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Tag Archives: Joe Biden

US will boost global vaccine-sharing, Biden announces

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program, acting as more Americans have been vaccinated and global inequities have become more glaring. Of the first ...

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Biden pleads for unity, warns of Chinese threat

REUTERS/Charles Mostoller WASHINGTON – United States President Joe Biden proposed a sweeping new US$1.8 trillion (S$2.3 trillion) plan in a speech to a joint session to Congress on Wednesday (April 28), pleading with Republican lawmakers to work with him on divisive issues and to meet the stiff competition posed by ...

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Biden to nominate Pakistani-origin Lina Khan to head US FTC

NEW YORK – US President Joe Biden announced his plan to appoint the Pakistani-origin critic of ‘Big Tech’ and Silicon Valley, Lina Khan, to lead the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – an organization with jurisdiction on certain mergers and competition policies. A graduate of the Williams College and Yale Law ...

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United States to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump vowed that he will sharply reduce the number of US forces deployed in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, but did not commit to a full withdrawal from the country’s longest war after facing fierce criticism from at home and abroad. ...

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Trump COVID positive test rocks White House, campaign

WASHINGTON: The White House tried to reassure Americans on Friday that President Donald Trump was still working from isolation, after his bombshell announcement that he had caught the coronavirus threw the administration and presidential election campaign into uncertainty. Trump, who has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from ...

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Pakistan can provide US military bases: Joe Biden

WASHINGTON: Presidential candidate Joe Biden went on the offensive in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, taking on the Afghanistan issue and saying that a future United States strategy in the war-torn country could depend on bases in Pakistan. “We can prevent the United States from ...

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