Joe Biden
President Joe Biden removes his mask to speak from the Treaty Room in the White House about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on April 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced his plans to pull all remaining U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2021 in a final step towards ending America’s longest war. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

‘Forever war’ end?

Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout WASHINGTON, April 14, 2021 (AFP) - President Joe Biden announced Wednesday it's "time to end" America's longest war
Xi Jinping
China's President Xi Jinping (C) applauding with other leaders and delegates after the result of the vote on changes to Hong Kong's election system was announced during the closing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Chinese leaders on March 30, 2021 endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system, creating powers to vet anyone standing for public office and slashing the number of directly elected politicians. Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP

China approves radical overhaul of Hong Kong’s political system

BEIJING, March 30, 2021 (AFP) - Chinese leaders endorsed a sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong's electoral system Tuesday, slashing its number of directly elected seats and ensuring a majority of