The Wait

Russia postponed arms-control talks with the United States this week, a worrying delay amid tense relations between the two nuclear powers following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, NBC News reported. The two nations were set to meet in the Egyptian capital of Cairo Tuesday with the aim...

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Extraordinary Times

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to invoke never-before-used emergency powers to handle the large trucker protests that gridlocked the capital and blocked key crossings earlier this year, the BBC reported. Trudeau told officials at a hearing by the Public Order Emergency Commission, which...

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Small Strides

The Venezuelan government and opposition politicians agreed this week to create a United Nations-managed fund to finance programs for the country’s poor, as both sides are holding talks to resolve the ongoing crisis in the South American nation, the Associated Press reported. Signed in Mexico’s capital,...

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The Black Gold

Ghana is planning to buy oil with gold rather than its US dollar reserves, a move aimed at tackling the West African country’s dwindling currency reserves as it grapples with economic upheaval, Reuters reported. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said the new policy “will fundamentally change our...

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Zero Patience

Thousands of people took to the streets of major Chinese cities over the weekend to protest the government’s strict and costly “zero-Covid” policy, a very rare display of anger in China where authorities are swift in cracking down on dissent, CNN reported. Demonstrations initially began Friday...

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Musical Chairs

Peruvian Prime Minister Anibal Torres resigned last week after just nine months in office, the fourth leader to quit in the 16 months since the election of leftist President Pedro Castillo, amid ongoing disputes between him and the opposition-held congress that have deepened Peru’s political...

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New Beginnings

Malaysia’s king appointed anti-graft politician and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister Thursday, ending the political deadlock that had gripped the multi-ethnic country following weekend elections that produced the nation’s first hung parliament, CNBC reported. Anwar’s appointment came after a meeting between state-level rulers and...

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Cruising On

Kosovo and Serbia reached an agreement this week to end a long-running dispute over vehicle license plates, which had prompted fears over a potential ethnic conflict breaking out again in the Balkans, Al Jazeera reported Thursday. Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, announced the agreement...

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Show Me The Money

Chinese workers clashed with police at the world’s largest iPhone factory after demonstrations erupted at the assembly plant of 200,000 workers in central China, which has been subject to severe Covid-19 restrictions for weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Videos circulating on workers’ chat groups...

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A Sure Thing

The party of incumbent President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo won Equatorial Guinea’s elections this week in a landslide victory that cements the aging president’s place as the world’s longest-ruling leader, VICE reported. Preliminary results of Sunday’s general elections showed the ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea...

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The Standoff

Malaysia’s king will pick the country’s next prime minister after Saturday’s general elections produced a hung parliament, Reuters reported Tuesday. The monarch, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, said the decision came after the two main contenders did not secure a majority in parliament. He added that...

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