News Wire | August 24, 2023 Archive

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A Plane Crash Believed to Have Killed Mercenary Chief Prigozhin is Seen as the Kremlin’s Revenge

Associated Press

Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and top officers of his private Wagner military company were presumed dead in a plane crash that was widely seen as an assassination, two months after they staged a mutiny that dented President Vladimir Putin’s authority.

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The BRICS Group Announces New Members, Expanding Its Reach

By Lynsey Chutel | The New York Times

The group said that Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia had been invited to join, and that their membership would begin in January.

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