News Wire | August 10, 2023 Archive

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Presidential Candidate in Ecuador Is Assassinated During Rally

By José María León Cabrera, Julie Turkewitz and Genevieve Glatsky | The New York Times

A presidential candidate in Ecuador who had been outspoken about the link between organized crime and government officials was assassinated Wednesday evening at a political rally in the capital, just days before voting begins in an election that has been dominated by concerns over drug-related violence.

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Biden Orders Ban on New Investments in China’s Sensitive High-Tech Industries

By Peter Baker and David E. Sanger | The New York Times

President Biden escalated his confrontation with China on Wednesday by signing an executive order banning new American investment in key technology industries that could be used to enhance Beijing’s military capabilities, the latest in a series of moves putting more distance between the world’s two largest economies.

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