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UN and Afghanistan’s Taliban, figuring out how to interact

It’s been little more than a month since Kalashnikov-toting Taliban fighters in their signature heavy beards, hightop sneakers and shalwar kameezes descended on the Afghan capital and cemented their takeover.…

China’s Xi warns of ‘grim’ situation with Taiwan

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that relations between Beijing and Taipei were “grim” on Sunday, urging the island’s main opposition party to help seek “unification of the country.” China views…

Facebook and Ray-Ban’s Stories smart sunglasses solve one problem — but they have serious privacy implications

Any time I go to a birthday party, on vacation, or to a concert, I pull out my smartphone to snap off a few dozen photos. And while I love…

China needs to cut coal at home too for world to reach Paris climate goal

China made a big splash at the United Nations General Assembly, with President Xi Jinping announcing the country would stop building new coal plants abroad, which, if fulfilled, would cut…

the Biden insider at the center of the Afghanistan crisis

Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP On the afternoon of 30 August, a White House aide brought a note into the Oval Office confirming that the last US military plane had left Afghan…

Is the Canon 85mm F1.2 FD SSC Aspherical Worth $23,000?

I don’t know a single photographer who wouldn’t go crazy for an 85mm f1.2 lens. But some just seem incredibly expensive. And that’s what’s making us scratch our heads about…