September 22, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.U.S. President Joe Biden has met separately with the leaders of Britain and Australia, pledging to boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. The meetings on Tuesday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison followed an announcement last week by the three countries of AUKUS, their new partnership.
2.The Taliban, which recently took power in Afghanistan, have reportedly asked the United Nations to allow their foreign minister to represent the country and deliver a speech at the U.N. General Assembly that is currently being held in New York.
3.The head of the United Nations has used the world’s largest diplomatic gathering to sound an alarm. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lectured leaders at the U.N. General Assembly about their responses to the pandemic and climate change. He said the world is on the edge of an abyss and people need to wake up.