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Recent articles by Matthew:

Blinken will visit Ukraine as U.S.-Russia tensions escalate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Kyiv this week as show of support for Ukraine as tensions with Russia escalate. → Read More

Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday on a hastily arranged trip to show U.S. support following inconclusive diplomatic talks between Moscow and the West in Europe last week that → Read More

Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday on a hastily arranged trip to show U.S. support following inconclusive diplomatic talks between Moscow and the West in Europe last week that failed to resolve stark disagreements over Ukraine and other security matters. → Read More

Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday on a hastily arranged trip to show U.S. support following inconclusive diplomatic talks between Moscow and the West in Europe last week that failed to resolve stark disagreements over Ukraine and other security matters. → Read More

Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday on a hastily arranged trip to show U.S. support following inconclusive diplomatic talks between Moscow and the West in Europe last week that failed to resolve stark disagreements over Ukraine and other security matters. → Read More

No progress seen after Russia-US talks over Ukraine tensions

Russia and the U.S. remained far apart after talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine, with Moscow insisting on guarantees to halt NATO’s eastward expansion and even roll back the military alliance’s deployments in Eastern Europe, and Washington firmly rejecting the demands as a nonstarter → Read More

Prospects dim as US, Russia prepare to meet over Ukraine

WASHINGTON — With the fate of Ukraine and potentially broader post-Cold War European stability at stake, the United States and Russia are holding cri → Read More

US hones warnings, offers to Russia over Ukraine

The Biden administration has issued new, clear warnings to Russia on penalties it may face if it goes ahead with threats to invade Ukraine. → Read More

US hones warnings, offers to Russia over Ukraine

The Biden administration has issued new, clear warnings to Russia on penalties it may face if it goes ahead with threats to invade Ukraine → Read More

US open to limiting military exercises, missiles with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is open to discussions with Russia on curtailing possible future deployments of offensive missiles in Ukraine and putting limits on U. S. and NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe as part of strategic talks to begin next week, a senior Biden administration official said Saturday. → Read More

US, Japan hail stronger ties, including 2 new defense deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to deepen their defense cooperation, the United States and Japan will soon sign a new five-year agreement on sharing the cost of the American military presence in Ja… → Read More

US, Japan hold strategic talks after new troop deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Japanese officials are holding strategic and security talks on Thursday just two weeks after negotiators ended a Trump-era row by agreeing in principle to a new… → Read More

US, Germany say Russia poses ‘urgent’ challenge to stability – Press Telegram

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany said Wednesday that Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine’s border poses an “immediate and urgent challenge” to Europe… → Read More

US, Germany say Russia poses urgent challenge to stability

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany said Wednesday that Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine’s border poses an “immediate and urgent challenge” to European security and that any intervention will draw severe consequences. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock presented a unified front on Russia after a meeting in Washington. → Read More

US pushes unity on Ukraine ahead of key Russia meetings

As tensions ramp up over suspicions Russia will invade Ukraine, international allies are putting on a united front as a deterrant. → Read More

Blinken vows to boost U.S. alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken says the U.S. will expand military and economic relationships with partners in Asia to push back against China. → Read More

Blinken competes with top Russian official in Indonesia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken arrives in Indonesia to find a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin already in Jakarta for security talks. → Read More

Blinken Vows More U.S. Military Might in Indo-Pacific Region

The U.S. Secretary of State said the Biden administration is committed to maintaining peace and prosperity in the region. → Read More

U.K. seeks unity at G-7 meeting over Russia's 'malign behavior'

Diplomats from the Group of Seven industrialized nations gather for a meeting that host Britain calls 'a show of unity against global aggressors.' → Read More

U.K. uses G7 meeting to call for unity against Russia over Ukraine concerns

The U.K. is seeking elusive consensus from the wealthy nations’ club in response to what it calls “malign behavior” by Russia, and over tensions with China and Iran. → Read More