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Australia seeks to break China coal stalemate as tensions rise

#Spotlight : Through the decades, Ethiopia’s powerful Oromo, the Amhara and the Tigrayan have failed to agree on an amicable division of the spoils. The result is frequent explosions of ethnic tensions

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China state media warn Biden of tensions and turbulence re Taiwan clarity

A cross-country lobbying campaign for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat has pitted factions divided by race, gender and geography against one another and heightened internal tensions within at least one influential caucus on Capitol Hill

Officials are working on moving $700m worth of Australian coal stuck in ships off Chinese ports, but Scott Morrison says ‘tensions aren’t resolved by Australia surrendering its sovereignty’.

There was a type of 90s gun politics where big city mayors and police chiefs could unite around getting “illegal guns off the street” but this has some obvious tensions with the current progressive demand for less intrusive policing and shorter sentences/non-incarceration

Unfortunate: “Their West­ern ri­­cruited tens of thou­sands of vol­un­teers in the US & UK, where Covid-19 has hit hard. Chi­nese [vaccine] re­searchers have been shut out from such places amid ris­ing ten­sions be­tween Bei­jing & the West.”

Australia and China: It’s Complicated. Even amid the current tensions, the state of the relationship is more complex than headlines would suggest @Diplomat_APAC 

A thoroughly reported deep dive into the unfortunate decisions and investor tensions that led to Quibi's swift demise


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When I asked @realDonaldTrump  if he’s further enflaming tensions by deploying the military he sushed me. Declined to answer all other questions.

BREAKING: More than 1,350 inmates escape from prisons in São Paulo after tensions over coronavirus restrictions; several guards being held hostage - EFE

A former GOP lawmaker serving as a poll observer in NC was charged with assault this morning after he pushed a poll worker who was trying to prevent him from entering a polling place before it opened at 8 a.m. Partisan tensions are high.

Trump name chiseled off the Trump International Hotel in Panama after weeks of tensions over control of the property.

In #HongKong  the cause for freedom has never been greater. The escalating tensions & violence we've seen from the police force in response to peaceful protests is shameful. The truth will not be silenced. I support those speaking out against tyranny & fighting for freedom.

The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars for the U.S. for which we are not reimbursed. That was my position long before I became President. Also, reducing tensions with North Korea at this time is a good thing!

China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies. Makes so much sense for China to finally do a Real Deal, and stop playing around!

Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!

#Iraq : Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, we urge U.S. citizens to depart Iraq immediately. Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all consular operations are suspended. U.S. citizens should not approach the Embassy.

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Today, a group of us met with the President on Iran. We urged him to de-escalate tensions and avoid miscalculation. Iran wants to drive a wedge between the U.S. and our allies. We shouldn’t let them. I also reminded him: there’s no congressional authorization for war with Iran.