Joe Biden

Biden asks for early Macron talks as allies try to smooth tensions

The United States and Britain sought Sunday to smooth tensions with Paris over a new security pact with Australia, with US president Joe Biden requesting early talks with his French counterpart ...

US President Joe Biden speaks about the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House 16 August, 2021

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

Biden made the remarks during a virtual meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF), a follow-up to an Earth Day meeting he hosted in April to unveil new US greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets ...

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

AUKUS

France recalls ambassadors to Australia, US in escalating row

The row has for now at least put on hold hopes of a post-Trump renaissance in Paris-Washington relations under Biden and his Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a fluent French speaker who was ...

The French Embassy is seen after it was announced France decided to recall its ambassadors in the United States and Australia for consultations after Australia struck a deal with the US and Britain which ended a $40 billion French-designed submarine deal, in Washington, US, on 17 September 2021

Family of US hostage held by Taliban calls for envoy's firing

The family of Mark Frerichs on Monday urged US president Joe Biden to fire his chief Afghanistan peace negotiator, charging that the envoy has done little to win the release of the last American ...

Afghan armed men supporting the Afghan security forces against the Taliban stand with their weapons and Humvee vehicles at Parakh area in Bazarak, Panjshir province on 19 August 2021.

Blinken asks Pakistan to 'line up' in pressuring Taliban

US secretary of state Antony Blinken called Monday on Pakistan to deny legitimacy to the Taliban unless they meet international demands, acknowledging concerns that Islamabad has supported militants ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about the release of the 2021 Congressional Report Pursuant to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act at the Department of State in Washington, US, on 12 July 2021

Calls for unity as divided US marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

World leaders sent messages of solidarity, saying the attackers had failed to destroy Western values

A person mourns at the 9/11 Memorial on the 20th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York City, New York, US, on 11 September 2021

Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China conflict

US president Joe Biden and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping talked for the first time in seven months Thursday, with both leaders urging a path away from conflict but holding ground on fierce ...

Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China conflict: White House

Afghanistan

Taliban legitimacy will have to be ‘earned’: Blinken

Blinken and Maas both criticised the caretaker government announced in Afghanistan on Tuesday, which has no women or non-Taliban members

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets with a hand gesture prior to boarding an aircraft as he departs Ramstein Air Base in Germany on 8 September 2021

Ukraine president seeks Biden support against Russia after Afghan war

Ukraine's leader will ask president Joe Biden on Wednesday for firm US support on military modernisation, worried about rising Russian pressure days after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on 31 August, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia

Afghanistan exit marks the end of US nation-building: Biden

The Taliban now control more territory than when they last ruled before being ousted in 2001 at the start of America’s longest war, which took the lives of nearly 2,500 US troops and an estimated ...

Evacuees wait to board a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on 30 August 2021
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