Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan: US house speaker tells parliament ‘we come in friendship’ – live updates

Trip by house speaker, who is due to meet president Tsai in Taipei today, described as ‘extremely egregious’ by China’s vice foreign minister

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Another area of tension lies between the US and Russia, which Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has ratcheted up again this morning.

On his daily call with the media, Peskov said any talks on a possible prisoner exchange involving US basketball star Brittney Griner needed to be discreet, and that “megaphone diplomacy” would not achieve results, Reuters reports.

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