Xi to talk to Zelensky and meet Putin next week

SINGAPORE — Chinese leader Xi Jinping plans to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine, likely after he visits Moscow next week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to reports. people close to the file. Meetings with Messrs. Putin and Zelensky, the latter … Read more

Taiwan says missing soldier found in China

Taipei, Taiwan (CNN) A Taiwanese soldier who went missing last week on an island near the Chinese coast has been found in mainland China, a Taiwanese official said on Monday, raising the possibility of a highly unusual defection amid heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait. . Speaking to reporters, Chiu Tai-san, minister of Taiwan’s Mainland … Read more

BBC battles crisis as social media rules fuel mutiny

The BBC, Britain’s public service broadcaster, agreed on Monday that star football presenter Gary Lineker could return to the airwaves. It has pledged to conduct a review of its social media guidelines after a dispute over impartiality. Lineker, the organization’s highest-paid presenter, posted a comment on Twitter last week in response to the UK’s latest … Read more

Exclusive: UK approves increased submarine-related exports to Taiwan, risking anger in China

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – Britain last year approved a sharp increase in exports of submarine parts and technology to Taiwan as part of the modernization of its naval forces, a move that could have an impact on British relations with China. The value of licenses granted by the UK government to companies to export … Read more

China’s Xi wants bigger global role after Saudi-Iran deal

BEJIING (AP) — President Xi Jinping on Monday called on China to play a bigger role in managing world affairs after Beijing pulled off a diplomatic coup as host of talks that yielded an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to reopen diplomatic relations. Xi gave no details of the ruling Communist Party’s plans in … Read more

Exclusive: China’s Xi plans visit to Russia as early as next week – sources

March 13 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to travel to Russia to meet his counterpart Vladimir Putin as early as next week, sources familiar with the matter said, which would be sooner than expected. Plans for a visit come as China has offered to broker peace in Ukraine, an effort that has been … Read more

Two decades after Saddam’s fall, Iraqis still haunted by disappearances

Iraq has one of the highest missing persons rates in the world – ICRC After Saddam’s fall, violence fueled more disappearances Doctors and archivists match evidence from graves and documents Work is slow and some atrocities remain unexplored, families say BAGHDAD, March 13 (Reuters) – When he first learned that U.S. troops had overthrown Saddam … Read more

March 12, 2023 Russia-Ukraine News

9:13 a.m. ET, March 12, 2023 Supply routes still working in Bakhmut battlefield, says Ukrainian commander By CNN’s Kostan Nechyporenko and Allegra Goodwin Logistics routes to and from Bakhmut are still functioning, meaning “supply of ammunition” to the besieged city is possible, a Ukrainian army commander said on Sunday. “The weather imposes its restrictions. But … Read more

Xi Jinping vows to create military ‘great wall of steel’ in first speech of new presidential term

(CNN) Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to strengthen national security and turn the military into a “great wall of steel”, in the first speech of his unprecedented third presidential term. Speaking at the conclusion of the annual meeting of China’s parliament of the approval, Xi stressed the need for deep modernization of national … Read more