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The News Roundup — International

US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
US Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

According to a new book written by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward, U.S. Gen. Mark A. Milley covertly assured his counterparts in China that former President Donald Trump wouldn’t launch a missile strike against their country twice.

Following the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country, millions of Afghans now face starvation per a United Nations report. Overseas, thousands of Afghans are stuck on military bases in the U.S. waiting for resettlement.

The European Union announced a new biomedical authority to fight future pandemics. Within its borders,France laid off 3,000 healthcare workers for refusing to receive a vaccine.

We cover the most important stories from around the world on the international portion of the News Roundup.

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