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Emerging Global Partnership of Democracies

Great power rivalry and global power contestation is witnessing a new phase. Usually, the race for global leadership precedes a conflict involving a large number of countries categorised as allies…

By Dr Seshadri Chari

U.S. should not have any illusions about Taiwan, says China

BEIJING (Reuters) - There is no room for compromise over Taiwan and the United States should not have any illusions about this, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that…

U.S. won’t stand idly by if Iran gets ‘too close’ to nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States will not stand idly by if Iran gets too close to a nuclear weapon, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley said in interview excerpts…

Tunisia says U.S. will support it once political reforms are announced

TUNIS (Reuters) - The United States will offer support to Tunisia once it has announced dates for political reform, a Tunisia presidency statement said, nearly four months after President Kais…

U.S. and Taiwan to hold second round of economic dialogue next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Taiwan next week will hold a second session of an economic dialogue launched last year in the face of increasing pressure on the…

White House calls on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House on Friday called on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine, saying it has raised its concerns about Moscow's military buildup directly. "We also continue to…

U.S. President Biden to hold meeting with leaders from Africa in 2022 -White House

(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a meeting with leaders from Africa in 2022 which would focus on building global partnerships and alliances, the White House said in…

Exclusive-American barred from leaving China returned to U.S. before Biden-Xi meeting

By Michael Martina WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American who had been blocked for years from leaving China has returned to the United States, the U.S. government told Reuters, his release…

Putin says U.S. ties ‘unsatisfactory’ but he is willing to talk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described Russia's relations with the United States as "unsatisfactory" but said Moscow was open to dialogue and his June summit with President…

Biden, Xi discuss how to ‘align’ stances on Iran nuclear issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked about how they might harmonize their positions ahead of the Nov. 29 resumption of indirect U.S.-Iranian talks…

Analysis-Hours of talk, but little change after Biden-Xi virtual meeting

By David Brunnstrom, Yew Lun Tian, Michael Martina and Gabriel Crossley WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping just completed their longest exchange as world…

Biden tells Xi must ensure relations do not veer into open conflict

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said at the start of a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday that they both have a responsibility as leaders…