US President Joe Biden’s critics argue China will perceive his comments as tacit support for an independence declaration, a redline for Beijing. They also say Biden’s comments are more likely to aggravate hostilities than overt defense commitments since Beijing already likely assumes Washington will defend Taiwan.
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.
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.
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 …
Trump and the MAGA Republicans “promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence,” the US President said. They “are determined to take this country backwards.”
Speaking to Democratic Party supporters at a reception just outside Washington, Biden cited concerns many Americans have about the state of democracy after Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Bill Gates started wooing Joe Manchin of West Virginia and other senators who might prove pivotal for clean-energy policy in 2019 over a meal in Washington DC. “My dialogue with Joe has been going on for quite a while,” Gates said.
“President Biden believes that the relationship between our two great democracies is essential to global peace, stability and economic resilience,” US trade representative (USTR) Katherine Tai said in her address at a reception hosted by India’s ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu at India House on Independence Day on Monday.
US President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated India on 75 years of independence and said the United States and India were “indispensable partners” that would continue to work together to address global challenges in the years ahead.
At least 37 people have died since last month’s deluge, which dropped 8 to 10 1/2 inches of rain in only 48 hours. The National Weather Service said Sunday that flooding remains a threat, warning of more thunderstorms through Thursday.
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.
A few Democrats in the US Congress have begun to voice what many have mulled privately: whether President Joe Biden, the oldest person to ever occupy the Oval Office, ought to choose retirement over re-election in 2024.With his approval rating at 38% – and having held below 50% since May – the 79-year-old Biden has …
President Joe Biden plans to sign a second executive order on Wednesday meant to address the recent Supreme Court decision to end the nationwide constitutional right to abortion, as he faces pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful on the issue. The order is expected to have limited impact, as US states enact a …
Democrats are suddenly on a roll and Biden, even with approval ratings stuck below 40 percent, feels his constant optimism will be proved right. As data came out showing the US economy shrinking for a second successive quarter, his staff worked overtime to get the ‘R’ word out of the conversation.
The planned talks between the two leaders — the fifth in a series of regular check-ins — have been in the works for weeks. But the possibility of a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top congressional Democrat and second in line of succession to the presidency, has added fresh strain to …
Multiple US officials have downplayed rising recession fears, saying a downturn in the world’s largest economy is unlikely given the very tight labor markets.
Biden, 79, has a runny nose, fatigue and an occasional dry cough, symptoms which he began to experience late on Wednesday, White House physician Kevin O’Connor said in a note released on Thursday. Biden has begun taking the antiviral treatment Paxlovid, O’Connor said.
The move came after two US senate Democrats urged Biden to declare a climate emergency and use the Defence Production Act to ramp up production of a wide range of renewable energy products and systems, including solar panels.
Disenchantment with Biden runs deep inside his own camp, with a New York Times poll released Monday showing that 64 percent of Democratic voters would prefer another candidate in 2024. His age was cited as the main reason for those who want a change.
U.S. presidential visits, even with the closest of allies, are often highly choreographed affairs involving weeks of planning around seating arrangements, camera positions and how officials plan to walk into rooms to set up or avoid a handshake.
In the article posted online, Biden pointed to developments in the Middle East that he contended had made the region more stable and secure than when the Trump administration ended, among them intense diplomacy as well as military action against state-sponsored attacks.