ASEAN-US summit: Long on talk, short on substance

Only diplomatic platitudes in the joint vision statement plus a small financial package demonstrated the Joe Biden administration’s commitment to maintain momentum in the US’ Indo-Pacific strategy in Southeast Asia,…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 30, 2022. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / SPUTNIK / AFP)

Putin misled by ‘yes men’ in military afraid to tell him the truth, White House and EU officials say

WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was misled by advisers who were too scared to tell him how poorly the war in Ukraine is going and how…

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The U.S. Capitol is seen through razor wire in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Riot shields and metal detectors are a reminder of deadly U.S. Capitol assault

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A year after then-President Donald Trump’s supporters launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, signs of heightened security are visible everywhere, from police riot shields…

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL / AFP

See you in Washington very soon – US Secretary of State

More than 6 weeks of advance, meticulous planning by the US, which saw an advance team of over 80 people descend on Bangkok, following the visit of US Assistant Secretary…

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U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for eight African countries

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Department on Saturday advised against travel to eight southern African countries after the White House announced new travel restrictions…

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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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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou talks to media at British Columbia Supreme Court after her extradition hearing ended in her favour, in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada on September 24, 2021. (Photo by Don MacKinnon / AFP)

Huawei executive freed in Canada after deal with US prosecutors

A bitter diplomatic spat between Canada, China and the United States drew to a close on Friday, as Ottawa released Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, and Beijing freed two Canadians who…

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