World events 10.
Cyber attacks.The US is deepening intelligence cooperation with countries across Asia — from India and Japan to Australia and South Korea — as it looks to counter Beijing’s sophisticated spying apparatus and blunt its cyber attacks.To see important ads, turn off your ad blocker! Article continued below:
A US government shutdown in mid-November is increasingly likely following the toppling of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The move by eight ultra-conservative dissidents has unleashed fury among the broad swath of Republicans who supported McCarthy and worsened an intra-party conflict in the chamber.
World events 10, phone calls.
Regular phone calls might encourage Vladimir Putin to think better of invading Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron used to think. These days he’s wielding greater influence across Europe through a series of quieter partnerships, and as European Union leaders gather in Granada, Spain, today, he’ll be advancing the heavyweight position he’s long believed he should have.
Ripping up the UK’s flagship rail project yesterday wasn’t enough for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Desperate to be seen as an agent of change after 13 years that have made his Conservative Party deeply unpopular, and with an election due by January 2025, he took aim at the records of predecessors dating back almost to Margaret Thatcher.
World events 10, peace summit.
Turkey is working to build support for a peace summit Ukraine wants to hold later this year, sources say. The third international gathering of national security advisers is tentatively scheduled in Istanbul, following similar gatherings in Denmark in June and in Saudi Arabia in August.
Germany plans to supply additional air defenses for Ukraine to help protect grain shipments from potential Russian attacks, sources say.
Labour leader Keir Starmer faces a critical test of his chances of becoming UK prime minister today, when a vote in Scotland will give an indication of his party’s ability to win key districts.
Former US President Donald Trump raised $45.5 million in the third quarter as he capitalized on publicity from four indictments and a Georgia jail mugshot as major fundraising moments.
World events 10, Football.
Money talks in football, especially the World Cup, the world’s most-watched sporting event. Gas-rich Qatar — a nation with little prior footballing tradition — last year became the first Middle Eastern state to host the finals.
Saudi Arabia, which is splurging money on the game, is taking an early lead in the race to host the 2034 tournament. There is speculation over potential bids by Australia-New Zealand and by China, whose president, Xi Jinping, is a known fan.
Spreading football’s appeal is hard to challenge. But the danger is that money and politics are allowed to trump the passion of the beautiful game.
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