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For Turkey’s Opposition, Defeating Erdogan Might Not Be Enough
Fernandez Is Attacking Argentina’s Courts Instead of Its Problems
A Defiant Macron Finds Himself Perfectly Alone
Protests in Kenya and South Africa Are About More Than the Cost of Living
The U.S. Shouldn’t Write Off Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control
The ICC Arrest Warrant for Putin Could Do More Harm Than Good
U.S. Says Taiwan President Is Just Passing Through. China’s Not Amused
By Meaghan Tobin & Vic Chiang | The Washington Post
Hours before President Tsai Ing-wen’s departure from Taipei, Beijing threatened retribution if she followed through on an expected meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California while on her return journey through the United States from Central America.
More from WPR: Waiting for Tsai’s Departure Won’t Solve China’s ‘Taiwan Problem’
U.S.-Israel Tensions Over Judicial Overhaul Burst Into Open
By Isabel Kershner | The New York Times
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel responded defiantly Wednesday to sharp criticism from President Biden over his government’s contentious judicial overhaul plan, declaring that Israel was “a sovereign country” that would make its own decisions.
More from WPR: The U.S.-Israel Relationship Is Special, but Not Indestructible
U.S. to Withhold Nuclear Data From Russia in Escalation of Tensions
By James Politi & Max Seddon | Financial Times
The U.S. has told Russia it would not provide Moscow with nuclear data that is meant to be exchanged twice a year under the New Start treaty after Russia suspended its participation in the agreement.
Mike Pence Must Testify Before Grand Jury in Donald Trump Probe, Judge Rules
By Lauren Fedor & Stefania Palma | Financial Times
Mike Pence must testify to a grand jury about conversations he had with Donald Trump relating to the former president’s attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Biden Starts Democracy Summit With $690 Million Pledge for Programs
By Aamer Madhani | Associated Press (free)
President Joe Biden is opening his second Summit for Democracy with a pledge for the U.S. to spend $690 million bolstering democracy programs around the globe.
Peru Prosecutors Probe President, Ex-President for Alleged Money Laundering
Peruvian prosecutors are investigating President Dina Boluarte and former president Pedro Castillo for allegedly laundering money as part of a criminal organization, the attorney general’s office said on Twitter on Tuesday.
More from WPR: Peru’s Challenge Runs Deeper Than the Current Crisis
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