US foreign policy

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Is China stepping up its ambition to supplant US as top superpower?
Analysis: Joe Biden has cleared the decks to focus on China. But how imminent is the danger?

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Sep, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Aukus pact: France to send ambassador back to US after Macron-Biden call
US and Australia not going back on cancelled €56bn submarine contract despite talk with French leader

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Sep, 2021 @6:56 PM

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Can Boris Johnson expect UK-US trade deal to go ahead?
His closeness to Trump has not helped and if agreement were struck by 2024 it would be considered rapid progress

Larry Elliott

22, Sep, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Boris Johnson talks up ‘solid steps’ on US trade as lamb deal agreed
PM says in Washington he has ‘every confidence a great deal is there to be done’ on transatlantic trade

Peter Walker Political correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Most Europeans believe US in new cold war with China and Russia – poll
Few view their own country as a direct participant but larger proportion feel EU is part of conflict

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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From climate to Covid rules: how Johnson and Biden match up
Analysis: the two leaders have found common ground in some areas, though dividing lines remain

Heather Stewart Political editor

21, Sep, 2021 @6:46 PM

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Biden vows to double aid to developing countries vulnerable to climate crisis
President tells UN general assembly that US will become the world’s leading provider of climate finance

Oliver Milman in New York

21, Sep, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Examining Aukus alliance through the lens of history | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the new pact between the UK, Australia and the US, and its implications

Letters

20, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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‘It’s heartbreaking’: Steve McCurry on Afghan Girl, a portrait of past and present
The US photographer’s image of Sharbat Gula captured the story of a country, its people and refugees across the world. Thirty six years on, another picture tells a similar tale – but also one of hope

Lorenzo Tondo and Eric Hilaire

20, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Observer view on Anglo-French relations | Observer editorial
The exclusion of France from the Aukus pact leaves the UK at risk of further isolation after Brexit

Observer editorial

19, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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French recall of ambassadors shows extent of anger over Aukus rift
Analysis: ties between Paris and Washington in worse state than at time of Iraq war after Australia’s cancellation of submarine deal

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

18, Sep, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Boris Johnson flies to New York to tighten transatlantic ties after strained summer
PM will hope signing of this week’s Aukus deal will help the allies move on from the chaos of Kabul

Heather Stewart and Dan Sabbagh

17, Sep, 2021 @3:28 PM

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