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Biden to join meeting of NATO's eastern members by video

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will join a meeting by video link of presidents of countries on NATO's eastern flank being held Monday in the Romanian capital, according to the offi...

Antonio Guterres lays out vision for second term as UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laid out his vision for a second term as U.N. chief on Friday, calling for a “surge in diplomacy for peace,” urging the world’s nations to avoi...

China shuts down channel for diplomatic dialogue in ongoing row with Australia

China on Thursday (May 6) cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia in a largely symbolic act of fury, following clashes over a wide range of issues including human rights, espio...

China suspends economic dialogue with Australia

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday suspended an economic dialogue with Australia, stepping up a pressure campaign that began over Australian support for a probe into the origins of the coronavirus. ...

China suspends economic dialogue with Australia

China announced on Thursday the suspension of its economic dialogue agreement with Australia. The move comes amid a rift between the two countries that has deepened since Australia called for a probe...

Pro-Taiwan US official discourages promising military assistance to nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. policy coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell has suggested the country hold off on making a clear statement on whether it will defend Taiwan in the event of ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2021. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 19...

Russia blacklists 8 EU officials in retaliatory action

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday blacklisted eight officials from the European Union in retaliation for EU sanctions over the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. ...

Americans struggle with China's 'New Cold War' threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at what is increasingly becoming known as the "first" Cold War, the challenges the average American faced from the former Soviet Union during that e...

Jason Matthews, author of 'Red Sparrow' thrillers, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Matthews, an award-winning spy novelist who drew upon his long career in espionage and his admiration for John le Carre among others in crafting his popular “Red Sparrow" thrille...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 29 The Los Angeles Times on how Biden agenda makes up for decades of fe...

Russian FM: US-Russia ties worse than during Cold War

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat said Wednesday that relations with the United States are now even worse than during the Cold War times because of a lack of mutual respect. Russia...

Bulgaria investigates arms depot blast link to Russia

Bulgarian prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating the possible involvement of six Russians in four explosions at arms depots from 2011 to 2020. The arms stores were holding munitions de...

'Indominable': Milva, beloved Italian singer, dies at 81

ROME (AP) — Milva, one of Italy’s most popular singers in the ’60s and ’70s who was also beloved by many fans abroad, died Saturday at her home in Milan. She was 81. In announcing h...

Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country's ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow's treatme...