Biden: Russia ‘shamelessly violated’ UN Charter in Ukraine

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the United Nations charter with its “brutal, needless war” in Ukraine. Delivering a forceful condemnation of Russia’s invasion to the international body, Biden said reports of Russian abuses against civilians in Ukraine “should make your blood run cold”.

Explainer: Joe Biden said Covid pandemic is over. Is it?

No. The United States is still operating under the public health emergency, first declared in January 2020. In the United States, an average of nearly 400 people a day continue to die from Covid-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an average of over 4,300 are hospitalized each day.

UN chief warns global leaders: The world is in ‘great peril’

In speeches and remarks leading up to the start of the leaders’ meeting Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cited the “immense” task not only of saving the planet, “which is literally on fire,” but of dealing with the persisting Covid-19 pandemic. He also pointed to “a lack of access to finance for developing countries to …

SpaceX wants to bring satellite internet to Iran: Elon Musk

“Starlink will apply for an exemption from sanctions against Iran,” Musk said in response to a tweet from a science reporter. Musk had initially announced that the Starlink satellite internet service had been made available on every continent — “including Antarctica” — with the company planning to launch up to 42,000 satellites to boost connectivity.

Joe Biden: Will wait until after midterms to decide 2024 run

President Joe Biden said in an interview he’ll decide whether to run for re-election after congressional elections in November. “It’s much too early to make that kind of decision,” Biden said on Sunday. “What I’m doing is I’m doing my job. I’m gonna do that job, and within the time frame that makes sense after …

Joe Biden, other VIPs lie low as spotlight stays on late Queen

For US President Joe Biden and other Presidents, PMs and dignitaries, there were no red-carpet arrivals, no big speeches and no news conferences as they gathered for Monday’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Instead, world leaders used to people hanging on their every word checked their egos in the service of honoring the Queen.

Ukraine to dominate as world leaders gather at United Nations

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a global food crisis aggravated by the war will be the focus of world leaders when they convene at the United Nations in New York this week, a gathering that is unlikely to yield any progress toward ending the conflict. Geopolitical divides, hardened by the seven-month-old war, are likely to …