Shaun Tandon
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Israel war undermining top UN court, South Africa says
by Shaun Tandon - March 20, 2024 - 6:30pm
South Africa's top diplomat on Tuesday accused Israel of setting a precedent for leaders to defy the top UN court, as she again alleged a campaign of starvation in Gaza.
Biden, the reluctant escalationist, seeks calm after Yemen strikes
by Shaun Tandon - January 13, 2024 - 12:27pm
President Joe Biden took office vowing to negotiate an end to a bloody war in Yemen and to remove US troops from harm's way.
In rare display, US-China friendship carries climate summit
by Shaun Tandon - December 14, 2023 - 10:57am
Climate change should be seen as a "universally accepted humanitarian issue" and "not a bilateral, strategic question in terms of the South China Sea or other kinds of things," Kerry said.
US joins COP28 push to end fossil fuels but keeps on pumping
by Shaun Tandon - December 11, 2023 - 8:33am
The United States is helping lead the charge at UN climate talks to phase out fossil fuels, but the superpower's status as the world's top oil producer is already casting doubt on its credibility.
Progress but divisions persist as climate summit fights over fossil fuels
by Shaun Tandon - December 10, 2023 - 9:18am
OPEC drew outrage from green-minded countries and activists when it joined Saudi Arabia and called on members to block an emerging declaration that would seek to wind down extraction of the oil, coal and gas which...
UN chief alleges law violations in Gaza, angering Israel
by Shaun Tandon - October 25, 2023 - 11:11am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday alleged violations of international law in Gaza and urged an immediate ceasefire as Israel pounds the Palestinian territory in response to Hamas attacks, with the...
Zelensky, in UN showdown, says strip 'criminal' Russia of veto power
by Shaun Tandon - September 21, 2023 - 9:41am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday confronted Russia directly at the UN Security Council, denouncing the Kremlin's invasion of his country as "criminal" and urging the United Nations to strip Moscow...
Zelensky tells world to stand against Russia 'genocide'
by Shaun Tandon - September 20, 2023 - 10:45am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a wartime trip to the United Nations on Tuesday urged the world to stand firm against Russia's "genocide," as he tried to convince skeptical developing nations they share...
Zelensky to make second wartime White House visit to rally support
by Shaun Tandon - September 19, 2023 - 11:03am
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will pay his second wartime visit to Washington next week, the White House announced Friday, in a bid to solidify the support of his country's crucial backer, which has shipped...
Biden to ramp up three-way Japan, S.Korea ties in sign to China
by Shaun Tandon - August 18, 2023 - 9:59am
US President Joe Biden on Friday will announce new security cooperation at a first-of-a-kind three-way summit with the leaders of Japan and South Korea, hoping to send a message of strength to China which has already...
Tony Bennett, last of classic American crooners, dead at 96
by Shaun Tandon - July 22, 2023 - 9:37am
Tony Bennett, the last in a generation of classic American crooners whose ceaselessly cheery spirit bridged generations to make him a hitmaker across seven decades, died Friday in New York. He was 96.
US top diplomat rallies Southeast Asia against 'coercion', in swipe at China
by Shaun Tandon - July 14, 2023 - 5:03pm
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed unity Friday with Southeast Asian nations against "coercion", in a thinly veiled reference to Beijing, as host Indonesia warned at talks that the region should not become...
Big power disputes in spotlight at Southeast Asia security meet
by Shaun Tandon - July 14, 2023 - 2:00pm
Top diplomats from the United States, China and Russia attend a security meeting on Friday with Southeast Asian foreign ministers, with the spotlight on the disputed South China Sea, the Ukraine war and North Korea's...
Biden, Modi salute 'defining partnership' as US bets big on India
by Shaun Tandon - June 23, 2023 - 7:47am
US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday that the two democracies' partnership would define the next century, as Washington eyes a counterweight to China and brushes...
Dismissing tensions, Biden expects to see Xi despite 'dictators' jab
by Shaun Tandon - June 23, 2023 - 7:43am
US President Joe Biden voiced confidence Thursday that he would meet Xi Jinping soon, as he refused to back down after angering Beijing by likening the Chinese leader to "dictators."
US and China eye stability but base hollow for next crisis
by Shaun Tandon - June 20, 2023 - 11:34am
The United States and China looked to set up a safety net for their intensifying rivalry during a visit to Beijing by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but the trip achieved only general promises and no breakthroughs...
China, US see progress in Blinken visit but close no gaps
by Shaun Tandon - June 20, 2023 - 7:37am
In a symbolic sign of lowering the temperature after soaring tensions, President Xi received Blinken in the vast Great Hall of the People and said the two powers had "made progress and reached agreement" on unspecified...
China tells US they must choose between 'cooperation or conflict'
by Shaun Tandon - June 19, 2023 - 2:44pm
China and the United States must choose between "cooperation or conflict", Beijing's top diplomat told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday, his final day of a trip aimed at improving severely...
Xi to hold talks with Blinken in Beijing
by Shaun Tandon - June 19, 2023 - 9:35am
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Monday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a sign the two sides are working to smooth out severely strained ties.
US, China see path to more stable ties in Blinken visit
by Shaun Tandon - June 19, 2023 - 7:41am
The United States and China agreed Sunday to expand dialogue to try to bring relations back from historic lows, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken held what officials called candid talks on soaring tensions during...
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