Russian President Vladimir Putin has publicly said he prefers U.S. President Joe Biden to Donald Trump, but the remark was widely interpreted to mean exactly the opposite.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Putin hopes a Trump win would change course for Russia
While Putin has said he prefers U.S. President Joe Biden to Donald Trump, the remark was widely interpreted to mean exactly the opposite.
Yemenis chant slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a march in solidarity with the people of Gaza, in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa on Dec.15, 2023. The Houthis have been firing on ships allegedly linked to Israel in the Red Sea in avowed solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2024
U.S., allies warn Houthis of 'consequences' of ship attacks
Warning comes as freight rates spike due to re-routing of vessels around Africa to avoid the Red Sea, where the Iran-backed militant group is active.
Palestinians wait to collect food at a donation point in a refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 25, 2023
U.S. sees new isolation from Israel support
Gaza suffering raises ire against Washington, which is juggling backing for ally with behind-the-scenes pressure to better protect civilians.
The Gaza Strip is hit with an Israeli bombardment amid ongoing battles between the Israeli military and Palestinian Hamas militants on Friday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 4, 2023
U.S. renews talk of Palestinian state, but prospects bleak
With Israel's campaign against Hamas raging, the United States has renewed calls to work toward a Palestinian state, but few expect success now after decades of failure.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2023
Zelenskyy tells U.N. it has stake against Russia 'genocide'
The Ukrainian president renewed an invitation for world leaders to join a "peace summit" to end the war on Kyiv's terms.
An unveiled woman stands on top of a vehicle on Oct. 26, 2022, as thousands make their way toward Aichi cemetery in Saqez, Mahsa Amini's hometown in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan, to mark 40 days since her death.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 14, 2023
Year after protests, Iran even more toxic for U.S.
Amini died on September 16, 2022, after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the strict dress code imposed on women by the clerical leadership.
An Indian security officer on patrol in New Delhi ahead of the Group of 20 Summit
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 7, 2023
With G20, U.S. welcomes India's rise while accepting differences
The United States has viewed the fellow democracy as a natural ally that can rival an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2023
U.S. rolls out red carpet for Modi, even as criticism grows
U.S. President Joe Biden is putting on the full pomp for the Indian leader, whose billion-plus country seen as a pivotal partner in a growing global competition with China.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 31, 2023
NATO upbeat on Sweden bid as U.S. urges Turkey to say yes
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said it was 'within reach' for Sweden to join in time for a NATO summit in mid-July.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
U.S. starts week of courting Asian partners after Taiwan flare-up
The Philippines, Vietnam and Japan all have longstanding territorial disputes with China that have grown more intense in recent years as Beijing flexes its muscle.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2023
U.S. dismisses China's 'marriage of convenience' with Russia
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Beijing had not yet provided military aid to 'junior partner' Moscow to fight in Ukraine.
Japan Times
Mar 22, 2023
China's diplomatic offensive lays down new challenge for U.S.
Xi pushed forward positions on Ukraine during two days of talks in Moscow, a week after China announced the restoration of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2023
China in sights as U.S., Australia and Britain leaders set to meet on subs
U.S. President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will gather in California to flesh out the AUKUS security pact.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2023
Antony Blinken offers to help jittery Central Asia reduce reliance on Russia
Days after the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat met jointly with counterparts from all five Central Asian nations.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2023
Top U.S. envoy eyes inroads in Central Asia as Ukraine rattles nerves
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold talks in Kazakhstan and then Uzbekistan and meet jointly with foreign ministers of all five ex-Soviet Central Asian states.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 8, 2023
Upbeat Biden urges U.S. unity and vows to restore blue-collar pride
Biden's address was a chance for the Democrat to pitch his centrist, populist vision of a country healing after COVID-19 and the turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2023
Top U.S. envoy to make long-awaited China visit on Feb. 5 and 6
Blinken is expected to meet Foreign Minister Qin Gang, until recently China's ambassador in Washington, and possibly President Xi Jinping.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2022
The end is nigh? Climate and nuclear crises spark fears of worst
With dangers rising from nuclear war and climate change, does the planet need to at least begin contemplating the worst?
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2022
U.S. and Australia invite Japan to step up troop rotations
Japan, a treaty-bound ally of the U.S., has in recent years sought growing diplomatic cooperation with Australia.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 17, 2022
Over a barrel, Biden faces tough options with Saudis
Despite growing action on climate change, the United States is decades away from being insulated from high oil prices.


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