US President Joe Biden plans to send a high-level delegation to Taipei after the election in Taiwan on Saturday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the first spot bitcoin exchange traded funds, and the Iran-backed militant group known as the Houthis are stepping up its attacks in the Red Sea.

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