U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: U.S. official

U.S. warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands: U.S. officialBeijing and Washington are locked in a trade war that has seen them impose increasingly severe rounds of tariffs on each other’s imports. The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, where Chinese, Japanese and some Southeast Asian navies operate. China’s claims in the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.


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Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election 'behind us'

Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election 'behind us'Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called for the country to move on from its disputed election, despite his victory being challenged in court over alleged fraud and his inauguration delayed. The country’s first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe was mired by the army opening fire on protesters, allegations of vote-rigging and a crackdown on opposition activists. Mnangagwa, who narrowly won the July 30 vote, took power last year when military generals ousted Mugabe after 37 years in office.


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Tensions rise as US border agents stop Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off Maine

Tensions rise as US border agents stop Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off MainePrimarily inhabited by nesting puffins, the islands of North Rock and Machias Seal remain the only disputed lands between US and Canada. Canada’s government is investigating reports that US border patrol officers have intercepted and questioned crew members on more than 20 Canadian vessels in disputed waters off the coast of Maine.


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