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China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by US President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.

Biden ends EU aircraft trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

Biden ends EU aircraft trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

US President Joe Biden ended one front in a Trump-era trade war when he met European Union leaders on Tuesday by agreeing a truce in a transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies that has dragged on for 17 years.

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

The United States and China are "committed to cooperating" on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said Saturday, issuing the pledge days ahead of a key summit hosted by President Joe Biden.

Earth Day summit a chance for Biden to show US serious about climate: Trudeau

Earth Day summit a chance for Biden to show US serious about climate: Trudeau

President Joe Biden must show he is serious and committed about US re-engagement on climate change, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview with AFP ahead of a virtual climate summit opening this week.

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

The United States, South Korea and Japan began a day of talks on Friday to discuss President Joe Biden's long-awaited review of North Korea policy and other pressing concerns, including a shortage of semi-conductor chips.

US Senate passes budget plan to advance Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid aid package

US Senate passes budget plan to advance Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid aid package

The US Senate early on Friday passed a budget plan that would allow for passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package in coming weeks without Republican support.

After big hack of US government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

After big hack of US government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defense officials and investigators as the US government works to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies attributed to Russian spies

EU chiefs express relief as 'friend' replaces Trump

EU chiefs express relief as 'friend' replaces Trump

The European Union's top officials expressed relief on Wednesday that they would again have a friend in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump.

Biden to assume US presidency amid deep division and raging pandemic

Biden to assume US presidency amid deep division and raging pandemic

Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country beset by deep political divides and battered by a raging coronavirus pandemic.

'We're starving': US-bound migrant caravan hunkers down after Guatemala crackdown

'We're starving': US-bound migrant caravan hunkers down after Guatemala crackdown

Hundreds of Honduran migrants huddled overnight on a highway in eastern Guatemala after domestic security forces used sticks and tear gas to halt the passage of a US-bound caravan just days before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Biden taps career diplomat William Burns as CIA chief

Biden taps career diplomat William Burns as CIA chief

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced William Burns as his pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, tapping a retired veteran diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran.

Trump allies to challenge his election loss in showdown in US Congress

Trump allies to challenge his election loss in showdown in US Congress

President Donald Trump's extraordinary bid to undo President-elect Joe Biden's election victory goes before a marathon joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday in a showdown led by a band of Republican lawmakers that is almost certain to fail.