News Wire | Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022

U.S., Taiwan to Begin Formal Trade Talks Amid Pelosi Visit’s Fallout

By Eva Dou & Lyric Li | The Washington Post

The United States and Taiwan said they are set to begin formal trade negotiations, as Washington shows its support for the island democracy facing Beijing’s ire for hosting high-ranking U.S. congressional delegations.

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Hosts Talks With U.N. Chief, Turkey Leader

By Derek Gatopoulos & Suzan Fraser | Associated Press (free)

As a potential power broker, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will use his first visit to Ukraine since the war started nearly six months ago to seek ways to expand the export of grain from Europe’s breadbasket to the world’s needy. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will use his visit to focus on containing the volatile situation at a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant.

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