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President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the United States to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the...
Feb 23, 2021 - Washington, District of Colombia, USA - President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to the Oval Office. (Credit Image: Adam Schultz/White House/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden to propose huge social benefits deal in first Congress speech

US President Joe Biden is set to propose a massive social benefits package during his first ever address to a joint session of Congress...
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Earth Day Climate Summit: PACJA Urges Biden to Secure Fair Climate Deal for Africa 

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The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), the leading coalition of African CSOs advancing a just, inclusive and people-centred global climate regime, today called...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a ‘complicated issue’ – Biden

(dpa) - US President Joe Biden repeated his opposition to the German-Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 on Thursday. "I've been opposed to Nord Stream...
Profile: New president of Japan's ruling LDP Yoshihide Suga

Japan’s Suga to leave for United States for talks with Biden

(dpa) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to depart for the United States on Thursday for talks with President Joe Biden amid...
FILED - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden in Berlin on February 1, 2013. Photo: picture alliance / dpa

Merkel and Biden back calls for Russia to halt Ukraine border activity

(dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden are backing calls for Russia to halt its troop movements along the border...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

Biden wants to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

(dpa) - President Joe Biden wants to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden to announce withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11

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President Joe Biden will announce the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 on Wednesday, multiple U.S. media outlets reported on Tuesday. The...
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Biden sets up commission to study potential Supreme Court expansion, other reforms

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U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday, establishing a commission to study the possibility of adding more seats to the Supreme...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden calls U.S. gun violence “international embarrassment” while announcing executive actions

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday called gun violence an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment," as he delivered a speech from the White...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden to take executive actions to reduce gun violence

(tca/dpa) - President Joe Biden, making his first foray into efforts to control gun violence since taking office, plans to announce Thursday an effort...
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Biden unveils major infrastructure plan amid opposition to tax hike

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a 2-trillion-U.S.-dollar infrastructure plan, touting it as a "once-in-a-generation" investment in America and proposing a corporate...
Feb 23, 2021 - Washington, District of Colombia, USA - President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to the Oval Office. (Credit Image: Adam Schultz/White House/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden to meet Suga in mid-April – Tokyo

(dpa) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will hold face-to-face talks with US President Joe Biden in Washington on April 16, Tokyo said on...
President Joe Biden gets briefed by Liz Sherwood Randall, Julie Rodriguez and participates in a conference phone call with governors affected by the snow storm in the middle of the country in the Oval Office, February 16, 2021, in Washington. Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Biden proposes largest infrastructure and jobs plan since WWII

(dpa) - US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a massive plan to modernize infrastructure, including the largest jobs programme the country has seen...
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Biden invites 40 leaders to climate summit, including Putin and Xi

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dpa/GNA - US President Joe Biden has extended invitations to 40 world leaders for an online summit on the climate crisis hosted by...
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Biden grilled on pressing issues during first presidential press conference

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Convening his first press conference as U.S. president on Thursday, Joe Biden touched upon a spate of issues that have emerged during his...
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Biden calls state efforts to restrict voting ‘sick’

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dpa/GNA - US President Joe Biden has called efforts by several of the country's states to make voting in elections more difficult "sick"...

Biden vows to improve situation on U.S. southern border overwhelmed by migrants

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U.S. President Joe Biden admitted Thursday that he cannot completely solve what he considered to be the long-existing border problem caused by the excessive...
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Biden announces new goal of 200 million vaccine doses in 100 days

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U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a new goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Americans in his first 100...
European Council President Charles Michel, left, talks during a video conference with the leaders of Germany, France, Portugal and Greece, on the screen, ahead of the EU summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)

Biden to join EU video summit, discuss plans for transAtlantic ties

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dpa/GNA - US President Joe Biden plans to join an online video summit of EU heads of state and government scheduled for later...
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Biden urges gun control as another mass shooting alters relief tour

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tca/dpa/GNA — For the second time in a week, US President Joe Biden's campaign to broaden public awareness and support for his pandemic...
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US$1.9 trillion stimulus a major win for Biden, but experts warn of rocketing public...

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The 1.9-trillion-U.S.-dollar economic stimulus plan is viewed as the first legislative victory for Democratic President Joe Biden. Yet Republicans are blasting it as wasteful...

Irish premier to hold talks with Biden during online St Patrick’s Day

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PA Media/dpa/GNA - Ireland's premier will hold talks with President Joe Biden later as the traditional St Patrick's Day engagement goes online. The Taoiseach...
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Biden looks to vaccines and checks to reignite faith in government

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tca/dpa/GNA - President Joe Biden, saying "help is here, and hope is here, in real and tangible ways," kicked off a week of...

Biden condemns COVID-related anti-Asian violence

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday condemned what he called "vicious hate crimes" targeting Asian Americans since the COVID-19 outbreak, saying such acts must...

Biden’s massive relief package poses risks to emerging markets

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Emerging markets could become a casualty of the 1.9-trillion-U.S.-dollar COVID-19 relief bill passed by U.S. Congress on Wednesday, as rising U.S. bond yields are...
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Biden calls lifting mask mandates by two red states “Neanderthal thinking”

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized Republican governors in southern states of Texas and Mississippi over their decisions to reverse mask mandates and...
Donald Trump And Joe Biden

Trump rips into Biden, touts GOP unity while hinting at 2024 run in first...

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In his first public speech Sunday since leaving office, former U.S. President Donald Trump assailed Joe Biden' leadership as president so far, vowed to...
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Biden warns Iran to “be careful” after United States airstrikes

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday warned Iran to "be careful" when asked what message he was sending to Iran with the airstrikes in...
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Biden revokes Trump-era visa ban affecting many green card applicants

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked an executive action by his predecessor banning legal immigration for family members of U.S. citizens and residents,...