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# anthony blinken

This year
# China
White House says US has no intention of returning recovered balloon debris to China
It comes after Beijing confirmed earlier that a similar balloon spotted flying over Latin America is Chinese.
Last year
# Ukraine
Russia has shown no 'meaningful' interest in ending Ukraine war, US says
Putin earlier today told reporters that he hoped the conflict ends “and the sooner, the better.”
# Vladimir Putin
Blinken stresses US does not seek Moscow 'regime change' after Biden's 'unscripted' comment
The US President’s apparently unscripted call caused the White House to scramble to row back on the remark.
All time
# anthony blinken
US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas
The US secretary of state, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to ‘rally international support’ to help the impoverished coastal territory.
US and Russia to meet for the first time since Biden took office tonight
A summit between Joe Biden and Vladamir Putin is expected within the next few weeks.
# us china relations
US and China spar in first face-to-face meeting under Biden
The two sides took aim at each other’s country’s policies with unusually pointed public remarks.