Harris is expected to discuss the issue surrounding Taiwan's security in her meetings with Japan and South Korea's leaders during her visit.
The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.
Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.
Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors to explain the "hostile" and "interventionist" stances of the media's coverage of Mahsa Amini's death
Kyiv has reduced the Iranian embassy's staff and revoked the accreditation of its ambassador to Ukraine.
Yoon stressed that aside from three countries, no other country can fully protect itself on its own.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said decisive action must be taken on the protests as Tehran blames the US for the unrest.
The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.
Authorities searched a yacht in northern Germany as part of its probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
VP Kamala Harris said China has undermined the international rules-based order and that the US will continue to support Taiwan and oppose any unilateral changes to the status quo.
Russian police have arrested at least 750 individuals protesting against Putin's mobilization order.
us Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the additional aid would boost humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan and in neighboring countries.
The EU's executive said the members states must have a common policy on requests by Russians to enter the EU.
The Moldovan government is considering revoking citizenship for Moldovans who hold dual citizenship that are joining Russian forces.
US, Japan to pursue commercial diplomacy to counter China's influence, says Washington's ambassador to Japan
The United States, among other major world powers is looking to counter China’s growing influence in the world. The US ambassador to Japan says Washington and Tokyo are to pursue “commercial diplomacy” to counter Beijing.
In an interview with Reuters, US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said Washington and Tokyo are pursuing commercial diplomacy to counter China, noting the common areas of collaboration between the two countries are semiconductor chips, batteries, and energy.
Emanuel cited that one US company is already looking at a “major potential investment” related to chips in Japan.
“Commercial diplomacy is a big piece of an overarching economic collaboration and coordination between the United States and Japan,” said Emanuel.
This comes as the US and Japan agreed to establish a joint research center for next-generation semiconductors. The agreement was made Friday last week. The cooperation also comes as according to Emanuel, Beijing has used its economic strength to pressure other countries.
“There’s a pattern here: If they don’t like what you say politically, they put the muscle on you economically,” said the former Chicago mayor. Emanuel cited one instance over 10 years ago when China restricted rare earth export quotas after a territorial dispute with Japan.
Friday last week, the ministers from Washington and Tokyo issued a joint statement saying that they oppose “economic coercion” but did not mention China.
While the joint statement did not refer to Beijing, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the “coercive and retaliatory economic practices of the People’s Republic of China force countries into choices that compromise their security, their intellectual property, their economic independence.”
The White House has also pushed back on China’s increased warnings against a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The White House said Monday that it would expect China to escalate its response to Pelosi visiting the island nation. White House National Security spokesman John Kirby told reporters that the US will not be intimidated by China’s threats.
Kirby cited that China may try to fire missiles near the island nation, conduct large-scale military drills, or make further “spurious legal claims” that the Taiwan Strait is not an international waterway. The White House went on to say that Pelosi has the right to visit Taiwan, noting that Beijing would likely respond with military provocations.
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