Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Joe Biden

Four Indian-origin people killed in New York floods

New York: Four people of Indian origin and a Nepali family of three have died in New York from the flooding caused by Hurricane...

War lost Battle won

As the US called curtains on its ‘forever war’ and evacuated its last soldier, it left behind a country in a complete mess. Even...

Rockets fired at Kabul airport intercepted by US missile defence

The White House confirmed the attack, but said that its ongoing evacuations would "continue uninterrupted"

Will honour rights of women: Taliban

Announces amnesty, urges women to join government

Biden says he stands ‘squarely’ behind his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

He described the images coming out of Afghanistan as "gut-wrenching" but said: "I've learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw US forces.

Joe Biden rules out changes in US troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan

The Pentagon's massive task of removing service members and equipment out of Afghanistan is nearly complete and the US military mission is slated to end by August 31.

Facts tell a different story on Covid misinformation, FB tells Biden

Guy Rosen, VP of Integrity at Facebook, said in a blog post on Saturday that at a time when Covid-19 cases are rising in the US, the Biden administration has chosen to blame a handful of American social media companies.

US President Joe Biden terms Jan 6 Capitol riot ‘existential crisis’

Biden said to protect democracy required people of goodwill and courage to stand up to the hate, lies, and the extremism that led to this “vicious attack”.

Face to face: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin ready for long-anticipated summit

Biden has said it would be an important step if the United States and Russia were able to ultimately find “stability and predictability" in their relationship.

Joe Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

Biden administration officials see the moment as an opportunity to take concrete action to speak out against China's reliance on forced labour as an “affront to human dignity."

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Biden sign new Atlantic Charter

The meeting took place in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on Thursday on the eve of the G7 Leaders' Summit, Xinhua news agency reported.

US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries

According to the plan, the US will pay for the doses at a "not for profit" price, which will be distributed through COVAX -- the international vaccine-sharing initiative.

Biden revokes executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat

President Biden revoked and replaced three E.O.s (executive orders) that aimed to prohibit transactions with TikTok, WeChat, and eight other communications and financial technology software applications; two of these E.O.s are subject to litigation

Biden expands ban on Chinese surveillance firms doing biz in US

The move is a clear signal that Biden wants to continue with old policies related to Chinese firms doing business in America and does not want US citizens to invest in companies that create and deploy surveillance technology.

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The remote, 19.6 million-acre refuge is home to polar bears, caribou, snowy owls and other wildlife, including migrating birds from six continents.

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