News Wire | February 3, 2023 Archive

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Pentagon Says It Detected a Chinese Spy Balloon Hovering Over Montana

By Helene Cooper | The New York Times (free)

The United States has detected what it says is a Chinese surveillance balloon that has been hovering over the northwestern United States, the Pentagon said Thursday, a discovery that comes days before Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Beijing.

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Bolsonaro Attended Meeting About Plot to Keep Him in Power, Senator Says

By Constance Malleret | The Guardian (free)

A close ally of Jair Bolsonaro has turned against Brazil’s former president, claiming that an aide to the far-right leader tried to “coerce” him into joining a conspiracy to annul the October elections and keep Bolsonaro in power.

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