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September 28, 2020

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September 28, 2020
Mali’s interim President Bah Ndaw has named former Malian Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane as prime minister. The appointment on Sunday opens the way for the country’s neighbours to lift sanctions imposed after its August military coup.

Togo Prime Minister and Government Resign

By The Editors | Al Jazeera
Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government have resigned, in an expected political reshuffle delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The move late on Friday was anticipated since President Faure Gnassingbe was re-elected in February for a fourth term in office after a constitutional change allowed him to run again. Keep Reading

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September 28, 2020
Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police, the Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday.

Asia-Pacific

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September 28, 2020

Xi Says China Will Continue Efforts to Assimilate Muslims in Xinjiang

By Chun Han Wong | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared success in his approach to governing the region of Xinjiang, signaling no letup in the Communist Party’s forceful campaign to assimilate millions of ethnic Muslims on the country’s northwestern frontier.
China’s capital Beijing will protect whistleblowers who disclose information about public health emergencies, it said on Sunday, part of the country’s efforts to fix some of the systemic faults that hindered its initial response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

From Cars to Jewelry, China’s Shoppers Are Spending Again

By Keith Bradsher | The New York Times
Big crowds at places like the Beijing auto show are a sign of good news for a world mired in recession. But China needs its less affluent to spend more before its growth engine can return to full speed.

Europe

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September 28, 2020
France’s centre-right Les Republicains party was on course to maintain its majority in the Senate after Sunday’s vote, while President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party avoided mishap 18 months away from a general election.
The suspect in the stabbing of two people outside the former Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has confessed and said his attack was directed at the publication because it printed cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad, a French judicial official said on Saturday.

Middle East & North Africa

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September 28, 2020
Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem late Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases.

United States

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September 28, 2020

U.S. Tells Iraq It’s Planning to Pull Out of Baghdad Embassy

By Louisa Loveluck, Missy Ryan and John Hudson | Washington Post
The United States has told the Iraqi government and its diplomatic partners that it's planning a full withdrawal from its embassy in Baghdad unless Iraq reins in attacks on personnel linked to the American presence there — a move that Iraqi officials said caught them by surprise.

The Americas

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September 28, 2020
Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police, the Attorney General’s Office announced Saturday.

Europe

News

September 28, 2020
France’s centre-right Les Republicains party was on course to maintain its majority in the Senate after Sunday’s vote, while President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party avoided mishap 18 months away from a general election.
The suspect in the stabbing of two people outside the former Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has confessed and said his attack was directed at the publication because it printed cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad, a French judicial official said on Saturday.

Africa

News

September 28, 2020
Mali’s interim President Bah Ndaw has named former Malian Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane as prime minister. The appointment on Sunday opens the way for the country’s neighbours to lift sanctions imposed after its August military coup.

Togo Prime Minister and Government Resign

By The Editors | Al Jazeera
Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government have resigned, in an expected political reshuffle delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The move late on Friday was anticipated since President Faure Gnassingbe was re-elected in February for a fourth term in office after a constitutional change allowed him to run again. Keep Reading

Middle East & North Africa

News

September 28, 2020
Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem late Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases.

U.S. Tells Iraq It’s Planning to Pull Out of Baghdad Embassy

By Louisa Loveluck, Missy Ryan and John Hudson | Washington Post
The United States has told the Iraqi government and its diplomatic partners that it's planning a full withdrawal from its embassy in Baghdad unless Iraq reins in attacks on personnel linked to the American presence there — a move that Iraqi officials said caught them by surprise.

Asia-Pacific

News

September 28, 2020

Xi Says China Will Continue Efforts to Assimilate Muslims in Xinjiang

By Chun Han Wong | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared success in his approach to governing the region of Xinjiang, signaling no letup in the Communist Party’s forceful campaign to assimilate millions of ethnic Muslims on the country’s northwestern frontier.
China’s capital Beijing will protect whistleblowers who disclose information about public health emergencies, it said on Sunday, part of the country’s efforts to fix some of the systemic faults that hindered its initial response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

From Cars to Jewelry, China’s Shoppers Are Spending Again

By Keith Bradsher | The New York Times
Big crowds at places like the Beijing auto show are a sign of good news for a world mired in recession. But China needs its less affluent to spend more before its growth engine can return to full speed.

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