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Analysis: French split is a blow to rebuilding Biden’s China-focused alliance
European capitals celebrated US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit in June, as President’s top diplomat Joe Biden made French jokes in Paris, posed for selfies with young French people and spoke at length about the revitalization transatlantic relations. It was a breath of fresh air after four years of former President Donald Trump’s brash “America First” administration, during which US ties with Europe shifted from crisis to crisis. another in the midst of political decisions that have often blinded European countries.
Beginning of the first “patriotic” elections in Hong Kong
Fewer than 5,000 Hong Kongers mostly from pro-establishment circles vote Sunday for candidates approved as loyal to Beijing, which will choose the city’s next Chinese-backed ruler. Pro-democracy candidates are almost absent from Hong Kong’s first election since Beijing overhauled the city’s electoral system to ensure that “only the patriots” rule China’s freest city.
Australia made “huge mistake” by canceling submarine deal, says French envoy
Australia made a “huge” diplomatic error by abandoning a multibillion-dollar order for French submarines in favor of an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, the envoy said on Saturday. from France to Canberra. Canberra announced Thursday that it would end its 2016 agreement with the French naval group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with US and UK technology after entering into a partnership of trilateral security nL1N2QH2X7.
Navalny allies accuse YouTube, Telegram of censorship in Russian election
Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Saturday accused YouTube and Telegram of censorship after the video platform and messaging app restricted access to their anti-government voting recommendations for parliamentary elections in Russia. Navalny’s allies on Friday already accused Alphabet’s Google and Apple of caving under pressure from the Kremlin after companies pulled an app from their stores that activists had hoped to use against the ruling party in the election.
Trudeau warns of division of votes in close election in Canada
With the Canadian election in a deadlock two days before the September 20 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival have pleaded with supporters to stay the course and avoid voting divisions that could give their opponent the victory. The pair campaigned in the same seat-rich Toronto area on Saturday as they tried to push back voter defections to the left-wing New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Populist People’s Party of Canada (PPC), both of which are up in the polls.
SpaceX capsule with world’s first fully civilian orbital crew crashes down off Florida
The newly created quartet of citizen astronauts including the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission splashed safely in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew ever to launch into Earth orbit. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, was parachuted into calm seas around 7 p.m. EDT, shortly before sunset, after an automated re-entry descent, SpaceX showed in a live webcast broadcast on its channel. Youtube.
Some Afghan girls return to school, others face anxious wait
Some Afghan girls returned to primary schools on Saturday with gender-segregated classes, but older girls faced an anxious wait without any clarification as to whether and when they could return to secondary school. Most schools in the capital Kabul have been closed since the Taliban took over the city just over a month ago.
Bandits release 10 students kidnapped two months ago from Nigerian school
Bandits have freed 10 other students kidnapped two months ago from a Baptist school in northwest Nigeria, the school administrator told Reuters on Saturday. The Reverend John Hayab, administrator of Bethel Baptist High School, said 21 students at the school remained in captivity. He said an undisclosed ransom was paid to release eight students while two others were released due to health concerns.
Japanese prime minister candidates deny watering down opinions on hot issues to attract votes
Two of the candidates vying for Japan’s next prime minister on Saturday denied toning down their positions on nuclear power and gender issues to gain Tory support in a close ruling party leadership election this month -this. The winner of the September 29 contest to lead the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is almost certain to succeed Yoshihide Suga as the country’s next prime minister, as the party holds a majority in the lower house.
Australian police clash with anti-containment protesters and arrest nearly 270
Australian police on Saturday arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney during unauthorized anti-containment rallies and several police officers were injured in clashes with protesters. Victoria Police said six officers had to be hospitalized. Several policemen were thrown to the ground and trampled on, police said and shown television footage.
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