News Wire | March 21, 2023 Archive

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Japan’s Prime Minister Becomes Latest G-7 Leader to Visit Ukraine

By Ben Dooley & Victoria Kim | The New York Times

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, becoming the latest leader of the Group of 7 nations to travel to the country as he seeks a more active role for Japan in international affairs.

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Macron Narrowly Overcomes No-Confidence Vote as Anger in France Intensifies

By Adam Taylor | The Washington Post

French President Emmanuel Macron’s fraught effort to raise France’s retirement age from 62 to 64 has pushed long-simmering political tensions past the point of crisis, prompting large-scale street protests that have escalated into violent clashes.

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