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U.S. Officials Grow More Concerned About Potential Action by China on Taiwan

By Edward Wong, David E. Sanger & Amy Qin | The New York Times

The Biden administration has grown increasingly anxious this summer about China’s statements and actions regarding Taiwan, with some officials fearing that Chinese leaders might try to move against the self-governing island over the next year and a half—perhaps by trying to cut off access to all or part of the Taiwan Strait, through which U.S. naval ships regularly pass.

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U.S. Offers Help to Link Armenia, Azerbaijan

AFP (free)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday offered U.S. assistance in building ties between Armenia and Azerbaijan, encouraging a permanent settlement between the adversaries two years after a Russian-brokered truce.

U.S. Senator Favors Ending Aid to Rwanda Over Human Rights Abuses

Al Jazeera

The chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations said he would place a hold on U.S. security assistance to Rwanda in Congress over concerns about the Rwandan government’s human rights record and role in the conflict in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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