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Canada Landslides Leave 1 Dead, 2 Missing, Port’s Rail Access Cut

The port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest, said on Tuesday that all rail access had been cut by floods and landslides farther east that killed at least one person and left two others missing.Two days of torrential rain across the Pacific province of Brit…

Russia Rejects Accusations Its Space Weapons Test Endangers ISS Astronauts

Russian officials on Tuesday rejected accusations that they endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station by conducting a weapons test that created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk.U.S. officials on Monday accused Russia of destroyin…

US Congress Restarts Push for China Legislation by Year’s End

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are renewing a push to pass legislation that would boost U.S. competition with China, amid rising concerns about the global supply chain.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday the long-stalled U.S. Innovation and Co…

AU Sets Up Nairobi Situation Room to Help Africa Mitigate Disasters

With the Earth becoming warmer and weather events more extreme, the African Union has set up a disaster operation center in Nairobi to help monitor major hazards and provide regional early warnings for drought, floods, extreme rainfall, food insecurity…

US Retail Sales Surged in October

U.S. retail sales surged in October, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday, in a signal that at least at the start of the annual holiday shopping season, consumers were not scared off by sharply increasing prices.Retail sales increased 1.7% last mon…