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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...
Breaking norms, Jared Kushner scores late-term wins for Israel
by Shaun Tandon - December 13, 2020 - 9:45am
The Arab nations are suddenly achieving long-sought goals after agreeing to normalize ties with Israel, in a last-minute triumph for the unorthodox diplomacy of outgoing President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared...
Denying defeat, Trump offers fodder for world's strongmen
by Shaun Tandon - November 22, 2020 - 11:30am
President Donald Trump is now establishing a new American model — refusing to concede, making unsubstantiated claims of fraud and seeking the intervention of courts and political allies in hopes of reversing...
Western allies say China broke Hong Kong deal by ousting lawmakers
by Shaun Tandon - November 19, 2020 - 5:40pm
The United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accused China of violating its legally binding international commitments by ousting pro-democracy lawmakers from Hong Kong's legislature.
Biden tells world leaders 'America is back' but Pompeo digs in
by Shaun Tandon - November 11, 2020 - 7:41am
The transition team said Biden planned to work with the Europeans on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic as well as climate change — one of many areas on which Trump sharply differed with the allies.
US, Australia seek new military cooperation in face of China
by Shaun Tandon - July 29, 2020 - 7:37am
Going ahead in Washington with annual talks despite the coronavirus pandemic, Australia's foreign and defense ministers offered clear, if more mildly stated, support for a hawkish shift on China by President Donald...
Raising stakes, US brands China claims in South China Sea illegal
by Shaun Tandon - July 14, 2020 - 7:28am
"We are making clear: Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them," Pompeo said in a statement.
Ignoring outrage, Trump makes good on WHO pullout
by Shaun Tandon - July 8, 2020 - 8:43am
Public health advocates and Trump's political opponents voiced outrage at the departure from the Geneva-based body, which leads the global fight on maladies from polio to measles to mental health — as well...
US ends arms exports, China restricts visas in Hong Kong row
by Shaun Tandon - June 30, 2020 - 7:46am
The United States has been leading a global uproar over a national security law expected to be shortly approved by China, which Hong Kong activists say would destroy the city's freedoms.
Raising speech fears, Zoom briefly shuts account over Tiananmen
by Shaun Tandon - June 11, 2020 - 8:04am
The group Humanitarian China said it had brought in numerous participants from inside China, which has tried to erase memories of the bloodshed — and that its paid Zoom account was shut down without explanation...
US scrambles to stem revolt as Trump faces anger for violent crackdown
by Shaun Tandon - June 3, 2020 - 7:57am
Once-in-a-generation protests have brought a multiracial coalition peacefully to the streets for the past week but each night has descended into mayhem, with both activists and officials blaming rabble-rousers.
US Congress ramps up China pressure over Uighur rights
by Shaun Tandon - May 28, 2020 - 7:38am
The US Congress on Wednesday authorized sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs, ramping up pressure on another front in the troubled relationship between the Pacific p...
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