News Wire | Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

China Begins New Military Drills as U.S. Delegation Visits Taiwan

By Christian Shepherd & Eva Dou | The Washington Post

China announced new military drills around Taiwan on Monday, as a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese officials at a time of heightened tensions in the region, with Beijing accusing the United States of “playing cheap political tricks” by strengthening its unofficial relationship with the self-governing democracy.

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A Boom, a Fire and a Stampede: Dozens Die at a Coptic Church in Egypt

By Nada Rashwan, Euan Ward, Liam Stack & Yonette Joseph | The New York Times

A blaze that killed at least 41 at a church in greater Cairo caused anguish among a religious minority that has long felt itself oppressed in Egypt.

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