Today: July 13, 2024
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The NATO summit was about Ukraine and Biden. Here are some key things to know

NATO leaders met this week to celebrate the alliance’s 75th anniversary under the cloud of deep political uncertainty in its most powerful member – the United States

The NATO summit was about Ukraine and Biden. Here are some key things to know
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Zelenskyy is adept at pushing for the aid Ukraine needs, but NATO membership is still elusive

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has proven to be an adept navigator of international relations in defense of his country, publicly cajoling to get the military assistance Ukraine needs to defend itself against Russia

Zelenskyy is adept at pushing for the aid Ukraine needs, but NATO membership is still elusive
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Arab leaders push for an Israel-Hamas cease-fire now. Blinken says that could be counterproductive

Arab leaders who met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Jordan are pushing for an immediate cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war

Arab leaders push for an Israel-Hamas cease-fire now. Blinken says that could be counterproductive
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NATO leaders are descending on Washington. Here's what to know

NATO leaders meet this week for a summit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the military alliance, which has never been larger and more focused

NATO leaders are descending on Washington. Here's what to know
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Senior Blinken aide is taking a top job with Austin after Senate confirmation holdup

One of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's most senior aides is leaving for a top job with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and will be replaced by a brother of President Joe Biden's national security adviser

Senior Blinken aide is taking a top job with Austin after Senate confirmation holdup
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US thanks Romania for its leader exiting the NATO leadership race to clear the way for Rutte

The Biden administration has thanked Romania for its president withdrawing from the race to lead NATO, saying the move would help ensure the Western military alliance stays properly focused

US thanks Romania for its leader exiting the NATO leadership race to clear the way for Rutte
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Blinken to push cease-fire proposal in eighth urgent Mideast trip since war in Gaza erupted

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is returning to the Middle East on his eighth diplomatic mission to the region since the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza began in October

Blinken to push cease-fire proposal in eighth urgent Mideast trip since war in Gaza erupted
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Blinken pushes Israel on postwar Gaza plans as pressure mounts on Hamas to accept cease-fire plan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged top Israeli officials to accept a plan for postwar Gaza as he pushed for more international pressure on Hamas to agree to a cease-fire proposal newly endorsed by the U.N. Security Council

Blinken pushes Israel on postwar Gaza plans as pressure mounts on Hamas to accept cease-fire plan
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US imposes travel bans on Georgian officials over new law that critics say will curb media freedom

The Biden administration is imposing sanctions on dozens of Georgian officials and law enforcement authorities

US imposes travel bans on Georgian officials over new law that critics say will curb media freedom
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Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia's advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia
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Protesters against war in Gaza interrupt Blinken repeatedly in the Senate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has denounced the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for seeking the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Protesters against war in Gaza interrupt Blinken repeatedly in the Senate
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Blinken's Kyiv song choice raises eyebrows as Ukraine fights fierce Russian attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, an amateur musician, may have thought he had the perfect upbeat song to perform with a Kyiv bar band

Blinken's Kyiv song choice raises eyebrows as Ukraine fights fierce Russian attacks
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Blinken in Kyiv tries to rally sagging Ukrainian spirits as Russia makes new military gains

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is seeking to rally the spirits of glum Ukrainians facing a fierce new Russian offensive

Blinken in Kyiv tries to rally sagging Ukrainian spirits as Russia makes new military gains
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Blinken is back in the Middle East this week. He has his work cut out for him

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is beginning his seventh diplomatic mission to the Middle East since the Israel-Hamas war began more than six months ago

Blinken is back in the Middle East this week. He has his work cut out for him
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The US and China talk past each other on most issues, but at least they’re still talking

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his just-concluded latest visit to China with a stop at a Beijing record store where he bought albums by Taylor Swift and Chinese rocker Dou Wei in a symbolic nod to cross-cultural exchanges and understanding he had been promoting for three days

The US and China talk past each other on most issues, but at least they’re still talking
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US-China talks start with warnings about misunderstandings and miscalculations

The United States and China are butting heads over a number of contentious bilateral, regional and global issues

US-China talks start with warnings about misunderstandings and miscalculations
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Blinken, in Shanghai, begins expected contentious talks with Chinese officials

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has opened his first full day of meetings in China by talking with local government officials in Shanghai

Blinken, in Shanghai, begins expected contentious talks with Chinese officials
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Blinken begins key China visit as tensions rise over new US foreign aid bill

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has begun a critical trip to China armed with a strengthened diplomatic hand following Senate approval of a foreign aid package that will provide billions of dollars in assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan as well as force TikTok’s China-based parent company to sell the social media platform -– all areas of contention between Washington and Beijing

Blinken begins key China visit as tensions rise over new US foreign aid bill
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As Blinken heads to China, these are the major divides he will try to bridge

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is starting three days of talks with senior Chinese officials in Shanghai and Beijing this week

As Blinken heads to China, these are the major divides he will try to bridge
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Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this coming week as Washington and Beijing try to keep ties on an even keel despite major differences on a range of issue, from the Middle East to opioids

Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel
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US and Philippines step up strategic partnership as China threats loom in South China Sea

The Biden administration is again reassuring the Philippines the U.S. commitment to the islands’ defense is steadfast amid increasing concerns about provocative Chinese actions in disputed areas of the South China Sea

US and Philippines step up strategic partnership as China threats loom in South China Sea
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Blinken says Israeli offers to increase flow of aid to Gaza are welcome but may not be sufficient

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that measures the Israeli government has announced to expand the flow of aid into Gaza are welcome but may not be enough to meet the Biden administration’s demands for dramatic improvements in humanitarian conditions in the territory

Blinken says Israeli offers to increase flow of aid to Gaza are welcome but may not be sufficient
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Blinken huddles on Gaza with Arab diplomats in Cairo as US-Israel relations sour

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is huddling with top Arab diplomats in Cairo to discuss post-conflict plans for Gaza as relations between the United States and Israel are souring further over Israel's war against Hamas

Blinken huddles on Gaza with Arab diplomats in Cairo as US-Israel relations sour
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Blinken adds Israel stop to latest Mideast tour as tensions rise over Gaza war

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Israel this week as part of his sixth urgent mission to the Middle East since Israel's war with Hamas began in October

Blinken adds Israel stop to latest Mideast tour as tensions rise over Gaza war
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Victoria Nuland, third-highest ranking US diplomat and critic of Russia's war in Ukraine, retiring

The third-highest ranking U.S. diplomat and frequent target of criticism for her hawkish views on Russia and its actions in Ukraine will be leaving her post

Victoria Nuland, third-highest ranking US diplomat and critic of Russia's war in Ukraine, retiring

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