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WASHINGTON -- A key U.S. Democratic senator on Wednesday unveiled a proposal to impose a new tax targeting around 700 billionaires to help pay for President Joe Biden's economic agenda amid opposition from moderate members of the party.

The proposal, released by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, would apply to U.S. taxpayers with more than 1 billion U.S. dollars in assets or more than 100 million dollars in income for three consecutive years. (U.S.-Income Tax)

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LISBON -- The Portuguese State Budget for 2022, presented by the Socialist Party (PS) government, was rejected by the Assembly of the Republic on Wednesday.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has threatened before the parliamentary debate that he would dissolve the parliament and call for early elections if the budget is rejected.

The Constitution of Portugal provides that early elections should take place within 60 days of dissolving of the parliament. (Portugal-Politics-Budget)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian urged U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday to show "serious will" to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement.

"Based on the statements made by U.S. officials in New York, we are assuming that Biden has good faith," Iran's chief diplomat said at a press conference on Wednesday evening. (Iran-Nuke Talks-FM)

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BISHKEK -- The victims of food poisoning in a popular chain of cafes Pizza Empire in the capital of Kyrgyzstan have grown to 282, local media reported on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of people who were poisoned in Pizza Empire chain of cafes reached 282, including 31 children, head of the food hygiene department of the Central State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service Makhamat Murzashev told Kabar News Agency. (Kyrgyzstan-Food Poisoning) Enditem

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