US preparing to approve long-range rocket system for Ukraine

Washington CNN – The Biden administration is preparing to step up the kind of weaponry it is offering Ukraine by sending advanced, long-range rocket systems that are now the top request from Ukrainian officials, multiple officials say. The administration is leaning towards sending the systems as part of a larger package of military and security … Read more

Blinken says US ready to increase diplomacy with China in “this charged moment of the world”

Washington CNN – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined the Biden administration’s strategy towards China, seeking to refocus attention on what he called “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order.” In a lengthy speech delivered at George Washington University Thursday, the top US diplomat outlined the administration’s approach as “invest, align, compete,” … Read more

China-Taiwan conflict: What you need to know

Hong Kong CNN – US President Joe Biden’s warning the US would defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression has made headlines around the world – and put growing tensions between the small democratic island and its neighboring autocratic superpower back under the spotlight. Less than a decade ago, ties seemed to be on the mend as … Read more

Former US soldier now fighting in Ukraine tells of days trapped in ‘house of horror’

Irpin, Ukraine CNN – Kevin, a stocky American in his early 30s, climbs over the charred rubble of a former sauna and shines the light from his iPhone through the dust. “We’re not going to go any further, because this wire is intentionally tied off to something and then buried right here,” he warns. “A … Read more