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Israel’s Netanyahu loses vote on key parliamentary committee

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a ceremony for fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars at the Yad Lebanim House on the eve of Memorial Day, in Jerusalem, April 13, 2021. Debbie Hill/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo April 19, 2021 JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an important vote on Monday […]

US, China Agree to Cooperate on Climate, Beijing’s Actions Are Key

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, have agreed to cooperate on climate change with seriousness and urgency, according to a joint statement issued on April 17. “This [the cooperation] includes both enhancing their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral processes, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and […]

Biden to welcome Japan’s Suga as first guest and key ally in China strategy

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan March 5, 2021. Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool via REUTERS April 16, 2021 By Trevor Hunnicutt and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday as the first foreign leader to visit his White House, […]

U.S. trade chief Tai says climate key priority in trade policy

FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O’Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo April 15, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday laid out her vision for […]

Republican Senators Want FBI to Investigate Biden’s Key Pentagon Nominee

Eighteen GOP senators are asking FBI Director Christopher Wray to open an investigation into President Biden’s key Pentagon nominee to find out whether he solicited or disclosed classified information after his tenure with the Obama administration. The senators do not want the nomination of Colin Kahl for undersecretary of defense for policy to advance for a full […]