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Global Reads. Azerbaijan started military operations to take control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the most serious escalation since a war with neighboring Armenia killed thousands three years ago.To see important ads, turn off your ad blocker! Article continued below:
China’s top diplomat pledged to strengthen his country’s “strategic coordination” with Russia ahead of Vladimir Putin’s expected meeting with President Xi Jinping.
China has been Russia’s biggest backer since its invasion of Ukraine, offering both economic and diplomatic support.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is set to meet with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, tomorrow in one of the most anticipated encounters of this week’s United Nations General Assembly.
Zelenskiy is looking to rally support from the leader of a major economy who has so far refused to pick sides over Russia’s invasion.
Pedro Sanchez’s attempt to court separatist parties in his bid to win another term as Spanish prime minister has run into trouble after several European Union countries expressed reservations about a proposal to add Catalan to a list of the bloc’s official languages.
The request comes as Sanchez tries to meet the demands of the pro-independence Junts per Catalunya and secure enough votes for a parliamentary majority.
Protests erupted in Libya’s eastern town of Derna as residents expressed their outrage over the official response to a storm that left more than 10,000 people dead or missing.
The home of Derna’s mayor was torched and demonstrators called for the removal of the eastern-based parliament, demanding an investigation into neglect and corruption.
Hungary’s plan to become one of the world’s biggest EV battery suppliers underpins nationalist Premier Viktor Orban’s push to ensure the country thrives under Europe’s green transition.
But environmental activists, community leaders and political opponents say there’s a cost that’s being ignored as Orban seeks to extend his more than decade-long rule.
China removed Qin Gang from his job as foreign minister after an investigation concluded he had an affair and fathered a child while serving as ambassador to the US, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today on the margins of the General Assembly to advance a nascent thaw after more than a decade of frosty relations.
German authorities banned a neo-Nazi group with roots in the US and raided the apartments of 28 members across 10 federal states in an operation coordinated with American officials.
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