Biden tells Xi must ensure relations do not veer into open conflict

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said at the start of a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday that they both have a responsibility as leaders to ensure that relations between China and the United States do not veer into open...

Quotes from Biden and Xi at start of their virtual meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden began a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday. Here are some of their opening remarks delivered via video conference. JOE BIDEN: “It seems to me our responsibility as leaders of China and...

Philippines Duterte seeks Senate seat, avoids battle with daughter

By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte backed away from political retirement on Monday to launch a late bid for a senate seat, avoiding a clash with his own daughter for the vice-presidency just hours before a 2022 election...

Factbox: Most prominent people being held by Myanmar junta

(Reuters) – American journalist Danny Fenster was released from prison on Monday in military-ruled Myanmar, three days after he was sentenced to 11 years in a ruling that drew international condemnation. Fenster was among thousands of people – including...

U.S. welcomes release of American journalist from Myanmar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States welcomed the release of American journalist Daniel Fenster from Myanmar on Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “We welcome the release of American journalist Daniel Fenster from prison in...