Saturday, 2nd December 2023


26 Nov
After expanding by six members, BRICS countries met to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, with China seeking to use BRICS as a vehicle towards greater political influence around the world.
19 Nov
Chinese media are euphoric after Xi Jinping's trip to San Francisco for a summit with Joe Biden. The two leaders were friendly, but deep fractures still lurk beneath the surface.
4 Nov
Manila accused the Chinese coast guard of acting in a "provocative, irresponsible, and illegal" manner after Chinese and Philippine vessels collided in two separate incidents in the South China Sea.
25 Oct
Ties between China and the Philippines have deteriorated sharply since Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. praised their "friendship" in early 2023. Now, new winds are blowing from Manila.
17 Oct
China is hosting representatives from 130 countries marking the tenth anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative. Russian President Putin is expected to attend in a further boost to Moscow's ties with Beijing.
5 Oct
The bloc could ultimately restrict exports of certain technology to China. But getting all EU member states to agree to taking a tougher stand on Beijing is far from given.
13 Aug
Beijing has alleged that a Chinese man signed a contract with the United States spy agency and received training to conduct espionage activities.
17 Jul
The US-China discussions are expected to focus on addressing non-CO2 emissions, particularly methane, and preparing for the COP28 summit. The talks come amid political tensions between the two nations on multiple fronts.
23 Jun
Antony Blinken is the first US secretary of state to visit China in five years. His visit aims to thaw the relationship between the two countries amid rising tensions over industry and Taiwan.
19 Jun
US officials hope Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to China will lower tensions with Beijing. In what was seen as a special gesture, announced at the last minute, the top US diplomat met China's head of state.
2 Jun
The US has signed a trade deal with Taiwan against vehement opposition from China. The move comes as Beijing has been stepping up pressure to intimidate the self-ruled island, which it sees as its own.
21 May
Experts say they are skeptical about the G7's ability to come up with a coordinated response to China's expanding economic power and military might.


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For more than six months, Russia has been waging war against Ukraine not only with soldiers and bullets, but also in the media - with fakes, disinformation and a broad-based propaganda strategy. We show what's behind it.
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As the UN's annual climate summit gets underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, one underlying question is set to top the agenda: can the world finally agree to ditch fossil fuels? Down to Earth takes a closer look.
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A spate of attacks on drivers using GPS navigation systems prompted South Africa to ask Google Maps to exclude a notorious crime hotspot. The intervention comes as the authorities battle to remedy widespread crime.
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For the first time, a South African court has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for inciting unrest. More than 350 people died during days of unrest in 2021 sparked by the incarceration of ex-president Jacob Zuma. Also, with COP28 is set to begin, we see how Kenya is leading the way in the fight against climate change.
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Two weeks ago, powerful waters washed away two dams and left much of the coastal city of Derna in ruins. Nearly 4,000 people are known to have been killed in the region, but with many others still missing, the death toll could be much higher.
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While Palestinians in the Middle East have different legal statuses and integration levels, for the majority, the common pursuit remains a two-state solution and the ability to exercise a right to return.