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Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Senior church leaders and South African envoys also involved in mediation efforts, with Mugabe under house arrest after military takeover. Zimbabwe remained in political limbo on Thursday morning, a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year grip on power. As talks between Mugabe – who has been confined […]

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

BEIJING — In China, the foreign policy mantra had long been to hide your strength, and bide your time. Cards, in other words, would be played close to the vest, and bets would be modest. No longer. At the 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping declared that a “new era” had begun. It was time for China […]

China, Cuba sign agreements to expand economic, trade ties

China, Cuba sign agreements to expand economic, trade ties

HAVANA — China and Cuba on Wednesday signed five cooperation and legal agreements, which reaffirm the willingness of both nations to strengthen and expand their economic and trade relations. According to local media, Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, and Chen Xi, the Chinese ambassador to Cuba, signed the documents, including a […]

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy amid independence disagreement

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy amid independence disagreement

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont has missed the deadline to offer a final answer on whether the region is declaring independence. Now, Spain is deciding whether it will enact a rule that would allow it to directly control the currently autonomous Catalonia. Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister of Spain, gave Puigdemont until 10 a.m. local time […]

Oposição avisa May de que irá bloquear ‘brexit’ sem acordo

Oposição avisa May de que irá bloquear ‘brexit’ sem acordo

A primeira-ministra britânica levantou a possibilidade de o país ter de sair sem acordo. O parlamento britânico irá bloquear qualquer saída da União Europeia sem acordo com Bruxelas, avisou hoje um responsável do Partido Trabalhista britânico. Com as negociações entre o governo de Theresa May e a União Europeia sobre o “divórcio” num impasse, a […]

Vai começar a reunião política mais importante do planeta

Vai começar a reunião política mais importante do planeta

Há dias, a revista “The Economist” chamou ao Presidente chinês o homem mais poderoso do mundo e alertou para os riscos. Em vésperas do congresso do Partido Comunista, a posição de Xi Jinping, como a do seu país, parece ter mais força do que nunca. Começa esta quarta-feira o Congresso do Partido Comunista da China […]

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Panama has switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, handing a huge victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory.