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PARIS | The Latest: Macron’s government may face no-confidence vote

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 1 p.m. French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron‘s government amid growing protests and fears of violence. The Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting aside their divisions and promising to submit the request to … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron’s government may face no-confidence vote

WASHINGTON  | White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon. “This is just an enormous, enormous event,” Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

BEIJING | Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation

BEIJING  — A bishop who has resisted demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation. Asia News reported that Peter Shao Zhumin dropped out of sight several days ago, but gave no details other … Continue reading BEIJING | Bishop reported missing amid Beijing-Vatican reconciliation

United States | U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

United States – On November 9, 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Central Commission of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi and State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe for the second U.S.-China Diplomatic … Continue reading United States | U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam’s former Communist Party Chief Do Muoi dies at 101

HANOI, Vietnam  — Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Muoi, who worked against the French colonial government and became a committed communist, has died at age 101. The government said in an announcement posted on its website that Muoi died late Monday night at the National Military Hospital 108 after battling … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam’s former Communist Party Chief Do Muoi dies at 101

HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai Quang

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam will hold a state funeral and national mourning for President Tran Dai Quang who died last week at age 61. The Communist Party and government announcement said flags will fly at half-staff and entertainment activities will be canceled during the two-day funeral that starts Wednesday. Quang will be buried in his … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai Quang

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

MOSCOW — For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government’s plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov … Continue reading Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

MOSCOW  | Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension age

MOSCOW  — Thousands have rallied across Russia to protest the government’s plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups. Protests were also held Saturday in many cities across Russia’s 11 time zones. Most of them were … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension age