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Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet at Geneva villa amid hope for 'stable talks'

Geneva/IBNS: US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for their first summit at lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday since Biden took office.

G7 Summit: Leaders call for new study into origins of Covid, voice concern on China

World leaders, who are attending the Group of Seven summit, on Sunday issued a call for new study into the origins of Covid-19 which will also cover China, media reports said.

US, Taiwan officials discuss trade during virtual meet

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai recently met virtually with Taiwan Minister-Without-Portfolio John Deng.

Canada to supply up to 100mln COVID vaccine doses as part of G7 1bln dose pledge, says envoy

Washington/Sputnik: Canada will contribute up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as part of a Group of Seven pledge to donate 1 billion doses to developing nations, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Ralph Goodale said.

US expresses concern over China's 'unfair and market-distorting' industrial policies

Washington: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo held an introductory call on Thursday with the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Wang Wentao when she expressed concern over Beijing's 'unfair and market-distorting industrial policies'.

US, allies aim to revive Blue Dot Network to counter China's BRI

Washington: US has joined its allies to revive the Blue Dot Network to counter China's  Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Targeting China: Florida guv Ron DeSantis signs bills to curb foreign influence

Particularly targeting China, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the USA has signed into law a few bills which aim to curb the influence of foreign governments on state agencies and higher-education institutions.

Countering China's growing influence, US Senate passes bipartisan bill

Washignton: The US Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to counter  China's growing influence by investing more than $200 billion in American technology, science and research.

US peace envoy meets Afghan President Ghani, assures continued US assistance

The United States will continue to support the Afghan government and Afghan Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF), assured the US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad in a one-day visit to Kabul.

Donald Trump blames Joe Biden administration for ‘humiliation’ US currently faces

Washington/Sputnik: Former US President Donald Trump has blamed the administration of Joe Biden for an array of issues the country is currently facing, saying at the Republican Party convention in North Carolina that the US is being "demeaned and humiliated."

Joe Biden tightens ban on US investments in Chinese defence, technology firms

New Delhi/UNI: In continuation of the United States' hard-line policy against China, President Joe Biden has tightened a ban on American investments in Chinese defence and surveillance technology companies.

US Prez Joe Biden expands US investment ban on Chinese firms

Washington: US President Joe Biden is set to ban countrymen from investigating in several Chinese firms with alleged military ties, White House confirmed on Thursday.

China, US resume normal contacts on trade: Beijing

Beijing/Sputnik: China and the United States have resumed normal contacts on trade and economy with a view to resolving differences, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

US diplomat voices concerns about China's military presence during Cambodia visit

Washington: A US senior diplomat has expressed serious concerns about China's military presence and construction of facilities at Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand.

US may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan by July 4

The US may withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan by July 4, its independence day, well ahead of the September 11, 2021 deadline set by President Joe Biden last month, according to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.