Taipei, Taiwan – Asia must avoid “chaos and conflicts” or the region’s future will be lost, Chinese premierLi Qiang has said. Speaking to an international audience of political and business leaders on Thursday, Li said China can be an “anchor for world peace” and stability and will continue undertaking reforms and opening up ... .
Since Donald Trump left office, he has consistently maintained that he had a great relationship with several well-known dictators ... The former president reiterated his position on dictators in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity this past week on Hannity.
PARIS (Reuters) – Protests will not stop the pension reform or other policy changes, French PresidentEmmanuel Macron said on Thursday before unveiling a plan with 50 measures aimed at avoiding a water crisis this summer and in the coming years. The plan touches on a wide range of measures including how to re-use water, share water, and avoid leaks.
Russian forces have had some success in the eastern frontline city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian military officials said, adding that their fighters were still holding on in a months-long battle in which both sides have suffered heavy casualties ... "Our defenders are holding the city and are repelling numerous enemy attacks." ... 'Can't be protected' ... .
Manila. At least 31 people died and 230 were rescued after a fire engulfed a ferry in the southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday ... Rescuers, including the Philippine Coast Guard and fishermen, saved 195 passengers and 35 crew as the blaze ripped through the ferry off Baluk-Baluk Island in Basilan province ... READ MORE ... .
The man who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" and was freed by Rwanda last week from a terrorism sentence returned Wednesday to the United States, where he will reunite with his family after being held for more than two years ... soil." ... The person said Rusesabagina was on the ground and in a car heading to reunite with his family ... Rusesabagina, a U.S ... .
Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday claimed he would no longer lead the country’s opposition as he boarded a flight home for the first time since his election defeat that culminated in thousands of his supporters rioting in protest at the result ... “You don’t have to oppose this government.
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