China and New Zealand pledge deeper trade and economic cooperation

China and New Zealand flags. Andrea Verdelli | Getty Images News | Getty Images China and New Zealand are working toward implementing an upgraded version of the free trade agreement between the two countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday the two countries should kick off negotiations on the negative list of service trade … Read more

US military operations across the Sahel are at risk after Niger ends cooperation

DAKAR, Senegal — The United States scrambled on Sunday to assess the future of its counterterrorism operations in the Sahel after Niger’s junta said it was ending its yearslong military cooperation with Washington following a visit by top U.S. officials. The U.S. military has hundreds of troops stationed at a major airbase in northern Niger … Read more

US and China launch talks on fentanyl trafficking in a sign of cooperation amid differences

BEIJING — American and Chinese officials met Tuesday to discuss joint efforts to stem the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., a sign of cooperation as the two global powers try to manage their contentious ties. The two-day meeting was the first for a new counternarcotics working group. One focus of the talks was fentanyl, … Read more

Armenian leader travels to Russia despite tensions and promises economic bloc cooperation

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whose country’s relations with Russia grew tense this year, says that when Armenia takes the rotating chairmanship of a Moscow-dominated economic alliance he will try to suppress politics obstructing regional in… TALLINN, Estonia — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, whose country’s relations with Russia grew tense this year, said Monday … Read more

U.S. and Indonesia Affirm New Defense Cooperation Accord

The U.S. and Indonesia announced a new defense cooperation agreement on Monday as Washington looks to counter Chinese influence across the Indo-Pacific with efforts to bolster defense and trade agreements. The deal, struck after a White House meeting between President Joe Biden and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, is part of a broader agreement that will … Read more

U.S. and India Discuss Indo-Pacific Security and Cooperation

NEW DELHI — Top diplomats and defense chiefs from India and the United States met Friday focusing on security issues involving the Indo-Pacific, China and the Israel-Hamas war. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. and India have a strong partnership and would discuss matters with implications for the future. “The future is … Read more

Prince William says deeper global cooperation can win the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking

SINGAPORE — Britain’s Prince William said Monday that seven countries — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Britain and the United States — have committed at a wildlife summit to deepen their intelligence-sharing and other cooperation to combat money laundering by international gangs engaged in the illegal wildlife trade. Speaking at the United for … Read more

Australian prime minister calls for cooperation ahead of meeting with China’s Xi

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has struck an optimistic tone ahead of his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, calling for cooperation while emphasizing that the two countries will continue to have differences ByThe Associated Press November 5, 2023, 11:46 PM China’s Premier Li Qiang, left, greets Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during the China … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon warns in opposition to Russia-North Korea navy cooperation and plans to debate at UN

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president stated the worldwide group “will unite extra tightly” to deal with deepening navy cooperation between Russia and North Korea, as he plans to boost the problem with world leaders on the U.N. Basic Meeting this week. Worries about Russian-North Korean ties have flared since North Korean chief Kim … Read more

North Korean state media says Kim Jong Un mentioned arms cooperation with Russian protection minister

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean chief Kim Jong Un held discussions with Russia’s protection minister on strengthening “strategic and tactical coordination” between the nations’ militaries, the North’s state media mentioned Sunday, as Kim continued a go to to Russia’s Far East that has raised considerations about an arms alliance that may gas Moscow’s warfare … Read more