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Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Beijing on Tuesday accused NATO of exaggerating the threat from China and ‘creating confrontation’, after a vow from the Western allies to work together to counter the ‘systemic challenges’ posed by its policies.

Erdogan upbeat after Biden talks

Erdogan upbeat after Biden talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after his first face-to-face talks with Joe Biden, though he announced no major breakthroughs in the awkward relationship between the two allies, at odds over Russian weapons, Syria, Libya and other issues.

Biden rallies Nato allies against China challenge

Biden rallies Nato allies against China challenge

Nato leaders warned yesterday that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with an alliance that Donald Trump openly disparaged.

For Putin, summit with Biden is all about gaining recognition

For Putin, summit with Biden is all about gaining recognition

When Vladimir Putin meets Joe Biden for their first summit tomorrow the Russian leader will not be looking for progress on arms control, the lifting of sanctions or even an apology for the US president saying he is a “killer”.

Johnson delays easing lockdown citing Delta risk

Johnson delays easing lockdown citing Delta risk

Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by a month yesterday, warning that the more infectious Delta variant meant if he did nothing thousands more people might die.

Canadian man accused of killing Muslim family members to face terror charges

Canadian man accused of killing Muslim family members to face terror charges

A Canadian man who is accused of deliberately running over a Muslim family with his truck, killing four of them, now faces terrorism charges in addition to those for murder, prosecutors said on Monday.

Delta variant doubles risk of Covid hospitalisation - Scottish study

Delta variant doubles risk of Covid hospitalisation - Scottish study

The Delta coronavirus variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in Britain, but two doses of vaccine still provide strong protection, a Scottish study found on Monday.

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato designates China as a "systemic" challenge

Nato will confront China's military ambitions for the first time and designate Beijing as presenting "systemic challenges", according to a copy of a summit communique seen by Reuters and set for release later on Monday.

Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg tightens virus restrictions

Euro 2020 host Saint Petersburg tightens virus restrictions

Authorities in Saint Petersburg, which is hosting a series of Euro 2020 matches, said Monday they were tightening anti-coronavirus restrictions in an effort to curb a new spike in infections.

UK's Johnson set to announce delay to end of Covid restrictions

UK's Johnson set to announce delay to end of Covid restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday that the end of Covid-19 restrictions will be delayed by several weeks following concerns about a rapid rise of Delta variant infections.

China denounces G7 statement, urges group to stop slandering country

China denounces G7 statement, urges group to stop slandering country

China denounced on Monday a joint statement by the Group of Seven leaders that had scolded Beijing over a range of issues as a gross interference in the country's internal affairs, and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.

Virus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery

Virus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery

A series of coronavirus outbreaks in Thai factories is raising concerns that the export sector could be hit hard, threatening to further undermine an economy as it struggles to recover from the pandemic's crippling blow to the crucial tourism industry.

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