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The BRICS Group Announces New Members, Expanding Its Reach

In a win for China, the five-nation BRICS club of emerging economies that came together to tilt the international order away from the West announced plans Thursday to expand its membership, feeding concerns about a growing global divide. The group said that Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia had been

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Medical Group Backs Youth Gender Treatments, but Calls for Research Review

The American Academy of Pediatrics backed gender-related treatments for children on Thursday, reaffirming its position from 2018 on a medical approach that has since been banned in 19 states. But the influential group of doctors also took an extra step of commissioning a systematic review of medical research on the treatments, following similar efforts in

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Business

With Climate Panel as a Beacon, Global Group Takes on Misinformation

Two years ago, at a virtual gathering organized by the Nobel Foundation, Sheldon Himelfarb outlined the idea that the world’s leading scholars should join forces to study misinformation the way that scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change documented the global effect of carbon emissions. That new group gathered for its official introduction in

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U.S.-Led Group Nations Will Meet Month-to-month to Plan Ukraine Help

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, GERMANY — After a daylong convention of greater than 40 nations serving to Ukraine with navy and humanitarian help, U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III stated comparable high-level conferences will probably be held every month going ahead to react rapidly to the altering nature of Russia’s conflict on Ukraine. “We’re going

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