Latest Antony Blinken News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 25, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.; Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. ...

UN chief warns of 'catastrophe' from global food shortage

Jun. 24, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations warned Friday that the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the...

Afghan aid auditor accuses State, USAID of withholding info

Jun. 22, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressionally mandated watchdog for U.S. assistance to Afghanistan is accusing the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development of illegally withholding information from it about the American withdrawal from the country last year and current policy. ...

Lapid, set to be Israel's next premier, faces critical test

Jun. 21, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a 10-year political career, Israel's Yair Lapid has transformed himself from an upstart political novice to a feisty opposition leader to the savvy operator who toppled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Next week, he is expected to assume his biggest role yet...

Colombia picks 1st leftist president in tight runoff contest

Jun. 20, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will be governed by a leftist president for the first time after former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly defeated a real estate tycoon in a runoff election that underscored people’s disgust with the country’s traditional politicians. Petro’s third...

Ex-rebel wins runoff to be Colombia's 1st leftist president

Jun. 19, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former rebel Gustavo Petro narrowly won a runoff election over a political outsider millionaire Sunday, ushering in a new era of politics for Colombia by becoming the country's first leftist president. Petro, a senator in his third attempt to win the...

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Jun. 18, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine...

China defends 'zero-COVID' after US envoy warns of costs

Jun. 17, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday defended its tough “zero-COVID” policy after the U.S. ambassador said it was causing serious damage to the global economy and foreign business sentiment. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said the Chinese economy is recovering from the...

South Korea says North completed prep for new nuclear test

Jun. 13, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that North Korea has completed preparations for a new nuclear test and that only a political decision by the country’s top leadership can prevent it from going forward. After talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken...

India, China growing markets for shunned Russian oil

Jun. 13, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and other Asian nations are becoming an increasingly vital source of oil revenues for Moscow despite strong pressure from the U.S. not to increase their purchases, as the European Union and other allies cut off energy imports from Russia in line with sanctions over its war...