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Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

Biden and China’s Xi may talk in coming weeks

U.S. President Joe Biden may talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the coming weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on Thursday. “I wouldn't be surprised if, in the coming weeks, …

U.S. Senate approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

U.S. Senate approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for U.S. President Joe Biden to sign into law. The Senate voted 86-11 in favor of the emergency package of …

Biden: U.S. backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids

Biden: U.S. backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids

U.S. President Joe Biden said the United States fully supports Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO after both nations began the formal process of applying to the alliance. Biden, flanked by Finnish President Sauli …

U.S. destroys VX nerve agent stockpile

U.S. destroys VX nerve agent stockpile

The United States is on track to eliminate chemical weapons by 2023 after destroying the entire stockpile of VX nerve agent in April, the Department of Defense said. "The Defense Department's Chemical Demilitarization Program …

U.S. threatens Turkey with denial of F-16 fighter jets

U.S. threatens Turkey with denial of F-16 fighter jets

Turkey’s objection to the start of Finland’s and Sweden’s accession talks to NATO generated some dismay on Capitol Hill, The Washington Post reported. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez …

Musk says he 'can no longer support' Democrats

Musk says he 'can no longer support' Democrats

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk said that while he voted for Democrats in the past, he will now vote for Republicans. "In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division …

Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 in U.S.

Philadelphia shooting wounds 5 in U.S.

A shooting near Philadelphia's Temple University wounded five people on Wednesday - two in extremely critical condition. A suspect was caught with the help of university police, a spokesperson for the school told WPVI-TV. …

U.S. unlikely to extend Russian debt payment licence

U.S. unlikely to extend Russian debt payment licence

The United States is unlikely to extend a soon-to-expire licence that allows Russia to pay U.S. bondholders, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. Russia has so far managed to make its international bond payments even …

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Known for its pristine Aegean beaches and architectural wonders, Turkey also draws tourists for its cosmetic treatments

Okinawa unhappy with US military presence

Okinawa unhappy with US military presence

Fifty years after Okinawa was returned to Japan’s control, locals continue to decry the outsized burden the island group carries in the Japan-U.S. security alliance

U.S. plans to boost penalty on export violations - report

U.S. plans to boost penalty on export violations - report

The U.S. plans to increase the penalties for companies violating rules that limit export of products that threaten national security, an effort recently focused on countries including Russia and China, according to a top Biden administration …

U.S. Air Force successfully tests hypersonic missile

U.S. Air Force successfully tests hypersonic missile

The U.S. Air Force carried out a successful test of its troubled hypersonic missile over the weekend, one month after announcing the program had suffered delays because of "recent flight test anomalies." The …

Biden’s approval rating hits all-time low

Biden’s approval rating hits all-time low

U.S. President Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen to 39%, the lowest figure since he took the office, according to a poll conducted by NBC News. 56% of respondents said they are not satisfied with the policies of the …

Blinken holds talks with French Foreign Minister

Blinken holds talks with French Foreign Minister

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris-Saclay, France, ahead of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council ministerial dinner. According to U.S. State Department …