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A person checks out the new Xiaomi Mi 9 mobile phone ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 19) in Barcelona, Spain, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo/File PhotoVILNIUS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. "Our recommendation is to not buy new Chinese phones, and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonably possible," Defence Deputy Minister Margiris Abukevicius told reporters in introducing the report. The National Cyber Centre's report also said the Xiaomi phone was sending encrypted phone usage data to a server in Singapore. "This is important not only to Lithuania but to all countries which use Xiaomi equipment," the Centre said in the report.
Persons: Rafael Marchante, Margiris Abukevicius, Xiaomi, Joe Biden's, Jake Sullivan, Ingrida Simonyte, Andrius Sytas, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: Mobile World Congress, REUTERS, Lithuania's Defense Ministry, Flagship, Xiaomi Corp, HK, Defence, Cyber Security, Taiwanese, Huawei, Thomson Locations: Barcelona, Spain, VILNIUS, Europe, Taiwan, Lithuania, China, Beijing, Vilnius, United States, Taipei, U.S, Singapore, Baltics
France is furious after Australia canceled a lucrative submarine contract with a French firm. It came after he called the ambassadors to France and Australia back to Paris at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron — one of the most severe diplomatic snubs possible. Australia announced last week that it was terminating a $50 billion contract with French-owned firm Naval Group to build its new fleet of submarines. More importantly, President Macron saw its submarine deal with Australia as a way to bolster France's influence in the Indo-Pacific region, where he sees China as a growing threat. French officials also knew that the submarine contract had been beset by significant problems for years, including budget overruns, cultural differences, and disputes over domestic manufacturing.
Persons: Biden, Jean, Yves Le Drian, Emmanuel Macron —, Le Drian, Scott Morrison, Le Drian's, Macron, Morrison, Vox, Jake Sullivan, Daniel Baer Organizations: Paris, Service, France, Australia, French, Naval Group, Australian, US, New York Times, Times, US National Security, Carnegie Endowment, International Peace Locations: Washington, France, Australia, Paris, China, Canberra, Europe, United States
According to French officials, Mr. Blinken also stayed silent on June 25 when his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, welcomed him back to Paris — where Mr. Blinken spent his high school years — and extolled the importance of the French submarine deal. The French ambassador to the United States, Philippe Étienne, said in several interviews that he first heard of the deal in leaked news reports appearing in the Australian media and in Politico. American officials insist it was not their place to talk to the French about their business deal with Australia. The Chinese government also did not get a heads-up, no surprise since the official American position is that the submarine deal is not aimed at any particular nation. Even before Mr. Macron recalled the ambassadors, Mr. Biden’s aides seemed taken aback by the ferocity of the French response, especially Mr.
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Expressing fury over the Australia submarine deal, France cancels a gala celebrating relations with the U.S. Tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to be resettled in the United States remain on bases. Afghan nationals settling in the United States are required to have a series of vaccinations, which are being given at military bases in the United States and will soon be administered overseas as well. His parents came to the United States on E-2 visas, a program that allows small business investors to reside in the United States, and opened a grocery store in Southern Illinois. Studies in the United States “may most accurately represent vaccine effectiveness in the U.S. population,” they added.
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Mr. Blinken faced questions about the Taliban’s fast takeover of the region. “I don’t know, because we’re reviewing it,” Mr. Blinken replied. Mr. Blinken said that the administration’s worst-case planning began “in the spring and summer,” with interagency meetings coordinated by the White House. Mr. Romney asked Mr. Blinken why U.S. troops could not have stayed past Aug. 31, if the Biden administration had been willing to extend the May 1 deadline. In his opening remarks, Mr. Blinken urged the Senate to move faster toward confirming Biden officials, including 80 State Department nominees.
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Klain would become the 30th White House chief of staff, a job title created during the Truman administration. Now, more than eight months into the job, Klain is indeed amid the chaos. "Ron Klain liked Maggie Haberman's tweet about Alex Thompson's tweet about Ron Klain liking Matthew Yglesias' tweet about Joe Manchin's WSJ op-ed," Politico Playbook declared earlier this month. "There's no one better than Ron Klain to be handling all of the vagaries of politics as they present themselves," he told Insider. "Whether it is Afghanistan, climate change, or the changing nature of the pandemic, I'd rather have Ron Klain making the key decisions than anyone else."
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One reason house prices could stay sky-high
  + stars: | 2021-09-02 | by ( Julia Horowitz | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +6 min
It's the third month in a row that the rate of house price increases set a record. Over in the United Kingdom, annual house price growth rose to 11% in August from 10.5% in July, according to new data from the Nationwide Building Society. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, for its part, recently said house prices are "above sustainable levels." "While low mortgage rates and the shift to working from home are also fueling housing demand, one under-appreciated reason for the price boom is that housing supply is very tight," the investment bank's economists said. The news is keeping oil prices near multi-year highs.
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REUTERS/Ken CedenoFor months, military officials had urged the U.S. State Department to convince other countries to take Afghans at risk from Taliban retaliation. White House officials told Reuters that firings have not been discussed, but the administration expects Congress to aggressively investigate the turbulent exit from Afghanistan in hearings. Biden, in a defiant speech on Tuesday, defended his decision to withdraw the troops and stood by the evacuation plan. Less than 40% of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday. White House officials said on Tuesday the review had not begun.
Persons: Hamid Karzai, Lloyd Austin, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden, Ken Cedeno, Biden, Joe Biden’s, , Dan Fried, ” Fried, George W, Bush, Jen Psaki, Donald Trump, Sullivan, Zalmay Khalilzad, Kevin McCarthy, Blinken, ” Blinken Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Hamid, Airport, . Defense, National Security, White, REUTERS, U.S . State Department, Islamic, Democratic, Pentagon, State and Homeland Security, White House, Atlantic Council, State Department, Department of Defense, Reuters, U.S . Senate, Representatives, Republicans, Republican, Capitol, WHO, Trump, California Republican, Defense Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Washington , U.S, U.S, Kabul’s, Washington, California, Kandahar, Herat
Taliban forces paraded captured military equipment in the city of Kandahar on Wednesday. Photos from the event show Humvees, multi-purpose trucks, and even a Black Hawk helicopter. The Taliban captured an arsenal of weaponry when it defeated the Afghan army and overran Afghanistan. JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty ImagesIn addition to the military vehicles, the parade also featured what appear to be captured police vehicles. JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty ImagesThe group even had a captured Black Hawk helicopter adorned with its flag fly over the event, CNN reported.
Persons: JAVED TANVEER, Hamid Karzai, MARCUS YAM, John Kirby, Kenneth F, McKenzie, Biden, Jake Sullivan Organizations: Service, Taliban, Getty, CNN, Hamid, Airport, ANGELES, Pentagon, US Central Command, White House, Bagram Air Base Locations: Kandahar, Afghanistan, AFP, American, Kabul
The last U.S. flight out of Kabul took off a minute before midnight local time Monday. It was met with fireworks and gunfire as the Taliban celebrated the withdrawal, 20 years after their regime was toppled by American forces. Biden has remained determined to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, even as the Taliban reassumed power during that exit. In a statement released Monday by the White House, Biden thanked the service members who aided in the evacuation of tens of thousands of Americans and Afghans. But the end of America’s longest war and launch of a new and uncertain chapter for Afghanistan could continue to present challenges.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, , Jake Sullivan, ” Sullivan, Frank McKenzie Organizations: WASHINGTON, Taliban, White, Reuters, Administration, House, ISIS, U.S . Central Command Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, Kabul, United States
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the White House, in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2021. In the call, Biden offered aid if Ghani could publicly project he had a plan to control the spiraling situation in Afghanistan. Days before the call, the U.S. carried out air strikes to support Afghan security forces, a move the Taliban said was in violation of the Doha peace agreement. In much of the call, Biden focused on what he called the Afghan government’s “perception” problem. When Biden asked him to include former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a press conference, Ghani pushed back.
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about Afghanistan, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 26, 2021. The departure of the last U.S. troops this week as the Taliban took over Afghanistan caps two decades of military involvement that Biden was determined to end. Biden is slated to make his televised speech from the White House at 2:45 p.m. EDT. Officials have said more troops would have had to go to Afghanistan and into harm's way if the exit had not occurred. Reporting by Jeff Mason and Steve Holland; Editing by Heather Timmons and Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, Biden, Biden's, Jen Psaki, Michael McCaul, Jake Sullivan, ” McCaul, Jeff Mason, Steve Holland, Heather Timmons, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: White, REUTERS, Republicans, Biden's Democrats, House, Reuters, Republican, Foreign Affairs, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, Washington , U.S, U.S, United States, Kabul
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has completed efforts to evacuate its remaining civilians and troops from Afghanistan, effectively ending the longest war in American history, the Pentagon said Monday. “I’m here to announce the completion of our mission in Afghanistan,” Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie told reporters in a virtual briefing. The departure of the last U.S. plane from Afghanistan capped a bloody and chaotic end to the conflict. The U.S. is not expected to have any diplomatic or military presence in the country after this point, officials said. "The president stands by his decision to bring our men and women home from Afghanistan," Psaki said.
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The US permanently disabled over 150 vehicles and aircraft when the military departed. The last US military aircraft departed the airport in Kabul at around midnight on Aug. 31. Though the Taliban cannot use equipment left at the airport, they captured an arsenal when they defeated the Afghan army. Asked about military equipment left behind at the airport, McKenzie said that some was brought out. Other systems were "demilitarized," meaning US forces purposely broke them to prevent them from being used.
Persons: Hamid Karzai, Frank McKenzie, McKenzie, They'll, Jake Sullivan Organizations: Service, US Central Command, House Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghan
WASHINGTON—President Biden traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Sunday to meet with families of the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan and was to participate in a dignified transfer of their remains. Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, met privately Sunday morning with families before the solemn moment in which troops take flag-draped transfer cases off an aircraft. The president has pushed for a withdrawal by Aug. 31, saying the country shouldn’t risk more loss in a nearly 20-year war. The oldest of the service members killed was 31 and the most common age among them was 20. Mr. Biden warned Saturday that another attack in Kabul was highly likely as the U.S. rushed to complete the withdrawal by Aug. 31.
Persons: Biden, Jill, Jake Sullivan Organizations: WASHINGTON, Dover Air Force Base, American, al, Pentagon, CNN Locations: Delaware, Afghanistan, New York, Pennsylvania, Kabul, U.S
A U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday that fewer than 4,000 troops remained at the airport. The final chapter came quickly after the United States and the Taliban made a deal to end the foreign involvement. A Taliban official told Reuters the Islamist group had engineers and technicians ready to take charge of the airport. He has defended his decisions, saying the United States long ago achieved its rationale for invading in 2001. Johnson said Britain would not have wished to leave Afghanistan in such a manner.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, Davis Harris, Handout, Zabihullah Mujahid, Mujahid, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Richard Dannatt, Dannat, Raju Gopalakrishnan, Angus MacSwan, William Mallard, Frances Kerry Organizations: Reuters, Forces, U.S, Taliban, Dover Air Force Base, CBS, Marines, Hamid, Airport, . Marine Corps, REUTERS, Western, CITY, ISIS, Islamic, United, K, British, Times Radio, Thomson Locations: U.S, Kabul, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Afganistan, United States, Washington, London, Islamic State, Nangarhar province, Britain
Evacuees from Afghanistan board a Boeing 777 bound for the United States from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy August 28, 2021. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila V. Peters/Handout via REUTERSWASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Biden administration expects the Taliban to continue allowing safe passage for Americans and others to leave Afghanistan after the U.S. military withdrawal is completed next week, according to a top official. "After August 31st, we will make sure there is safe passage for any American citizen, any legal permanent resident," Sullivan said, according to a transcript of CBS' "Face the Nation." "And yes, we will ensure the safe passage of those Afghans who helped us to continue coming out after the 31st of August." "Our current plan is not to have an ongoing embassy presence in Afghanistan as of September 1st," said Sullivan.
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A U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday that fewer than 4,000 troops remained at the airport. The final chapter came after the United States and the Taliban made a deal to end the foreign involvement by Aug. 31 this year. A Taliban official told Reuters the Islamist group had engineers and technicians ready to take charge of the airport. The United States said on Saturday it had killed two ISIS-K militants. He has defended his decisions, saying the United States long ago achieved its rationale for invading in 2001.
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U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, U.S., August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tom BrennerDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del., Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Sunday to honor members of the military killed in a suicide bomb attack during the evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan last week. Biden, a Democrat, faced criticism from Republican lawmakers, who accused his administration of bungling the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. After arriving at the base in Delaware, Biden and his wife, Jill, met with the families of service members killed in the attack. People have died and people are going to die because President Biden decided to rely on happy talk instead of reality," Sasse told ABC's "This Week."
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Mr. Biden and other global leaders have acknowledged that many will not get out before the deadline. That includes those who worked for the American military or the U.S. Embassy since 2001 and were eligible to immigrate to the United States. “We are very actively working to help them get to the airport, get on a plane and get out of Afghanistan,” Mr. Blinken said. When he was asked about the assurances from the Taliban, Mr. Blinken said that the U.S. government was not under any illusions. ‘Heartbreaking and terrifying.’ Two nonprofit groups are making a last-minute attempt to help Afghan women escape.
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Replace Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Now
  + stars: | 2021-08-25 | by ( Daniel Henninger | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: +1 min
Both Antony Blinken, President Biden’s secretary of state, and national security adviser Jake Sullivan have said there will be plenty of time when the evacuation is over to assess what happened. The time to come to grips with the long-term meaning of Kabul is now. Since the Trump presidency, Republican thinking on foreign policy has been hibernating—hostage to whether Donald Trump is in or out as the party’s candidate in 2024. The stark reality is that effectively there is no Biden foreign policy. The real Biden doctrine is in the goal that Nancy Pelosi this week staked her speakership on—passing Mr. Biden’s $3.5 trillion domestic spending bill.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Biden’s, Jake Sullivan, Trump, Donald Trump, Biden, whatever’s, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi Organizations: GOP, Biden, Social Security Locations: Kabul, U.S
U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban in 2001 for sheltering al Qaeda militants, leading to America's longest war. Nathan Sales, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism until January, estimated it would now take al Qaeda six months to reconstitute the ability to conduct external operations. "The country is a petri dish of threats: ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban. Biden has said the United States will closely monitor militant groups in Afghanistan and has the ability to track and neutralize rising threats. In 2015, U.S. military officials were surprised to learn that al Qaeda was operating a massive training camp in the southern Kandahar province.
Persons: Joe Biden's, We're, Weeks, Biden, Nathan Sales, Daniel Hoffman, Jake Sullivan, al Qaeda, Kathryn Wheelbarger, Wheelbarger, Idrees Ali, Humeyra Pamuk, Jonathan Landay, Mary Milliken, Peter Cooney Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Reuters, CIA, State, Taliban, United Nations, United, Pentagon, Thomson Locations: Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, REUTERS WASHINGTON, Qaeda, Afghan, United States, U.S, al Qaeda, al, Washington, Asia, China, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kandahar, Pakistan, Russia
A Marine with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit walks with the children during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 24, 2021. Evacuations carried out by foreign forces after Aug. 31 would be a "violation" of a Biden administration promise to end the U.S. military's mission in the country, Mujahid said. Biden has previously said he may consider extending the departure date past Aug. 31 but has yet to do so. Since the end of July, the U.S. has relocated approximately 63,900 people, the White House said. Crowds of people gather outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 23, 2021.
Persons: Joe Biden, Win McNamee, Biden, Samuel Ruiz, Zabihullah Mujahid, Mujahid, John Kirby, Kirby, Jake Sullivan, Sullivan, Adam Schiff, Schiff, I'm Organizations: Getty Images WASHINGTON, NBC, White, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Hamid, U.S . Marine Corps, Reuters, Taliban, Pentagon, White House, U.S, Marine, Airport, US Marines, House Intelligence, State Department, Asvaka, Joint Base McGuire, Dix Locations: Washington , DC, Afghanistan, Kabul, U.S, White, East, Europe, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Italy, Spain, Germany, United States, McCoy, Wisconsin, Fort Lee, Virginia, Lakehurst, New Jersey, Fort Bliss, Texas
Psaki told reporters they should pass contact information for Americans still in Afghanistan to her. Psaki insisted the administration is "committed to bringing Americans home who want to leave" and called it a 24/7 effort. "Anyone who has an American citizen who they are looking to help get out ... send them to me directly," she told reporters. Psaki said that the State Department has been advising Americans to leave Afghanistan "for months" because of the US military's impending withdrawal from the country. Psaki said the government might not have contact information for Americans who didn't register with the State Department when they entered Afghanistan.
Persons: Psaki, Jen Psaki, Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, Jason Crow Organizations: Service, White, State Department, Rep, California Democrat, Colorado Democrat Locations: Afghanistan, American, California, Colorado
Given the resources and risk the United States is putting into the evacuation, how can the government not know how many people it is planning to fly out? We are wondering the same,” said James Miervaldis, the chairman of No One Left Behind, a nonprofit that advocates the relocation of Afghan interpreters to the United States. Doesn’t the U.S. government track the number of Americans who are in Afghanistan? Thousands more remain: A day earlier, a congressional official put the total number of U.S. citizens still in Afghanistan at 10,000. Doesn’t the United States have payroll records or staff lists that track this?
Persons: , James Miervaldis, Biden, , Jake Sullivan Organizations: Embassy, U.S, State Department Locations: United States, Afghanistan, The U.S, Kabul, U.S,
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