China says US undermines peace after ship sails through strait

China said on Thursday the United States was seriously undermining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait after a US Navy destroyer sailed through the waters amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Taipei. Zhang Chunhui, a spokesman for China’s eastern

Pompeo to protest China deal in Vatican visit

Pompeo. Photo: Getty Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit the Vatican on Tuesday to protest the pending renewal of a controversial deal with China. Behind the scenes: Pope Francis has reportedly declined to meet with Pompeo, citing the imminent

No sign of US, China as global vaccine plan gathers momentum

The COVAX initiative pools resources to ensure poorer nations will have access to any life-saving future vaccine. An initiative to ensure any future vaccine against COVID-19 is fairly shared throughout the world has secured the backing of 156 countries and territories, representing