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A senior member of a Russian think tank whose ideas sometimes become government policy has suggested Moscow consider a "demonstrative" nuclear explosion to cow the West into refusing to allow Ukraine to use its arms against targets inside Russia. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/politics/kremlin-russia-nuclear-explosion/

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Billions of dollars of gold is smuggled out of Africa every year, with the vast majority exported to the United Arab Emirates for processing, according to a report by SwissAid. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/crime-legal/african-gold-smuggled-uae/ #worldnews #crimelegal #gold #africa #uae #smuggling

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The United Nations said on Wednesday the amount of humanitarian aid entering the Gaza Strip has dropped by two-thirds since Israel began its military operation in the enclave's southern Rafah region this month. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/gaza-aid-deliveries-rafah-un/ #worldnews #unrwa #un #middleeast #israel #gaza #israelhamaswar #palestinians #hamas

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Chinese firms must stop supplying components that Russia can utilize in weapons used to attack Ukraine, or face consequences, U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/politics/china-russia-weapons-adeyemo/

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The United States will boycott a United Nations tribute on Thursday to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed earlier this month in a helicopter crash, a U.S. official said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/politics/us-boycott-un-tribute-iran/

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Israeli forces have taken control of a buffer zone along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, and they continued deadly raids on Rafah in southern Gaza despite an order from the International Court of Justice to end attacks on the city. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/israel-gaza-border-egypt-rafah/

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Russia is Fanning The Flames of Hate and Division and People Don’t Know They’ve Been Cult Trained. https://www.byteseu.com/146733/

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Japan, South Korea and Canada are allied with the Australia, the U.K. and the U.S., and while AUKUS remains trilateral, there's room for functional cooperation. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/05/28/world/aukus-plug-and-play/

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Iran’s presidency is a hollow office, save for its proximity to Supreme Leader Khamenei. That matters, because the specter of succession has been haunting Iranian politics ever since the octogenarian Khamenei was diagnosed with cancer. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/05/29/world/irans-succession-crisis/

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When Italian leader Giorgia Meloni took power in 2022, far-right parties across Europe expected the fiery new PM to pursue a nationalist agenda and battle the Brussels bureaucracy. What they got was something very different. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/politics/italy-meloni-center-stage-europe/

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In Afghanistan, leftover mines and ordnance from decades of conflict kills one child every other day. Despite demining efforts, dangers persist, exacerbated by funding shortages and new freedoms of movement. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/mines-unexploded-afghanistan-children/

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Thirty years after the fall of the racist apartheid government in South Africa, democracy has lost its luster for a new generation. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/politics/south-africa-young-voters/ #worldnews #politics #southafrica #apartheid

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Joe Biden's red lines over Israel's assault on Rafah have kept shifting, but the U.S. president faces growing pressure to take a firmer stance after a deadly strike in the Gazan city. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/politics/biden-red-lines-rafah-israel/

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Arab leaders this week seeking deeper ties in a region where China does plenty of business — and increasingly diplomacy, too. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/politics/xi-arab-leaders-china-mideast-ties/ #worldnews #politics #china #xijinping #egypt #uae #bahrain #tunisia #saudiarabia #middleeast #brics #beltandroad

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Executions around the world rose to their highest number in nearly a decade in 2023, with a sharp rise in the Middle East, Amnesty International said. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/crime-legal/executions-2023-amnesty-international/

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The U.S. is closely monitoring the probe into a deadly Israeli airstrike it called tragic, but it said the recent deaths in Rafah didn't constitute a major ground operation there that crosses any red lines. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/29/world/politics/us-rafah-deaths-israel/

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"The axis of upheaval," consisting of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea is characterized by a shared opposition to Western dominance and seeks to challenge existing global norms and institutions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/05/28/world/axis-of-upheaval/ #commentary #worldnews #russia #china #iran #northkorea #us #defense

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Trade imbalances and dwindling Chinese financing challenge African projects, despite China’s post-pandemic rebound focusing on minerals and infrastructure investment. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/28/world/post-covid-china-africa-minerals/

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Recognising Palestinian statehood is not 'against anyone' says Spanish PM | AFP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO9S4kPsEXI&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #worldnews #afp

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Donald Trump's hush money trial resumes in New York, with closing arguments poised to precede historic deliberations on 34 felony charges linked to a $130,000 pre-election payoff to an adult film star. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/28/world/politics/trump-closing-arguments/

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As South Africa heads into its tightest election since apartheid ended in 1994, the ANC is facing competition like never before. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/28/world/politics/south-africa-crunch-election/

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