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Mozambique Debuts Multinational African Anti-Islamic State Force

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Monday paid a visit to the turbulent northern province of Cabo Delgado to introduce the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force, a unit including troops from several southern African nations deployed against the Islamic State jihadis wreaking havoc in Mozambique for years.

In this image made from video, Rwandan and Mozambican soldiers gather at the airport in Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Fresh from recapturing the strategic northern Mozambican port of Mocimboa da Praia held by Islamic extremist rebels for a year, Rwandan and Mozambican troops …

Coronavirus Lockdowns Tighten Across Europe

(AFP) — A swathe of new restrictions to curtail a second wave of coronavirus infections were announced or came into force from Austria to Greece, Italy to Portugal on Saturday as the global death toll climbed above 1.3 million.

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Report: Venezuelan Oil Tanker Captain Refused to Ship Gasoline to Cuba

The captain of the Manuela Saenz, a Venezuelan oil tanker, fought back against orders to send a shipment of unleaded and diesel gasoline to Cuba last week, prompting dictator Nicolás Maduro’s political police forces to stop the ship and replace him, according to a report in Argentine news outlet Infobae on Tuesday.

An oil tanker remains at the Maracaibo Lake in Maracaibo, Venezuela on March 15, 2019. - Production cutbacks by OPEC nations are building a supply cushion that could be called upon to mitigate a possible supply shock from an abrupt drop in crisis-hit Venezuela's output, the International Energy Agency (IEA) …

Portugal Promises China to ‘Push Forward Belt and Road’

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, told Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday that his country will “push forward the construction of the Belt and Road” in Europe, China’s plan to control all of the world’s most important transportation hubs.

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Greece Falls Deeper into China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Trap

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed an agreement on Monday for further Greek cooperation with China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure plan, the latest step in the debt-driven courtship between Athens and Beijing.

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (L) is greeted by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State House in Beijing on August 27, 2018. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HOW HWEE YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)