Foreign Policy

The Patriot weapons system at the NATO Missile Firing Installation.

U.S. To Provide Ukraine With Most Advanced Air Defense System Yet

What is the Patriot air defense system, and how would it benefit Ukraine?

 | Haley Bull

President Joe Biden speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as they meet in the Oval Office of the White House

Zelenskyy Tells Biden: 'No Compromises' In Path To Peace

This is Zelenskyy's first known trip outside Ukraine since Russia's invasion began in February.

 | AP and Simon Marks

Pallets of 155 mm shells bound for Ukraine.

U.S. To Send $1.8 Billion In Additional Military Aid To Ukraine

The aid comes as Congress is poised to approve another $44.9 billion in assistance for Ukraine as part of a massive spending bill.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands

U.S. Puts 3 Dozen More Chinese Companies On Trade Blacklist

The U.S. Department of Commerce is adding 36 Chinese companies to an export controls blacklist, citing concerns over national security.

 | AP

Viktor Bout, left, a suspected Russian arms dealer at the criminal court in Bangkok, and Brittney Griner

The Diplomatic Effort Behind The Swap Of Brittney Griner

The efforts to secure Griner's release resulted in the highest-level diplomatic contact between the U.S. and Russia in months.

 | Nathaniel Reed

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Blinken Vows U.S. Support For Israel Despite Unease Over Government

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will remain a friend of Israel even as it pursues goals that Prime Minister Netanyahu has opposed.

 | AP

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Biden Hosts Macron Amid Friction Over U.S. Climate Law

The French president's visit to the White House on Thursday will conclude with the first state dinner of the Biden administration.

 | AP and Willie James Inman

NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs meet.

NATO Commits To Future Ukraine Membership, Drums Up Aid

It's a commitment that NATO leaders made to Ukraine 14 years ago, but it won't happen anytime soon and some say it influenced Russia's invasion.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A Chevron sign is displayed outside one of the company's gas stations.

Biden Eases Venezuela Sanctions As Opposition Talks Resume

Under the new policy, profits from the sale of energy would be directed to paying down debt owed to Chevron.

 | AP

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines.

VP Harris To Visit Front-Line Philippine Island In Sea Feud

Vice President Kamala Harris will meet President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday to reinforce security and economic ties.

 | AP

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Pres. Biden Calls 'Emergency' Meeting After Missile Hits Poland

President Joe Biden promised "full U.S. support for and assistance with Poland's investigation."

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before a meeting

President Biden, Xi Seek To 'Manage Our Differences' In Meeting

Relations are strained under successive American administrations as economic, trade, human rights and security differences come to the forefront.

 | AP

Panelists attend a discussion at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.

COP27: Leaders Will Discuss Who's Covering Costs Of Climate Change

Poorer countries are pushing wealthier nations to pay for climate change disasters, and it's on the official agenda for the first time at COP27.

 | Ben Schamisso

U.S. President Joe Biden and China's President Xi Jinping.

President Biden To Meet China's Xi On Monday For Taiwan, Russia Talks

The White House announced the meeting on Thursday and said the two leaders would discuss “deepening lines of communication.”

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Israel's President Isaac Herzog.

Israeli President To Meet With President Biden, U.S. Lawmakers

President Isaac Herzog began a two-day visit to Washington Tuesday, meeting with Biden and House Speaker Pelosi, among other U.S. officials.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves.

China's Xi Jinping Expands Powers, Promotes Allies

Xi is on track to become the first leader in a generation to pick his own successor but has yet to indicate possible candidates.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A man waves a Russian national flag in front of the U.S. embassy as he hopes for support from the Russian government

Haiti Pleads For Help Due To Ongoing Gang Violence

Gang activity has halted critical services and curbed humanitarian aid as Haiti, already dealing with political instability, faces a cholera outbreak.

 | Haley Bull

President Joe Biden

Poll: Majority In U.S. See Relations With Adversaries Souring

Two years into the Biden administration, 60% of U.S. adults say relations with adversaries will get worse, up from 26% four years ago under Trump.

 | AP

A demonstrator prays on his knees during a protest to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Haiti Requests Foreign Armed Forces To Help Amid Humanitarian Crisis

Haiti's Prime Minister has called for international aid, including foreign armed forces, to help the country in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

 | Rodney Young and Lindsay Tuchman

The U.S. carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

N.Korea Launches 2 Missiles Toward Sea After U.S.-S.Korea Drills

North Korea’s pursuit of an ability to fire missiles from a submarine would constitute an alarming development for its rivals.

 | AP

TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea Flies Warplanes Near South Korea After Missile Launches

Eight North Korean fighter jets and four bombers flew in formation and were believed to have conducted air-to-surface firing drills, South Korea said.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

An Army Tactical Missile System or ATACMS missile is fired during a joint military drill between U.S. and South Korea.

Seoul's Reprisal Blows Up After North Korean Missile Success

The U.S. and South Korean militaries are conducting joint exercises to show their ability to deter a North Korean attack on the South.

 | AP and Chris Gilbert

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, center left, stands next to the demarcation line at the demilitarized zone

North Korea Fires Missiles After Harris Visits DMZ, South Korea

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North Korean missiles were fired nine minutes apart from an area near the city of Sunchon.

 | AP

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris holds a bilateral meeting with South Korea's Prime Minister Han Duck-soo in Tokyo

V.P. Harris Focuses Asia Trip On Security, Adds Tour To Korea DMZ

The visit to Asia comes amid persistent concerns about North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

 | AP

People watch a news program showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea

South Korea Says North Korea Test-Fired Missile Toward Sea

North Korea has dialed up its testing activities to a record pace in 2022, testing more than 30 ballistic weapons.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden: Russia 'Shamelessly Violated' U.N. Charter In Ukraine

President Biden also highlighted consequences of the invasion for the world's food supply, pledging $2.9 billion in global food security aid.

 | AP and Alexandra Miller

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meets with the Head of Armenian National Assembly.

Pelosi, Other U.S. Lawmakers Visit Armenia As Cease-Fire Holds

A cease-fire took effect Wednesday after two days of heavy fighting that killed more than 200 Armenian and Azerbaijani troops.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Biden To Meet With South African Leader About Ukraine, Trade, Climate

South African leaders have accused the U.S. of focusing on the Ukraine conflict to the detriment of other global crises.

 | AP

Elizabeth Whelan, left, sister of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Russian prisoner Paul Whelan, holds a photo of her brother

Why Is It So Difficult To Bring Detained Americans Home?

There are over 50 Americans that are wrongfully detained in several countries, and many wonder why is it hard to negotiate their release.

 | James Packard

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea Says It Will Never Give Up Nukes To Counter U.S.

"Let them sanction us for 100 days, 1,000 days, 10 years or 100 years," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, accusing the U.S. of raising tensions.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff