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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau told parliament yesterday (Monday) there were “credible allegations of a potential link between agents of the government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.”
If you were surprised after hearing this week that Poland is “no longer transferring weapons to Ukraine”, you’re not alone.
Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad touched down in China’s eastern city of Hangzhou yesterday (Thursday), arriving on an Air China charter along a China-friendly flight route. It’s his first visit to the country since 2004.
Azerbaijan and local Armenian separatists have announced a ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, a day after Azerbaijan mounted a surprise attack.
A new report by the Institute of International Finance just dropped some big stats on global debt.
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Former diplomat in Beijing and Shanghai. Mandarin speaker. Helen constantly says my jokes are ‘drier than dust’, but she’ll have to do better than that to stop me.
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