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Afghanistan hurtling toward collapse, Sweden and Pakistan say // CNN


Taiwan, US discuss UN participation // Taipei Times

China warns against 'wrong signals' as Biden suggests US would defend Taiwan // Guardian

Biden's pick for China ambassador says 'we cannot trust the Chinese' on Taiwan // Guardian

Military Faceoff

Flashback 10 years...
China Freaked Out: The Navy Surfaced 3 Missile Submarines Simultaneously // 19FortyFive


Trump SPAC skyrockets as much as 1,657% since deal was announced // CNN

Analysis: Trump is again upsetting the US system of checks and balances // CNN

Washington as Usual


Biden hosts Manchin in Delaware at critical juncture // Politico

Joe Manchin, polarising Democrat at heart of Biden bill negotiations // Financial Times

Opinion: 'Torpedo Joe' Manchin is blowing up Biden's agenda // The Globe and Mail (CA)

Scandal, Graft & White Collar Crime

Alec Baldwin could face liability in shooting of Halyna Hutchins: legal experts // NY Post

Before Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger, two film-set workers handled gun on set // MSN News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

Waiting To Unload: Global Supply Chain Disruption Visible From NASA Satellites // SciTechDaily

China Power Crisis Boosts Coal Imports From Indonesia to Record // Bloomberg

The Isles

Alarm Over Queen Elizabeth's Health Reveals a Harsh Royal Truth // Yahoo News