U.S. abolishes Afghanistan airlift
A U.S. drone strike in Kabul yesterday was an explosion that officials said was an “imminent ISIS-K threat” to the airport three days after the bomb killed about 170 civilians and 13 U.S. military personnel. Blowed up a loaded vehicle. Afghans said the drone strike killed many civilians, including children.
With the impending deadline for President Biden’s withdrawal from the military on Tuesday, the United States is shifting its focus from civilian evacuation to military return. About 300 American citizens remain in Afghanistan. The US-led coalition told Afghans waiting to be shipped abroad that the airlift was over for them.
The Taliban reportedly assured the United States and 97 other countries that Afghans with proper travel documents would be allowed to leave after the departure of US troops, but rebels have reportedly in the past. Rejecting the promise, their leaders were always out of control of the fighters. Believers on earth.
refugees: Almost 100 countries have promised to accept Afghan refugees. But for tens of thousands of people who have fled and are now stuck in a flood of processing centers, an uncertain future awaits.
analysis: Biden argued that he had to withdraw under the contract he had inherited from Donald Trump. But were there other options?
First person: My colleague Mujib Mashal, who grew up in Kabul, said on the last day of his life in the Taliban-free capital of Afghanistan, “I knew everyone here, but the era of hope is nearing its end. I knew that I was doing it. ” ..
EU reintroduces travel ban to US
The EU today removes the United States from the “safe list” of countries where residents can travel to blocks in 27 countries without quarantine or inspection restrictions after a surge in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in recent weeks.
Member States are advised to reintroduce restrictions on non-essential US visitors. Most European countries reopened their borders with Americans in June, hoping that American tourism would help the industry recover. The United States did not obey it and elicited anger from Europeans and their leaders.
detail: Other countries that are expected to be removed from the safety list include Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia.
In numbers: The EU’s “safe list” requires less than 75 new cases per 100,000 people per day in the last 14 days. This is well below the infection rate in the United States. About 64% of EU residents have been vaccinated at least once. 60% in the US
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French authorities have been trying to outlaw strong American hybrid grapes for 87 years. But climate change and natural wine movements are empowering rebellious winemakers. In the above, winemakers are examining the Clinton vines, a vine variety that has been banned in France since 1934.
“France is a great wine country,” said one winemaker. “To stay one, we have to be open. We can’t stick to what we already know.”
Art and ideas
“As I had never done before”
Sally Rooney’s first two books, “Conversations with Friends” and “Ordinary People,” made her more famous than she liked. In her latest “Beautiful World, Where Are You,” released on September 7, she asked herself what a novel is and why she’s picking up another novel, Lauren Kristensen reports.
Since the release of 2017’s debut “Conversations With Friends” and the Booker Prize-winning “Ordinary People” in 2018, 30-year-old Rooney has become a best-selling author whose popularity somehow surpasses the book itself.Her name is simple shorthand For a particular cultural sensibility, even for those who haven’t read the words she wrote.
Her first two novels, both written in her twenties, almost overflowed from her. “It’s a bad idea to remove it from the top of your head,” she said. “But I didn’t think. What is the voice? What is the protagonist? It’s so natural that, as I wrote, all those questions answered myself. . “
By the time I arrived in New York in 2019 and joined the Fellowship at the New York Public Library, I was worried that the pressure would increase and I would never write again. “Wait, how do you write one of these?” She asked herself. “It was like I’ve never done it before!”
Learn more about Rooney’s process.
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What to cook
Make this super-summer caprese appetizer with plenty of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and roasted peppers.
What to read
Joe Hamia’s debut novel, Three Rooms, follows a well-educated young woman fighting for financial stability in modern London.