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Here is an overview of international news.

Korean Peninsula

South Korea claims that North Korea fired a total of more than 10 missiles off its east and west coasts.

The launches came hours after North Korea issued a veiled threat to use nuclear weapons to make the United States and South Korea “pay the most horrific price in history” for their large-scale military exercises underway.

South Korea fired three missiles at North Korea’s maritime border, in response to what it called an “effective territorial invasion”.

Brazil

The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signaled its willingness to cede power, two days after losing the election to rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

There had been speculation the far-right incumbent could challenge the result based on the fact that he spent months saying the only way to lose Brazil’s presidential election was if it was rigged .

On Tuesday (Brazilian time), he gave a speech at the presidential palace, saying, “I have always played within the four lines of the constitution.”

However, he did not congratulate his opponent or concede explicitly.

Bolsonaro then had a private meeting with Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin.

After the meeting, Fachin made a video that aired on local media and quoted Bolsonaro saying, “It’s over. So let’s look ahead. »

United States

Former Democratic President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that “more people are going to be hurt” due to the erosion of basic civility and democratic standards, after the House speaker’s husband was attacked by a man brandishing a hammer.

“This growing habit of demonizing political opponents creates a dangerous climate,” Obama said, blaming elected officials who fail to reject violence, downplay it or inflame the situation with fiery rhetoric.

“If that’s the environment we’re creating, more people are going to get hurt.”

Ukraine

The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a vote on a resolution that would create a commission to investigate unfounded Russian allegations that Ukraine and the United States are carrying out “biological military” activities that violate the convention banning use of biological weapons.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the world to respond strongly to any Russian attempt to disrupt Ukraine’s grain export corridor.

A deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey in July had ensured safe passage for ships carrying grain and other fertilizer exports, but Russia pulled out of the deal over the weekend, saying that she could not guarantee the safety of civilian ships due to an attack on her black ship. Sea fleet.

With AP, Reuters

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