US climate envoy John Kerry resumes contact with China at COP27

US climate envoy John Kerry resumes contact with China at COP27

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – US climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday he spoke with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the UN climate conference COP27, reviving contacts between countries crucial to global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We need to talk to each other because we are the two largest economies in … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukraine’s Zelensky sets conditions for ‘real’ peace talks with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to “genuine peace talks” with Russia after pressure from Western backers to signal readiness for talks amid concerns about the mounting costs of the eight-month war. Mr. Zelensky said Ukrainian conditions for talks included returning Ukrainian control over its territories, compensating Kiev for Moscow’s invasion and prosecuting … Read more

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

The United States and Taiwan began two days of face-to-face meetings in New York on Tuesday aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Although the pact will not be concluded until at least next year, Taiwanese officials have said they hoped to deliver an “early … Read more

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

The United States and Taiwan began two days of face-to-face meetings in New York on Tuesday aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Although the pact will not be concluded until at least next year, Taiwanese officials have said they hoped to deliver an “early … Read more

Treasury chief Janet Yellen heads to India as US seeks to deepen ties

Treasury chief Janet Yellen heads to India as US seeks to deepen ties

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s trip to India this week will be the latest attempt by the Biden administration to look past the new power’s longstanding ties to Russia and deepen a relationship it hopes will serve as a counterweight to China. The US has changed its approach to India since the invasion of Ukraine began, … Read more

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

Israel’s right-wing coalition gets the cold shoulder from Biden

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has many on the left lamenting the end of democracy in Israel. Even before the vote began, Sen. Robert Menendez (D., NJ) threatened damage to bilateral relations if Israelis voted to the right. The State Department has said it would boycott some right-wing ministers, and President Biden waited … Read more

North Korea refuses to send weapons to Russia

North Korea refuses to send weapons to Russia

SEOUL – North Korea denied supplying Russia with artillery shells, days after the Biden administration alleged that Pyongyang was seeking secret ways to supply weapons to Moscow’s war with Ukraine. The United States suspects North Korea of ​​sending a significant number of artillery shells to Russia through countries in the Middle East and North Africa, … Read more

As COP27 begins, the US is seeking billions in carbon credits to wean developing countries off fossil fuels

As COP27 begins, the US is seeking billions in carbon credits to wean developing countries off fossil fuels

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – U.S. climate envoy John Kerry plans to propose a new carbon credit program aimed at increasing funding from companies and governments in wealthy economies to help developing countries cut fossil fuels. Mr. Kerry said in an interview that he plans to make the proposal at the United Nations climate conference … Read more

Mexico threatens a trade war with the US and Canada

Mexico threatens a trade war with the US and Canada

Relations between the United States and Mexico are on the rocks again, but it is not because of a fast-talking American politician who insults the neighbors. (That was Donald Trump, in case you forgot.) The latest confrontation is a looming commercial conflict sparked by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, aka AMLO. Last month, Mexico’s … Read more

Twitter’s free speech problem is also Tesla’s

Twitter’s free speech problem is also Tesla’s

Tesla TSLA -3.64% already had a treacherous line between China and US CEO Elon Musk has made it worse by buying Twitter. The electric car pioneer is very dependent on China. The world’s largest electric market accounted for about 24% of Tesla’s revenue in the first three quarters of this year, but the company’s greater … Read more