Republicans win U.S. House majority, setting stage for divided government
Republicans were projected to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party held control of the Senate.
. AL JAZEERA
‘Not appropriate’: Xi caught on camera rebuking Trudeau
Chinese President Xi Jinping has chastised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over alleged leaks of an earlier meeting at the G20 summit, in a rare public display of annoyance that was captured on camera.
. NIKKEI ASIA
Xi, Kishida set to meet as Japan Inc. struggles for balance on China
The leaders of Japan and China are expected to hold their first summit meeting in three years on Thursday as Japanese companies struggle to find a balance between maintaining a presence in the world’s No. 2 economy and responding to U.S. calls to diversify.
. THE RIO TIMES
Brazil: Lula da Silva’s transition team includes 18 names convicted or suspected of corruption offenses
In addition to the vice president himself, Geraldo Alckmin, the list includes former allies of Lula da Siva implicated in the Lava Jato, such as Renan Calheiros, Gleisi Hoffmann, Paulo Bernardo, Aloizio Mercadante, Paulo Okamoto, Humberto Costa, and others.
Russia strikes Odessa for first time in weeks
Odessa regional governor Maksym Marchenko said on Thursday that a Russian rocket strike blasted the southern Ukrainian area for the first time in weeks