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12 Mar, 2023 08:28

RT News - March 12 2023 (09:00 MSK)

Beijing appoints a new Defense Minister - who's under US sanctions - as the country's leader Xi Jinping makes history becoming China's first president to be re-elected for a third consecutive term. A father and son are killed in Donetsk, as civilian areas once again come under Ukrainian shelling. Long-time regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia agree to resume diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies - a move with important geopolitical implications. Mass protests have gripped Georgia this week, as the political opposition calls for the government's resignation. RT breaks down how these tensions emerged - and the role of foreign influence.