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US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

Stock photo of Lake MooseLookmeguntic near Rangeley, Maine, US.  Photograph: Getty Images

The advert painted an idyllic picture of White’s Island. For $449,000 (€369,000) you could buy 143 acres of forests with sweeping views of the rugged(...)

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a remote area of Alaska which is home to polar bears, wolves and other wildlife. Photograph:  Steven Kazlowski/Barcroft Medi via Getty Images

The Biden administration has announced it will pause drilling in an Arctic region of Alaska pending an environmental review, reversing a key initiativ(...)

Katie O’Dwyer: My partner and I live and breathe science, it’s a hobby as well as a job.

Your research is on parasites – what do you look at? I work on parasites that have complex life cycles spending parts of their lives in different anim(...)

Ciara O’Meara with her fiancé Dave. Ciara devotes much of her time in raising awareness and educating people about MS

“As far as I was concerned it was an unwanted passenger in the car, nothing I could do to get rid of the company; just acknowledge it was there and co(...)

Paul Devaney in Antarctica in 2014

From the flatlands of Longford to the highest mountain on earth, London-based Paul Devaney wrestled his fears to climb Mount Everest, but then the Ea(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi (left) and foreign policy official Yang Jiechi (second left) face US national security adviser Jake Sullivan (right) and secretary of state Antony Blinken (second right)  at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18th. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The US is concerned that China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan as President Xi Jinping becomes more willing to take risks to bo(...)

China has already retaliated over the latest sanctions by imposing restrictions, largely travel bans, on several thinktanks, EU foreign policy ambassadors, and some MEPs. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/ AFP via Getty Images

The decision by the US, EU, UK, and Canada to impose sanctions on a number of senior Chinese officials over the brutal treatment and imprisonment of u(...)

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab: Abuses against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang represent “one of the worst human rights crises of our time”. Photograph:  PA Wire

The US, EU, UK and Canada have imposed sanctions on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims in a co-ordinated move that sparked an immediate retali(...)

Officials including US secretary of state Antony Blinken (second on right) and Yang Jiechi (second on left), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, at a meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The first high-level meeting between the Biden administration and Chinese leadership descended into an ill-tempered war of words, as secretary of stat(...)

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