G7 leaders agree to increase contributions to boost climate finance

G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but only two nations offered firm promises of more cash. Alongside plans billed as helping speed infrastructure funding in developing… Read More G7 leaders agree to increase contributions to boost climate finance

China cautions G7 leaders over global power rivalry

China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when “small” groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone, hitting back at the richest democracies as they sought to act in concert to counter Beijing’s might. The re-emergence of China as a leading global power is considered to… Read More China cautions G7 leaders over global power rivalry

G7 seeks to counter China with grand infrastructure plan

The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. The G7, whose leaders are meeting in southwestern England, has been searching for a coherent response to the growing assertiveness of Xi after… Read More G7 seeks to counter China with grand infrastructure plan

South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit U.S. on May 21

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit the White House on May 21 for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden, highlighting the “ironclad alliance” between the two countries, the White House said on Thursday. “President Biden looks forward to working with President Moon to further strengthen our alliance and expand our close cooperation,” the White… Read More South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit U.S. on May 21

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election victory

President Moon Jae-in said on Monday South Korea will ensure there is no gap in the alliance with the United States and the process of building peace on the Korean peninsula, as he congratulated Joe Biden on his U.S. presidential election win. South Korea found outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump a willing partner in efforts… Read More South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election victory

Thousands in South Korea protest against policies of President Moon Jae-in

A spike in new coronavirus cases in South Korea has prompted authorities to reimpose tighter social distancing curbs in Seoul, but that didn’t stop thousands of demonstrators from protesting against President Moon Jae-in’s policies. For the second day in a row in over four months, the country has reported a sudden jump in locally transmitted… Read More Thousands in South Korea protest against policies of President Moon Jae-in

Korean leaders pledge to permanently end conflict, work on denuclearization of peninsula

​The leaders of North and South Korea embraced on Friday after pledging to work for the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, on a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. The two Koreas announced they would work with the United States and China this year to… Read More Korean leaders pledge to permanently end conflict, work on denuclearization of peninsula

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks

​North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a policy… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks