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John Hudson

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Past articles by John:

Nations pledge billions in Ukraine reconstruction amid staggering need

Europe and the United States pledged nearly $60 billion for the next few years, but the World Bank estimates that Ukraine needs many times that amount. → Read More

Blinken arrives in Beijing amid deep fissures in U.S.-China relations

The top U.S. diplomat began a two-day trip amid accusations from Beijing that Washington alone is to blame for the historic rupture in relations. → Read More

Blinken to travel to China this week as spy balloon fallout eases

Secretary of State Antony Blinken scuttled a planned trip to Beijing earlier this year after a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon violated U.S. airspace. → Read More

Saudi crown prince threatened ‘major’ economic pain on U.S. amid oil feud

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman threatened to upend U.S.-Saudi relations amid a dispute over oil cuts last year, leaked intelligence shows. → Read More

IAEA chief pushes plan to secure nuclear plant ahead of Ukraine offensive

After months of failing to broker an agreement between Ukraine and Russia to safeguard Europe's largest nuclear plant, Rafael Grossi is hoping the U.N. Security Council will sign off on a new proposal. → Read More

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. won’t block Europe’s F-16 exports for Kyiv; Zelensky expected at G-7 summit

President Biden is at the Group of Seven summit, where the war is a top agenda item and where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to appear in person. → Read More

To lessen border surge, Democrats urge Biden to end Trump’s Venezuela policy

The push from within Biden's party comes as the administration expects a large influx of migrants at the southern border once pandemic restrictions expire. → Read More

No Russia-Ukraine peace talks expected this year, U.S. leak shows

The Ukraine war is expected to spill into 2024 with neither side notching victory and both refusing to negotiate, U.S. intelligence officials surmise. → Read More

Top U.S., Chinese diplomats hold first meeting since balloon incursion

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi met on Saturday in what was the first face-to-face engagement since the spy balloon drama. → Read More

What to know about the suspected Chinese spy balloon

Officials say the balloon over Montana is "sizeable," at an altitude above that of commercial planes, and has loitered over the U.S. for an unusual amount of time. → Read More

CIA director holds secret meeting with Zelensky on Russia’s next steps

The high-level visit by William Burns comes at a critical juncture in the war and as the government in Kyiv airs concern about the durability of U.S. support. → Read More

Ukraine live briefing: E.U. agrees to $60 price cap on Russian oil; Scholz speaks with Putin

Up to 13,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the war, a presidential adviser said. President Biden said he has no plans to meet Vladimir Putin until Russia signals an intention to end the war. → Read More

At Qatar’s World Cup, Biden’s envoy balances firmness and flattery

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s World Cup appearance represents the Biden administration’s difficult balancing act with regard to Qatar. → Read More

Blinken denies missile incident shows communication rift with Ukraine

Ukrainian and Western officials have disagreed about who fired a missile that landed inside Poland. → Read More

U.S. intelligence report says key gulf ally meddled in American politics

The United Arab Emirates steered U.S. foreign policy in its favor through legal and illegal exploits, according to an unprecedented intelligence report. → Read More

Ukraine live briefing: G-7 to offer infrastructure help to Ukraine; Putin tells Kherson residents to flee

Putin urges residents to evacuate from Kherson while G-7 foreign ministers agree to help repair Ukraine's critical infrastructure, including energy and water. → Read More

U.N. looks to ‘cool’ fears of dirty bomb with visit to Ukraine

Unsubstantiated Russian claims that Ukraine intends to use a radiological weapon and continued shelling around Europe’s largest nuclear plant have ratcheted up concerns of nuclear escalation. → Read More

U.S. backs sending international forces to Haiti, draft proposal says

A draft U.N. resolution, citing instability and violence in Haiti, suggests the Biden administration may be willing to participate in a security mission there. → Read More

Ukraine President Zelensky presents plan to end war against Russia

Zelensky earned a rare standing ovation from world leaders in the U.N. General Assembly who earlier voted to allow him to address the world body remotely. → Read More

Bombs fall as U.N. inspectors reach embattled Ukrainian nuclear plant

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors arrived at Ukraine's embattled nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia to address fears of a radioactive disaster. → Read More