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Politics Apr 22WATCH: Biden opens global summit with ambitious new U.S. climate pledge
Biden made an ambitious pledge to cut by at least one-half the damaging fumes that America is pumping out. Biden said the world faces “a moment of peril but a moment of opportunity.”…
Politics Apr 16WATCH: Biden meets with Japanese prime minister, first guest to White House
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House in a bid to underscore the two countries’ alliance as a counter to an autocratic and increasingly assertive China.
Politics Apr 02Biden affirms support for Ukraine in first call to leader
Biden's call Friday to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy follows reports of Russian troop movements on Ukraine's eastern border.
Politics Apr 02Biden lifts Trump sanctions on international court officials
Biden says the United States still has strong disagreements with the court, which has pursued cases against Americans. But Biden says those disagreements are best dealt with through diplomacy, not sanctions.
World Apr 02U.S., Iran say they’ll begin indirect talks on nuclear program
The United States and Iran said Friday that they would start indirect talks with other major world powers next week to try to get both countries back into an accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program, nearly three years after President Donald…
Politics Mar 26Biden invites Russia, China to global climate talks
President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration.
Politics Mar 19U.S. House condemns Myanmar coup, urges freeing of detainees
The U.S. Congress was signaling its "steadfast support for the Burmese people, their democratically elected leaders in detention, and the future of a democratic Burma," Connolly said in a statement.
World Mar 02U.S. sets sanctions over Russia opposition leader’s poisoning
The Biden administration announced sanctions of Russian officials and businesses Tuesday related to the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
World Feb 19Back in Paris accord, U.S. vows no more sidelining of climate
The United States has returned to the Paris climate accord. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says climate change and science diplomacy “can never again be ‘add-ons’ in our foreign policy discussions.”…
Nation Feb 18U.S. needs to brace for more deadly storms, experts say
Deadly weather will be hitting the U.S. more often, and America needs to get better at dealing with it, experts said as Texas and other states battled winter storms that blew past the worst-case planning of utilities, governments and millions…