News Wire | February 2, 2023 Archive

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U.S. to Boost Military Role in the Philippines in Push to Counter China

By Sui-Lee Wee | The New York Times (free)

The United States is increasing its military presence in the Philippines, gaining access to four more sites and strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s role as a key strategic partner for Washington in the event of a conflict with China over Taiwan.

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In Visit to Wartime Kyiv, EU Sells ‘European Dream’ That Remains Distant

By Emily Rauhala | The Washington Post

Ukrainian officials have a long list of requests for their European allies this week: fighter jets and other heavy weaponry to fend off a looming Russian offensive, European Union membership within a few years, legal mechanisms to hold Russians to account,and a plan to use seized Russian assets for reconstruction.

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