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Germany's Angela Merkel makes last official visit to UK — live updates

The German chancellor is embarking on her 22nd visit to Britain since she took office in 2005 On the first visit, her opposite number was Tony Blair COVID and Brexit are expected to figure prominent...

Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson: too different for personal warmth

If A is for Angela and B is for Boris, then the C could just as easily stand for contrast as it could for conservative. The two politicians' public personas could scarcely diverge more. "The...

German Chancellor Merkel to discuss travel restrictions with British PM, meet queen

Queen Elizabeth II will receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday during her visit to Britain, a statement from Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday. The German leader is visiting the UK for t...

COVID: Germany 'still skating on thin ice,' says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday delivered what could be her last government statement in her nearly 16-year term. The statement came ahead of an EU summit with the 27 heads of state, whi...

A sneak peak at Joe Biden's plan to isolate China

Different cold war, same strategy Joe Biden set the right tone during his first trip abroad as U.S. president, first at the G-7 summit and then as he sought broader support from NATO leaders. While...

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their population...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 year...

After massed plane incursion near Taiwan, China says must respond to 'collusion'

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -China does not tolerate foreign forces intervening in Taiwan issues and has to make strong responses to such acts of “collusion”, the government said on Wednesday...

US-EU joint statement calls for peace, stability in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States and the European Union released a joint statement on Tuesday (June 15) highlighting the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, among oth...

Pentagon warns China flight of 28 military planes around Taiwan raises 'risk of miscalculation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pentagon is responding to an unprecedentedly large wave of 28 Chinese military planes that intruded into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by warning...

U.S. Navy says carrier group operating in S.China Sea

A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan has entered the South China Sea as part of a routine mission, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday, at a time of rising tensions between Washington ...

What the Biden-Putin summit has to do with China

Biden wants to spend time in a room with Putin and the translators to better understand what drives the Russian president and what the real issues are, said Ian Bremmer, a US foreign affairs expert an...

Taiwan says it will be 'greatest force for good' amid G7 support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to an unprecedented statement of support from G7 leaders, Taiwanese Presidential Office Spokesman Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said that his country will be the "gr...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in I...

NATO adopts tough line on China at Biden’s debut summit with alliance

NATO leaders warned on Monday that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Do...