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Russian, Ukrainian delegations to talk Tuesday as more U.S. troops head to Europe

Violent gun and artillery battles raged anew across several parts of Ukraine Monday, as Russian and Ukrainian delegations prepared to meet in Turkey for their first attempt at cease-fire talks in more than two weeks and the Biden administration announced yet another boost in military support for Kyiv and NATO nations on the front lines of the clash with the Kremlin. → Read More

Biden, Xi expected to hold virtual summit Monday: report

President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will participate in an online meeting with other regional leaders Saturday and then plan to hold a virtual U.S.-China summit early next week. → Read More

Antony Blinken warns Russia over troop build-up, regional aggression

The Biden administration said Wednesday it fears Russian forces may be on the verge of entering Ukraine to "rehash" the chaos that resulted in Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, warning the Kremlin that the U.S. and its allies are committed to helping Ukraine defend itself. → Read More

China upholding Iranian regime with oil purchases

Chinese purchases of Iranian oil have steadily increased since President Biden arrived in office, with Beijing’s blatant flouting of U.S. sanctions on the Islamic republic providing an economic lifeline to hardliners in Tehran. → Read More

Sali Berisha gets Antony Blinken defamation lawsuit accepted in Paris court

Former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha said that a Paris judge has accepted his defamation lawsuit against Secretary of State Antony Blinken. → Read More

Chinese, Russian leaders snub U.N. climate summit

The president of China, by far the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, isn't going. Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose economy would collapse if the world stops buying and burning Russia's fossil fuels, also won't be there. Their absence, coupled with weak or vague climate action plans put forward by other major polluters such as India, Brazil and Mexico, is already hanging like smog… → Read More

U.N. ‘not doing its job’ on N. Korea sanctions, U.S. ambassador says

The Biden administration responded to North Korea’s test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile this week by lamenting that the United Nations is “not doing its job” of implementing and enforcing Security Council sanctions that were leveled years ago against Pyongyang. → Read More

China wipes Celtics games from internet after Kanter calls Xi Jinping a ‘dictator’

China's government stripped Boston Celtics games from the internet in the country on Thursday, after outspoken Celtics player Enes Kanter called Chinese President Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" and criticized Beijing's autocratic policies in Tibet. → Read More

Pence calls on Biden to show ‘strength’ on North Korea and China

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said the Biden administration should apply ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea but keep open the possibility of talks with its leader Kim Jong Un, replicating the approach President Trump used to engage the dictator. → Read More

Biden admin says Iran stalling nuclear talks: ‘Not going to beg’ for deal

President Biden's point man on Iran policy said Wednesday that the administration has spent more than six months telling Iran that Washington is prepared to remove sanctions former President Trump imposed on Tehran when he pulled the U.S. out of the Obama-era nuclear deal, as long as the Iranians agree to return to the agreement that curbs their suspect nuclear programs. → Read More

‘Pretty alarming’: Biden administration ignored Pentagon concerns with Chinese drone purchase

The Biden administration ignored an explicit warning from the Pentagon about "cybersecurity concerns" tied to Chinese-made drones and drone parts, proceeding with the purchase of just such materials from a top Chinese company the Trump administration had previously blacklisted for national security reasons. → Read More

‘Must be fulfilled’: Xi Jinping calls for Taiwan annexation as tensions rise

Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose military has been engaging in unprecedented provocations against Taiwan recently, said over the weekend that China’s goal of absorbing the tiny island democracy “must be fulfilled” — an assertion that has triggered swift pushback from Taiwan’s leaders. → Read More

Taiwan says it will bolster defenses in response to China’s bullying

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Sunday to fight any attempt by China to annex or militarily absorb Taiwan. → Read More

Iran smuggling high-tech drones to militant allies, opposition group says

Iran’s theocratic regime has ramped up its drone manufacturing operation in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated slate of the weaponized remote control aircraft to allied militant groups around the Middle East, according to intelligence gathered by a leading Iranian dissident group. → Read More

Pyongyang ‘disappointed’ with Biden, former CIA North Korea chief says

The former top U.S. intelligence official on North Korea says Kim Jong Un's regime is "disappointed" with Biden administration policy so far, saying Pyongyang likely hoped the new U.S. administration would have delivered a "concrete roadmap" for re-starting stalled nuclear talks by now. → Read More

Blinken and Kerry headed to France in wake of Aussie sub deal friction

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will aim to ease the U.S.-France diplomatic rift with a trip to Paris next week, amid ongoing French outrage over President Biden’s recent inking of a nuclear-powered submarine deal with Australia that undercut a previous $65 billion deal Canberra had signed with France. → Read More

Kim Jong Un lashes out, accuses Biden admin of petty trick’ and deception

Kim Jong Un lashes out, accuses Biden admin of petty trick' and deception - Washington Times → Read More

Military brass dodge blowback, consequences from Afghanistan withdrawal debacle

Britain's foreign secretary faced a severe demotion. The Dutch defense minister resigned. But the Pentagon has seen no firings or high-level resignations in the wake of the hasty and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan. → Read More

China’s Belt and Road saddles nations with billions in ‘hidden debt,’ study finds

China’s massive “Belt and Road” global infrastructure funding strategy is based on a “secretive overseas development finance program” that has saddled dozens of poor countries with nearly $400 billion worth of “hidden debt,” according to a new study published Wednesday. → Read More

Russia’s offer of bases for Afghan strikes puts spotlight on Ukraine tensions

The Biden administration indicated Tuesday that it is weighing an offer from Moscow to use Russian military bases in Central Asia for future counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan and the region, even as U.S.-Russia tensions soar on other fronts -- most notably in Ukraine. → Read More