Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses a joint meeting of Congress

Japan PM Asks US To Overcome 'Self-doubt'

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday called on Americans to overcome their "self-doubt" as he offered a paean to US global leadership before a bitterly divided Congress.
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Former US president Donald Trump is seen in New York City on March 25, 2024

Trump Posts $175 Million Bond In Civil Fraud Case

Embattled former US president Donald Trump posted a $175 million bond in his New York civil fraud case Monday, a court document showed, avoiding asset seizures while his case winds through the appeals process.
Donald Trump, who is not suspending his campaign to return to the White House in November

In April Fools' Joke, Trump Says He Is Suspending His Campaign

You might argue it's a cruel joke no matter what side of American politics you fall on: Donald Trump sent a message to supporters Monday that appeared to announce he was suspending his reelection campaign, but it turned out to be an April Fools' fundraising bid.
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles (R) and Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps take part in a signing ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on March 21, 2024

UK And Australia Sign New Defense Pact

The United Kingdom and Australia inked a new defense agreement in Canberra on Thursday, as they try to boost a fledgling nuclear-powered submarine program with the United States.
US President Joe Biden speaks at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona

Biden Unveils Almost $20 Bn For Intel To Boost US Chip Production

US President Joe Biden unveiled almost $20 billion in grants and loans Wednesday for Intel's domestic chip-making plants -- his administration's biggest investment yet in the sector as he takes on China's chip dominance and sells his economic achievements over election rival Donald Trump.
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong (R) met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Canberra on Wednesday

Australia Hosts China FM, Sees 'Stability' In Ties

China and Australia claimed to have stabilised long-strained relations after talks in Canberra on Wednesday, despite tensions over a high-profile prisoner, trade and China's crackdowns in Hong Kong and elsewhere remaining evident.
US President Joe Biden speaks to supporters during a campaign event at the Washoe Democratic Party Office in Reno, Nevada

Biden Says Trump Hates Latinos, In Pitch For Key Vote

US President Joe Biden accused election rival Donald Trump of despising Latinos as the incumbent visited the battleground states of Nevada and Arizona on Tuesday, seeking to shore up support from the crucial demographic himself.
US Republican presidential hopeful and former president Donald Trump (left) and President Joe Biden are unpopular with large sections of the country

Biden And Trump Gird For Marathon White House Race

Eight months ahead of the US presidential election, the campaign moves from the parties' nominating contests to the trench warfare of what promises to be one of the longest, most brutal head-to-head showdowns in memory.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis vows a 'renewal of perspective' for NATO

Romania President Iohannis Announces NATO Chief Bid

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday announced his candidacy to succeed Jens Stoltenberg as chief of NATO, vowing -- as a leader of a country bordering the Ukraine war -- to bring "renewal of perspective" at a crucial time for the alliance.