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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...
Blinken begins rare Beijing visit in bid to lower temperature
by Shaun Tandon - June 18, 2023 - 9:35am
Neither side expects breakthroughs during Blinken's two-day visit, with the world's two largest economies at odds on an array of issues from trade to technology to regional security.
US starts week of courting Philippines, other Asian partners after Taiwan flare-up
by Shaun Tandon - April 11, 2023 - 11:46am
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will discuss growing military ties with the Philippines on Tuesday before heading to Vietnam and Japan days after a new flare-up of tensions with China over Taiwan...
Despite Trump ire, prosecuting ex-leaders is common in democracies
by Shaun Tandon - April 2, 2023 - 3:30pm
France, Israel, Italy, South Korea, Romania and Croatia are among countries where courts have convicted a former president or prime minister, with charges pursued against former top leaders in a number of other democracies...
Biden, seeing 'turning point' for democracy, offers funding push at summit
by Shaun Tandon - March 30, 2023 - 10:22am
Biden invited 121 leaders for his second, largely virtual "Summit for Democracy," where he also announced an alliance by like-minded countries on rules for surveillance technology — seen as a growing tool...
US backs special tribunal on Russia 'aggression' against Ukraine
by Shaun Tandon - March 29, 2023 - 8:29am
The United States on Tuesday threw support behind a special international tribunal to try Russia for "aggression" against Ukraine, building momentum to prosecute the crime for the first time since the aftermath...
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