January 25, 2021 04:05 (IST)
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US Secretary of Defense speaks with Japan's defence minister, discusses Indo-Pacific security

Washington: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Sunday, reiterating American commitment to the U.S.-Japan Alliance and emphasizing its importance to the peace and security of the Indo-Pacific region. 

Joe Biden says US economic crisis 'deepening'

Washington/Sputnik: President Joe Biden said on Friday that the COVID-19 induced economic crisis in the United States is deepening.

US economic crisis 'deepening': Joe Biden

Washington/Sputnik/IBNS: President Joe Biden said on Friday that the COVID-19 induced economic crisis in the United States is deepening.

Joe Biden administration to review US-Taliban agreement: White House

Washington/Sputnik: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told his Afghan counterpart that the Biden administration will review Washington’s peace deal with the Taliban, the White House said in a statement.

Hong Kong issue: China targets US over 'blatant interference'

Beijing: China has condemned the US stance of blatant interfering in Hong Kong affairs, a region which is continuously in conflict with Beijing.

Canada to lobby Biden administration at the highest level in a bid to save Keystone XL

Ottawa/Sputnik: The Canadian government will lobby the "highest levels" of the incoming Biden administration in a bid to salvage the Keystone XL oil pipeline extension, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Tuesday.

US Senate leader says Biden's inauguration will be 'safe and successful'

Washington/Sputnik: US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in a speech on Tuesday said President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will be safe and successful.

US government accuses China of 'committing genocide against Uighurs

Washington/UNI: The outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused China of committing genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim people of China.

Violent attempt at US Capitol to ‘overturn’ election, shocking and incendiary: independent UN experts

New York: A group of independent UN rights experts released a statement on Monday condemning the violent storming of the United States Capitol building in Washington DC on 6 January, which they described as a shocking and incendiary attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election.

Maintain eternal vigilance in standing up to China: Pence urges Biden administration

Vice President Mike Pence has asked the  Biden administration to maintain "eternal vigilance" on the US-China relationship issue.

US retains terrorist designation of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba

Washington: The Department of State has amended the terrorist designations of Lashkar i Jhangvi (LJ) and ISIL Sinai Peninsula (ISIL-SP) to include additional aliases.

Will reverse Donald Trump’s travel ban on some Muslim countries into US on inauguration day: Joe Biden

Washington/UNI: US President-elect Joe Biden said on Sunday that on his first day in office, he planned to issue a number of executive orders, which included rescinding the controversial travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries issued by his predecessor.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump directs govt to minimize procurement of Chinese goods

Washignton: Outgoing US President Donald J. Trump has directed departments and agencies to review applicable laws, regulations, and policies and to propose regulatory and policy changes, including potential executive actions, to minimize the procurement of People’s Republic of China (PRC) goods and services by the federal government.

US Capitol police arrests armed man in downtown Washington

Washington/Sputnik: US Capitol Police on Saturday arrested a Virginian man armed with a pistol in downtown Washington, CNN reported, citing a law enforcement source and a police report.

French think tank moots united front with US to control semiconductor technology transfers to Chinese military

New York: A French think tank group has recommended that the European Union should create a united front with the US to tighten control of the transfer of semiconductor technologies to China that could be used to advance weapons developed by the Chinese military.