Has the US economy improved under Biden?

President Joe Biden and his Republican opponents have traded accusations over the handling of the US economy under his administration. With inflation rising and stock markets on a downward trend for most of this year, Republicans have talked of "Joe Biden's recession". Mr Biden has countered that there's been good job growth and low unemployment, … Continue reading Has the US economy improved under Biden?

Biden among world leaders paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations Sunday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the biggest gathering of world leaders for years. U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were among thousands of mourners — from … Continue reading Biden among world leaders paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Biden denies approving FBI Mar-a-Lago raid

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he was not given advance notice by the Department of Justice or Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI raid at the Florida home of former President Donald Trump Aug. 8. "I didn't have any advance notice," Biden said when asked by a reporter after announcing his student debt relief … Continue reading Biden denies approving FBI Mar-a-Lago raid

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: Will Biden administration repeat history without paying a price?

Iran wants a deal on its nuclear program 'as soon as possible,' but doesn't want to be trapped into a bad deal, according to an advisor to its negotiatiing team. U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has been trying to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was … Continue reading IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL: Will Biden administration repeat history without paying a price?

WH confirms Biden will hold bi-lateral talks with Saudi Arabia

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre announced that US President Joe Biden would meet the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a bilateral meeting during his visit to the Kingdom on July 15 and 16. Biden begins his official visit at the invitation of … Continue reading WH confirms Biden will hold bi-lateral talks with Saudi Arabia

Biden: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a global issue

Leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States gathered Tuesday in Tokyo with pledges to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific region, combat climate change, and cooperate on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading Biden: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a global issue

Ukraine Crisis: Biden holding talks with military chiefs

President Joe Biden convened U.S. military leaders on Wednesday in an annual White House gathering taking on special significance as the war in Ukraine enters a risky new phase and Washington plans more weapons assistance. A "variety of topics" were set to be discussed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, General Mark Milley, the chairman of … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: Biden holding talks with military chiefs

State Department: Russian not attempting to strike weapons convoys

Weapons convoys arriving in Ukraine almost every day thus far have not been targeted by Russia's military, State Department spokesman John Kirby said Thursday. Kirby, speaking on Fox News, did not directly respond to a question about how the U.S. and NATO would respond if Russia struck a convoy – accidentally or on purpose – … Continue reading State Department: Russian not attempting to strike weapons convoys

Ukraine Crisis: Should US increase defense spending?

The 2023 budget request the White House will send to Congress on Monday must reflect that “the world is dangerous and getting smaller,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday. “We have to meet the military requirements that come from being a superpower facing growing threats to our global interests,” McConnell said on the … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: Should US increase defense spending?

Ukraine Crisis: US, NATO will ‘react’ if Russia uses chemical weapons

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com President Joe Biden said the United States and NATO allies would “respond” to Russia if they used chemical weapons. “We would respond, we would respond if he uses it,” Biden said during a press conference Thursday. “The nature of the responses depend on the nature of the use.” Biden would … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: US, NATO will ‘react’ if Russia uses chemical weapons

Biden wants Russia kicked out from G-20

The G20 logo is pictured in Riyadh on December 10, 2019 as Saudi Arabia geared up to host the 2020 G20 summit, an event that is set to see the leaders of the world's 20 richest nations converging on the kingdom. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) President Joe Biden said Russia should be kicked … Continue reading Biden wants Russia kicked out from G-20

US targets Putin and Russian oligarchs in fresh sanctions

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on more Russian oligarchs and elites, increasing pressure on those close to Russian President Vladimir Putin in punishment over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Those hit with sanctions on Friday include 10 people comprising VTB Bank's board, 12 members of the Duma and the family of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry … Continue reading US targets Putin and Russian oligarchs in fresh sanctions