US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

Ukraine war to dominate G20 finance chief meeting in Indonesia

The two-day meeting takes place on the resort island of Bali under the shadow of war Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs from top economies will meet in Indonesia Friday for talks on the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has roiled markets, spiked food prices and stoked breakneck inflation. The … Read more

‘Relentless’ Russian shelling in east Ukraine as US promises new aid

The governor of the Lugansk region said the Russians were attacking Donetsk from their bases in Lugansk Russian troops pursued their “relentless” shelling of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on Saturday, as the United States promised new military aid to Kyiv including powerful rocket launchers. Having hardened long battles to capture cities in the neighboring Lugansk … Read more

US senators announce limited deal on gun violence measures

A girl lays flowers at a makeshift memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 28, 2022 A bipartisan group of US senators on Sunday proposed steps to curb gun violence following devastating mass shootings in Texas and New York, but the limited measures fall far short of the president’s calls for change. … Read more