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  • Thomas-Greenfield, a retired 35-year veteran of the foreign service who resigned during the Trump administration, will be the third African-American and second African-American woman to hold the job.
  • Biden and his team have begun discussions on the possible outlines of an infrastructure package with members of Congress, particularly mindful that Texas' recent struggles with power outages and water shortages after a brutal winter storm present an opportunity for agreement on sustained spending on infrastructure.
  • "You can't act with impunity. Be careful," Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several buildings in eastern Syria but were not intended to eradicate the militia groups that used them to facilitate attacks inside Iraq.
  • The Biden administration is defending the U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as legal and appropriate, saying they took out facilities that housed valuable capabilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups to attack American and allied forces in Iraq. During a visit to the FEMA COVID-19 vaccination facility at NRG Stadium in Houston, President Joe Biden was asked what message he wanted to send to Iran.Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to 'be careful': Joe Biden
  • ``This would be a highly risky, and even dangerous, approach that could foment more conflict than it resolves and create the sort of threats that imperil U.S. security. It would most likely result in a new chapter of civil war, not unlike the one that erupted in the 1990s and led to 9/11,'' it said, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that prompted a U.S. invasion of Afghanistan a month later.
  • President Joe Biden says the Senate 'has a very important job to do" when it comes to the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump (AP)President Joe Biden on impeachment, talks with China's Xi
  • The nominee, Neera Tanden, a longtime Democratic political and policy aide who runs the liberal Center for American Progress think tank, has drawn opposition from Republicans and at least one Senate Democrat over a history of combative Twitter posts that criticized lawmakers in often colorful terms.
  • Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden on Thursday is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it. Biden marked the administration of the 50 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine since his swearing-in in a White House ceremony. It came ahead of a meeting with the nation's governors on plans to speed the distribution even further.Joe Biden marks 50M Covid shots since taking office
  • The executive order, Biden told reporters on Wednesday is about making sure that the country can meet every challenge it faces in this new era -- pandemics, but also in defence, cybersecurity, climate change, and so much more.
  • Joe Biden signs order aimed at securing supply chains
    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday intended to boost manufacturing jobs by strengthening U.S. supply chains for advanced batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors. The United States has become increasingly reliant on imports of these goods — a potential national security and economic risk that the Biden administration hopes to address with the planned 100-day review and the possibility of increased domestic production. However, Biden will also look to work with international partners to ensure a stable and reliable supply chain.Joe Biden signs order aimed at securing supply chains
  • Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan: White House
    “We know that the Taliban have had sanctuary in Pakistan. We know that they have an active diplomatic effort travelling to Moscow, travelling to Beijing, travelling to other countries. We know they travel in the Gulf. We know Iran has provided some material support,” he said.
  • Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau vow to fight Covid-19, boost relations
    President Joe Biden's first meeting with a foreign counterpart since taking office was high on policy and low on pomp Tuesday as the coronavirus forced him to convene virtually with Canada's Justin Trudeau. The two leaders - Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Trudeau in the prime minister's office in Ottawa met for almost two hours on issues ranging from the two countries' COVID-19 responses, climate change and economic issues.Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau vow to fight Covid-19, boost relations
  • Joe Biden attempt to resurrect Iran nuke deal off to bumpy start
    Having made several significant overtures to Iran in its first weeks in office, the administration's outreach has been all but shunned by the Iranians. They had already rejected Biden's opening gambit: a U.S. return to the deal from which President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 if Iran resumes full compliance with its obligations under the accord.
  • Joe Biden marks 'heartbreaking' 500K Covid-19 deaths
    U.S. President Joe Biden marked the "truly grim, heartbreaking milestone" of 500,000 deaths to COVID-19 in the United States. Speaking at the White House, Biden said the number of lives lost from the pandemic tops the combined death toll from World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. Biden urged Americans to resist becoming "numb to the sorrow" and "viewing each life as a statistic." He says the people lost were "extraordinary."Joe Biden marks 'heartbreaking' 500K Covid-19 deaths
  • Joe Biden foresees 'extreme competition' with China, not 'conflict'
    Biden said in an excerpt of a CBS interview aired Sunday that he has not spoken with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since he became US president.
  • Joe Biden to diplomats: 'You are the face of America'
    President Joe Biden is making clear that the world should expect a more diplomatically engaged United States moving forward, starting with him putting the brakes on Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany. Biden spoke at the State Department Thursday, where he told employees that U.S. diplomats "are the face of America." He also told them, "America is back."Joe Biden to diplomats: 'You are the face of America'
  • Extreme weather testing Joe Biden's disaster management skills
    Biden said Friday that he hopes to travel to Texas next week but doesn't want his presence and the accompanying presidential entourage to distract from the recovery.
  • Neera Tanden, Joe Biden’s budget nominee, faces challenge to confirmation
    The fate of the nomination is now in the hands of a party Tanden has frequently criticized in the past, particularly moderate Republicans she has previously scorned. Tanden would need the support of at least one Republican senator in order to pass confirmation, with the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris needed to break a tie.
  • US President Joe Biden declares ''America is back'' in welcome words to allies
    Biden ticked through a daunting to-do list - salvaging the Iran nuclear deal, meeting economic and security challenges posed by China and Russia and repairing the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic - that he said would require close cooperation between the U.S. and its Western allies.
  • Joe Biden to debut at G7 with vaccines, economy and China in focus
    The call with G7 leaders at 1400 GMT is a chance for Biden, a Democrat who took over as president from Republican Donald Trump on Jan. 20, to project a message of re-engagement with the world and with global institutions after four years of his predecessor's "America First" policies.
  • Joe Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuclear deal
    The Biden administration said Thursday it's ready to join talks with Iran and world powers to discuss a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, in a sharp repudiation of former President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign” that sought to isolate the Islamic Republic. The administration also took two steps at the United Nations aimed at restoring policy to what it was before Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018.Joe Biden repudiates Trump on Iran, ready for talks on nuclear deal
  • What's in Joe Biden's sweeping immigration bill being rolled out in Congress?
    President Joe Biden's proposed legislative overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, due to be formally introduced in Congress on Thursday, would be the largest in decades, but it faces steep odds.
  • Joe Biden's stimulus package to keep supporting gold price
    Traders are advised to maintain a cautious approach as gold is expected to trade with a sideways to lower bias.
  • President Joe Biden's first Mideast call to be Netanyahu: White House
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that President Joe Biden's first call to Middle East leaders will be with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "It will be soon." Psaki told reporters she did not have an exact day for the call. "Israel is of course an ally," she added.President Joe Biden's first Mideast call to be Netanyahu: White House
  • Joe Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration
    While Joe Biden has taken some major steps in his first weeks in office to reverse Trump's hardline immigration policies, his administration hasn't lifted some of the most significant barriers to asylum-seekers.
  • Joe Biden administration appoints two Indian-origin experts to key positions
    Sonali Nijhawan has been named Director of AmeriCorps State and National, and Sri Preston Kulkarni, 42, was appointed the new Chief of External Affairs.
  • Can Joe Biden solve the Pakistan puzzle?
    Rather than blacklisting Pakistan, the FATF has repeatedly kept Pakistan on its "Grey List" offering it just a little more time in the hope that Pakistani officials might both show they take countering terror finance seriously and that Pakistani civilian leader has the ability to rein in the country's security apparatus, reported The National Interest.
  • Joe Biden wants to quadruple refugee admissions set by Donald Trump
    The Trump administration defended the cuts as protecting American jobs during the pandemic and said it sought to have refugees settle closer to their home countries while working on solving the crises that caused them to flee.
  • Joe Biden takes a shine to the moon
    There’s nothing loony about putting a moon rock in the Oval Office.
  • Joe Biden signs 'Buy American' executive order
    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday to boost government buying from U.S. manufacturers. The executive order is among a flurry of moves by Biden during his first full week to publicly show he's taking swift action to heal an ailing economy.Joe Biden signs 'Buy American' executive order
  • US President Joe Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar
    In his first public address on the situation in Myanmar, which the US and several other western countries continue to call it by its previous name of Burma, Biden demanded that military must relinquish the power it seized and demonstrate respect for the will of the people of Burma as expressed in their November 8th election.
  • Joe Biden White House atmosphere is transformed
    ​ Visually, the most obvious difference is that everyone now wears masks against Covid-19. A picture of Biden at the Resolute Desk on his first day, sporting a black mask, defined the new era.
  • Huawei CEO hopes for 'open policy' from Joe Biden administration
    The CEO and founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei called Tuesday for an open approach from new US President Joe Biden after the firm was battered by sanctions imposed by Donald Trump's administration.
  • Dalai Lama congratulates US President Joe Biden
    He also expressed confidence that Biden will contribute to shaping a more peaceful world in which those suffering from "hunger", "disease" and "violence" will find help.
  • Will Joe Biden be an activist president on the world stage?
    There are reasons to believe as president Biden will be more visible and more of an activist than many expect, even as he grapples with the pandemic, a massive economic recovery effort and the deep divisions left by the Trump era.
  • Migrants await new Joe Biden immigration policies
    Migrants are awaiting word from the new Biden administration on changes to U.S. immigration policy that they hope will allow them into the country. Protesters gathered Tuesday on the US-Mexico border to demand that the new Biden administration reform immigration policy.Migrants await new Joe Biden immigration policies
  • DC on lockdown and on edge before Joe Biden's inauguration
    The nation's capital is essentially on lockdown. More than 25,000 troops and police have been called to duty. Tanks and concrete barriers block the streets. The National Mall is closed. Fencing lines the perimeter of the US Capitol complex. Checkpoints sit at intersections. The US Secret Service, which is in charge of the event, says it is prepared.
  • Joe Biden to propose a sweeping immigration overhaul
    Under the proposal that Biden will send to Congress on his first day in office, current recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as “Dreamers,” and others in temporary programs would be allowed to apply for permanent legal residency immediately.
  • Rescue plan, 'answer to crisis we are in': Joe Biden
    President Joe Biden says the rescue plan he is pushing forward in Congress is the "answer to the crisis we are in." Biden's comments came shortly after meeting with the House Democratic committee chairs who aim to put his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on a fast track to becoming law.Rescue plan, 'answer to crisis we are in': Joe Biden
  • Will Joe Biden's stimulus package help reverse the 'shecession'?
    So the question — for many — is, would Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, as it is known, help women get back to work, in addition to containing the spread of the virus?
  • Joe Biden to attend Mass with congressional leaders
    Biden's incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, on Tuesday retweeted a post that said Biden had quietly extended invitations to Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and to Republicans Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy to accompany him to a Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral.
  • Joe Biden says no need for 'erratic' Donald Trump to get intelligence briefings
    US President Joe Biden has said his predecessor Donald Trump should not be given access to classified intelligence briefings, as is a tradition for past presidents, because of his "erratic behaviour".
  • Memoir on US President Joe Biden's son Hunter out in April
    The book will center on the younger Biden's well publicized struggles with substance abuse.
  • The Senate Business: Joe Biden's 50-50 challenge
    Republicans remain poised to block most of Biden's proposals, just as they thwarted much of President Barack Obama's efforts on Capitol Hill. But 50-50 control permits action on special legislation that can’t be filibustered, and momentum for the popular parts of Covid-19 relief could easily propel an early aid bill into law.
  • Nikki Haley and top Republican leaders call for US boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in China
    It is no secret that China wants to use the Winter Olympics as part of its "massive communist propaganda campaign," Haley, a former US ambassador to the UN, said on Friday as she launched a campaign to demand President Joe Biden, a Democrat, announce a boycott of the games.
  • Russia slams Joe Biden's 'very aggressive rhetoric' over Navalny's arrest
    "We've already said that we will not heed patronising statements of this sort. We will not do it," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
  • Supreme Court puts off wall, asylum cases at Joe Biden's request
    The court also put off arguments that were to take place on March 1 over the Trump policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings.
  • US will repair its alliances and engage with world once again: Joe Biden
    The US, President Joe Biden said, must meet the new moment accelerating global challenges -- from the pandemic to the climate crisis to nuclear proliferation -- challenging the will only to be solved by nations working together and in common. "We cannot do it alone," he said.
  • Joe Biden calls on Myanmar military to relinquish power, release detainees
    US President Joe Biden at US State Department address said that they are in touch with their allies to bring together international community to address Burma military coup. He urged the Burmese military to relinquish power they have seized, release activists and resume telecommunications. Taking a dig on China, Biden said, “We will take on directly challenges posed to our prosperity, security and democratic values by our most serious competitor, China.”“We'll also confront their economic abuses. But we're ready to work with Beijing when it's in America's interest,” he further added. Joe Biden calls on Myanmar military to relinquish power, release detainees
  • Joe Biden to pursue arms control, seeks to engage China: US envoy
    "The United States will also seek to engage China on nuclear arms control and risk reduction. I hope that China will join us in that effort," said Wood, who also serves as U.S. Commissioner for the New START Treaty's Bilateral Consultative Commission.
  • First US warship transits Taiwan Strait since Joe Biden inauguration
    US warships periodically conduct navigation exercises in the strait, often triggering angry responses from China which claims self-ruled, democratic Taiwan as part of its territory. Beijing views any ships passing through the strait as essentially a breach of its sovereignty -- while the US and many other nations view the route as international waters open to all.
  • Joe Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to 'go big'
    Biden told lawmakers in private comments Wednesday that he's "not married" to an absolute number for the overall package but wants them to "go big" on pandemic relief and "restore the soul of the country."
  • Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan passes hurdle in U.S. House
    Among the big-ticket items in the bill are $1,400 direct payments to individuals, a $400-per-week federal unemployment benefit through Aug. 29, and help for those having difficulties paying their rent and home mortgages during the pandemic.
  • Syria airstrikes: President Joe Biden protected US personnel, facilities, says White House
    On Thursday, airstrikes in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, reportedly killing one fighter and wounding several others.
  • Joe Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants
    The president-elect campaigned on a path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, but it was unclear how quickly he would move while wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and other priorities.
  • India’s sudden peace push with nuclear rivals shows Joe Biden impact
    Pakistan wants to show the US it's not too close to China, Beijing wants to lower the temperature as Biden courts New Delhi and India is hedging its bets as it prepares to host BRICS leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping later this year.
  • Will counter China's aggressive, coercive action: Joe Biden administration
    "When it comes to China more broadly, you have heard us talk about our strategic approach to Beijing. We are in serious competition with China. Strategic competition is the frame through which we see that relationship," State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his maiden news conference on Tuesday.
  • Joe Biden elevates science post to cabinet level
    The former vice-president will have to grapple with a nation hard-hit by Covid-19: known infections have surpassed 23 million with almost 400,000 deaths recorded.
  • Joe Biden signs immigration orders to undo Trump rules
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on immigration during his first two weeks in office.Joe Biden signs immigration orders to undo Trump rules
  • US President Joe Biden threatened Myanmar sanctions. What are his options?
    Biden on Monday pledged to "stand up for democracy" and threatened to re-impose sanctions gradually rolled back by former President Barack Obama after Myanmar's generals initiated democratic reforms and released many political prisoners a decade ago.
  • Myanmar coup will test Joe Biden's foreign policy wit
    A military coup in Myanmar is presenting an early foreign policy test for President Joe Biden and his administration threatened new sanctions on the country as it tries to reestablish American primacy as a worldwide pro-democracy leader. Myanmar's military staged a coup Monday and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant if uneven, progress toward democracy the Southeast Asian nation has made following five decades of military rule.Myanmar coup will test Joe Biden's foreign policy wit
  • Out competing China will be key to national security in decades ahead: Joe Biden's CIA nominee
    Willian Burns, 64, a former diplomat who served in Russia and the Middle East, shared the assessment with members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday for the post of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director.
  • Joe Biden admin rolls back Trump-era citizenship test, reverts to 2008 version
    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Monday that it is reverting to the 2008 version of the naturalisation civics test beginning March 1, 2021.
  • Joe Biden to host first virtual meeting with PM Trudeau to unveil US-Canada partnership roadmap
    According to the White House, the roadmap is a blueprint for the whole-of-government relationship, based on their shared values and commitment to work in partnership on areas of mutual concern, such as the recovery from COVID-19 and global health security, efforts to combat climate change and shared priorities in defence and security.
  • Covid plan must pass 'no ifs, ands or buts': Joe Biden
    The Biden administration says it's taking creative steps to get broader public support for its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan. That's as attempts to strike a deal with Republicans have led to concerns about delays in coronavirus relief. Departing the White House, for a visit to the Walter Reed Army Hospital, President Joe Biden told reporters: "The COVID relief has to pass, no if ands or buts."Covid plan must pass 'no ifs, ands or buts': Joe Biden
  • Joe Biden signs orders undoing 'damage Trump has done'
    President Joe Biden is taking his first steps to reverse Trump administration health care policies. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Biden said he was signing two executive orders to "undo the damage Trump has done" to health care. Biden on Thursday signed directives on a range of issues including getting more Americans covered under health insurance.Joe Biden signs orders undoing 'damage Trump has done'
  • Joe Biden promises economic help is on the way
    Speaking just one day after lawmakers finally certified his election victory following the invasion of the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump, Biden announced he would next week unveil a relief program for the pandemic-ravaged economy.
  • In multiple messages, US President Joe Biden warns Beijing over expansionism
    In multiple calls and statements, he and his top security officials have underscored support for allies Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, signalling Washington's rejection of China's disputed territorial claims in those areas.
  • Trump says he will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration
    There have been discussions at the White House about Trump leaving Washington on Jan. 19, a source familiar with the matter said.
  • Joe Biden to reopen 'Obamacare' markets for COVID-19 relief
    Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday, said two people familiar with the plan, whose details were still being finalized. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the pending order ahead of a formal announcement.
  • Joe Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers
    The Nielsen company said that 33.8 million people watched Biden's inauguration over 17 television networks between 10 am and 4 pm last Wednesday. Reagan's festivities in 1981 drew 41.8 million viewers, and Obama's 2009 inaugural reached 37.8 million, Nielsen said.
  • Arms deal, hacking complicate Joe Biden's approach to Russia
    Unlike his immediate predecessors, Biden has not held out hope for a "reset" in relations with Russia but has instead indicated he wants to manage differences with the former Cold War foe without necessarily resolving them or improving ties. And, with a heavy domestic agenda and looming decisions needed on Iran and China, a direct confrontation with Russia is not something he seeks.
  • Joe Biden tours Pfizer plant as extreme weather delays 6 mn COVID vaccine doses
    US President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the-art coronavirus vaccine plant and delivered remarks on his administration's progress as extreme winter weather across the country handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback, delaying shipment of about 6 million doses. (Text: AP)Joe Biden tours Pfizer plant as extreme weather delays 6 mn COVID vaccine doses
  • At Joe Biden's G7 debut, leaders look beyond COVID to trade and China
    U.S. President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi debuted at the G7 virtual leaders' meeting which was chaired by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  • Joe Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in US military
    The new order, which Biden signed in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity.
  • Joe Biden to sign executive orders to promote 'Made in America' products
    Prominent among the executive orders include a strict enforcement of procuring products made inside the country by federal agencies. This is very significant given that contracting alone accounts for nearly USD 600 billion in federal spending.
  • Joe Biden to announce USD 4 billion commitment to COVID vaccine sharing campaign
    He will also call on G7 partners to prioritise a sustainable health security financing mechanism aimed at catalysing countries to build the needed capacity to end the pandemic and prevent the next one, the White House said.
  • Automakers, medical device firms ask Joe Biden for US chip factory subsidies
    The groups, which include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as industry-specific associations representing General Motors Co, Caterpillar Inc and Medtronic PLC , among others, sent the letter as a shortage of semiconductors continues to disrupt U.S. automobile factories and threatens to lower the automakers' profits by billions of dollars.
  • Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demands 'action, not words' from Joe Biden to revive nuclear deal
    Tehran has set a deadline of next week for Biden to begin reversing sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump, or Iran will take its biggest step yet to violate the nuclear deal -- banning short-notice inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog.
  • Joe Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge
    Biden on Wednesday ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration.
  • Joe Biden has no plans to call Donald Trump: White House
    “There's no call planned,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.
  • President Joe Biden signs orders retooling US Covid-19 response
    With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year. "We're in a national emergency and it is time we treated it like one," Biden said. President Joe Biden signs orders retooling US Covid-19 response
  • As Joe Biden takes oath of office, cracks appear in the Cult of Q
    But hold on before you think America’s far right had a collective cathartic moment of self-reckoning. There were still hold-outs.
  • Indian-American lawmakers say Joe Biden, Kamala Harris will heal America
    During the Presidential Inaugural Committee's official Asian American inaugural ball, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois said he is extremely happy that both Biden and Harris are finally able to take over leadership.
  • Democracy has prevailed: Joe Biden addresses public from White House
    President Joe Biden spoke at the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday night during "Celebrating America," a broadcast special to honor his inauguration. "I will give my all to you," Biden said during his remarks.Democracy has prevailed: Joe Biden addresses public from White House
  • World hopes for renewed cooperation with US under Joe Biden
    Biden "understands the importance of cooperation among nations,'' said former Colombian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos, who left office in 2018.
  • Joe Biden swiftly begins sweeping away Donald Trump's immigration barriers
    The new president plans additional immigration moves soon. On January 29 he will issue executive actions to restore US asylum protections, strengthen refugee processing and set up a task force to reunify families still separated by Trump's border policies, according to a memo shared with lawmakers and obtained by Reuters.
  • President Joe Biden reverses Trump policies on climate change, coronavirus
    In his first hours as president, Joe Biden struck at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on climate change and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.President Joe Biden reverses Trump policies on climate change, coronavirus
  • Lady Gaga sings US national anthem at Joe Biden inauguration ceremony
    At the oath taking ceremony of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, renowned singer Lady Gaga sang the national anthem of the country at the US Capitol, where the biggest democratic event took place. Lady Gaga sings US national anthem at Joe Biden inauguration ceremony
  • Assuming US presidency, Joe Biden calls for end to 'uncivil war'
    With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family for more than a century, Joe Biden took the oath of office administered by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts that binds the president to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
  • Joe Biden assumes leadership of a US in crisis after Trump years
    Biden, who at age 78 is the oldest president to occupy the White House, first arrived in Washington as a young upstart. He was elected in 1972 at age 29 to the U.S. Senate from the state of Delaware and remained there for 36 years before serving from 2009 to 2017 as vice president under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, the first Black U.S. president.
  • Hollywood returns: Lady Gaga, J. Lo headline Joe Biden inauguration
    A slew of glittery celebrities is descending on Washington _ virtually or in-person _ to welcome the new administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, a duo popular in Hollywood, where Donald Trump was decidedly not.
  • Joe Biden: From being one of the youngest senators to oldest US President
    The 78-year-old six-term Democratic senator, who triumphed over Republican President Donald Trump in the November 3 presidential election, ran twice unsuccessfully for President - in 1988 and 2008.
  • Flags, signs, soldiers ahead of Joe Biden's presidential inauguration
    Most offices in the surrounding buildings are closed, many boarded up with plywood to prevent damage in case violence breaks out Wednesday.
  • Japanese Trump supporters rally in Tokyo ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
    About 120 people joined the march in central Tokyo, with participants waving American and Japanese flags and holding banners claiming Trump was "the true winner" of the Nov. 3 election.
  • EU sighs with relief as Joe Biden readies to enter White House
    "This new dawn in America is the moment we've been awaiting for so long," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, hailing Biden's arrival as "resounding proof that, once again after four long years, Europe has a friend in the White House."
  • Joe Biden nominates transgender woman as assistant health secretary of US: Report
    The announcement makes Rachel Levine, a 64-year-old pediatrician, to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
  • Joe Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, Covid, environment
    Biden will sign 17 orders and actions hours after being sworn in as US leader to break from policies of departing President Donald Trump and set new paths on immigration, the environment, fighting Covid-19 and the economy.