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Ukrainian Special Forces Recapture Off-Shore Drilling Rigs Previously Under Russian Control

Ukrainian special forces have successfully seized off-shore drilling rigs previously under Russian control, as part of Ukraine’s efforts to degrade Russian forces in the Black Sea region and regain control of Crimea. The captured drilling rigs deprive Russia of their military use and provide Ukraine with access to valuable oil and gas resources. This operation marks a significant step for Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia, with potential implications for the broader geopolitical landscape in Eastern Europe.

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Ancient burial site unearthed in Peru during gas pipeline construction

Gas workers in Peru have uncovered a burial site believed to be up to 1,000 years old, containing eight bundles of funeral belongings, mostly belonging to children, including bones, ceramics, and wooden tools, suggesting it may have been a burial site for children from the pre-Inca Ychsma culture in Lima’s Carabayllo district, providing an opportunity for archaeologists to uncover hidden history and gain insights into burial practices and the lives of people from that era, adding to the growing body of archaeological evidence in Lima and shedding light on the region’s rich and diverse history, which has seen other significant discoveries such as a 1,000-year-old mummy with well-preserved brown hair and a 3,000-year-old mummy found earlier this year.

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U.S. Treasury Department Establishes Working Groups for China-U.S. Economic Discussions

The U.S. Treasury Department has established two new working groups, led by Secretary Yellen and Vice Premier He Lifeng, to facilitate discussions on China-U.S. economic and financial issues. These groups aim to promote healthy economic competition, a level playing field for American workers and businesses, and cooperation on global challenges. The establishment of these working groups signifies improved communication channels between the two countries, following recent high-level visits. Despite remaining challenges, the U.S. emphasizes the importance of dialogue and constructive engagement to address differences and foster cooperation.

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