Category Archives: Politics

Germany returns artefacts taken from Africa during colonial rule

BERLIN— Priceless artefacts removed and looted from African nations during Germany’s colonial period will be permanently returned, officials said.The Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which manages the German capital’s many museums, s…

US eyes Biden, Xi meeting in coming weeks, sees growing convergence on China

SCHLOSS ELMAU (Germany)— US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to speak in the next few weeks, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said, citing growing convergence among NATO and G7 members about the challenge Chin…

US eyes Biden, Xi meeting in coming weeks, sees growing convergence on China

SCHLOSS ELMAU (Germany)— US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to speak in the next few weeks, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said, citing growing convergence among NATO and G7 members about the challenge Chin…

South Africa Can’t Refine Russian Oil, Opposition Politician Says

Three times this year, South Africa has abstained from voting on United Nations resolutions condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Now, South Africa’s energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has called for the country to purchase Russian crude oil, an act th…

Belgian King Ends DR Congo Tour on Visit to Volatile East

Belgium’s King Philippe ended his historic tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in the eastern city of Bukavu, as the Congolese army repulsed a rebel attack further north.The king visited Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege on the outskirts of t…

Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland elected non-permanent members of UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS— Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland were elected non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on Thursday for a two-year term.The newly elected members will take up their new responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2023, and will…