News Wire | November 29, 2022 Archive

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China Clamps Down on ‘Zero COVID’ Protests, Loosens Some Pandemic Measures

By Lyric Li | The Washington Post (free)

Small protests against China’s strict “zero COVID” policy occurred in several cities Monday evening, as citizens defied a police crackdown and threats of reprisal, with Beijing blaming “foreign forces” even as authorities moved to vaccinate more seniors and relax some distancing measures.

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As Haiti Unravels, U.S. Officials Push to Send in an Armed Foreign Force

By Natalie Kitroeff | The New York Times

Fearing a mass exodus, some Biden officials are pressing for a multinational force, but they don’t want to send U.S. troops and haven’t been able to persuade other countries to take the lead.

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