Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN – Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un took his daughter to a missile launch and no one is quite sure why

Seoul, South Korea CNN – Father and daughter walking hand in hand near a towering weapon of mass destruction. That was the scene North Korea showed the world on Saturday as state media released the first pictures of Kim Jong Un with a child believed to be his daughter, Ju Ae, inspecting what experts say … Read more

“Unprecedented”: IAEA head on the current threat of nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine – 60 Minutes

Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhzhia, is perhaps the most dangerous place in the world right now. The plant is in Russian-occupied Ukraine and has been shelled repeatedly since March. The situation is carefully monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency tasked with making sure nuclear facilities are safe and … Read more

G20, APEC, ASEAN: World leaders conclude three summits in Asia — with Russia firmly on the sidelines

Bangkok, Thailand CNN – The three major summits of world leaders that took place across Asia in the past week have made one thing clear: Vladimir Putin is now sidelined on the world stage. Putin, whose attack on Ukraine over the past nine months has devastated the European country and ruined the global economy, declined … Read more

APEC summit 2022: China’s Xi Jinping says Asia must not become arena for ‘big power contest’

Bangkok, Thailand CNN – Chinese leader Xi Jinping has stressed the need to reject confrontation in Asia, warning against the risk of cold war tensions, as leaders gather for the last of three world summits hosted in the region this month. Xi began the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit in Bangkok by staking out … Read more

G20 leaders’ declaration condemns Russia’s war ‘in the strongest terms’

Bali, Indonesia CNN – Russia’s international isolation grew Wednesday, as world leaders issued a joint declaration condemning its war in Ukraine that has killed thousands of people and ruined the global economy. The Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, concluded Wednesday with a leaders’ statement that “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by … Read more

US, Japan, South Korea vow unified response to North Korea threat

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — President Biden and the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Sunday vowed a unified, coordinated response to North Korea’s threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with Mr. Biden declaring that the three-way partnership is “even more important than it’s ever been” when North Korea is stepping up its provocations. mr. … Read more

Biden to meet with top US allies Japan and South Korea following midterm boost

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN – President Joe Biden landed in Cambodia on Saturday still reveling in midterm election results that have produced an unexpected boost at home for his second two years in office. The scale of the challenges abroad, and the effort to translate 21 months of intensive engagement into tangible results for US … Read more

Biden lands in Cambodia to meet Asian allies ahead of the Xi meeting

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN – President Joe Biden arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Saturday morning local time for a series of summits and meetings between the US president and leaders of Southeast Asian nations. The weekend of meetings in Cambodia comes ahead of the highly anticipated Group of 20 summit next week in Indonesia … Read more

Ukraine’s troops move cautiously into Kherson as Russia declares its hasty complete withdrawal

Russia’s military said on Friday that it had completed its withdrawal from the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, the only regional capital that Vladimir Putin’s invading army had managed to capture since he launched his full-scale war at the end of February. The military said “not a single piece of military equipment” was left on … Read more