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G-7 pledges put coal on notice, could boost climate aid

BERLIN (AP) — Officials from the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced Friday that they will aim to largely end greenhouse gas emissions from their power sectors by 2035, making it highly unlikely ...

China criticizes US as tensions rise in South Pacific

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday criticized a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken focused on relations between the world’s top two economic powers, saying the U.S. was seeking to smear Beij...

Chinese ambassador accuses US of turning Taiwan Strait into powder keg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an op-ed piece published before U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China’s words and actions were “deeply destabilizing," Chinese ambassador t...

Analyst calls US president's change in tack on Taiwan 'reassuring'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s apparent divergence from strategic ambiguity is reassuring, Taiwan NextGen Foundation CEO Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) has commented. Chen told...

US says China’s actions toward Taiwan threaten peace in region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing’s growing coercion of Taipei threatens peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday (May 26). Bli...

Taiwan vows to work with US, like-minded partners to counter authoritarianism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to work closely with the U.S. and other like-minded countries to counter authoritarian expansion, maintain Taiwan Strait security, and uphold peace, s...

China strategy is about rules-based order, not 'new Cold War,' Blinken says

The United States will not block China from growing its economy, but wants it to adhere to international rules, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday in a long-awaited speech on U.S. stra...

Lease terms for California offshore wind projects released

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration has released the lease terms for offshore wind projects that would place hundreds of turbines in California's coastal waters — the first such project...

Planned Parenthood workers in 5 Midwest states seek union

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 400 workers at Planned Parenthood offices in five states said Thursday they plan to unionize as their employer deals with the potential loss of business in states where a...

Justices won't block Biden policy on 'social cost of carbon'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Biden administration to use a higher estimate, challenged by Republican-led states, for calculating damages to people and the environment fr...

Blinken: US to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday the Biden administration aims to lead the international bloc opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine into a broader coalition to count...

Justices to rule in gun case with US raw from mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mass shootings in Texas, New York and California fresh in Americans’ mind, the Supreme Court will soon issue its biggest gun ruling in more than a decade, one expected to make i...

Blinken warns China threat greater than Russia long term

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered an address Thursday designed to rally the international community to deter and counter China, which the US sees as a long-term threat to global stability...

EPA proposes restrictions in fight over Alaska mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, the latest in a long...

Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews...