Tag Archives: United States

  • US House clears Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid plan, heads to Senate

    The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, hailed by Democrats as a critical step in funneling new funding toward vaccinations, overburdened local governments, and millions of families. ...

  • Biden CIA nominee Burns to focus on ‘authoritarian adversary’ China

    President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he saw competition with China - and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership - as the key to US national security. ...

  • China says Japan-US security treaty a product of Cold War

    China on Wednesday called the Japan-US mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following US criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters over the weekend. ...

  • China calls for a reset, but US says Beijing trying to ‘avert blame’

    Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday the United States and China could work together on various issues if they repaired their damaged bilateral relations, but Washington accused Beijing of trying to avert blame for its actions. ...

  • Biden declares ‘America is back’ in welcome words to allies

    President Joe Biden in his first address before a global audience declared that “America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back,” after four years of a Trump administration that flaunted a foreign policy through an “America First" lens ...

  • US needs to brace itself for more deadly storms, experts say

    Deadly weather will be hitting the US more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities. ...

  • Biden says China to face repercussions on human rights

    China will pay a price for its human rights abuses, US President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday, responding to queries at a televised event on the Asian nation’s handling of Muslim minorities in its far western region of Xinjiang. ...

  • US ship sails in South China Sea by China-claimed islands

    A US Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested waters. ...

  • Biden administration plans to continue to seek extradition of WikiLeaks’ Assange

    President Joe Biden’s administration plans to continue to seek to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States to face hacking conspiracy charges, the US Justice Department said. ...

  • Antony Blinken raises Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong in his first call with China

    US secretary of state Antony Blinken on Friday raised human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet in his first conversation with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi. ...