France Blames US, Australia for Lying over Submarine DealFrench FM Jean Yves-Drian on Saturday blamed the US and Australia for a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, insisting there may be major consequences to Paris-Washington relations and for the transatlantic alliance.
Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday said they would test its entire population for Covid-19 after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged reported its first local infections in more than a year.
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of 40 Howitzer artillery systems to Chinese Taipei, which would be the first sale of arms to the self-governed Chinese island under US President Joe Biden and will likely inflame further tensions with Beijing.
China on Tuesday rebuked chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan as an example of Washington’s "selfish" foreign policy, hitting back at US Vice President Kamala Harris’s remarks on Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea.
China will surpass Russia as the top nuclear threat to the United States soon, a senior US military official said on Friday, warning that the two nuclear powers have no mechanisms to avoid miscommunication.