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NATO needs to decide whether to focus on Russia or China, says policy expert
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNATO needs to decide whether to focus on Russia or China, says policy expertUlrike Franke, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, previews the 2021 Brussels Summit and the renewal of NATO objectives.
Persons: Ulrike Franke Organizations: NATO, European Council, Foreign Relations Locations: Russia, China
G-7 is 'a step toward presenting a unified front on the China issue': CFR
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.96   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailG-7 is 'a step toward presenting a unified front on the China issue': CFRBrent McIntosh, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the key developments made in the G-7 summit and why he expects "more of the same" from the NATO summit.
Persons: CFR Brent McIntosh Organizations: CFR, Council, Foreign Relations, NATO Locations: China
A prominent opponent of Belarus' authoritarian president Roman Protasevich attends an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, March 25, 2012. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko emerges from the polling booth after marking his ballot in Belarus' national referendum in Minsk, Belarus. But the August elections proved to be an inflection point of massive consequence for Protasevich, Lukashenko, and the future of Belarus. In this Sunday, July 19, 2020, file photo, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, reacts during a meeting with her supporters in Minsk, Belarus. In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with police in Minsk, Belarus.
Persons: Alexander Lukashenko, Roman Protasevich, Lukashenko, Rachel Denber, Protasevich, Sofia Sapega, Franak, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Viačorka, Sapega, Weeks, Denber, Hanna Liubakova, Protasevich's, wasn't, Oleg Nikishin, Sergei Tikhanovsky, Tikhanovskaya, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Sergei Grits, Tikhanovskaya's, Vladimir Putin, Putin, He's Organizations: Human Rights, Central Asia Division, Ryanair, Passengers, KGB, Twitter, Telegram, New York Times, AP, European Union, Commission, Coordination, Tikhanovskaya, Rights, EU, US Foreign Relations, Viačorka, Belarus — Locations: Eastern Europe, Belarus, Europe, Athens, Greece, Vilnius, Lithuania, Minsk, Belarusian, Sapega, Poland, Warsaw, NEXTA, Soviet, United States, Korea, EU
Navalny's top aide, Leonid Volkov, says Putin was "dumb" to put the opposition leader behind bars. Imprisoning Navalny has turned him into a symbol for people to rally behind, Volkov said. WASHINGTON, DC — Russian Vladimir Putin made a mistake putting Alexei Navalny in prison because it's turned him into a symbol, allowing him to attract attention worldwide, according to Leonid Volkov, the Russian opposition leader's chief of staff. Just one week before the Biden-Putin summit, Navalny's political network on Wednesday was officially outlawed in Russia after a Moscow court declared it to be "extremist." There's no reset button with Putin, Volkov said, he only understands the "language of strength."
Persons: Leonid Volkov, Putin, Navalny, Volkov, Biden's, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, it's, " Volkov, underscoring, Dmitri Lovetsky, Joe Biden, Biden, It's, Sen, Bob Menendez, Republican Sen, Mitt Romney, Democratic Sen, Chris Van Hollen Organizations: Biden, Kremlin, Putin, Senate Foreign Relations, Republican, Democratic Locations: Washington, WASHINGTON, Germany, Siberia, Moscow, DC, Russia, St . Petersburg, Lithuania, Putin, Geneva, Switzerland, , Russian
“In international relations, all politics is personal,” Biden said during a visit to South Korea in 2013. Just after touching down in the U.K. Wednesday, Biden told service members at a Royal Air Force station in Mildenhall that he’d visited “well over 100 countries” as a senator and vice president. Biden offered: “Possibilities.”“Personal relationships are the only vehicle by which you build trust,” Biden told Xi two years later when he returned for more meetings in Beijing. There’s a risk, though, of focusing on the personal at the expense of the substance. But Biden has often told the story of his last-known face-to-face meeting with Putin, telling him bluntly that he “has no soul.”“We understand each other,” Biden says Putin replied.
Persons: Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Biden, China’s Xi, Naomi, ” Biden, Donald Trump’s, warily, Jen Psaki, “ He's, , , he’d, Xi, Vladmir Putin, Vladimir Putin, Jake Sullivan, There’s, Putin, Ted Kaufman, Biden’s, ” Kaufman, MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin, … He’s, Trump, “ He’s, Matthew Goodman Organizations: IVES, White, Foreign Relations, Wednesday, Royal Air Force, , U.S, Center for Strategic & International Studies Locations: England, Canadian, Berlin, China, Cornwall, South Korea, Europe, Mildenhall, Beijing, Delaware, United States, U.S
Workers unload boxes containing the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, donated by China, at the Damascus International Airport on April 24, 2021, in the Syrian capital. U.S.-China competition may be heating up on another front: Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy. China has been a major Covid vaccine supplier to much of the developing world, an effort that some experts said could bolster Beijing's global influence and deepen its ties with other nations. "We're going to see that China is going to face a more formidable competitor," Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia." In the last few months, China has been "almost the only primary player" sending Covid vaccines to other countries, said Huang, who is also a professor at Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
Persons: Joe Biden, Huang, CNBC's Organizations: Airport, CNBC, Council, Foreign Relations, Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy, International Relations Locations: China, Damascus, U.S
China faces competition as U.S. Covid vaccine donation plans underway
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailChina sees U.S. as a 'formidable competitor' as U.S. plans Covid vaccine donations: ExpertAlthough China has played an immense role in supplying Covid-19 vaccines to developing countries, Huang Yanzhong of the Council on Foreign Relations says the U.S. is "catching up" through its plan of donating millions of vaccine doses to countries in need.
Persons: Huang Yanzhong Organizations: China, Foreign Relations Locations: Covid, U.S
Apple, Cisco and other U.S. companies with deep ties to China are under increasing pressure to address Beijing's "repression of human rights and democracy," one of President Joe Biden's key allies in the Senate said Thursday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." The comments from Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., came two days after his chamber passed a bipartisan bill to boost U.S. competitiveness with China. Coons compared the U.S.-China relationship to America "decoupling" from the former Soviet Union during the Cold War. Coons, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also made the case that Chinese conduct in its own country and around the world is growing increasingly hard to ignore. Coons also noted that both the Biden and Trump administrations called China's treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang province a genocide.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Sen, Chris Coons, Coons Organizations: Apple, Cisco, China, U.S ., Soviet Union, USSR, Senate Foreign Relations, Biden, Trump Locations: China, U.S, America, Uighurs, Xinjiang
Biden's upcoming summit with Putin will be one of his biggest tests yet as president. Experts say it's unclear what Biden hopes to gain from Putin, who wants to keep the US as an adversary. If Biden doesn't come out with "clear deliverables," the summit could be perceived as a win for the Kremlin, a former US official warned. Experts warn that Putin has no intention of using the meeting to improve relations, and question what Biden has to gain via the summit. The Biden administration's actions to punish Russia, however, have yet to produce a demonstrable change in behavior from Putin.
Persons: Putin, Biden, Biden doesn't, Joe Biden's, Vladimir Putin, Heather Conley, George W, Bush, " Conley, Getty, it's, Alexei Navalny, , Navalny, Conley, aren't, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel, Christian Marquardt, Donald Trump, Stephen Sestanovich, Antony Blinken, Matthias Warnig, Putin's, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan, Kuznetsov, Mikhail Svetlov, Russia Michael McFaul, there's, McFaul Organizations: Kremlin, Analysts, State Department, Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic, International Studies, US, Biden, Putin, Columbia University, Council, Foreign Relations, Russia, RAF Mildenhall, Wednesday, NATO, Russian, Washington Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Russia, Washington, Europe, Crimea, Ukraine, Kremlin, Syria, Moscow, Soviet, Russian, Berlin, Germany, China, England, United States, Beijing, German, Brussels, Putin, Turkey, Sevastopol, Idlib
Amid all those challenges, America’s oldest allies are skeptical they have a partner they can trust after four years of the Trump administration’s "America First" foreign policy. The last time Trump met the G-7 leaders in person, in 2019, he threatened a trade war with France and pushed for Putin to be included in the group. One advantage Biden will have is his well-established relationships with a number of the leaders he will meet this week. In the near term, Biden will have to confront a world still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic from economic and public health perspectives. Us, not themBeyond the pandemic, Biden and the world leaders are also expected to discuss steps they can take together to address climate change and the growing proliferation of cyberattacks.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, America’s, ” Biden, Boris Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump’s, Kim Jong, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Putin, , Charles Kupchan, Obama, , Alexander Vershbow, Bush, Kupchan, Jake Sullivan, Sullivan, ” Sullivan, Julia Friedlander Organizations: WASHINGTON, Biden, Senate Foreign Relations, Trump, Seven, Atlantic Treaty Organization, Obama, North, Canadian, Twitter, Council, Foreign Relations, U.S, NATO, Putin —, Administration, Atlantic Council, White, European Union Locations: Europe, China, Russia, Washington, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, North Korean, Paris, Iran, U.S, Geneva, Ukraine, United States, Southern Europe, West, Britain
Julie Fisher, U.S. ambassador-designate to Belarus, testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "U.S. Policy on Belarus" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstBelarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the independent media is turning his nation into "the North Korea of Europe," the country's opposition leader told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. U.S. President Joe Biden was headed for Europe on Wednesday - his first international trip - where his discussions were expected to include Belarus. As a result, Fisher said, he no longer can influence Russian military actions in Belarus. Earlier in the day, Tsikhanouskaya told the Czech Senate that an international tribunal should be established to investigate what she called the "crimes" of Lukashenko's "dictatorship."
Persons: Julie Fisher, Jonathan Ernst, Alexander Lukashenko's, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Joe Biden, Lukashenko, Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus Julie Fisher, Fisher Organizations: Foreign, Policy, REUTERS, U.S, Union, Senate Foreign Relations, Ryanair, EU, Russia, Czech Senate, Thomson Locations: U.S, Belarus, Washington , U.S, North Korea, Europe, Prague, Minsk, Belarusian, United States, Russian, Russia, Czech, Britain
As the Biden administration sharpens its focus on Central America in its quest to stem migration, it is facing a region that has seen democratic and economic deterioration compounding long-term challenges. It’s a job Biden had as vice president, but conditions in the region have worsened since then. The Salvadoran president reportedly received a similar snub from the Biden administration when he made an unannounced trip to Washington in February. Biden administration officials have said that little of the $4 billion will go to the central governments, but rather to nongovernmental organizations and other private entities. Aside from the diplomatic obstacles, critics of U.S. aid to Central America say it hasn’t slowed migration in the past.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Harris, El, Nayib Bukele, Bukele, Ricardo Zuñiga, Morena Perez Joachin, Juan Orlando Hernández, Donald Trump, Critics, hasn’t, , , ” Paul Angelo, Angelo, Trump, they're Organizations: Central America, Northern Triangle, U.S . Treasury, State, Justice, U.S . Agency for International Development, police, Twitter, Salvadoran, Hurricane Iota, Getty, Inter, American, Council, Foreign Relations, U.S, International, United Nations, Facebook Locations: Central, United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Caribbean, U.S, El, Washington, Hurricane, Honduran, Manhattan, Guatemalan
"Get ready for a lot of 'foreign policy for the middle class,'" a White House official said. Biden has aimed to execute a domestic foreign policy, one that ties refurbishing a bridge in northwest Ohio and expanding broadband to rural Indiana to countering threats from China and Russia. While former President Barack Obama's trips abroad centered on sweeping, thematic speeches outlining U.S. policy, Biden plans no major addresses. Biden's attempts to link foreign policy to his domestic agenda got a lift when G7 nations agreed to a 15 percent global minimum tax rate. Still, he said, Moscow is one challenge for which Biden's domestic foreign policy approach might face its limits.
Persons: Joe Biden, Obama, Biden, Donald Trump's, America's, Barack Obama's, He's, , Anita Dunn, Trump, Trump's, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Jake Sullivan, Biden's, Michael McFaul, McFaul Organizations: WASHINGTON, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, White, U.S, Covid, Washington Post, NATO, Trump, America, Economic, Initiative, Russia, Biden Locations: Ohio, Indiana, China, Russia, Donald Trump's America, America, Washington, Brussels, It's, Canada, Mexico, Davos, Switzerland, England, Cornwall, Geneva, U.S, Moscow
Guo Junfeng | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesThe Senate is set this week to pass one of the largest industrial bills in U.S. history to bulk up the nation's technology manufacturing in an effort to match competition from China. The largest part of the mammoth piece of the legislation is a proposal previously known as the "Endless Frontier Act." His bipartisan CHIPS for America Act has since been folded into the broader bill and would appropriate about $50 billion to boost U.S. semiconductor manufacturing. The globe's most-advanced foundries are operated exclusively by Samsung in South Korea and by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in Taiwan. A more overt shot at Beijing comes from a portion of the bill known as the Strategic Competition Act, a product of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Persons: Guo Junfeng, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Sen, Todd Young, Young, John Cornyn, Dewardric McNeal, Obama, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, , Trump, Joe Biden, Robert Menendez, Jim Risch, Nancy Pelosi, Ken Cedeno Organizations: GalaxyCore Inc, Visual China, Getty, Republicans, National Science Foundation, U.S ., Department of Energy, Bar U.S, U.S, Soviet Union, Trump, Technology, Frontier, America, CNBC, Commerce Department, Samsung, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Infrastructure, White, Aero Engine Corp, Aerosun Corp, Huawei Technologies, White House, . Geological Survey, Senate Foreign Relations, Fund, Chinese Communist Party, Communist, Capitol Hill, Washington , D.C Locations: Jiashan County, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, China, U.S, Soviet, New York, United States, Beijing, Ripon, Texas, South Korea, Taiwan, Idaho, Washington ,
(CNN) The Senate passed rare bipartisan legislation on Tuesday aimed at countering China's growing influence by investing more than $200 billion in American technology, science and research . Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the only member of the Democratic caucus to vote against the bill. That delay allowed the Senate to vote on whether to advance the January 6 commission legislation, which failed last month after Republicans blocked the bill. Ahead of the bill's passage on Tuesday, McConnell again argued that Schumer closed debate on the bill too soon and the legislation is "incomplete." The effort was the product of multiple Senate committees, making it one of the few areas of successful bipartisan cooperation in the Senate.
Persons: Independent Sen, Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, China's, Schumer, Gregory Meeks, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, weren't, Sanders, Jeff Bezos, Republican Sen, Todd Young, Young, Biden, Amazon's Bezos, Maria Cantwell Organizations: CNN, Senate, Independent, Democratic, Senate Republicans, New York Democrat, Innovation, Foreign, Republicans, GOP, Kentucky Republican, NASA, Republican, Schumer, National Science Foundation, Senate Foreign Relations, Congressional, Department of Commerce, House, White, Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation, Washington Democrat, Department of Energy's National Laboratories Locations: Vermont, Indiana, United States, America, China, Washington
Still, Mr. Biden’s visits to NATO on June 14 and then the European Union for brief summits, following his attendance at the Group of 7 in Britain, will be more than symbolic. “But Biden also wants to see bang for the buck, and we need to show tangible results. This is not unconditional love, but friends with benefits.”François Heisbourg, a French defense analyst, sees only positives from the Biden trip. “The U.S. is back, Biden’s back, there’s nothing cynical here,” said Mr. Heisbourg, a special adviser to the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris. Even the G-7 will be like that.”But he and others note that Mr. Biden has not yet named ambassadors to either NATO or the European Union — or to most European countries, for that matter — let alone had them confirmed.
Persons: Biden’s, Vladimir V, Putin, , Biden, Jana Puglierin, François, , Heisbourg, “ Biden, ‘ Let’s, , ” Ivo H, Daalder, Barack Obama Organizations: NATO, European Union, Group, European Council, Foreign Relations, Biden, Foundation for Strategic Research Locations: Britain, Geneva, Russia, Brussels, Berlin, French, U.S, Paris,
“We’re going to review and reset the oil and gas leasing program,” Biden said at the time. Biden appears to have reached for the tool at a rate that outpaces his predecessors. “Biden is probably doing this more than other presidents have, but it’s the same approach,” said presidential historian Michael Beschloss. Biden, for instance, was sharply critical of Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, but has kept them in place for now — under review. But presidents, particularly Biden, have increasingly put more issues with smaller political constituencies under review.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, “ We’re, ” Biden, Dwight Eisenhower, Donald Trump, “ Biden, , Michael Beschloss, Jon Meacham, Ronald Reagan couldn’t, Reagan, Ken Duberstein, George H.W, Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bob Menendez, Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, , Organizations: WASHINGTON, Interior Department, Republican Party, GOP, Foreign Relations, Supreme, Commission, White, U.S, Capitol Locations: Soviet Union, Cuba, Florida, U.S, Guantanamo, China, Wuhan
Three U.S. senators to visit Taiwan, trip likely to irritate China
  + stars: | 2021-06-05 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.74   time to read: +1 min
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) speaks during a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. May 7, 2020. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERSThree U.S. senators will visit Taiwan on Sunday and will meet President Tsai Ing-wen to discuss security and other issues, Taiwan's government and the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said on Saturday, a trip that will likely irritate China. Taiwan has also complained about China trying to block the island from accessing vaccines internationally, which Beijing has denied. In recent months China has increased pressure on democratically-ruled Taiwan as it tries to assert its sovereignty, including regularly flying military aircraft into Taiwan's air defence zone. China routinely denounces visits of foreign officials to Taiwan, calling them an interference in the country's internal affairs.
Persons: Dan Sullivan, Al Drago, Tsai Ing, Tammy Duckworth, Christopher Coons, Tsai Organizations: Armed Services, Capitol, REUTERS, U.S, Taiwan, Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Foreign Relations, American Institute, Thomson Locations: Washington , DC, Taipei, China, United States, Taiwan, Taipei's, Songshan, COVID, Beijing
The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko emerges from the polling booth after marking his ballot in Belarus' national referendum in Minsk, Belarus. But the August elections proved to be an inflection point of massive consequence for Protasevich, Lukashenko, and the future of Belarus. In this Sunday, July 19, 2020, file photo, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, reacts during a meeting with her supporters in Minsk, Belarus. In this Aug. 10, 2020, file photo, protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with police in Minsk, Belarus.
Persons: Alexander Lukashenko, Roman Protasevich, Lukashenko, Rachel Denber, Protasevich, Sofia Sapega, Franak, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Viačorka, Sapega, Weeks, Denber, Hanna Liubakova, Protasevich's, wasn't, Oleg Nikishin, Sergei Tikhanovsky, Tikhanovskaya, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Sergei Grits, Tikhanovskaya's, Vladimir Putin, Putin, He's Organizations: Human Rights, Central Asia Division, Ryanair, Passengers, KGB, Minsk Reuters, Twitter, Telegram, New York Times, AP, European Union, Commission, Coordination, Tikhanovskaya, Rights, EU, US Foreign Relations, Viačorka, Belarus — Locations: Eastern Europe, Belarus, Europe, Athens, Greece, Vilnius, Lithuania, Minsk, Belarusian, Sapega, Poland, Warsaw, NEXTA, Soviet, United States, Korea, EU
Sen. Tom Carper says he'll soon have an Amtrak train station in Delaware named after him, just like President Joe Biden. "There's my train station!" Unlike Biden, Carper has never run for president and he's never been a frequent guest on Sunday talk shows. Carper at the Amtrak station in Wilmington, walks beneath the sign for the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station. From the platform, Carper pointed to the spot across the tracks at the train station where he and Delaware Gov.
Persons: Sen, Tom Carper, he'll, Joe Biden, Carper, Biden, They've, Chris Coons, Tom, Ted Kaufman, Biden's, I've, Amtrak, Nicole Gaudiano, Roy Orbison fanboys, Patrick's, he's, He's, Roy Orbison, Pete Buttigieg, Shelley Moore Capito, You've, that's, Capito, Barbara Boxer, Boxer, Chip Somodevilla, haven't, Coons, Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump, Joseph R, Tell Joe Biden, John Carney, Jr, chuckling, It's Organizations: Amtrak, News, Senate, Delaware Democrats, Delaware Democrat, Environment, Public, Committee, DC, Associated Press, White House, Republicans, GOP, White, California Democrat, Mercury Public Affairs, Carper, Foreign Relations, Biden chatted, Jr, Railroad, Delaware Gov, Democratic, Convention Locations: Biden's, Delaware, Newark , Delaware, Wilmington, Washington, DC, Wilmington , Delaware, Philadelphia, Boston, Richmond , Virginia, West Virginia, California, Delaware Sens, East, Iran, North Korea, Newark, Iowa
Downtown Los Angeles is seen behind a tree burned by wildfire before expected heavy rains, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 28, 2021. Across the United States, cities have launched new programs focused on dealing with extreme weather, reflecting the growing impacts of climate change on local communities, according to experts. 1 killer of all the climate change impacts," Gilbert said. 'ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IMPACT'In February, Los Angeles launched a Climate Emergency Mobilization office to coordinate the city's policies on climate change across its dozens of neighborhoods and districts. "Climate change is a public health issue, a public health hazard, and the front-line communities that are most affected by climate change are low income communities," Mayor Regina Romero told Reuters.
Persons: Lucy Nicholson Tucson, Angeles, Adrienne Arsht, Kathy Baughman McLeod, Trump, Alice Hill, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Biden, Levine Cava, Cava, Jane Gilbert, Gilbert, Marta Segura, Segura, Greg Good, Mayor Regina Romero, Romero Organizations: Downtown, REUTERS, Rockefeller Foundation Resilience, Washington D.C, Council, Resilience, EPA, Foreign Relations, Miami Dade, Miami, IMPACT, Public Works Department, Reuters, Los Angeles Board, Public, Mayor, Biden, Thomson Locations: Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles , California, U.S, Miami, United States, Phoenix, Houston , Louisville, Nashville, Oakland, Gulf, New York, Los Angeles, Miami Dade County, Tucson, Arizona
Belarus opposition leader calls for more U.S. sanctions
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.93   time to read: +2 min
Belarusian opposition figure Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya talks to the press after her meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Affairs Minister Sigrid Kaag in The Hague, Netherlands May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de WouwBelarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had asked the United States for further sanctions on individuals and companies supporting the Belarus government. read moreSpeaking in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius where she is based, Tsikhanouskaya said she welcomed a decision by the United States to introduce sanctions against Belarusian state-owned oil companies starting from June 3rd. The United States would do everything it could to support the efforts of the Belarusian people efforts towards democracy, Shaheen added. Make room for a democratically elected leader, more deserving of your people", Shaheen said.
Persons: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Mark Rutte, Sigrid Kaag, de, Biden, Roman Protasevich, Sofia Sapega, Tsikhanouskaya, Jeanne Shaheen, Alexander Lukashenka, Sapega, Shaheen, Lukashenko Organizations: Dutch, Foreign, REUTERS, Belarusian, Democratic, U.S . Foreign Relations, Belarus, Thomson Locations: The Hague, Netherlands, Belarusian, United States, Belarus, Soviet, Lithuanian, Vilnius
Sen. Tom Carper says he'll soon have an Amtrak train station in Delaware named after him, just like President Joe Biden. "There's my train station!" An employee at the DC station recently told Carper, "you're our man, now," he said, now that Biden is president. Unlike Biden, Carper has never run for president and he's never been a frequent guest on Sunday talk shows. Carper at the Amtrak station in Wilmington, walks beneath the sign for the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station.
Persons: Sen, Tom Carper, he'll, Joe Biden, Carper, Biden, They've, Chris Coons, Tom, Ted Kaufman, Biden's, I've, Amtrak, Nicole Gaudiano, Roy Orbison fanboys, Patrick's, he's, He's, Roy Orbison, Pete Buttigieg, Shelley Moore Capito, You've, that's, Capito, Barbara Boxer, Boxer, Chip Somodevilla, haven't, Coons, Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump, Joseph R, Tell Joe Biden, John Carney, Jr, chuckling, It's Organizations: Amtrak, News, Senate, Delaware Democrats, Delaware Democrat, Environment, Public, Committee, DC, Associated Press, White House, Republicans, GOP, White, California Democrat, Mercury Public Affairs, Carper, Foreign Relations, Biden chatted, Jr, Railroad, Delaware Gov, Democratic, Convention Locations: Biden's, Delaware, Newark , Delaware, Wilmington, Washington, DC, Wilmington , Delaware, Philadelphia, Boston, Richmond , Virginia, West Virginia, California, Delaware Sens, East, Iran, North Korea, Newark, Iowa
Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Aly SongPoliticising the origins of COVID-19 would hamper further investigations and undermine global efforts to curb the pandemic, China’s U.S. embassy said after President Joe Biden ordered a review of intelligence about where the virus emerged. The embassy in Washington said in a statement on its website on Wednesday evening "some political forces have been fixated on political manipulation and (the) blame game". "In the investigation of the origins of the pandemic it is really important to have transparency in order to build trust in the investigation results." Huang of CFR said further investigations into the origins of COVID-19 were at an "impasse".
Persons: Aly Song, Joe Biden, Biden, Yanzhong Huang, Communist Party's, Jamie Metzl, Metzl, Huang Organizations: REUTERS, World Health Organization, WHO, Council, Foreign Relations, Global Times, Daily, Atlantic Council, CFR, Thomson Locations: Shanghai, China, U.S, Washington, Wuhan, United States, Communist, Fort Detrick
His eyes lit up when he talked about how the Republican Party can address issues such as urbanization. "No party has a monopoly on good ideas, and I think it's important to remember that," Young told me. It's all part of what makes Young the most important senator that you have never heard of. "Mr. President," Young told him, "thank you so much for inviting us here. One should care about it because it's practical to care about it," Young told me.
Persons: Wearing, Republican Sen, Todd Young, Joe Biden, State , Delaware Sen, Chris Coons, Young, We've, Cole Haan, William H, Macy, Biden, Klaus Schwab, We're, Richard Lugar, Lugar, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, he's, Amy Coney Barrett's, Trump, Pete, vouching, could've, hyperpartisanship, doesn't, Chuck Schumer, McConnell, , I'm, I've, it's, Hoosier Pete Buttigieg, Stefani Reynolds, GOP Sen, Susan Collins of Maine, Trump lackey, , Mitt Romney, truthers, Mike Pence, " Young, Rod Lamkey, Josh Holmes, Sen, Coons, Young's, we're, Mr, Young didn't, congeal, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Dick Lugar —, it's Young, me Young, Mitch Daniels, Indiana University's Robert H, Federalist Society . Young, Jennifer Tucker, Dan Quayle, Donald Trump, Alex Wong, Barron Hill, . Young, Dan Coats, Mike Pence's, Sue Ellspermann, Coats, Eric Holcomb, Former Democratic Sen, Evan Bayh —, David, State Rex Tillerson, Tillerson, Mike Pompeo, Jake Sullivan, retweeted Young, Democratic Sen, Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton, Brian Schatz, He's, Holmes, Trump's, Carl Bernstein, craven, Bernstein, Carl, Pence, It's, Aaron Sorkin —, — Todd Young, Mike Schmuhl, Schumer, Warren Rojas, Kayla Epstein Organizations: tony, Republican, Naval Academy, DC, GOP, Joe Biden White, Democratic president's, State, Hoosier, Carmel High School, Senate, School of, Economic, Republican Party, Trump GOP, NCAA, Young, Republicans, Democrats, Supreme, Transportation, Indiana Democrat, Democratic, White, Innovation, National Republican, Lugar, School, Corps, Capitol, Twitter, Washington Post, Capitol Police, Indianapolis Star, CNN, Trump, Indianapolis TV, Marines, University of Chicago, University of London, Indiana University's, McKinney School of Law, Federalist Society, Southern Indiana . Young, Democratic Rep, Former Democratic, Shepherd Community Center, Foreign Relations, Trump State Department, Houthi, Global Press, Department, United States Senate, Indiana, NFL, Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil, San Francisco 49ers, Major League Baseball, Indiana Democratic Party Locations: Indianapolis, Carmel, Washington, State , Delaware, London, Young, pressers, Biden's Washington, South Bend, China, Indiana, Bartholomew County, United States, Alabama, Georgia, Lancaster , Pennsylvania, Annapolis, Southern Indiana, ., Saudi Arabian, Yemen, Virginia, Hawaii, MAGA, DC
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