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Biden widens net in new democracy summit as Russia, China concerns grow
by Shaun Tandon - March 27, 2023 - 11:14am
In a nod to concerns that the first edition was too much about US navel-gazing, Biden has tapped co-hosts on each continent — the presidents of Zambia, Costa Rica and South Korea and prime minister of The...
US top diplomat dismisses China's 'marriage of convenience' with Russia
by Shaun Tandon - March 23, 2023 - 8:10am
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday brushed off China's diplomacy with Russia as a "marriage of convenience," and said Beijing had not yet provided military aid to "junior partner" Moscow to fight in...
China in sights as US, Australia, Britain leaders meet on subs
by Shaun Tandon - March 15, 2023 - 9:05am
The leaders of the United States, Britain and Australia meet Monday in San Diego with an expected announcement on nuclear submarines, a landmark step in military cooperation as concerns grow over a fast-rising&...
Biden warns US will act on China after balloon downing
by Shaun Tandon - February 8, 2023 - 12:05pm
President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday he would not hesitate to defend US interests against China after he ordered the downing of a suspected surveillance balloon but, delivering his State of the Union address, kept the...
US says second Chinese 'spy balloon' over Latin America
by Shaun Tandon - February 4, 2023 - 12:48pm
A Chinese spy balloon has been spotted over Latin America, the Pentagon said Friday, a day after a similar craft was seen in US skies, prompting the scrapping of a rare trip to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony...
US top diplomat Blinken scraps rare China trip over alleged spy balloon
by Shaun Tandon - February 4, 2023 - 8:57am
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday scrapped a rare Beijing trip aimed at easing escalating tensions between the two global powers, after the Pentagon said that China flew a spy balloon over the United...
Biden invites Americans to sponsor refugees as admissions languish
by Shaun Tandon - January 20, 2023 - 8:04am
President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday launched a program to encourage ordinary Americans to sponsor refugees as admissions languish despite record displacement around the world.
Japan PM tells Biden that new era requires more military muscle
by Shaun Tandon - January 14, 2023 - 9:03am
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Friday alongside US President Joe Biden to modernize his country's military, warning that Russia's invasion of Ukraine had opened a dangerous new era and could embolden...
Zelensky says US aid not 'charity' on triumphant US visit
by Shaun Tandon - December 22, 2022 - 3:02pm
As Congress finalizes a new package of $45 billion, Zelensky voiced gratitude and said that the new year would mark the "turning point" in the fight against Russia.
Biden tells Zelensky at White House: 'You will never stand alone'
by Shaun Tandon - December 22, 2022 - 7:59am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday won vows of long-term US support including a new missile defense system during his first foreign trip since Russia's invasion, with President Joe Biden promising...
US officials in China talk improving ties, Taiwan
by Shaun Tandon - December 13, 2022 - 8:20am
A senior US delegation visiting China discussed ways to improve ties and the issue of Taiwan, Beijing said Monday, as the two sides laid the groundwork for a visit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Biden and Xi reassure world but US, China still on collision course: experts
by Shaun Tandon - November 15, 2022 - 7:48am
Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping both sought to lower the temperature between the United States and China during a rare summit, but few analysts expect any deeper easing of tensions.
Biden seeks to gauge US, China 'red lines' with Xi
by Shaun Tandon - November 10, 2022 - 7:49am
US President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would ask  Chinese President Xi Jinping about his "red lines" to reduce the potential for conflict after soaring tensions on Taiwan when they gather next week in Ba...
US assails China, Russia on North Korea after missile barrage
by Shaun Tandon - November 5, 2022 - 9:22am
The United States assailed China and Russia at the UN Security Council for having "enabled" North Korea, which has launched a record-breaking blitz of missile tests.
Biden ramps up aid in Pacific Islands summit as China clout grows
by Shaun Tandon - September 30, 2022 - 7:55am
US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced $810 million in new funding for Pacific Islands at a first-of-a-kind summit with their leaders in Washington, vowing a closer partnership with a strategic but sparsely...
At UN, leaders warn of rising divisions amid Ukraine, climate woes
by Shaun Tandon - September 21, 2022 - 7:51am
World leaders warned Tuesday that the Ukraine war risked creating a new era of divisions at a time when worsening climate change and rising food prices risk unleashing new instability.
UN chief warns education becoming 'great divider'
by Shaun Tandon - September 20, 2022 - 7:48am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that unequal education was quickly dividing the planet as he sought to keep development on the agenda ahead of a week of diplomacy focused on global crises.
US Senate takes first step to direct military aid to Taiwan
by Shaun Tandon - September 15, 2022 - 7:47am
A Senate committee took the first step Wednesday toward the United States directly providing billions of dollars in military aid to Taiwan and making ties more official, ramping up support following soaring tensions...
US approves $1.1 billion in arms for Taiwan, angering China
by Shaun Tandon - September 3, 2022 - 9:08am
The United States announced a $1.1 billion arms package for Taiwan, vowing to keep boosting the island's defenses as tensions soar with Beijing, which warned Washington of "counter-measures."
US adds Vietnam, Cambodia, Macau to trafficking blacklist
by Shaun Tandon - July 20, 2022 - 8:41am
The United States added Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei and Macau to a human trafficking blacklist that already counts Malaysia, alleging weak efforts to stop forced sex work or assist migrant laborers.
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