“Ally” in the news

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close ally
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friend and ally
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The Age
· 'Legend' Bolsonaro hails supporters as crises grow  
The Brasilia rally, one of several demonstrations Bolsonaro has encouraged in recent weeks, came as the administration of US President Donald Trump, a close ally of the far-right Bolsonaro, announced it was prohibiting foreigners from travelling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the past two weeks.
Yonhap News
· (EDITORIAL from Korea JoongAng Daily on May 25)  
The U.S. is South Korea's pivotal ally and China a crucial trade partner.
The New York Times
· Suriname’s Strongman Shrugs Off Murder Sentence in Re-election Bid  
Mr. Bouterse has built his recent popularity by adapting the populist and nationalist stances of allies in nearby Venezuela to Suriname’s diverse society, made up of descendants of enslaved Africans, Indian and Indonesian indentured laborers, Chinese merchants and Indigenous people.
The Guardian
· Australia coronavirus live: students return to school full time in many states as $50m NSW arts package announced – latest updates  
We hope our friends and partners and allies across the world, especially our Five Eyes partners like Australia, will do the same.”(Unfortunately the interviewer, Rowan Dean, did not follow up with a question to check the likelihood of the US “simply disconnecting” with Australia as Dean had to move on to his next question, which began with: “President Donald Trump - I love his tweets, they’re brilliant, great sense of humour...”)Pompeo’s comments raised eyebrows in Canberra because the Australian government has already blocked the Chinese-owned Huawei and ZTE from Australia’s 5G network in response to security advice – a decision, made in 2018 and backed by the US, that Beijing still cites as a source on ongoing diplomatic tension, as Amy reported earlier this year.The comments also raised questions in Victoria, given the state government’s agreement to explore areas of cooperation with China over infrastructure investment is in its early stages and no particular projects have been locked in.
Axios
· Inside the secret talks to overhaul the Republican Party platform  
Representatives from disparate and well-funded factions of the Republican Party live for their quadrennial fights over what goes into it, language for everything from hot-button social issues to America's relationships with allies and adversaries.
Al Jazeera
· Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat  
Russian fighters in Libya were flown out a town south of Tripoli by their Libyan allies after retreating from front lines at the capital, the town's mayor said.
Al Jazeera
· Bolsonaro attends rally as Brazil political scandal heats up  
The rally, one of several such demonstrations Bolsonaro has encouraged in recent weeks, came as the administration of US President Donald Trump, a close ally of the far-right Bolsonaro, mulls a ban on travel from Brazil because of the worsening outbreak there.
Axios
· Beijing says U.S. should give up "wishful thinking" of changing China  
President Trump and many of his Republican allies directly blame the Communist Party's cover-up in the early days of the Wuhan outbreak for allowing the virus to spread throughout the world.
The Guardian
· Tory whips apologise for urging MPs to support Dominic Cummings  
It prompted several senior members of government to tweet their support for Cummings, including the chancellor Rishi Sunak, the health secretary Matt Hancock, the foreign secretary Dominic Raab and Cummings’s close ally, Michael Gove.
The Guardian
· Cyber security review may spell end for Huawei 5G deal  
Matthew Henderson, director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, said: “This review is recognition that the government’s previous position on Huawei was untenable, both due to the scale of opposition in parliament and from our allies.”