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U.S. and G-7 Allies Detail Infrastructure Plan to Challenge China

By Alex Leary & Tarini Parti | The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. and allies Sunday laid out plans to invest hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects in developing countries in an attempt to challenge autocracies and address a similar program by China.

U.S. and Allies Launch Initiative to Help Pacific Island Nations

By Demetri Sevastopulo | Financial Times

The U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Japan have launched a fresh initiative to help Pacific Island nations, in an effort to increase their presence in a maritime region that is increasingly targeted by China.

South Africa Reels From Mysterious Deaths of at Least 21 in Nightclub

By Jennifer Hassan | The Washington Post

Police in South Africa are investigating the deaths of at least 21 young people whose bodies were found inside a nightclub in the city of East London over the weekend—with no immediately apparent cause

Ecuador President Announces Fuel Price Cut Amid Days of Protests

By The Editors | Al Jazeera (free)

Ecuador’s president has announced a cut in petrol prices amid two weeks of anti-government protests against the soaring cost of living in the country.

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