Blinken calls on China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

Blinken calls on China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

BANGKOK, July 10 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday urged China and members of the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to put pressure on Myanmar’s rulers to return to democracy and to hold it accountable to a peace deal agreed with the group. “It is incumbent on China and in China’s interest … Read more

US tightens sanctions on Iran, targets Chinese, Emirati firms over oil

US tightens sanctions on Iran, targets Chinese, Emirati firms over oil

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese, Emirati and other companies that it accused of helping to deliver and sell Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia, pressing Tehran as it seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The US Treasury Department said … Read more

Israel says it will test bullet that killed reporter, Palestinians disagree

Israel says it will test bullet that killed reporter, Palestinians disagree

A Palestinian woman takes pictures at the scene where Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot dead during an Israeli raid, in Jenin, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 3 (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it … Read more

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China's Belt & Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States aims to raise $200 … Read more

US bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit, Mexican leader sits out

US bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit, Mexican leader sits out

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting Mexico’s president to make good on a threat to skip the event because all countries in the Western Hemisphere were not invited. The boycott of Mexican President Andres Manuel … Read more

Exclusive: Biden to waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels hit by probe

Exclusive: Biden to waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels hit by probe

US President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn after disembarking from Marine One as he returns from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with the first lady at the White House in Washington, US, June 5, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will … Read more

Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Beaming Queen Elizabeth waves to crowds as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Birthday parade kicks off four-days of celebrations Events mark 70 years on the throne Gun salutes and flypast for UK’s longest-reigning monarch Royals join parade on horseback LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – A beaming Queen Elizabeth waved to cheering crowds massed outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday as Britain kicked off four days of pomp, parties … Read more

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon to meet amid worries about North Korea

Biden, South Korea's Yoon to meet amid worries about North Korea

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is likely to get a warm welcome from South Korea’s leadership on his first trip to Asia, but he may face a less friendly greeting from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Biden lands in South Korea on Friday evening, where he meets new President … Read more

UAE President and pro-West modernize Khalifa dies

UAE President and pro-West modernize Khalifa dies

Khalifa has rarely been seen in public since 2014 Death not expected to change domestic, foreign policy De facto ruler MBZ expected to be chosen president Biden lauds Khalifa as a true partner of US ABU DHABI, May 13 (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a pro-Western moderniser who … Read more