By Peter Baker & Jane Perlez | The New York Times
President Biden and President Xi Jinping of China confronted each other over Taiwan during a marathon phone call Thursday, but neither side reported any concrete progress on that longstanding dispute or any of the other issues that have flared between the two powers in recent months.
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By The Editors | Reuters
Japan and the United States are expected to agree on joint research for next-generation semiconductors to establish a secure source of the vital components during economic talks between the allies, Japanese media said Friday.
By Valerie Hopkins & Alan Yuhas | The New York Times
Viktor Bout has been accused of supplying arms to Al-Qaida, the Taliban, and rebels in Rwanda. His exploits helped inspire a 2005 film, “Lord of War,” that starred Nicolas Cage.
By David Sacks | Foreign Affairs
Washington must be ready for a showdown with or without a Pelosi trip.
By Aditya Kalra, Munsif Vengattil & Joyce Lee | Reuters
India’s government blocked a popular battle-royale format game from Krafton Inc., a South Korean company backed by China’s Tencent, as it was concerned about its data sharing and mining in China, an Indian government source said.