Australian state ends Chinese education program over foreign interference fears

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state said it will ax a Chinese-funded education program that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears over potential foreign influence. The Confucius Institute program – administered by the Chinese government agency Hanban – teaches China’s official language in 13 public schools across New South Wales (NSW). However, the NSW […]

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Yemen’s separatists clash with government forces in Shabwa: sources

ADEN (Reuters) – Southern Yemeni separatists clashed with government forces in the southern oil-producing province of Shabwa on Thursday, local officials and residents said, in the latest violence between nominal allies that has strained an Arab military coalition. The United Arab Emirates-backed separatists earlier this month took over Aden port, interim seat of Yemen’s Saudi-backed […]

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