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    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy
    Sep29

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.On visits to Washington and the United Nations, President Xi Jinping has pledged billions of dollars for peacekeeping, economic development and climate change, winning audience applause and plaudits from the world body.However, while many countries trade aid for specific advantages,...

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy
    Sep29

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy

    The approach seems to be a success so far, helping Xi override condemnation in the West about the authoritarian Communist government’s strict limits on human rights and relentless persecution of anyone considered an opponent of one-party rule. Even earlier, during his state visit to Washington, Xi pledged $3.1 billion to help developing...

    At UN, Obama, Putin Remain Sharply Divided on Syria, Ukraine
    Sep29

    At UN, Obama, Putin Remain Sharply Divided on Syria, Ukraine

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday used the world stage to offer up starkly contrasting views on the two long simmering areas of conflict – Syria and Ukraine. The two issues dominated the leaders’ talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly – the first such formal meeting in more than two...

    Obama and Putin butt heads over Ukraine and Syria
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin butt heads over Ukraine and Syria

    Obama and Putin disagree on the role Syria’s Assad should play. …read more Source: USA...

    Watching Russia March into Syrian Quicksand
    Sep29

    Watching Russia March into Syrian Quicksand

    Russia is building military bases in Syria and sharing intelligence with Iraq and Iran. U.S. officials are having conniptions about this, but why? The Russians apparently learned little from their miserable years in Afghanistan and now are heading for a debilitating exercise in futility that might distract them from their efforts to undermine...

    ‘You Journalists, You Really Surprise Me’: The Question From Reporter That Left Putin Lashing Out At Media
    Sep29

    ‘You Journalists, You Really Surprise Me’: The Question From Reporter That Left Putin Lashing Out At Media

    Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the media near the end of a Monday evening press conference, after a reporter asked him a question he didn’t seem to care for. “My question is not about politics. The U.N. has circulated an official photo of the lunch where you and President [Barack] Obama have glasses of wine in your hands and...

    Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine and Syria
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine and Syria

    Obama and Putin disagree on the role Syria’s Assad should play. …read more Source: USA...

    U.S., Russia offer little give on Islamic State strategy
    Sep29

    U.S., Russia offer little give on Islamic State strategy

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And Margaret Warner joins me now. So, Margaret, how far apart are these two powerful leaders in how they approach the world? MARGARET WARNER: Well, I think quite different, Judy, even though if you just arrived from Mars and you read their speeches, you would think both were talking about having a very orderly and cooperative...

    At UN, Putin critiques US role as ‘single center of domination’
    Sep29

    At UN, Putin critiques US role as ‘single center of domination’

    After dueling speeches on Syria and Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly, Obama and Putin met privately for 90 minutes — their first face-to-face encounter in nearly a year. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Analysts: Russia Moves in Syria, Iraq, Upending US Role
    Sep29

    Analysts: Russia Moves in Syria, Iraq, Upending US Role

    With just two moves, Russia may have upended the U.S. role in the Middle East. Working with its allies in Tehran and Damascus, Moscow first moved 28 attack and transport aircraft and enough housing for 2,000 troops to Latakia, Syria. Then Moscow set up a security and intelligence-sharing cell in Baghdad, Iraq, also in coordination with Iran and...