November 30, 2021 7:09 pm

Seesaw battle leads to second draw to open world chess title match

Both players had chances in the sharp struggle, but the result was a 58-move draw in the second game of the 14-game world chess championship match between titleholder Magnus Carlsen of Norway and challenger Ian Neponiachtchi of Russia Saturday in Dubai. After another tense draw in the match’s opening game, the result leaves both players…

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Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. envoy to Afghanistan under Trump and Biden, quits

Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran Afghan-born diplomat who was the point man for negotiations with the Taliban insurgency under both Presidents Trump and Biden, said Tuesday he was stepping down from his post, just weeks after the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul and the chaotic U.S. and allied military withdrawal from the country. Mr.…

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