Blinken scraps rare China trip over alleged spy balloon
China meanwhile blames winds for blowing over what it calls a civilian airship.
US state secretary praises Malaysia’s pandemic control
Antony Blinken says Malaysia's ability to distribute excess vaccines to other countries is 'evidence of real leadership'.
US responsible for ensuring nuclear weapons never used again, says state secretary
On Monday, Nagasaki marked the 76th anniversary of the US atomic bombing that brought about the end of World War II.
US urges Asean countries to increase efforts to find solution in Myanmar
After a foreign ministers' virtual meeting, Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweets that the group is 'key to the future of the Indo-Pacific'.
US to show Southeast Asia it cares in virtual meetings this week
In recent years top US officials have not always attended Asean meetings but Washington now wants to increase its diplomatic efforts in the region.
US urges Asean members to help restore democracy in Myanmar ‘immediately’
There have been claims that Washington has not been paying enough attention to a region that is crucial to its regional strategy to counter an increasingly powerful China.
State secretary in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal, end to US war
Nato troops, which outnumber US forces will all pull out at the same time.
China, Russia foreign ministers meet in show of unity against West
In the last century Moscow and Beijing were Cold War communist rivals but they are now forging extensive economic, military and scientific ties.
‘Cheap trick’, says North Korea of US attempts to make contact
A foreign ministry spokesman says no dialogue will be possible until the US rolls back its hostile policy toward North Korea.
Washington outlines new global strategy: China looms large
State secretary Antony Blinken says on virtually every front, the US will likely have to deal with the communist government in Beijing.
‘Extreme competition’ with China coming, but not like Trump, says Biden
Biden says he will work more closely with allies to increase pushback against China.
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