News Wire | September 11, 2023 Archive

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G20 Summit Agrees on Words but Struggles on Action

By YP Rajesh and Krishn Kaushik | Reuters

The Group of 20 major economies reached a hard-fought compromise over the war in Ukraine and papered over other key differences in a summit declaration at the weekend, presenting few concrete achievements in its core remit of responses to global financial issues.

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Biden Forges Deeper Ties With Vietnam as China’s Ambition Mounts

By Peter Baker and Katie Rogers | The New York Times

During a landmark visit to Hanoi by the American president, Vietnam’s Communist Party leadership formally raised the country’s ties to the United States to the highest level in Hanoi’s diplomatic hierarchy, equivalent to those it has with Russia and China. Mr. Biden said the breakthrough was “the beginning of even a greater era of cooperation” a half-century after American troops withdrew.

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