Tag: Barack Obama

U.S. Combat Role in Iraq to End This Year, Biden Says

WASHINGTON—President Biden said the U.S. combat mission in Iraq would conclude by the end of 2021, but the U.S. military would continue to work with...

‘Visionary CEOs see climate change sparking new markets and practices’

Elke U. Weber teaches psychology, energy and the environment at Princeton University. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das,Weber discusses how climate change is impacting business behaviours,...

US drilling approvals increase despite Biden climate pledge

BILLINGS, Mont. — Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. public lands are on pace this year to reach their highest...

White House Order Said to Push Antitrust Enforcement Throughout US Economy

The White House is working on an antitrust executive order that aims to push government agencies to consider how their decisions will impact competition in...

North Korea’s Kim vows to be ready for confrontation with America

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be fully prepared for confrontation with the Biden administration, state media reported Friday, days after...

GOP needs new health care target; ‘Obamacare’ survives again

The Supreme Court‘s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it...

Joe Biden poised to pivot United States arms deals toward security, human rights

Ninety minutes before President Joe Biden took office on January 20th, the United States signed a $23 billion dollar deal to sell F-35 jets, drones...

View: India needs climate bonding with US without burdening itself

By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office on January 20, US President Joe Biden signalled that climate policy will be...

China will ‘eat our lunch,’ Biden warns after clashing with Xi on most fronts

WASHINGTON | BEIJING: U.S. President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first phone call as leaders and appeared at odds on...

India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership matter of discussion: Linda Thomas-Greenfield | India News

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden‘s pick for the ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Wednesday did not explicitly commit the support of the...

Why Kamala Harris is a star of the New York City mayor’s race

By Katie Glueck NEW YORK: In many tight political races, candidates battle over not just what they know, but whom they know. In the New...

Joe Biden takes oath as 46th US President, Kamala Harris as Vice President amidst unprecedented security

Washington: Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris took oath as first woman Vice President on...

@POTUS resets as Twitter juggles presidential accounts

It’s a Twitter user’s worst nightmare: Wake up to find most of your followers gone. But that’s exactly what will happen on Wednesday to the...

Joe Biden: When Biden takes the White House, he’ll also take @WhiteHouse

By Daniel Victor On Wednesday, as President-elect Joe Biden completes his transition into the White House, several social media companies will be completing their own...

Will Donald Trump’s mishandling of records leave a hole in US history?

Washington: The public won’t see President Donald Trump‘s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern that the collection won’t be complete, leaving a...

Donald Trump downplays Russia in first comments on hacking campaign

Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that China – not Russia – may be behind the...

Next four to six months could be worst of pandemic: Bill Gates

WASHINGTON: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose foundation has been part of the effort to develop and deliver COVID-19 vaccines, warned on Sunday that the next...

Manmohan was preoccupied with saving coalition, Modi autocratic in 1st term: Pranab Mukherjee in memoirs | India News

NEW DELHI: Manmohan Singh was preoccupied with saving his coalition during his second stint while Narendra Modi was “autocratic” in his first term as Prime...

Barack Obama: Obama reunion? Joe Biden fills Cabinet with former White House leaders

President-elect Joe Biden is getting the old gang back together. Increasingly deep into the process of selecting Cabinet members and other senior staff, the incoming...

Denis McDonough: President-elect Joe Biden picks former Obama chief of staff McDonough for VA

Washington: President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Denis McDonough, who was President Barack Obama‘s White House chief of staff, as secretary of the Department of Veterans...

Saudi says allies ‘on board’ for diplomatic resolution of Gulf crisis, final agreement soon

MANAMA: A resolution of the Gulf diplomatic crisis is in sight, with all nations involved “on board” and final agreement expected soon, Saudi Foreign Minister...

3 American ex-presidents would get vaccine publicly to boost confidence

Three former presidents say they’d be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against...

Joe Biden: Get me Meacham! Joe Biden brings back the media’s good old days

By Ben Smith One afternoon in the spring of 2009, Jon Meacham sat in front of the freighted wooden bookshelf in his office and talked...

Trump using his last days in the Oval to lock in policies, make Biden’s task more difficult

by Michael D. Shear WASHINGTON: Voters have decided that President-elect Joe Biden should guide the country through the next four years. But on issues of...

It is time for Donald Trump to concede: Barack Obama

WASHINGTON: It’s time for US President Donald Trump to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, as there is no scenario to reverse the outcome of the...