new video loaded: U.K. Ministers Won’t Attend Beijing Winter Olympics, Johnson Says transcript Back transcript U.K. Ministers Won’t Attend Beijing Winter Olympics, Johnson Says Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said the government would not send ministers to attend the 2022 Winter Olympics, joining the United States and other nationsContinue Reading

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that there will be “effectively a diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games by Britain, which joined the United States and others on Wednesday in a decision to pull its top officials from attendance of the Winter Games. The boycottContinue Reading

CNN  —  With a grandiose diplomatic flourish China brokered a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, in the process upending US calculus in the Gulf and beyond. While the United States has angered its Gulf allies by apparently dithering over morality, curbing arms supplies and chilling relations, Saudi Arabia’s King-in-waitingContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will not send any American government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, making official a diplomatic boycott to pressure China for human rights abuses. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said that while American athletes would be able to compete in theContinue Reading

An employee stands by cables inside a ASML Twinscan XT1000 lithography machine, during manufacture at the ASML factory in Veldhoven, Netherlands. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images “Given the technological developments and the geopolitical context, the government has come to the conclusion that the existing export control framework for specificContinue Reading