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September 27, 2021

U.S. Agrees to Release Huawei Executive in Case That Strained Ties With China

By David E. Sanger, Dan Bilefsky & Katie Benner | The New York Times (free)

The Justice Department reached an agreement Friday clearing the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China after admitting some wrongdoing in a sanctions violation case, removing one major irritant between the two superpowers.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates along with the U.S. special envoy to Yemen, the White House National Security Council said Monday.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

Africa

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September 27, 2021

Mozambicans Return to Uncertain Future After Islamists Pushed Back

By Baz Ratner & Shafiek Tassiem | Reuters

Rwandan forces will help secure and rebuild areas of northern Mozambique destroyed by an Islamist insurgency, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame said Friday, as Mozambican officials began encouraging civilians to return to the gas-rich region.

The Americas

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September 27, 2021

Venezuela Talks Suspended in Mexico City

By Fabiola Sánchez | Associated Press (free)

The latest round of negotiations between Venezuela’s government and the country’s opposition were suspended Friday when the government’s delegates failed to appear in Mexico City.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

Asia-Pacific

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September 27, 2021

The Royal Navy said a British warship was sailing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a rare voyage by a non-U.S. military vessel through the sensitive waterway that is likely to strain ties with Beijing.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

Europe

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September 27, 2021

Social Democrats Win German Election by Slimmest of Margins

By Melissa Eddy, Katrin Bennhold & Christopher F. Schuetze | The New York Times

As Germany’s election results came into sharper focus Monday, no party won decisive majority but the loser was clear: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats.

Serbia-Kosovo Border Tensions Escalate

By Marton Dunai | Financial Times

Tensions escalated along the disputed Kosovo-Serbia border at the weekend as ethnic Serbs set a government office ablaze and hurled hand grenades at another, in protest over a ban on cars with Serbian license plates entering Kosovo.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

Middle East & North Africa

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September 27, 2021

Israeli Troops Kill Five Palestinians in West Bank Gunbattles

By Ilan Ben Zion | Associated Press (free)

Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded.

United States

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September 27, 2021

U.S. Agrees to Release Huawei Executive in Case That Strained Ties With China

By David E. Sanger, Dan Bilefsky & Katie Benner | The New York Times (free)

The Justice Department reached an agreement Friday clearing the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China after admitting some wrongdoing in a sanctions violation case, removing one major irritant between the two superpowers.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates along with the U.S. special envoy to Yemen, the White House National Security Council said Monday.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

The Americas

News

September 27, 2021

Venezuela Talks Suspended in Mexico City

By Fabiola Sánchez | Associated Press (free)

The latest round of negotiations between Venezuela’s government and the country’s opposition were suspended Friday when the government’s delegates failed to appear in Mexico City.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

Europe

News

September 27, 2021

Social Democrats Win German Election by Slimmest of Margins

By Melissa Eddy, Katrin Bennhold & Christopher F. Schuetze | The New York Times

As Germany’s election results came into sharper focus Monday, no party won decisive majority but the loser was clear: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats.

Serbia-Kosovo Border Tensions Escalate

By Marton Dunai | Financial Times

Tensions escalated along the disputed Kosovo-Serbia border at the weekend as ethnic Serbs set a government office ablaze and hurled hand grenades at another, in protest over a ban on cars with Serbian license plates entering Kosovo.

The Royal Navy said a British warship was sailing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a rare voyage by a non-U.S. military vessel through the sensitive waterway that is likely to strain ties with Beijing.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

Africa

News

September 27, 2021

Mozambicans Return to Uncertain Future After Islamists Pushed Back

By Baz Ratner & Shafiek Tassiem | Reuters

Rwandan forces will help secure and rebuild areas of northern Mozambique destroyed by an Islamist insurgency, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame said Friday, as Mozambican officials began encouraging civilians to return to the gas-rich region.

Middle East & North Africa

News

September 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates along with the U.S. special envoy to Yemen, the White House National Security Council said Monday.

Israeli Troops Kill Five Palestinians in West Bank Gunbattles

By Ilan Ben Zion | Associated Press (free)

Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded.

Asia-Pacific

News

September 27, 2021

U.S. Agrees to Release Huawei Executive in Case That Strained Ties With China

By David E. Sanger, Dan Bilefsky & Katie Benner | The New York Times (free)

The Justice Department reached an agreement Friday clearing the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China after admitting some wrongdoing in a sanctions violation case, removing one major irritant between the two superpowers.

The Royal Navy said a British warship was sailing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, a rare voyage by a non-U.S. military vessel through the sensitive waterway that is likely to strain ties with Beijing.

Opinion

September 27, 2021

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