News Wire | Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

In Dramatic Shift, Right-Wing Bloc Wins Slim Majority in Sweden

By Christina Anderson & Isabella Kwai | The New York Times

Sweden’s right-wing parties combined to win a remarkable, if slim, election victory Wednesday, buoyed by surging support for a far-right nationalist party, the Sweden Democrats, an electoral convulsion expected to shake national politics and likely end eight years of rule by the center-left.

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Putin Meets With Xi, Aiming to Display Russia-China Ties

The New York Times

The leaders are meeting in Uzbekistan at a time of increasing animosity with the West. In the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, Russian missiles damaged a dam.

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