News Wire | July 28, 2023 Archive

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African Leaders Press Putin on Grain Deal and Peace Plan for Ukraine

By Mark Trevelyan | Reuters

African leaders pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to move ahead with their peace plan to end the Ukraine war and renew a deal on the export of Ukrainian grain that Moscow tore up last week.

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Bolivia Is the Latest South American Nation to Use China’s Yuan for Trade in Challenge to Dollar

By Carlos Valdez and Daniel Politi | Associated Press

Bolivia is now using the yuan to pay for imports and exports, becoming the latest country in South America to regularly use the Chinese currency in a small but growing challenge to the hegemony of the U.S. dollar for international financial transactions in the region.

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