Ahead of G-20 ministers’ meeting, China slams US, NATO

FAN Editor

BEIJING — China launched a scathing attack on the U.S. and NATO on Wednesday, days before a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s comments underscore the increasingly fractious relationship, along with China’s increasingly confrontational approach to foreign […]

G-20 meeting may lead to wider divisions over war in Ukraine

FAN Editor

WASHINGTON — Foreign ministers from the world’s largest nations are looking to address Russia’s war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week. Yet instead of providing unity, the talks may well exacerbate existing divides over the Ukraine conflict. U.S. […]

OPEC secretary-general is dead, Nigerian officials announce

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ABUJA, Nigeria — The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has died, Nigerian authorities and the oil cartel announced Wednesday. Only hours before his death, he’d met with Nigeria’s president and spoken in defense of the energy industry amid increasing climate change pressure. Mohammad Barkindo, 63, died late […]