As Xi reemerges, Europe again falls prey to China’s divide-and-rule tactics – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BALI, Indonesia — Every European leader at this week’s G20 summit in Bali wanted a one-on-one meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Not everyone got one. The Europeans’ desire to meet Xi was driven by the fact that this week was the first opportunity … Read more

G20 host Indonesia lobbies West to soften Russia criticism in communiqué – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BALI, Indonesia — Senior Indonesian politicians are calling on Western leaders to make concessions on how far to go in criticizing Russia over the war in Ukraine in a last-ditch effort to avoid leaving the G20 summit later this week without a joint declaration, … Read more

EU plans new sanctions after Putin’s nuclear escalation threat – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe is drawing up plans to hit Russia with fresh sanctions amid demands for a swift response, after Vladimir Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine.  The Russian dictator announced a major escalation on Wednesday, including the mobilization of 300,000 Russian reservists and a warning … Read more

World leaders descend on London for Queen Elizabeth II funeral – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Even in death, Queen Elizabeth II has convening power. World leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden and France’s Emmanuel Macron descended on the U.K. capital to pay their respects to the late monarch Sunday, as the country prepared to say goodbye in grand style to its … Read more