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China’s Xi Jinping arrives in France

Xi Jinping has arrived in Paris for his first trip to Europe in five years. He won't be visiting the EU capital Brussels, but by including Russian allies Hungary and Serbia, Xi is sending a clear message that could divide Western allies.

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18 May
Russian President Vladimir Putin has wrapped up his two-day visit to China, where he and his counterpart Xi Jinping pledged a "new era of strategic partnership". The two leaders had tea together and celebrated 75 years of diplomatic relations at a gala, with the Chinese leader giving his guest a warm hug.
3 days ago
Many in Kashmir feel disempowered since Narendra Modi's government took control of the region in northern India.
3 days ago
Rescue teams are en route to the crash site of a helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other high-ranking politicians.
3 days ago
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Beijing aimed to stabilize relations between the two superpowers. But tensions over Taiwan remain, with Washington pledging more than $8 billion in security assistance to its Indo-Pacific partners.
3 days ago
The founder of WikiLeaks is wanted in the United States on espionage charges for leaking military secrets. He will remain in custody in the UK while the appeal goes ahead.
1 day ago
A British national who was charged with spying for Hong Kong is found dead in a park in unexplained circumstances.