Tag: Joe Biden

Taming the virus: Is a patent waiver on COVID vaccines the best option for the world?

Despite Joe Biden’s support for India’s and South Africa’s demand for a waiver of four different kinds of intellectual property (IP) related to Covid-19 treatments...

Biden Says ‘Nothing Will Get Done’ If Senate Abolishes Filibuster

President Joe Biden reiterated his opposition to abolishing the Senate’s filibuster rule on Wednesday, claiming that rather than making it easier to pass legislation, it will...

How safe is the United States president’s ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon watchdog to find out

The Pentagon‘s watchdog said on Tuesday it would evaluate the safety protocols surrounding the president’s “nuclear football” – containing codes needed for a strike –...

‘Boring’ but ‘important’: Biden hits six-month mark at White House

In a speech earlier this month, US President Joe Biden slipped a phrase into a major address on infrastructure spending with a bit of a...

US accuses China of Microsoft hack, rallies allies in condemnation

The United States on Monday accused Beijing of carrying out a massive hack of Microsoft and charged four Chinese nationals as it rallied allies in...

‘Facebook isn’t killing people,’ Biden says as he walks back attack over vaccine lies

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy from the White House in Washington, U.S. July 19, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe...

Biden To Reverse Rule On A Big Trump Pet Peeve And The Showerhead Schadenfreude Is Real

President Joe Biden’s administration intends to nix Trump’s rollback of water efficiency standards for showerheads that sought to dramatically increase the amount of water that...

‘They’re killing people’: Biden denounces social media for virus disinformation

President Joe Biden unleashed his growing frustration with social media on Friday, saying that platforms like Facebook were “killing people” by allowing disinformation about the...

Afghanistan: India should also abhor a vacuum

Joe Biden has gambled that he can withdraw US and Nato troops from Afghanistan without the Taliban seizing control of the country. It’s the biggest...

Child tax credit starts hitting US families’ bank accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The child tax credit had always been an empty gesture to millions of parents like Tamika Daniel. That changed Thursday when the...

Olivia Rodrigo Announces White House Visit In Most Low-Key Way Possible

Olivia Rodrigo apparently doesn’t need a “Driver’s License” to get to her destination Wednesday. The popular singer will be visiting the White House to do...

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...

With Afghan pullout, United States ditches ‘forever wars’

Joe Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan has stunned with its speed, but Washington already decided four years ago that it was fed up with “forever wars”...

Joe Biden urges more scrutiny of big businesses, such as tech giants

By David McCabe and Jim Tankersley President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order on Friday intended to increase competition within the nation’s economy and...

Attempted Republican Troll Of Joe Biden’s Obama Quip Goes Awry

Republicans tried to turn a throwaway line from President Joe Biden into a trollable moment on Friday, but it backfired. The Republican National Committee attempted...

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, lashing Florida Keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The weather was getting worse in southern Florida on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys,...

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant back online after two weeks

Iran’s only nuclear power plant has been brought back online, its manager said early Monday, after two weeks off-grid amid a power shortage and rolling...

‘What was the point?’ Afghans rue decades of war as US quits Bagram

As American troops left their main military base in Afghanistan on Friday, marking a symbolic end to the longest war in U.S. history, locals living...

Sen. Ted Cruz Calls Joe Biden ‘Jimmy Carter 2.0’ And It Doesn’t Go So Well

The Texas Republican referred to Biden as “Jimmy Carter 2.0” on Fox News on Thursday, claiming “the same sort of ideology and incompetence that characterized the...

US sending Bangladesh 2.5 million Covid vaccine doses: White House

The United States began shipping 2.5 million doses of Moderna‘s Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on Tuesday, a White House official told AFP, as the South...

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...

US, France warn Iran that time running out to revive nuclear deal

The United States and France on Friday warned Iran that time is running out to return to a nuclear deal, voicing fear that Tehran’s sensitive...

China slams US curbs on solar materials as economic attack

China has criticized U.S. curbs on imports of solar panel materials that might be made with forced labor as an attack on its development and...

Japan sees China-Taiwan friction as threat to its security

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the security of Taiwan was directly linked with that of Japan, as tensions around the island build up and...

Joe Biden meets Afghan leaders as United States troops leave, fighting rages

U.S. President Joe Biden meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former political foe, Abdullah Abdullah, on Friday to discuss Washington’s support for Afghanistan as...