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Biden to withdraw his ATF head nominee due to congressional opposition – Reports

Biden to withdraw his ATF head nominee due to congressional opposition – Reports

Washington, Sep 9 (UNI/Sputnik) The Biden administration plans to withdraw its nominee to head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) David Chipman because of strong opposition against him from both parties in the Congress, the Washington Post said on Thursday citing two sources familiar with the matter.
The report did not provide additional details on the possible decision but noted that the White House declined to comment.
US President Joe Biden nominated Chipman, famous as a long-time gun control advocate, to lead the ATF in April as a part of his larger program to combat gun violence. Commenting then on his pick, Biden called gun violence in the US an epidemic.

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Russia not considering official recognition of Taliban, says Lavrov

Russia not considering official recognition of Taliban, says Lavrov

20 Oct 2021 | 1:13 PM

Sochi, Oct 20 (UNI) Ahead of the Moscow Format talks being held today, with participation of India, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Russia is not considering any possibility of official recognition of the Taliban.

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Pakistan records 554 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths

20 Oct 2021 | 1:00 PM

Islamabad, Oct 20 (UNI/Xinhua) Pakistan added 554 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday.

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Taliban to ask for economic, political support at Moscow Format

Taliban to ask for economic, political support at Moscow Format

20 Oct 2021 | 12:37 PM

Moscow, Oct 20 (UNI) Ahead of the Moscow Format talks on Afghanistan today, the Taliban delegation said they will ask for economic and political support from the participating countries, including India.

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'You're only as old as you feel': Queen Elizabeth refuses Oldie of the Year award

20 Oct 2021 | 12:17 PM

London, Oct 20 (UNI) Queen Elizabeth II has declined 'Oldie of the Year' award, saying "you are only as old as you feel".

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Greek Foreign Minister to visit Oman on Wednesday - Athens

Greek Foreign Minister to visit Oman on Wednesday - Athens

20 Oct 2021 | 12:11 PM

Muscat, Oct 20 (UNI/Sputnik) Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias is set to visit Oman on Wednesday, where he will meet with high-level state officials and sign a number of bilateral agreements, the Greek foreign ministry said.

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