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Top U.S. Diplomat Blinken Criticizes FIFA Armband Threat At World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — America’s top diplomat on Tuesday criticized a decision by FIFA to threaten players at the World Cup with yellow cards if they wear armbands supporting inclusion and diversity. Speaking alongside his Qatari counterpart at a news conference, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was “always concerning … when we … Read more

Blinken Claims Biden Has ‘Real Engagement’ on Gay Rights with Saudi Arabia

Secretary of State Antony Blinken explained that he brings up gay rights “invariably, in every conversation” with his Saudi counterpart, Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud, when responding Thursday to mounting criticism of President Joe Biden’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia. Blinken made his remarks at a press event billed as “the first-ever briefing for LGBTQI … Read more

U.S. Aims to Constrain China by Shaping Environment Around It, Blinken Says

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said Thursday that despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China remains the greatest challenger to the United States and its allies, and that the Biden administration aims to “shape the strategic environment” around the Asian superpower to limit its increasingly aggressive actions. “China is the only country with … Read more

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks on U.S. policy toward China

[The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh if you do not see a player above at that time.] WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday is set to describe China as the “most serious long-term challenge to the international order,” even as the world grapples with Russia’s war … Read more

Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Ends ‘Late Show’ Interview In Surprising Way

Antony Blinken jammed with Stephen Colbert’s house band at the end of his interview on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Late Show.” “I long wanted to be a musician as a kid. As a teenager, that’s what I wanted to do. There was just one missing ingredient, talent,” Blinken joked to Colbert before joining the musicians … Read more

Antony Blinken Speaks To Brittney Griner’s Wife As WNBA Player Remains Detained In Russia

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Cherelle Griner on Saturday as her wife, WNBA player Brittney Griner, remains detained in Russia. The State Department has made the basketball star’s release its top priority, Blinken told Cherelle Griner, assuring her that the department is working on the case nonstop and that she should reach out … Read more

Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Tests Positive For COVID-19

Blinken is fully vaccinated and boosted, the department said in a statement, and he is experiencing “mild symptoms.” He had tested negative on Tuesday and again on Wednesday morning. The secretary of state attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday evening with some 2,600 other attendees — including President Joe Biden. However, the State … Read more