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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Oct. 26, 2010, in Long Beach, California.

U.S. Election Heats Up After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death

Republicans prepare to confirm her replacement as Democrats cry foul.

This photo illustration taken shows the logo of the social network app TikTok and a U.S. flag on the screens of two laptops.

Will Trump Approve Oracle’s Bid to Purchase TikTok?

As Trump’s ban on TikTok looms, a deal is on the table that would see China’s ByteDance retain majority ownership in the app.

A U.S.-made helicopter files over a French-made vessel during a drill at sea near the naval port in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan on Jan. 27.

U.S. Plans to Send New Weapons to Taiwan

As relations with China continue to deteriorate, Washington prepares to deepen its security ties with Taiwan.

Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga accepts flowers from his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, after winning the leadership election of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Yoshihide Suga Takes Over as Japan’s New Prime Minister

The former chief cabinet secretary represents continuity, but new challenges may force him to change his priorities.

The General Assembly Hall of the United Nations is seen from the floor.

The 75th Session of the U.N. General Assembly Opens

Putin sends aid to Lukashenko, violence in Ivory Coast, and Japan's new leader.

Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks with the Afghan government in Doha, Qatar, on Sep. 12.

Afghan Peace Talks Begin; Japan’s Ruling Party Elects New Leader

Taliban and Afghan government leaders look to end decades of conflict and Japan's LDP chooses Shinzo Abe's successor

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Russian Interference Intensifies as U.S. Election Heats Up

Moscow appears to be getting its hands dirty on behalf of Trump, and new evidence suggests the president still hasn’t escaped scrutiny from the first round.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech before a dinner with local officials in Ajaccio, France, on Sep. 9.

Macron Hosts Eastern Med Summit as Russian Involvement Deepens

As the threat of an international military confrontation increases, Mediterranean leaders meet to discuss a resolution to the tense standoff.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks.

Arab Countries Meet to Discuss Palestinian Statehood

The Palestinian Authority will seek to reprioritize the issue of statehood as normalization efforts with Israel stall.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street on Sep. 2 in London.

No-Deal Brexit Is Back on the Table

The EU faces renewed pressure as Boris Johnson works to override the withdrawal agreement.

A member of the Kosovar ceremonial guard walks along the commemorative wall dedicated to the victims of the Racak massacre.

Kosovar and Serbian Leaders Seek Resolution During Talks at the White House

But today’s meeting is unlikely to pave the way out of their decades-old dispute.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin attends the opening ceremony of the 6th International Military Technical Forum 'Army 2020' and Army Games.

Russian Prime Minister Visits Belarus as Crisis Deepens

The meeting takes place against the backdrop of the growing threat of a Russian intervention.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio meets with the head of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Serraj, in Tripoli, Libya, on Sep. 1.

European Leaders Pay Surprise Visit to Libya to Push for Peace

International actors are working to promote peace in the war-torn country, but there’s still a long way to go.

Indian soldiers guard a highway.

Border Tensions Flare Between India and China

A weekend altercation was defused before it turned violent, but it highlights the continuing hostility between the two powers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Presidential Senior Adviser Jared Kushner make joint statements to the press after their meeting.

U.S. Officials Tour the Middle East to Promote Israeli-UAE Peace Deal

Trump officials have their eyes on November, but efforts to promote normalization with Israel in other Gulf states appear unlikely.

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