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China brands COVID-19 lab-leak theory as 'absurd,' Blinken urges transparency

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for cooperation and transparency over the origins of COVID-19 in a call with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Friday and raised other content...

The Latest: Britain wants more inquiry into COVID-19 origin

CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain wants further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that at the moment the country doesn’t believe it cam...

The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask. ...

China, US diplomats clash over human rights, pandemic origin

BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washing...

US urges China to quit pressure campaign against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday (June 11) urged China's Director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi (楊潔箎) to stop exerting...

Top U.S., China and Russia diplomats to speak on cooperation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A Security Council meeting aimed at strengthening global cooperation and the role of the United Nations is expected to hear from the top American, Chinese and Russian diplomats a...

Top US diplomat to join China UN event on global cooperation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will participate in a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting Friday chaired by China’s foreign minister on strengthening global cooperati...

Taiwanese groups criticize Chinese claims made at Anchorage summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Taiwanese groups held a press conference on Monday (March 29) to debunk the rhetoric of Chinese officials at the recent U.S.- China diplomatic talk held in Alaska...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Albuquerque Journal on President Joe Biden's immigration policy:...

Sri Lanka signs 3-year $1.5B currency swap deal with China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka will exchange currency with China under a 10 billion yuan (about $1.5 billion) agreement aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries, the isla...

Western allies exchange sanction salvos with China over Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Acting in concert, the U.S., U.K., Canada, and EU on Monday (March 22) announced sanctions on Chinese officials with connections to the ongoing human rights abuses in Xinj...

Myanmar coup: Mass protests fail to attract global solidarity

Since the military took over power in Myanmar on February 1, the country has seen sometimes deadly mass protests demanding the restoration of the civilian government and the release of political priso...

Foreign Ministry reaffirms Taiwan's sovereignty after Chinese comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) denounced China Sunday (March 21) for distorting the facts during its meeting with the U.S. last week by claiming Taiwan as part of ...

US ties with Russia, China sink as Biden toes tough lines

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. relations with its two biggest geo-political rivals are facing severe tests as President Joe Biden tries to assert America's place in the world and distinguish himself from his ...

'Tough' U.S.-China talks signal rocky start to relations under Biden

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese officials concluded on Friday what Washington called “tough and direct” talks in Alaska, which laid bare the depth of tensions between the wo...