for language help and advice on local norms. But when troops return home, the interpreters stay behind and can face deadly threats. Also, in Colombia, a frog farm is trying to defeat poachers, by competing against them.
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- Canada’s problematic vaccination campaign
- The pope arrives in Iraq
- Afghan interpreters languish in visa limbo as US coalitions return home
- Kenya battles locust invasion
- Breeding frogs in Colombia
- Germany places far-right AfD party under surveillance
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