August 17, 2022 03:39 (IST)
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China will not be allowed to isolate Taiwan: Nancy Pelosi

Washington/UNI: The United States will not allow China to isolate Taiwan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NBC News.

China fires 11 missiles near Taiwan in decades after Nancy Pelosi's visit

Beijing/IBNS: China fired its most extensive missile tests in Taiwan's waters in decades, a day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the self-ruled island defying Beijing's warnings, media reports said.

China 'punishes' Taiwan over Nancy Pelosi visit, stops import of fruit, fish

Beijing/IBNS: As an attempt to punish Taiwan in the wake of a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, China rolled out curbs Wednesday on the import of fruit and fish from the island nation while halting shipments of sand as well.

Joe Biden remains Covid positive, to continue strict isolation: White House

Washington/UNI: US President Joe Biden tested positive again for the novel coronavirus and continues to experience less frequent, occasional cough with all other indicators being normal, presidential physician Kevin O’Connor said on Wednesday.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departs from Taiwan

Taipei/UNI: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday left Taiwan for South Korea after a brief stopover on the island.

Ayman al-Zawahiri.Killing: US govt issues travel advisory for citizens to remain alert

Washington: The US government has issued a travel advisory for citizens and asked them to be alert against possible anti-American violence abroad following the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

21 Chinese military planes enter Taiwan's airspace as Nancy Pelosi visits

Taipei/IBNS: A total of 21 Chinese military planes flew into Taiwan's air defence zone on Tuesday as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived at the self-ruled island that Beijing considers its territory, officials in Taipei said.

Despite threats from China, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan

Taipei: United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday amid a face-off with China over her visit.

US President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid again, returns to isolation

Washington/IBNS: US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time and is returning to isolation, the White House said Saturday.

Countering China: US Senate passes bill investing USD 52 billion in semiconductor production

Washington: The US Senate has passed a long-awaited bill aimed at boosting US semiconductor production in a bid to increase American competitiveness.

Xi Jinping, Joe Biden hold telephonic conversation

Beijing/UNI: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that China and the United States need to maintain communication on such important issues as coordinating macroeconomic policies, keeping global industrial and supply chains stable, and protecting global energy and food security.

Pakistan govt seeks US support for reviving economy

Islamabad: Pakistan's Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi told US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman that Islamabad views the United States as an ‘important partner in its efforts to revive” the country’s ailing economy.

Donald Trump ignored pleas to condemn Capitol attack

Washington/UNI: The committee hearing the case relating to the Capitol riots has been told that former US President Donald Trump watched the entire event on TV at the White House, ignoring his children and aides who "begged him" to rebuke the mob, BBC reported.

Chinese embassy in Nepal terms US diplomat's Beijing ‘disinformation campaign’ comment as 'baseless'

Beijing/Kathmandu: China has reacted strongly against US ambassador nominee for Nepal in which he criticised China for its disinformation campaign and termed his remarks “baseless”.

US House passes abortion defence bills in response to end of Roe protections

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States House of Representatives on Friday passed a pair of bills to federally protect women’s access to abortions in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling and allow state restrictions on the procedure.