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China Goes on the Offensive in the Chip War

October 15, 2023

The Biden administration’s plan for the United States to control the future of computing was never going to be easy, but at least it was meant to be straightforward: a…

The U.S. Declares the Ousting of Niger’s President a Coup and Suspends Military Aid and Training

October 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday formally declared the ousting of Niger’s democratically elected president a coup d’etat, more than two months after mutinous soldiers seized power.

As Turkey Intensifies War on Kurdish Militants in Iraq, Civilians are Suffering

October 15, 2023

Seventeen-year-old Samir Saado was finishing his cleaning shift at the village medical centre when an airstrike hit the building. “I didn’t see anything other than dust and smoke,” said Saado,…

Pro-China Candidate Mohamed Muizzu Wins Maldives Presidential Vote

October 15, 2023

Opposition candidate Mohamed Muizzu has won the Maldives presidential election, beating incumbent President Ibrahim Solih in a second-round runoff that could herald a pro-China shift for the Indian Ocean archipelago…

Canada and the Netherlands take Syria to top UN court. They Accuse Damascus of Widespread Torture

October 15, 2023

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syria boycotted a hearing at the United Nations’ top court on Tuesday where the Netherlands and Canada accused Damascus of a years-long campaign of “institutionalized”…

With China’s Help, Indonesia Launches Southeast Asia’s First Bullet Train

October 15, 2023

Indonesia has launched Southeast Asia’s first-ever bullet train, a high-speed rail line that will connect two of its largest cities. The $7.3 billion project, part of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative…

Army Leaders See Latin America as Test Bed for Military Tech

October 15, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The work that U.S. Southern Command is best known for — counternarcotics — is only one challenge the often-overlooked theater faces. “You need to pause and understand…

NATO to Respond if Baltic Sea Pipeline Damage Deliberate – Alliance Chief

October 15, 2023

HELSINKI/BRUSSELS, Oct 11 (Reuters) – NATO will discuss damage to a gas pipeline and data cable running between member states Finland and Estonia, and will mount a “determined” response if…

Xi-Schumer Meeting Raises Hopes of Smoother U.S. – China Relations

October 15, 2023

Mr. Xi said there were “1,000 reasons” to make the relationship work. Earlier, the Senate majority leader had criticized Beijing for its response to the attack by Hamas in Israel.