Source: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo doubled down on the Biden administration’s controversial plan to ban U.S. companies, and citizens, from helping China manufacture advanced semiconductor chips, saying: “We have to protect the American people against China. Period. Full stop.” “China has become more aggressive in what they callContinue Reading


Source: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks at a news briefing at the Pentagon on July 20, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke with his Russian counterpart Friday morning, the second known call since the Kremlin’s full-scale invasionContinue Reading


Source: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen holds a news conference in the Cash Room at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, U.S. July 28, 2022.  Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen denied Tuesday an unconfirmed report that President Joe Biden would replace her after the November midtermContinue Reading


Source: U.K. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that 1.7 million British citizens live in the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Press | Lightrocket | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The United Kingdom will commit itself more fully to the Indo-Pacific region, beyond its ongoing efforts to join a massive trade deal inContinue Reading


Source: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaking at a news conference on July 14. Made Nagi | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will be touting tax credits and other private sector incentives passed in the Inflation Reduction Act in North Carolina this week, saying they will help low energy costsContinue Reading


Source: Antonio Guterres photographed in New York last September. On Tuesday, he said fossil fuel firms and their “enablers” needed to be held to account. John Minchillo | Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.N. secretary general said Tuesday that developed economies should impose an extraContinue Reading


Source: The Department of Energy, the 12th Cabinet-level department, was established in 1977 during the Carter administration. The department’s mission was to oversee the development and testing of the country’s nuclear weapons and coordinate the various, loosely organized energy programs established by the federal government. Today, the position also managesContinue Reading


Source: The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government. It is responsible for crucial functions that help keep the government running, including paying all U.S. bills, collecting taxes, and managing federal finances. Another important role that the Department of the Treasury performsContinue Reading


Source: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 2022 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York City on August 1, 2022. Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio GuterresContinue Reading