Today’s headlines look at top stories from around the world, including a foreign perspective on the latest US election news. These stories primarily focus on international diplomacy and foreign relations. The latest G20 summit happened this weekend with a focus on the pandemic, Russia and Georgia are preparing for talks, China and India continue to dispute border territory and leaders from Israel and Saudi Arabia met. As always, these headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org.
National Post, Published in Toronto, Canada
After weeks of stalling, the Trump administration has finally enabled President-elect Joe Biden to transition into the White House. While Trump continues to dispute the outcome of the election, Biden now has access to critical information and funding. Yesterday, the General Services Administration officially authorized the transition and Biden has now begun to build his team of officials and advisors.
The Pioneer, Published in New Delhi, India
The ‘Line of Actual Control’ (LAC) demarks the land between India and China controlled territory. The ongoing dispute over ownership has been a source of conflict since the Sino-Indian War of 1962. Currently, China is rapidly working on construction in the area to increase their defenses and airfields. India is taking note of the threat and keeping their forces on guard.
The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
At the G20 summit this weekend member nations vowed to help get the coronavirus vaccine to all nations. Leaders recognized that economic recovery is a vital part of beating the pandemic. Nations agreed on an extension for debt repayment by developing countries. Italy will host the next summit.
Jerusalem Post, Published in Jerusalem, Israel
The Prime Minister of Israel met with the Saudi Crown Prince and US Secretary of State on Sunday. This was an unexpected meeting since Saudi Arabia is one of the 30 countries that does not recognize Israel and one of 13 countries that also doesn’t accept Israeli passports.
The Messenger, Published in Tbilisi, Georgia
Yesterday, a meeting was held in Georgia in preparation for talks in December. This series of meetings is co-chaired by the UN, EU and OSCE. It brings together Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Russia and the US to discuss the conflicts and aftermath of Georgia's secession from the Soviet Union. The primary topic of this meeting is Russia’s continued infringements and human rights violations, exacerbated by the pandemic.
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