U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 21, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Ukrainian Americans see Zelenskiy visit as promising sign, urge more U.S. support

Ukrainian Americans in Washington saw President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s U.S. visit as a promising sign that displayed strong relations between the countries but also urged more American assistance to defend against…

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Prince William meets President Biden, awards climate prizes

Prince William greeted U.S. President Joe Biden at Boston’s waterfront on Friday, the final day of a visit by British royals trying to focus attention on tackling environmental issues. William and his wife, Kate, attempted to…

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US President Joe Biden pardons Chocolate, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, as he is joined by the National Turkey Federation Chairman Ronnie Parker (C) and Alexa Starnes, Daughter of the Owner of Circle S Ranch on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on November 21, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Biden pardons turkeys ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Chip’ for Thanksgiving

(AFP) – Joe Biden on Monday used his powers as US president to pardon two turkeys, sparing them from winding up as the main course during an upcoming Thanksgiving dinner…

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China-US ties – Less confrontation, more cooperation

Suddenly, the China-US tension eased a little, sending good vibrations across the world. Just three hours of talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and American President Joe Biden miraculously produced…

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U.S. President Joe Biden walks as Balinese dancers perform during his arrival for the G20 Summit at Ngurah Rai International airport in Bali, Indonesia, 13 November 2022. Made Nagi/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. seeks no conflict with China, says Biden as G20 leaders gather

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday his country will maintain open communication lines and seek no conflict with China, ahead of what…

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US President Joe Biden speaks about the US midterm election results as he attends the East Asia Summit during the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits in Phnom Penh on November 13, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

‘I feel good’: Biden says midterms send him to Xi meet ‘stronger’

(AFP) – US President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democrats’ unexpected midterm election successes sent him into crunch talks with China’s Xi Jinping in a stronger position. Biden’s party…

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Thai PM proposes strategic partnerships between ASEAN and US

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed a comprehensive strategic partnership between ASEAN and the United States in the areas of economic development and climate change, as well as a…

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the ASEAN – U.S. summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Biden pledges US will work with Southeast Asian nations

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Saturday that the United States would work with a strategically vital coalition of southeast Asian nations, telling leaders that “we’re going…

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OPINION – US midterms – Red ripples, but no tsunami

US President Joe Biden has benefitted from good Karma, because the outcome of the midterm elections on 8th November, which are still being counted, show that he has fared better…

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Biden to join ASEAN summit, Harris to attend APEC

US President Joe Biden will use his visit to Cambodia next month for a summit with ASEAN to reaffirm the US commitment to Southeast Asia, according to the White House….

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US President Joe Biden speaks at the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on September 21, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

US and Thailand seeking a way for Biden to attend APEC meeting

US President Joe Biden understands the importance of APEC, and both Thailand and the US are coordinating to find a way for the President to attend the leader’s meeting in…

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on learning, with poor students lacking technology at a particular disadvantage, and conflicts further disrupting schools. – AFP pic, September 20, 2022

UN chief warns education becoming ‘great divider’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that unequal education was quickly dividing the planet as he sought to keep development on the agenda ahead of a week of diplomacy focused on global crises….

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Bangkok fit to host Biden-Xi talks

Bangkok is a suitable venue for the first face-to-face talks between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping later this year. The Prayut Government should approach both governments…

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U.S. President Joe Biden walks to board a plane following an Arab summit, at King Abdulaziz International Airprot, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 16, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Biden disputes Saudi account of Khashoggi murder discussion

July 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday differed with Saudi Arabia in their account of discussions at a bilateral summit about the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist…

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US President Joe Biden waves as he disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at the Franz Josef Strauss Airport in Munich, southern Germany on June 25, 2022, on the eve of the G7 summit. (Photo by Christof Stache / AFP)

Ukraine, hunger, inflation: G7 leaders navigate myriad of crises

G7 leaders including US President Joe Biden gather on Sunday in southern Germany, seeking emphatic backing for Ukraine against Russia’s invasion while grappling with the intensifying global fallout of the…

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President Joe Biden, center, is accompanied by Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder, second right, after arriving at Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport near Munich, Germany Saturday, June 25, 2022, ahead of the G7 summit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Biden’s mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war…

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida after their bilateral meeting at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

In Tokyo, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, in a series of critical comments about China…

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New South Korean government’s new approach

In his inaugural speech, newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was very succinct about his administration’s foreign policy agenda, which will focus on the promotion of a liberal democracy,…

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US President Joe Biden (L) and leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrive for a group photo on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

ASEAN and the US agree on a joint vision statement

ASEAN foreign ministers have reached an agreement with the US over the joint vision statement, which contains 27 paragraphs containing 2,695 words, covering the whole gamut of their relations in…

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US President Joe Biden (C) and leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pose for a group photo on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, May 12, 2022. – Posing (from L), Secretary-General of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Biden, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Laos Prime Minister Phankham Viphavan, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Biden welcomes Southeast Asian leaders with energy, maritime pledges

(AFP) – President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed Southeast Asian leaders to Washington with promises to support clean energy and maritime security, hoping to showcase a US commitment as China…

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ASEAN-US special summit is scheduled for May 12-13

After several rounds of negotiations over the dates for the second special ASEAN-US summit, both sides have now agreed to meet in Washington DC on May 12th and 13th, 2022,…

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Iran’s and U.S.’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Iran wants U.S. to show goodwill by lifting some sanctions prior to nuclear deal

DUBAI, April 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden should lift some sanctions on Iran to show his goodwill towards reviving the international nuclear agreement with Tehran, Iran‘s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Sunday….

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US-Russia ties reach all time low

When superpowers confront each other through proxies and microphones, things can easily get out of hand. President Joe Biden knows this well, having created global headlines last week during his…

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Rohingya refugees sit on wooden benches of a navy vessel on their way to the Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar’s military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, U.S. officials…

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This handout photo released by the host broadcast, ASEAN Summit 2021, on October 26, 2021 shows US President Joe Biden (C) taking part in the ASEAN-US Summit on the sidelines of the 2021 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits held online on a live video conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. (Photo by Handout / ASEAN Summit 2021 / AFP)

Second special ASEAN-US summit postponed

The second special ASEAN-US summit has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts among ASEAN participants, according to an informed source. The source said that the proposed dates of March 28th and…

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President Joe Biden speaks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden hits Russia with sanctions, shifts troops to Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit back Thursday against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, unleashing robust new sanctions, ordering the deployment of thousands of additional troops to NATO ally Germany and…

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A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest to oppose a US war with Russia over Ukraine at Grand Central Terminal in the Manhattan borough of New York City on February 19, 2022. KENA BETANCUR / AFP

US reaffirms Russia could attack Ukraine ‘at any time’

Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine “at any time,” the White House reaffirmed Saturday, as Western politicians gathered in Munich to discuss the crisis. US Press Secretary Jen Psaki…

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Biden and Putin to speak as Ukraine warnings mount

Biden and Putin to speak as Ukraine warnings mount

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will speak on Saturday as Western nations warned that a war in Ukraine could ignite…

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U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Biden pledges end to Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be halted if Russia invades Ukraine and stressed unity with…

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North Korea fires two missiles in latest testing frenzy, South Korea says

Nuclear-armed North Korea fired what appeared to be two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, South Korea‘s military said on Thursday, in what would be the sixth…

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Alarm, not reflection, greets Capitol “Riot” anniversary

The point is not about Joe Biden’s approval rating has hit a new low. It’s about the eventuality and unavoidability of it. No matter how hard he has possibly tried,…

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Biden sends letter to ASEAN assuring them of US commitment

Last week, US President Joe Biden sent a letter to ASEAN leaders assuring them that the proposed special US-ASEAN summit is still on the agenda, according to a highly placed…

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File photo of President Joe Biden speaking during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) – US President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of…

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This photo provided on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, by the North Korean government shows a missile test from railway in North Pyongan Province, North Korea, on Jan. 14, 2022. North Korea on Jan. 15 said it test-launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: “KCNA” which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea says it test launched missiles from train

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said it test launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed…

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US President Joe Biden speaks during a memorial service for the late US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

US human rights still found wanting

The recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) annual report is an all too familiar assessment of the global rights situation, except in the US itself. Indeed, the report should have…

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The United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden‘s COVID-19 vaccination-or–testing mandate for large businesses – a policy the conservative justices deemed an improper imposition on the lives and health of many Americans – while endorsing…

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in Statuary Hall on the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A year after U.S. Capitol siege, Biden blasts Trump’s ‘web of lies’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday accused his predecessor Donald Trump of spreading a “web of lies” to undermine U.S. democracy in a speech on the anniversary of the deadly Capitol attack by…

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A year after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, television cameras and video monitors fill Statuary Hall in preparation for news coverage, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. President Joe Biden is prepared to mark the first anniversary of the Capitol insurrection Thursday, gathering with lawmakers to remember the violent attack that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Biden and Congress mark a year since violent insurrection

President Joe Biden on Thursday marked the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, the violent attack by Trump supporters that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns…

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In this file photo taken on January 06, 2021 supporters of US President Donald Trump, including member of the QAnon conspiracy group Jake Angeli, aka Yellowstone Wolf (C), enter the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

January 6 – Lessons from American democracy

A year has elapsed since American democracy was assaulted. Die-hard republican protesters and some extremists invaded the Capitol in Washington DC and forced the world’s most stable democratic symbol into…

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Opinion : US-Russia tussle; mutual security or mutual destruction?

It was clear from the 50-minute conversation between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that their countries will be able to survive only through future…

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US President Joe Biden speaks to representatives of more than 100 countries during a virtual democracy summit at the White House in Washington DC on December 9, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Biden questions if “backward slide of rights and democracy” will be allowed to continue being unchecked

Democracy faces “sustained and alarming challenges” worldwide, US President Joe Biden said Thursday at a virtual summit on democracy where he sparked controversy by pointedly not inviting China and Russia….

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President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden-Putin square off as tension grows on Ukraine border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin squared off Tuesday over the massive buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. The U.S. president was eager to…

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Thailand’s exclusion from global Democracy Summit ‘a warning sign’ to Prayut’s govt

Thailand is not among the 111 countries invited by US President Joe Biden to attend the “Summit for Democracy” he will host in early December. For government critics and opposition…

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President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 15, 2021. The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its upcoming Summit for Democracy, prompting sharp criticism from China, which considers the self-ruled island as its territory. The invitation list features 110 countries, including Taiwan, but does not include China or Russia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Analysis – Democratic strategy of divide and rule

Finally, the list of 110 countries invited to attend the two-day “Summit for Democracy” on December 9th and 10th has been released. 21 countries in the East Asia Pacific region are among…

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The Tom Turkey float waits along Central Park West before the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Thanksgiving traditions return to U.S.: Football, family and parades

(Reuters) – Americans flocked to parades, packed football stadiums and gathered more freely for family feasts on Thursday, grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving Day traditions again after the pandemic kept many at home last year. The holiday dates to the early 17th…

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(FILE) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice President Joe Biden hold T-shirts students gave them at the International Studies Learning Center in South Gate, Calif., Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Op-Ed: First round in Biden vs Xi bout a draw

The first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently resulted in good outcomes, even though there were no breakthroughs. From now on, neither side will…

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File photo. A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping attending a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden via video link, at a restaurant in Beijing, China November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Biden, Xi stick to their positions but turn down the heat in three-hour talk

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden pressed his Chinese counterpart on human rights in a video call lasting more than three hours, while Xi Jinping warned that…

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President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden and Xi meet virtually as US-China chasm widens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his virtual meeting with China’s XI Jinping on Monday by saying their goal is to ensure competition “does not veer into conflict.” The…

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(FILE) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice President Joe Biden hold T-shirts students gave them at the International Studies Learning Center in South Gate, Calif., Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A complicated relationship: Biden and Xi prepare for meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping have slurped noodles together in Beijing. They’ve shared deep thoughts about the meaning of America during an exchange on the Tibetan…

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool//File Photo

Biden, Xi to hold virtual summit next week

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday (Nov 15), the White House said, talks Washington hopes will create some stability amid…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a welcoming ceremony for Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee//File Photo

Xi says China is ready to work with U.S. to manage differences

BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) – China is ready to properly manage differences with the United States, President Xi Jinping has said, ahead of a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe…

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, October 31, 2021. Picture taken through glass. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

France’s Macron says Australia PM lied to him on submarine deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lied to him over the cancellation of a submarine building contract in September, and indicated more was needed to be…

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This handout photo released by the host broadcast, ASEAN Summit 2021, on October 26, 2021 shows US President Joe Biden (C) taking part in the ASEAN-US Summit on the sidelines of the 2021 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits held online on a live video conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. (Photo by Handout / ASEAN Summit 2021 / AFP)

Analysis: Biden rejuvenates US-ASEAN ties

After four years of inertia, US-ASEAN ties have been rebooted and ASEAN centrality has been strengthened by the presence of President Joe Biden who decided, in the wee hours, to…

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This handout photo released by the host broadcast, ASEAN Summit 2021, on October 26, 2021 shows US President Joe Biden (C) taking part in the ASEAN-US Summit on the sidelines of the 2021 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits held online on a live video conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. (Photo by Handout / ASEAN Summit 2021 / AFP)

Biden vows to stand with Asia on freedom, hits at China on Taiwan

WASHINGTON/BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told Southeast Asian nations on Wednesday the United States would stand with them in defending freedom of the seas and democracy and called China‘s actions towards Taiwan “coercive” and a threat to…

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U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Biden joins U.S.-ASEAN summit Trump skipped after 2017

WASHINGTON/BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden joined Southeast Asian leaders for a virtual summit on Tuesday, the first time in four years that Washington has engaged at the top level with a…

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African Union to buy up to 110 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The African Union (AU) intends to buy up to 110 million doses of COVID–19 vaccine from Moderna Inc in an arrangement brokered in part by the White House, which will defer delivery of some doses intended for the United States…

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Southeast Asian summit begins without Myanmar after junta snubbed

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (AFP) – Southeast Asian leaders kicked off an ASEAN summit Tuesday but Myanmar refused to send a representative after being angered by the bloc’s decision to exclude the…

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The words “Expect Us” are spray painted on the base of the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park as Indigenous and environmental activists protest in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Indigenous Peoples Day marked with celebrations, protests

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns and a push for the Biden administration to make good on…

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), with US Senator Ted Cruz (L), attends a briefing for US President Donald Trump (off camera) in Orange, Texas, on August 29, 2020. Trump surveyed damage in the area caused by Hurricane Laura. At least 15 people were killed after Laura slammed into the southern US states of Louisiana and Texas, authorities and local media said on August 28.

Texas governor bars all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in state, rips Biden for ‘bullying’

(Reuters) – Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, responding to what he called “bullying” by the Biden Administration, on Monday barred all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity,…

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President Joe Biden apparently does not get satisfactory approval ratings from young Americans. (File Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

Op-Ed: A US-China war is avoidable

US President Joe Biden has already reduced the possibility of waging war against China, by recognizing the “One-China” policy. Last week, Biden spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Taiwan…

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Biden, China’s Xi expected to meet virtually by year’s end

ZURICH (AP) — With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual meeting before year’s end, according to…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with US Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 4, 2013. Biden arrived in Beijing to raise concerns over a Chinese air zone ramping up regional tensions, looking to bolster ties while also underscoring alliances with Tokyo and Seoul. His trip follows weeks of furore after Beijing declared an “air defence identification zone” (ADIZ) covering East China Sea islands disputed with Japan. AFP PHOTO /

OP-ED – World leaders and their promises at the UN General Assembly

Every September, leaders from around the globe have the opportunity to tell the rest of us how well their countries have been doing. If time permits, they also talk about…

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool

Under pressure, U.S. donates half billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses to world

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday promised to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries as it comes under increasing pressure…

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US President Joe Biden participates is a virtual press conference on national security with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Op-Ed: Thai view on the new AUKUS alliance

The new military alliance among three Anglo-Saxon countries – the US, the UK and Australia, known as AUKUS – for the sharing of nuclear submarine technology is a bad move….

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In this Aug. 18, 2021, file photo, medical staff tend to a patient with coronavirus, on a COVID-19 ward inside the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La. COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s case for sweeping new vaccination requirements. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

COVID-19 cases in US climb, wipe out months of progress

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, erasing months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his…

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The 9/11 Memorial is seen on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Manhattan, New York on September 11, 2021. (Photo by MIKE SEGAR / AFP)

Calls for unity as divided US marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

America marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with pleas for unity at solemn ceremonies given added resonance by the messy withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and return to…

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Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China ‘conflict:’ White House

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden talked with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months Thursday, urging they ensure that “competition” between the two powers…

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US President Joe Biden speaks on ending the war in Afghanistan in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2021. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Biden wants Afghan exit to end US global cop role

“America is back,” goes President Joe Biden’s catchphrase, but his unapologetic exit from Afghanistan shows America won’t be back to business as usual. Beyond the trauma of the Kabul evacuation,…

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File photo of Joe Biden, who vowed to “hunt you down” after the Kabul airport terror. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Defiant Biden rejects criticism of Afghan exit, points to Afghan military and Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday defiantly rejected criticism of his decision to stick to a deadline to pull out of Afghanistan this week, a move that left up to 200 Americans in the…

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This August 27, 2021, satellite image shows people (top C) boarding a military aircraft at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies)

US believes new Kabul airport attack ‘highly likely’ soon: Biden

US military commanders believe that another terror attack like the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport is “highly likely in the next 24-36 hours,” President Joe Biden warned Saturday. After…

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U.S., China accuse each other of “bullying” nations

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the US should stop disrupt in “regional peace and stability” after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday (August 25) again charged China…

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A US Air Force security forces raven, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, maintains a security cordon around a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2021. (Photo by Taylor Crul / US AIR FORCE / AFP)

West struggles with Afghanistan chaos, Biden again defends withdrawal

Chaos around the Kabul airport was so bad this week that the U.S. military was forced to use three helicopters to transport 169 Americans into the complex from a building just 200…

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President Joe Biden walks from the podium after speaking about Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden: Afghan chaos ‘gut wrenching’ but stands by withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defiant President Joe Biden rejected blame Monday for chaotic scenes of Afghans clinging to U.S. military planes in Kabul in a desperate bid to flee their…

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A Taliban fighter stands guard on a street in Herat on August 14, 2021. (Photo by – / AFP)

Biden sends more troops to evacuate Americans and allies as Taliban approach Kabul 

Taliban fighters on Saturday captured the key northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif and closed in on Kabul, as US President Joe Biden sent more troops to evacuate American personnel and…

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President Joe Biding tours Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official…

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Lessons from Washington’s 20-year mission in Afghanistan 

President Joe Biden has ordered American troops to pull out from Afghanistan by the end of August. His order effectively ended Washington’s longest war but left behind a country in…

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People use rubber rafts in floodwaters after the Meuse River broke its banks during heavy flooding in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Heavy rainfall is causing flooding in several provinces in Belgium with rain expected to last until Friday. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept…

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United States to donate COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Thailand will receive COVID-19 vaccines from the United States, as a part of 23 million doses to be donated by the US to Asian countries. In June, US President Joe…

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Biden zeroes in on Delta variant as U.S. nears 160 million fully vaccinated

(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday encouraged Americans who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to get their shots to protect themselves from the widely-spreading, highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Biden told reporters the…

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US President Joe Biden poses for a selfie with guests after delivering a speech during Independence Day celebrations on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2021. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Biden marks ‘independence’ from Covid, but pandemic remains a threat

Washington, United States (AFP) – President Joe Biden celebrated US Independence Day on Sunday with an upbeat assessment of a country he said is roaring back to post-pandemic life, even if Covid-19…

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (front C) attending the third day sitting of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang on June 17, 2021. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

Kim told North Korea to prepare for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country needs to prepare for “both dialogue and confrontation” with the United States under President Joe Biden, state media reported Friday….

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with U.S. President Joe Biden, ahead of the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

UK’s Johnson hails Biden as ‘a big breath of fresh air’

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden as “a big breath of fresh air” on Thursday because he wanted to work with…

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Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 vaccination program, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing, Biden announces

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will swiftly donate an initial allotment of 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas through the United Nations-backed COVAX program,…

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President Joe Biden claps with Vice President Kamala Harris after speaking on updated guidance on face mask mandates and COVID-19 response, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them…

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In this file photo taken on May 3, 2021 motorists make their way past a sign announcing “Pfizer Today” available at the Cal State Los Angeles Covid-19 vaccine site in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

US drug regulator authorized Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds

The United States drug regulator authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 12-15 as the country aims to speed up its Covid-19 recovery, while President Joe Biden said this is a promising development…

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Journalists watch a screen showing China’s President Xi Jinping delivering a speech during the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 in Boao, south China’s Hainan province on April 20, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

China’s Xi to attend online Biden climate summit

China’s President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world’s top polluting nations seek rare common ground despite wider…

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US soldiers from Second Platoon, Bravo Troop, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team take position during a patrol in Ibrahim Khel village of Khost province on April 11, 2010.(Photo by MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP)

Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America’s longest war despite mounting fears of a…

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This picture taken on March 25, 2021 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 26, 2021 shows a test fire of newly developed new-type tactical guided projectile in an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea claims the latest missile launched new ‘tactical guided projectile’

North Korea has tested a new “tactical guided projectile” with a solid-fuel engine, state media said Friday after the nuclear-armed country carried out its first substantive provocation since US President Joe Biden’s…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the implementation of the American Rescue Plan in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Bolstered by allies, Biden officials take blunt message to first China talks

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States will take an uncompromising stance in talks with China on Thursday in Alaska, officials have said, in the first face-to-face meetings between senior officials…

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U.S. stands with SE Asian countries against China pressure, Blinken says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States rejects China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea beyond what it is permitted under international law and stands with Southeast Asian countries resisting…

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US President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 24, 2020 / AFP

With Biden, Britain’s Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Promoters of Britain’s divorce from the European Union had said they would revitalize bonds with the United States, where President Donald Trump, with his shared disdain for multinational bodies, seemed…

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Supporters of US president Donald Trump look on in front of the White House as they gather near counter protesters in Washington, DC on November 13, 2020. / AFP

America and Thailand: Similarities and differences

The red and blue colors marking who wins which states in the US presidential race are eerily similar to how Thailand’s map is painted after each general election. Consequences of…

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. / AP

Trump seems to acknowledge Biden win, but he won’t concede

President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House, but made clear he would not concede and would keep trying…

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President-elect Joe Biden addresses the nation from the Chase Center November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. /AFP

Biden urges unity in victory speech after beating Trump

Democrat Joe Biden urged unity Saturday and promised “a new day for America” in his first national address since he won the tense US election and ended the historically turbulent…

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