Middle East

Security, China to dominate Biden’s talks with Japan’s Kishida

Virtual meeting will be the first substantial discussion between the two allies since Fumio Kishida became Japanese prime minister in October.Published On 21 Jan 202221 Jan 2022The leaders of the United States and Japan will contend with China’s growing might, North Korea’s missiles, and Russia’s aims in Ukraine when they hold their first substantial talks…

N Korea may resume nuclear, long-range missile tests: State media

Pyongyang blames US ‘hostility’ as experts warn of return to ‘vicious cycle of provocation and sanctions’.Published On 20 Jan 202220 Jan 2022A meeting of the powerful politburo of North Korea’s ruling party, presided over by leader Kim Jong Un, has said that it will consider resuming “all temporarily suspended” nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)…

Biden ‘not there yet’ on easing tariffs on Chinese goods

US leader says China not meeting commitments under a Phase 1 trade deal signed by his predecessor Donald Trump.Published On 20 Jan 202220 Jan 2022United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it was too soon to make commitments on lifting US tariffs on Chinese goods, but his chief trade negotiator Katherine Tai was working…

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