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On the G20 Sidelines, an 'Unexpected' Huddle

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov briefly meet

(Newser) - At a G20 meeting in India's New Delhi on Thursday, Russia took the opportunity to slam calls from the West to end its war in Ukraine. On the sidelines of that meeting, however, another surprise get-together was taking place: that of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian...

US Is Raising the Alarm About China Helping Russia
US Is Worried China May
Make Big Move for Russia
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US Is Worried China May Make Big Move for Russia

Blinken says Beijing might supply weapons, a major escalation of aid

(Newser) - On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the US appears to be increasingly alarmed that China is about to start helping Vladimir Putin in a big way. If Beijing does so, it threatens not only to prolong the war but to turn the conflict...

US: Blinken Scolded Chinese Diplomat in Person

Nations hold first face-to-face meeting since balloon was spotted

(Newser) - The top diplomats for the US and China met face-to-face on Saturday for the first time since the appearance of a Chinese spy balloon froze relations between the two global powers. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Wang Yi talked Saturday night in Germany, on the sidelines of the Munich...

US Braces for China's Response
US Braces for China's Response

US Braces for China's Response

Balloon crisis sets back diplomatic efforts

(Newser) - Now that the US has ended what it says was an espionage flight and China says was an off-course weather balloon, US officials are waiting for a response. Among the possibilities is a retaliatory strike by China, the New York Times reports. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who canceled a...

In Ukraine, More Grisly Evidence of Atrocities

EU seeks specialized court to investigate possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine

(Newser) - Russia's retreat from eastern Ukraine in April revealed what many said was evidence of war crimes . Now, the pattern is repeating in southern Ukraine with the retreat of Russian soldiers from Kherson, the New York Times reports, describing "mounting evidence of atrocities" there. In the village of Pravdyne...

US Has Been Quietly Warning Russia Not to Go Nuclear

Putin's veiled threat came after months of backchannel warnings: reports

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin's veiled warning about the use of nuclear weapons to defend Russia came after months of backchannel warnings from the US about exactly such behavior. Officials tell the Washington Post and CNN that the US has consistently warned Russia for months in private communications about the grave consequences...

Divided Lawmakers Back Step Toward Joining EU

US endorses plan for North Macedonia to first meet demands by Bulgaria

(Newser) - After a three-day debate that included protests inside and outside parliament, North Macedonia lawmakers endorsed a plan on Saturday that could put it on a path toward joining the European Union. The compromise brokered by France first would settle a dispute with Bulgaria, which has blocked membership for North Macedonia,...

Small Gestures Honor Tiananmen Victims
Small Gestures Honor
Tiananmen Victims

Small Gestures Honor Tiananmen Victims

Police block displays in Hong Kong, but vigils take place elsewhere in the world

(Newser) - Heavy police force patrolled Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Saturday after authorities for a third consecutive year banned public commemoration of the anniversary of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, with vigils overseas the only place marking the event. For decades, the AP reports, Hong Kong and nearby...

Blinken Tests Positive
Blinken Tests Positive

Blinken Tests Positive

Secretary of State attended the correspondents' dinner over the weekend

(Newser) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and said he is dealing with mild symptoms. Blinken and his wife, Evan Ryan, attended the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday night in Washington, CNBC reports. So did President Biden. The White House said the president's...

Austin, Blinken Will Be in Kyiv on Sunday, Zelensky Says

White House and Pentagon don't immediately confirm trip

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday that he didn't think it was a "big secret" that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are on their way to see him, but American officials acted like it was. Zelensky mentioned the visit during a press...

US Now Unequivocal: Russia Has Committed War Crimes

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the formal determination

(Newser) - The Biden administration on Wednesday made a formal determination that Russian troops have committed war crimes in Ukraine and said it would work with others to prosecute offenders. "Today, I can announce that, based on information currently available, the US government assesses that members of Russia’s forces have...

Ukraine, US Collect Evidence of War Crimes

Teams go to sites of bombings to build a case for International Criminal Court

(Newser) - The US has joined the effort to build a case that Russia is committing war crimes in its attack on Ukraine, officials said Monday. "We will support accountability using every tool available, including criminal prosecutions where appropriate," a National Security Council spokesperson said, per NBC News . That includes...

An Even Smaller Nation Fears Russia, and US Pledges Help

Secretary of State Blinken visits Moldova, a former Soviet republic

(Newser) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday pledged America’s support to the small, Western-leaning former Soviet republic of Moldova that is coping with an influx of refugees from Ukraine and warily watching Russia’s intensifying war with its neighbor. Blinken met with senior Moldovan officials who are appealing...

US Says Russian Moves Require 'Swift, Firm' Response

Blinken slams Putin's 'flagrant disrespect for international law'

(Newser) - The US stands with Ukraine in condemning Russia's recognition of two breakaway territories in eastern Ukraine as independent states, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday after a day of fast-moving—and alarming—developments in the crisis. The Kremlin's "recognition of the so-called 'Donetsk and Luhansk...

US Rejects Russian Demands in Ukraine Crisis

'There is no change, there will be no change'

(Newser) - The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday there will be no US or NATO concessions on Moscow's main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. In separate written responses delivered to the Russians, the US and NATO held firm to the alliance’s open-door policy for membership,...

Former Soviet Republics Back Ukraine

US endorses shipment of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles

(Newser) - The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania plan to send US-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, a move that the US fully endorsed Saturday. As tensions over Russia's intent at the Ukraine border escalate, the defense ministers of the three Baltic states said in a joint statement...

Blinken: Russia Could Attack Ukraine on 'Very Short Notice'

Secretary of state spoke from Kyiv on Wednesday

(Newser) - It's a week of heavy meetings for Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who on Wednesday met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky ahead of a face-to-face with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday. In Kyiv, Blinken offered a message of support in the face of a buildup of Russian...

Blinken's History Lesson Doesn't Amuse Russia

Nations take their shots just before talks begin on Ukraine

(Newser) - Addressing the situation in Kazakhstan, where Russian forces are helping to put down violent protests, Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggested that inviting President Vladimir Putin to send military help is the easy part. "One lesson of recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it's...

Only 3 Federal Officials Viewed Favorably by Most in US

John Roberts, the Fed's Jerome Powell, and Anthony Fauci

(Newser) - Gallup put the names of 11 federal officials in front of Americans in a new survey, and only three registered positive ratings from the majority of respondents. The clear No. 1 was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (60%), followed by Fed chief Jerome Powell (53%) and Dr. Anthony Fauci...

G7 Shows Solidarity on Ukraine
G7 Displays Unity to Russia

G7 Displays Unity to Russia

Foreign ministers agree on 'massive consequences' if Ukraine is invaded

(Newser) - Britain hosted top diplomats from the Group of Seven industrialized nations Saturday in Liverpool for talks dominated by Russia's buildup of troops near Ukraine's border and what Britain called Moscow's "malign behavior" around the world. The UK called for "a show of unity against global...

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