News Wire | September 1, 2023 Archive

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Xi Planning to Skip G-20 Summit While China-India Tensions Mount


Tensions between China and India—the world’s two most populous countries—already threaten to prevent G-20 leaders from issuing a joint communique for the first time since the forum was created in 1999, according to separate people familiar with the situation. Xi’s non-attendance would be a further blow for the host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Putin Moves to Seize Control of Wagner’s Mercenary Empire


A Defense Ministry-affiliated armed contractor is poised to assume charge of Wagner’s operations in the Central African Republic, said a person close to the Defense Ministry and two others close to the private military firm, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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