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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.

Joe Biden hosts anti-extremism ‘summit’ at White House

The event, dubbed “the United We Stand Summit,” will highlight “the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety,” the White House said in a statement. The summit comes just eight weeks ahead of midterm elections in which Republicans are seeking to take control of Congress.

Joe Biden rejects branding Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

US President Joe Biden, asked by a reporter if he would blacklist Russia as a terrorist state, said simply, “no,” after months of non-committal answers from senior officials. A label of “state sponsor of terrorism” by the US, the world’s largest economy, has wide-ranging ramifications, with many businesses and banks unwilling to incur the risk …

Joe Biden to host White House Pacific island summit

Visiting Tonga, deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman said the leaders would be invited to Washington for a meeting and dinner late in the month. “This meeting will be a historic opportunity with the United States and Pacific islands countries to hear and listen, the Pacific way,” Sherman said.