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China, Russia Block U.S. Bid To Sanction North Koreans At U.N.

The move by Beijing and Moscow came before a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea on Thursday – the second in two weeks – after Pyongyang fired tactical guided missiles this week. China told council colleagues it needed more time to study the sanctions, while Russia said more evidence

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Blinken: Diplomacy Continues In Bid To Deter Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

Blinken, in Kyiv as part of a European tour before he meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on January 21, said that if Russia carries through with any aggressive moves against Ukraine, Washington is prepared to provide additional materials to Kyiv to help it defend itself. Blinken

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Ukraine Tension: Biden Says He Thinks Putin Will 'Move In'

Asked for his views on Mr. Putin's intentions, Mr. Biden said: "Do I think he'll test the West? Test the United States and NATO as significantly as he can? Yes, I think he will, but I think he'll pay a serious and dear price for it." Asked how concerned he

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U.S. Takes N. Korea's 'Improving' Missile Programs Seriously: Pentagon

Kirby, however, said the U.S. is still assessing the nature of North Korea's recent missile launches, apparently to learn their exact capabilities. "We will continue to take this threat and this improving program of Pyongyang's very, very seriously," he told a press briefing when asked about North's recent missile

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Blinken, Lavrov To Meet In Geneva Friday To Continue Diplomacy Over Ukraine

"Diplomacy is not dead," the senior State Department official told reporters during a call briefing on Tuesday, adding that "the U.S. side believes the only way to solve this conflict successfully is through diplomacy." Blinken spoke with Lavrov on Tuesday to stress "the importance of continuing a diplomatic path

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Countering China’s Salami Slicing Tactic

China claiming the world – inch by inch

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North Korea Says Monday's Launches Were Tactical Guided Missiles

The projectiles were fired in an easterly direction from the Sunan Airport area in Pyongyang's capital shortly before 9 a.m. on Monday. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said they traveled about 380 kilometers and reached an altitude of around 42 km. The purpose of the test was to

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Nine Charts Explain Biden's Failed Foreign Policy

Americans are skeptical of President Biden's foreign policy as he completes his first year in office.

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U.S., Japanese leaders To Meet Virtually On Jan. 21: White House

The announcement came after Kishida, who took office in October, gave up on visiting the United States for in-person talks with Biden before the Japanese parliament started its regular session Monday, deciding to focus on the COVID-19 response at home instead. "The meeting will highlight the strength of the U.

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Blinken Says U.S. Working on Havana Syndrome After Diplomats' Illnesses in Paris, Geneva

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported additional illnesses among officials serving in U.S. diplomatic missions in Paris and Geneva, where the United States and Russia held security talks on Monday over Moscow's troop buildup near the Ukraine border. Blinken said the United States has raised the illnesses with

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NATO Rejects Russian Security Demands, But Says It's Open To More Diplomacy

Speaking on January 12 after meeting in Brussels with a delegation from Russia as part of the NATO-Russia Council, NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance would not agree to Moscow's demands for new security architecture in Europe but wanted to continue diplomacy. Stoltenberg reiterated that Ukraine has a right

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N. Korea Says It Successfully Conducted Final Test-Firing Of Hypersonic Missile

Kim expressed "great expectations" that the officials in the missile research sector would "help bolster the war deterrent of the country with their continued ultra-modern scientific research achievements." South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff earlier downplayed the North's hypersonic missile claims as "exaggeration" but said the latest launch demonstrated "improvement"