Joe Biden to visit all three sites of September 11 attacks: White House

US President Joe Biden will visit all three sites of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking attacks next week to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed and mark the 20th anniversary of the most lethal terrorist assault on US soil, the White House said. On Saturday, Biden and first lady Jill Biden will visit New York … Read more

Harris says she urged Vietnam to free political dissidents

US Vice President Kamala Harris has said she raised issues of human rights abuses and restrictions on political activism in her conversations with Vietnamese leaders this week, but offered no indication those talks bore fruit. “We’re not going to shy away from difficult conversations. Difficult conversations often must be had with the people that you … Read more

Kamala Harris emphasizing human and worker rights in Vietnam

US Vice President Kamala Harris turned her attention to issues surrounding worker rights and civil liberties Thursday as she closed out her visit to Southeast Asia, elevating activists in a region of the world known for its challenges and restrictions to human rights. In Vietnam, Harris participated in what her team billed as a ‘changemakers’ … Read more

Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific

US Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there amount to “coercion” and “intimidation” and affirming that the US will support its allies in the region against Beijing’s advances. “We know that Beijing continues to coerce, to intimidate and to make … Read more

US VP Kamala Harris vows ‘enduring engagement’ in Asia

US Vice President Kamala Harris met with top officials in Singapore on Monday, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to work with partners and allies. Her visit comes against the backdrop of the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover, which have raised questions about Washington’s credibility. During a press conference alongside Singapore’s leader, the vice … Read more

Kamala Harris visits Singapore to deepen ties, counter China’s influence

US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Singapore’s leaders on Monday on the first working day of a trip to Southeast Asia aimed at bolstering ties as part of Washington’s efforts to counter China’s growing influence. Harris will meet Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and later visit the Changi Naval … Read more

US: Kamala Harris visits Asia amid Afghan crisis

US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Singapore on Sunday, kicking off her trip to Southeast Asia where she is expected to offer reassurances of Washington’s commitment to the region. The vice-president’s visit come just days after the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the subsequent takeover of the country by the Taliban. … Read more

Kamala Harris faces task of convincing Asia of US reliability after Afghan chaos

Vice President Kamala Harris, in a visit to Singapore and Vietnam next week that aims to counter China’s growing influence, will have to contend with a new problem: the collapse of Afghanistan, which has left allies questioning the credibility of US foreign policy promises. US allies have complained they were not fully consulted on President … Read more

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