What is the Indo-Pacific framework, who’s in it, why it matters

US President Joe Biden formally introduced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, this week during his first Asia tour, revealing Washington’s long-awaited Asia-Pacific economic strategy. It comes five years after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal signed by 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. With the US … Read more

Brittney Griner’s wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner’s release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a political pawn, Said Cherelle, who became emotional … Read more

Biden appears to nudge India’s Modi – in person – on his Ukraine stand

Tokyo – President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater efforts to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European issue. … Read more

Biden appears to nudge India’s Modi – in person – on his Ukraine stand

Tokyo – President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater efforts to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European issue. … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

In Asia, economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

Biden: Leaders navigating ‘dark hour’ after Ukraine invasion

TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European … Read more

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo – President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-governed island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a joint … Read more

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo – President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-governed island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a joint … Read more

Russian offensive turns to key Donbas city, heavy shelling

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainians were digging in to defend the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk as it endured heavy bombardment from Russian forces trying to take the industrial area known as the Donbas. In Tokyo on Monday, President Joe Biden, meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, thanked Japan for its strong leadership in standing … Read more