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An unusual collaboration between several Taiwanese technology companies and US-sanctioned Huawei is building infrastructure for an under-the-radar network of chip plants across southern China.To see important ads, turn off your ad blocker! Article continued below:
The efforts risk triggering a backlash on an island that is preparing for elections in January and at a time when China threatens Taiwan regularly with military action for even contemplating independence.
World events 9, Romania.
Romanians, once among the EU’s poorest members, have watched their economy blossom and living standards soar as a result of their clinching membership in the bloc more than a decade and a half ago.
That transformation may now provide a great model for Ukraine and other eastern European countries as EU leaders contemplate another round of expansion at meetings in Granada, Spain, this week, Andra Timu and Michael Winfrey report.
US Congressman Matt Gaetz officially moved to topple House Speaker Kevin McCarthy yesterday, teeing up a high-stakes vote likely to dramatically shift the balance of power in Washington whatever the outcome.
Gaetz, a far-right Florida Republican, cited McCarthy’s embrace on Saturday of a bipartisan deal to avert a government shutdown as provocation for the mutiny.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi confirmed he’ll seek a third term in December, a decision as widely expected as his eventual victory.
While the election comes as the North African nation is mired in its worst economic crisis in decades, any challenger faces the daunting task of unseating a leader who’s been in office since 2014 and is backed by the powerful military and state institutions.
World events 9, Rishi Sunak’s.
Indecision in UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government has some top members of his team wondering at this week’s Conservative Party conference how much longer he should lead them.
His refusal to commit to building a major section of the planned HS2 rail network, little progress on cutting immigration and a non-committal stance on tax cuts have many Tories worried about losing the next general election due by January 2025.
A bipartisan group of US senators hopes to meet President Xi Jinping in China next week as a flurry of diplomacy bolsters expectations of a leaders meeting between the two superpowers.
Parliament will discuss one of Singapore’s largest-ever money-laundering cases as the government comes under pressure to tighten rules and crack down further on cross-border organized crime.
The United Nations Security Council yesterday approved a Kenyan-led international force for Haiti to rein in powerful gangs and clear the way for long-delayed elections.
Laphonza Butler is set to be sworn in today as California’s newest senator by Vice President Kamala Harris. Butler, who has led the political action committee Emily’s List, was chosen by the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, to complete the term of the late Dianne Feinstein.
She becomes the only Black woman in the Senate and the third in its history — Harris herself was one of the others.
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