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U.S president Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order at the White House on February 24th, setting up a government review of US supply chains and seeking to end the country’s reliance on China and other adversaries for crucial goods. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times/Bloomberg

In his first weeks as US president Joe Biden has been focused on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and trying to pass a $1.9 trillion (€1.58 trillion) stim(...)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki  said the president recognised ‘that there are areas we need to continue to work together on because they are in the interest of the United States’. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool/EPA

The Biden administration has defended its decision not to sanction Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for his role in the murder of journalist Jam(...)

Supporters of 47 detained pro-democracy activists outside court in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Hundreds of Hong Kongers have defied the threat of prosecution to protest against the charging of 47 pro-democracy politicians swept up in the city’s (...)

US President Joe Biden will order a review of critical supply chains to reduce his country’s dependence on other countries for everything from rare earth metals and drug ingredients to semiconductors. Photograph:  Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

US President Joe Biden will order a review of critical supply chains to reduce his country’s dependence on China and other rivals for everything from (...)

 Members of the World Health Organization team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease in Wuhan last week. Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

The White House has called on China to hand over data from the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic and expressed “deep concerns” about a World He(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and then US vice-president Joe Biden in Washington in 2015. Photograph:  Paul J Richards/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden raised concerns about China’s “coercive” behaviour and human rights abuses with Xi Jinping, in the first call between the US and Chinese pre(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  delivers a speech to commanders of the air force on Sunday. Photograph: Iran supreme leader’s office handout/AFP via Getty Images

US sanctions on Iran will be lifted only if it stops enriching uranium, and not simply to attract Tehran back to the negotiating table, Joe Biden has (...)

Win Htein with  Aung San Suu Kyi in 2017. Htein was arrested in the early hours of Friday, a press officer from the NLD said. Photograph: STR/AFP

Another leading figure in Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, Win Htein, told Reuters on Friday that he had been arrested in the a(...)

President Joe Biden speaks at the US State department in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden pledged to “earn back” the country’s leadership position in the world as he delivered his first major foreign policy speech as (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson must turn down the volume on article 16.  Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament handout

In a joint statement after their video conference on Wednesday evening, British cabinet office minister Michael Gove and European Commission vice-pres(...)

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