News Wire | Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

China and Saudi Arabia Sign Strategic Partnership as Xi Visits Kingdom

By Vivian Nereim | The New York Times

Saudi Arabia and China signed a strategic partnership agreement Thursday during a visit by the Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the kingdom, underlining the growing ties between Beijing and a longstanding American ally that is seeking greater self-reliance.

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New Peru President Vows to Finish Term, Others Want Election

By Franklin Briceño | Associated Press (free)

Peru’s first female president is pushing to cement her hold on power, saying she expects to complete the term of her ousted predecessor and buck the trend of presidential failures blighting the Andean nation.

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