Blinken: US Does Not Support Taiwan Independence

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United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that the US would not support Taiwan’s independence despite Beijing’s growing coercion. Blinken said that the US would oppose any “unilateral changes to the status quo from either side” and continue …

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United Nations To Vote on US Request for More North Korea Sanctions

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The United Nations will vote Thursday on the United States’ request to impose more sanctions on North Korea after it launched another intercontinental ballistic missile. The US condemned North Korea’s three missile test launches, saying it has violated multiple United …

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Defends Human Rights Record to Visiting UN Human Rights Chief

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Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his country’s human rights record to a visiting United Nations (UN) official on May 25, saying it “conforms to the trend of the times.” In a video call, Xi told UN High Commissioner for Human …

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Lukashenko Tells UN to Allow Russia to Do As it Pleases in Ukraine

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Belarusian state news agency BelTA reported Monday that President Alexander Lukashenko has written a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, telling him that his regime is not an aggressor and proposing to agree on a “new world order.”   “We …

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UN Warns of Impending Crippling Global Food Shortage

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The United Nations (UN) warned that a global food shortage is impending during a meeting on world hunger held at the UN Headquarters in New York. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the number of people who are extremely food …

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US Backs Japan’s Bid for Permanent UN Security Council Seat

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US President Joe Biden expressed his support for Japan’s bid to be a permanent member of a reformed United Nations Security Council. “President Biden reiterated support for Japan’s permanent membership on a reformed Security Council and for other countries who …

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EU Prolongs Budget Rule Suspension to 2023 Due to Ukraine War

The European Union extended to 2023 the budget rule suspension for EU member states amid the war in Ukraine. The European Commission said that the extension stated in the European Semester Spring Package 2022 would support EU member states. The …

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Taiwan Blocked From Joining WHO Assembly

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected Taiwan’s bid to join its annual assembly as China continues to use diplomatic pressure to isolate the island. World Health Assembly (WHA) President Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, also Djibouti’s health minister, said in a …

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EU Reveals Plans to Stop Using Russian Gas

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The European Union (EU) announced a €210 billion ($220 billion) plan to wean Europe off Russian fossil fuels. The program titled “REPowerEU” was unveiled on Wednesday and intends to relieve Europe of Russian fossil fuels in 5 years and accelerate …

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