Fake news amid tensions between Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron
10 February 2022 | 8:00 am
Monday's meeting between the Russian and French presidents in Moscow gave rise to a lot of photoshopped content on social media - mostly sufficiently far-fetched so as not to be believable. We take a closer look. We also take a look at some convincing fake news stories that have been doing the rounds about Russia's current tensions with Ukraine and NATO.
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During a meeting with Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the White House, US President Joe Biden reiterated his support for Manila's security. China has angered the Philippines by harassing its vessels at sea.
As the relationship between Washington and Manila improves, the Philippines is daring to be more robust regarding the security of its own maritime territory in the South China Sea.
The US is seeking to deter Pacific island nations from forming security ties with China. Analysts say Pacific countries are forced into a balancing act as they try to safeguard their own interests.
Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla, is making a visit to China this week. As the electric vehicle company's second-largest market and a crucial player in its supply chain, the country holds significant importance for Tesla. After a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Musk was reported to have expressed his opposition to the idea of "decoupling" the world's two leading economies.
Peacekeeping troops from the NATO-led Kosovo mission are caught up in an acrimonious episode between ethnic Serbs and Kosovo authorities. But how did they get there in the first place?
Senegal's President Macky Sall on Wednesday (May 31) said his government would ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year following weeks of fresh opposition unrest over fears he might run for a third term and sideline a key rival.
Washington and Beijing both said the talks were productive and agreed to maintain communication. The meeting was held between US official Daniel Kritenbrink and China's Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu.
Beijing is portraying Chinese Premier Li Qiang's business-oriented visit to Germany as a diplomatic success, but experts say its impact on reducing long-running tensions will be limited.
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Rallies were held in solidarity with local governments, while riots over the death of the 17-year-old lulled. Meanwhile, a fund for the policeman who sparked the unrest earned more than the one for the teenage victim.
We look at the first details emerging from the police investigation into a policeman's fatal shooting of Nahel last week. Also, Emmanuel Macron's suggestion to cut internet access during future riots draws scorn and accusations of authoritarianism.
Shortly after arriving in Beijing, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said her visit was an "opportunity to communicate" and "avoid misunderstanding". Relations between the world's two biggest economies have become strained due to disputes over trade and technology. No major agreements are expected to come out of Yellen's meetings with Chinese officials. Instead, analysts say the focus is on restarting dialogue. We take a closer look at the high-stakes, low-expectations trip.
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