US President Joe Biden, asked by a reporter if he would blacklist Russia as a terrorist state, said simply, “no,” after months of non-committal answers from senior officials. A label of “state sponsor of terrorism” by the US, the world’s largest economy, has wide-ranging ramifications, with many businesses and banks unwilling to incur the risk …
Vassily Nebenzia said in a letter to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres that “this is even more alarming since for the last several months the authorities of the United States have been constantly refusing to grant entry visas to a number of Russian delegates assigned to take part in the official United Nations events.”
President Vladimir Putin has been meeting with world leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country is a NATO member. Meanwhile, his top diplomat, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, is jetting around the world, smiling, shaking hands and posing for photos with foreign leaders — including some friends of the US.
The United States hasn’t received “any official word” from Russia on its just-announced plans to quit the International Space Station “after 2024”, a senior NASA official said Tuesday.
“We’re seeing the impact of this Russian aggression playing out everywhere. It may have contributed to the situation in Sri Lanka; we’re concerned about the implications around the world,” Blinken told reporters in Bangkok.
The United States on Monday announced new G7 sanctions targeting Russia’s defence industry in a bid to hobble the Kremlin’s ability to maintain the military machine during its invasion of Ukraine. “G7 leaders will align and expand targeted sanctions to further restrict Russia’s access” to Western technology that can support the Russian arms industry, the …
Joe Biden met his German host in the picturesque Elmau Castle where the G7 – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – was holding a three-day summit dominated by the crisis in Ukraine.
“There is no reason other than Russia’s blockade of Ukraine and Russia’s refusal in many cases to export its own grain for political reasons,” said Blinken at a joint news conference with German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock on Friday.
The United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach into Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday. The comments followed reports that the Biden administration was preparing to send advanced long-range rocket systems to Kyiv for its fight against Russia.