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Blinken clashes with China over US support for Taiwan

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The US secretary of state has clashed with his Chinese opposite number, saying the US will provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself as China warned it must end its interference on the island. Antony Blinken also...

Antony Blinken chuckles as Republican senator makes Joe Biden mute button claims – video

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The Republican senator Jim Risch pressed the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, over rumours someone in the White House has the ability to cut off the president's microphone when he speaks. While Blinken chuckled thr...

Blinken pushes back against Republican criticism at Afghanistan hearing

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Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, has pushed back against heavy Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Tali...

‘This is manifestly not Saigon’: Blinken defends US mission in Afghanistan

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America’s top diplomat appeared on political TV shows on Sunday to defend the US’s mission in Afghanistan and attempt to hold back a tide of comparisons between the chaotic scenes unfolding in Kabul, where the Taliban...

Antony Blinken warns Pacific leaders about ‘coercion’ in veiled swipe at China

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The US secretary of state has warned leaders of Pacific countries about “threats to the rules-based international order” and “economic coercion”, in what appears to be a veiled swipe at China’s growing influence in th...

Blinken: US will reopen Jerusalem consulate and provide aid to help rebuild Gaza – video

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The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has announced that the US would reopen its consulate in Jerusalem after it was downgraded by the Trump administration, and will provide an additional $75m to help rebuild Gaz...

Blinken pledges US will deal with ‘grave humanitarian situation in Gaza’

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The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has pledged the Biden administration will deal with “the grave humanitarian situation in Gaza” and will seek “equal measures of security” for Israelis and Palestinians as a c...

US no longer wants to buy Greenland, Blinken confirms

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US secretary of state Antony Blinken has confirmed that America no longer wants to buy Greenland. Blinken visited the Danish autonomous territory as he ended a four-day trip that included a meeting of the foreign mini...

Blinken: China aggression against Taiwan would be ‘serious mistake’

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Joe Biden’s secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Sunday the US is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to try to change the status quo ...

Antony Blinken says the US will ‘stand up for human rights everywhere’

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The United States will speak out about human rights everywhere including in allies and at home, secretary of state Antony Blinken has vowed, turning a page from Donald Trump as he bemoaned deteriorations around the wo...

Secretary of state Blinken proposes steps to boost Afghanistan peace talks

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The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has proposed a series of steps to help restart stalled peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, according to a letter from Blinken to President Ashr...