Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# antony blinken

This year
# Northern Ireland Protocol
Protocol dispute must be resolved through a 'negotiated settlement', says Blinken
Speculation had mounted in recent days that the two sides could be edging towards a breakthrough.
Last year
# Russia
US says it hasn't 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia, after spate of drone attacks
Kyiv did not directly claim responsibility but neither did it criticise the action.
# Ukraine
Drone attack hits Ukraine as US warns Russia of ‘consequences’ over nuclear weapons
A massive fire and explosion was caused in the port of Odessa.
# Global Affairs
Russia covertly spent €300 million to try influence world politics, US State Department claims
US secretary of state Antony Blinken cited a new intelligence assessment.
# Russia
Basketball star Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge
If convicted, the two-time Olympic gold medalist could face 10 years in prison.
# G20 Summit
US and Russian envoys gather for G20 meeting amid calls to end war in Ukraine
The G20 meeting is being held in Indonesia, with the US set to reopen dialogue with China.
# United Nations
UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.
# Escalation risks
Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft
The US said it is ‘working actively’ on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.
# Ukraine talks
Johnson says Russia poses 'clear and present danger' for Ukraine after meeting with President
Senior diplomats from Washington and Moscow also spoke over the phone today, with the US urging Russia to “immediately” de-escalate tensions.
# ukraine tensions
Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.
# Ukraine
Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.
# Moscow
Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.
# Ukraine
US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks
The White House warned yesterday that Russia was ready to attack Ukraine at “any point”.
# Kazakhstan
Russia-led troops begin pullback from Kazakhstan after quelling unrest
Peacekeepers were deployed to the country after protests over fuel prices turned into unprecedented violence.