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Biden welcomes Southeast Asian leaders with energy, security pledges
by Shaun Tandon - May 13, 2022 - 8:15pm
The Biden administration made the pledge as it opened a two-day summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, part of a campaign to show that the United States still prioritizes Asia despite months of intense...
US eyes trade deal-lite as Southeast Asian leaders gather
by Shaun Tandon - May 13, 2022 - 12:23pm
The United States is preparing a scaled-back version of a trade pact as Southeast Asian nations gather in Washington, where President Joe Biden is seeking to show solid commitment in the face of a rising China.
US rejects Russia demand on Ukraine but talks see new life
by Shaun Tandon - January 27, 2022 - 9:03am
The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's key demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready to invade but offered what it called a new "diplomatic path" out of the crisis.
US hits China with new trade curbs, sanctions over Uyghur rights
by Shaun Tandon - December 17, 2021 - 10:06am
The US Senate unanimously voted to make the United States the first country to ban virtually all imports from China's northwestern Xinjiang region over concerns of the prevalence of forced labor.
Ahead of China talks, US says goal to prevent Taiwan invasion
by Shaun Tandon - November 11, 2021 - 7:50am
"We will make sure that Taiwan has the means to defend itself because the purpose here is never to get to that point where anyone is actually trying to disrupt the status quo by force," Blinken told an event hosted...
In Biden shift, US denounces Israel on settlements
by Shaun Tandon - October 27, 2021 - 4:45pm
The reaction comes after four years under Donald Trump in which the United States offered a green light to Israel's activity on occupied Palestinian land.
France, US meet but says patching up will take time
by Shaun Tandon - September 24, 2021 - 8:01am
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, after days of giving the cold shoulder, met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the allies' worst crisis in ties since...
In climate landmark, China promises to end coal funding overseas
by Shaun Tandon - September 22, 2021 - 2:13pm
China is still investing in coal, reducing the impact of Xi's commitment, but it is by far the largest funder of coal projects in developing countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh as it goes on a global...
Blinken in Doha for Afghan crisis talks with Qatar
by Shaun Tandon - September 7, 2021 - 8:04am
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, accompanied by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, is the most senior US official to visit the region since the Taliban's lightning takeover of Afghanistan on August 15.
Swift Taliban takeover leaves US image in tatters
by Shaun Tandon - August 16, 2021 - 7:59am
With the swift collapse Sunday of the government in Kabul, the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks that triggered the US invasion will be marked with the Taliban back in control of Afghanistan, despite a...
Top US official heads to China to seek ‘guardrails’ in tense ties
by Shaun Tandon - July 22, 2021 - 5:36pm
US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend to address deteriorating ties, the two countries announced, in the highest-level visit under President Joe Biden.
US, China clash as Biden debuts at G7
by Shaun Tandon - June 12, 2021 - 1:15pm
The United States and China clashed in rare talks Friday as President Joe Biden made his international debut at the G7 summit, with his administration pressing Beijing on Covid, Taiwan and human rights.
G7 seeks common front on China in first talks since pandemic
by Shaun Tandon - May 5, 2021 - 7:30am
Backing US President Joe Biden's calls for a deeper alliance of democracies, host Britain invited guests including India, South Korea and Australia for parts of the talks in central London stretched out over three...
Stressing diplomacy, Biden says not seeking conflict with China, Russia
by Shaun Tandon - April 29, 2021 - 2:58pm
"We're in a competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century," Biden said, warning: "Autocrats think democracies can't compete."
Biden cranks up US ambition as summit lifts climate hopes
by Shaun Tandon - April 22, 2021 - 6:22pm
In a virtual Earth Day summit, Biden will announce that the world's largest economy will cut emissions blamed for climate change by 50 to 52% by 2030 compared with 2005 levels, officials said.
US leads concern over WHO-backed Covid origins report
by Shaun Tandon - March 31, 2021 - 8:03am
The United States released a statement with 13 of its allies — Britain, Japan and Australia among them — saying the inquiry had lacked the data and samples it needed.
In message to China, Biden to meet Australia, India, Japan PMs
by Shaun Tandon - March 10, 2021 - 10:21am
The meeting of the so-called "Quad" comes amid rising tensions with China, which is seen as flexing its muscle both in trade and security realms.
'Democracy has prevailed': Biden becomes 46th US president
by Shaun Tandon - January 21, 2021 - 7:32am
"Democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden said before a National Mall that was virtually empty due to the ultra-tight security and a raging COVID-19...
Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'
by Shaun Tandon - January 7, 2021 - 8:11am
Hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump seeking to overturn the election, a flag-waving mob broke down barricades outside the Capitol and swarmed inside, rampaging through offices and onto the usually solemn...
New COVID-19 variant hits US as Biden vows all-out effort
by Shaun Tandon - December 30, 2020 - 8:23am
The new strain, which first emerged in the UK, pushed Britain to a new daily record of coronavirus infections and led South Africa to impose a raft of new measures, amid fears around the world that holiday revelers...
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