By David Sheppard | Financial Times (free)
The UAE is likely to support substantial oil production cuts proposed by Saudi Arabia and Russia at Wednesday’s Opec+ meeting in a blow to U.S. efforts to try to stop the deal.
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By Manuel Rueda | Associated Press (free)
Delegates of Colombia’s government and the nation’s largest remaining guerrilla group met Tuesday and announced that they will restart peace talks that were suspended in 2018.
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By Paul Sonne | The Washington Post (free)
Russian President Vladimir Putin is betting that an impending infusion of drafted troops can change the dynamic on the battlefield in Ukraine, but analysts say he is losing time, as his military operation succumbs further to Ukrainian advances and shows signs that it needs more than just raw personnel to regain the initiative.
By Edward Wong & John Ismay | The New York Times (free)
American officials are intensifying efforts to build a giant stockpile of weapons in Taiwan after studying recent naval and air force exercises by the Chinese military around the island, according to current and former officials.
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By Demetri Sevastopulo, Richard Waters & Kathrin Hille | Financial Times
The U.S. is preparing to introduce sweeping export controls in an effort to slow Chinese efforts to obtain semiconductors and chipmaking equipment for supercomputers and other military-related applications.
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