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Way Out Of Crisis Over Submarine Deal Will Take Time: France Tells US
France's top diplomat told Antony Blinken that a phone call between the of presidents of US and France had been a "first step" towards repairing relations, according to a French foreign ministry statement.
Taliban Unlikely To Participate In UN General Assembly: Report
A week ago, the currently accredited Afghan ambassador had written to the UN chief stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.
China to Sell Over 7 Million Barrels of State Reserve Crude Oil in First-Ever Auction
Beijing's intention to sell its crude oil was unveiled earlier in September by the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, but without providing any details on the time or the amount of barrels to be sold.
EU, US Push For 'Working Together' to Counter Threat of Being 'Overtaken' by Autocracies
Leaders from across Europe and other countries gathered at the Tallinn Digital Summit to discuss the implementation of digital technologies, cybersecurity investments, and more effective digital government services.
UBS Warns Investors Against Hopes of ‘Reset’ in US-China Relations Under Biden
US-China relations soured under the administration of president Donald Trump, marred by escalating trade tensions and tit-for-tat sanctions. Since the present president, Joe Biden, was sworn in, political and business stakeholders have s...
Xiaomi slams Lithuania report that says its devices censor users
Lithuania advised people to throw away their Xiaomi smartphones after a report found one of their mobiles had built-in censorship capabilities.
Sen. Cruz rips Biden over impact of political decisions as US special envoy to Haiti resigns over deportations
US Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote resigns from his post citing 'inhumane' Haitian deportations
Chip Tsao takes a break in UK
Writer and radio host Chip Tsao, commonly known by his pen name To Kit, is “taking a break” in the United Kingdom.
Is China stepping up its ambition to supplant US as top superpower?
Analysis: Joe Biden has cleared the decks to focus on China. But how imminent is the danger?
Don’t buy Chinese phones, throw them away if you already have, Lithuania’s regulator says
Flagship Xiaomi phones sold in Europe can detect and censor terms such as ‘Free Tibet’ and ‘Long live Taiwan independence’, says the state cybersecurity body. The capability in the Mi 10T 5G phone software had been turned off for the reg...
In Landmark Climate Pledge, China Promises To End Coal Funding Overseas
Xi Jinping made his announcement at the UN General Assembly where US President Joe Biden promised to double Washington's contribution to countries hardest hit by climate change.
China Will Never Seek Hegemony: Xi Jinping After Biden's "New Cold War" Reference
Xi Jinping's comments came hours after US President Joe Biden said he did not have any intention of starting a "new Cold War" with China.
"US Has No Closer, More Reliable Ally Than Australia," Says Joe Biden
Earlier, Joe Biden met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Joe Biden Pledges To Double US Climate Change Aid, Some Activists Unimpressed
Some groups welcomed the new pledge but others were less impressed by Joe Biden's speech, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
Johnson & Johnson Announces Positive Covid Booster Data
A second shot given 56 days after the first provided 75 percent protection against symptomatic Covid in a global clinical trial, with that level rising to 94 percent in the United States.
Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China
It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the Aukus deal that has ...
"First Time In 20 Years US Not At War, We Have Turned The Page": Joe Biden
Us President Joe Biden told world leaders and diplomats that in his view the world is at an "inflection point in history"
At UN, Joe Biden Promises 'Relentless Diplomacy,' Defence Of Democracy
Joe Biden came to the United Nations facing criticism at home and abroad for a chaotic U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan.
14 prominent Democrats stand accused of hypocrisy for ignoring COVID-19 restrictions they're urging their constituents to obey
San Francisco London Breed defended herself for taking photos maskless in a nightclub without a mask despite the city's indoor mask mandate.
Boris Johnson to call for climate action during US visit
Boris Johnson will urge world leaders to take "concrete action" on climate change during meetings at the UN's General Assembly in New York this week.
Australia Retaliates In Submarine Row: "French Deal Not In Our Interest"
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Canberra had "deep and grave concerns" over French submarines even before the deal was abandoned.
Sparse Attendance At Rally In Support Of US Capitol Rioters
Police who were caught on the back foot by the deadly riot on Capitol Hill took no chances this time: they used a security fence around the Capitol complex.
Chinese planes enter Taiwan’s air-defense zone just one day after Taipei announced extra $9bn to beef up its military
Taipei has reported that 10 Chinese aircraft crossed into its air-defense zone, just one day after Taiwan pledged an extra $9 billion to beef up its military against Beijing.
Biden will hold global Covid ‘summit’ focused on bringing ‘higher level of ambition’ pushing vaccines
US President Joe Biden will be following his highly controversial Covid-19 vaccine mandate with a virtual summit calling for a “higher level of ambition” pushing inoculations.
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