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Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith is a senior reporter for NBC News Digital based in London.

Alexander Smith is a senior reporter for NBC News Digital based in London.

Latest from Alexander Smith

5d ago

North Korea's Kim Jong Un vows to be ready for confrontation — and dialogue — with Biden

Kim told his country "especially to get fully prepared for confrontation," state media reported.
7d ago

What does Putin want from the Biden summit? The handshake.

For Putin, merely being invited to such a high-level summit gives the air of superpower status to Russia.
12d ago

Queen Elizabeth II joins Biden, world leaders as U.K. adds star power to G-7 summit

While there was always meant to be some royal presence at the G-7 summit in the small Cornish seaside town of Carbis Bay, the arrival of the queen was a surprise.
12d ago

At G-7 summit, Biden looks to reassert American leadership for a wary, weary West

Biden's election has seen "a dramatic shift in America's international image," Pew said, with public opinion rebounding in a dozen key countries since he became president.
12d ago

Biden, Johnson sign new Atlantic Charter on trade, defense amid Covid recovery

The agreement commits to combatting cyberthreats and climate change and to bringing the pandemic to an end.
27d ago

Who is Roman Protasevich and why a fighter jet from Belarus intercepted his flight

Roman Protasevich is one of Belarus' "top media activists," said Artyom Shraibman, a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center in Minsk.
32d ago

Biden sees 'genuine opportunity' for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Could it actually happen?

"We have been in this situation before: It's like 'Groundhog Day,'" said Yossi Mekelberg.
34d ago

Liberal Democrats launch late push to block Israel arms sale

The move comes as President Joe Biden has faced increasing bipartisan pressure to help broker an end to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
35d ago

Israel's Netanyahu 'determined' to continue Gaza operation after Biden calls for 'significant de-escalation'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's attacks "will continue for as long as it takes to restore calm" for all of its citizens.
35d ago

Israel and Hamas trade attacks after Biden expresses support for cease-fire

Israel has also thanked the Biden administration for blocking a U.N. Security Council statement criticizing its actions in Gaza.