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United States | U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations

United States – On November 15, senior officials from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan met in Singapore for consultations on the Indo-Pacific region. The officials reaffirmed a shared commitment to maintain and strengthen a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. They further highlighted the complementary … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations

MOSCOW | Putin: Arms control to top agenda for his meeting with Trump

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says arms control issues will likely top the agenda of his planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Putin says the leaders need to discuss the future of the 2011 New START agreement and the situation around the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Trump has declared his intention … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin: Arms control to top agenda for his meeting with Trump

SINGAPORE | The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry ‘awkward’

SINGAPORE— The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE’-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving awkward for countries that do not want … Continue reading SINGAPORE | The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry ‘awkward’

United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Singapore

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Singapore November 14-16. On November 15, she and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy will represent the United States at the U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations to reaffirm a shared commitment to maintain … Continue reading United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Singapore

WASHINGTON | Bolton says tape doesn’t link Saudi prince to critic’s death

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his death. “That is not the conclusion that the people who have heard it have come to,” John … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bolton says tape doesn’t link Saudi prince to critic’s death