News Wire | August 14, 2023 Archive

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Far-Right Libertarian Wins Argentina’s Presidential Primary

By Jack Nicas, Natalie Alcoba and Lucía Cholakian Herrera | The New York Times

A far-right libertarian candidate, Javier Milei, 52, won Argentina’s open presidential primary election on Sunday, a surprising showing for a politician who wants to adopt the U.S. dollar as Argentina’s official currency and embraces comparisons to Donald Trump.

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Chinese Defense Minister to Visit Russia and Belarus in Show of Support Despite West’s Objections

Associated Press

Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu is visiting Russia and Belarus in a show of support for those nations which the West has sought to isolate over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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