Antony Blinken says the Biden administration supports zero-Covid protesters in China

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the Biden administration supports the zero-COVID protesters in China, explaining that he will address the topic when he visits the country early next year. “Of course, we do,” Blinken told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” when asked about the US support for … Read more

US adds Russian mercenary firm Wagner Group to entities of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act

CNN — The Biden administration is adding the Wagner Group, an infamous private Russian military firm, to the list of Entities of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act “based on its actions in the Central African Republic,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. In addition, Cuba and Nicaragua were added … Read more

US dismisses Chinese objections to South China Sea mission

BEIJING — The US Navy on Tuesday dismissed Beijing’s protests over a “freedom of navigation operation” conducted near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, in the latest incident drawing new attention to one of the world’s potential military flashpoints. The Navy said its guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville on Tuesday “asserted navigational rights … Read more

NATO commits to future Ukraine membership, drums up aid

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed the military alliance’s commitment to Ukraine on Tuesday, saying that the war-torn nation will one day become a member of the world’s largest security organization. Stoltenberg’s remarks came as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his NATO counterparts gathered in Romania to drum up urgently … Read more

US, allies struggle to support protesters in make-or-break moment for Iran

The US, its allies and individuals across the globe are struggling to support protesters in Iran in what observers say is a make-or-break moment that could tip the scales for regime change in Tehran. President Biden said in early November that “we’re gonna free Iran. They’re gonna free themselves pretty soon.” But outside experts say … Read more

Top US diplomat criticizes FIFA armband threat at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — America’s top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking alongside his Qatari counterpart at a news conference, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was “always concerning … when we … Read more

Egypt’s COP27 summit app is a cyber weapon, experts warn – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Western security advisers are warning delegates at the COP27 climate summit not to download the host Egyptian government’s official smartphone app, amid fears it could be used to hack their private emails, texts and even voice conversations. Policymakers from Germany, France and Canada were among those who had … Read more

From UNSC meet in Mumbai, Blinken, Jaishankar send one message to Beijing, Pak | Latest News India

NEW DELHI: India on Friday targeted Pakistan for protecting the planners of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and criticized China for blocking the listing of terrorists at the UN, with external affairs minister S Jaishankar saying decades of cross-border terror will not weaken the country’s commitment to fight back. India’s stance received strong support from US … Read more

Canada’s foreign minister, US secretary of state hold media availability | LIVE – Global News

Canada’s foreign minister, US secretary of state hold media availability | LIVEGlobal News US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to meet with Trudeau, Joly in OttawaCP24 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Canada at a tense time for the worldCBC News View full coverage on Google News

Blinken says the consequences for using a nuclear weapon have been conveyed to Putin

Washington CNN — The consequences for Russia if it uses a nuclear weapon in its war on Ukraine have been conveyed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. “We’ve also communicated directly and very clearly to the Russians, President Putin about the consequences,” the top US diplomat said at … Read more