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Daily Memo: Top EU Officials Meet With Xi in Beijing

China-EU summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Beijing with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, their...

Daily Memo: Mexico’s Foreign Minister in Beijing

Mexico and China. Mexican Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena met with Chinese Vice President Han Zheng in Beijing on Wednesday. Han called for consolidating ties...

Daily Memo: US Discusses Task Force to Protect Ships in the Red Sea

Red Sea security. Iran has reportedly deployed three ships – a support ship, a bulk carrier converted for reconnaissance missions and a container ship...

Daily Memo: Russian Delegation in Niger, AUKUS Talks

Russia and Niger. A delegation of Russian defense officials reportedly arrived in Niger for talks with the country’s defense minister. The meeting took place...

Daily Memo: Russian Critique, Turkey’s Economy

Pushback. Russian oil giant Rosneft expressed rare criticism of the country's Finance Ministry and central bank. In remarks attributed to the company's chair, Igor...

Daily Memo: Intel Chiefs Meeting in Doha, China-Myanmar Drills

Israel developments. Intelligence chiefs from the U.S., Israel and Egypt met on Tuesday with Qatar’s prime minister in Doha to discuss terms for extending...

Daily Memo: Iran-Turkey Meeting Postponed, Japan and Vietnam Move Closer

Iranian diplomacy and defense. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi postponed a visit to the Turkish capital planned for Tuesday without giving a reason or a...

Daily Memo: Russia’s Budget Gap, Turkey’s Gas Hub

Russian deficit. Russia’s Finance Ministry plans to make the governors of select regions personally responsible for the country’s ballooning budget deficit. The heads of...

Daily Memo: Cease-fire in Gaza, Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Deal reached. Israel and Hamas agreed to a four-day cease-fire. According to various sources, Hamas will release 50 hostages it captured during its Oct....

Daily Memo: Closer to a Pause in Gaza

Almost there. Israel and Hamas continue to progress toward a temporary cease-fire to allow the exchange of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners. The Israeli...

Daily Memo: Philippine Plan, Armenian Proposal

Code of conduct. The Philippines is seeking to develop a code of conduct for the South China Sea with other countries in the region...

Daily Memo: Iran’s Support for Hamas, Slovakia’s Frustration at Ukrainian Truckers

Pledging unity. The head of Iran’s elite Quds Force confirmed the unity of the so-called “axis of resistance” in a letter to the commander...

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