Biden says he expects Israeli-Palestinian conflict to end ‘sooner than later’ – National

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was hopeful that a cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians would end soon, after a phone conversation he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “My expectation and hope is this will be closing down sooner than later, but Israel has a right to defend […]

Biden to start reuniting some families separated at U.S.-Mexico border – National

The Biden administration said Monday that four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump’s presidency will be reunited in the United States this week in what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calls “just the beginning” of a broader effort. Two of the four families include mothers who were separated from their children […]

‘Very grave situation’: North Korea warns U.S. over Biden speech – National

North Korea on Sunday warned the United States will face “a very grave situation” because President Joe Biden “made a big blunder” in his recent speech by calling the North a security threat and revealing his intent to maintain a hostile policy toward it. Last week, Biden, in his first address to Congress, called […]

Fact check: A look at some of the claims Biden made during his 1st address to Congress – National

The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Joe Biden‘s first address to a joint session of Congress and the Republican response. A look at some of the claims we’ve examined: BIDEN: “When I was vice-president, the president asked me to focus on providing help needed to address the root causes of migration. And […]

Biden expected to pitch sweeping ‘family plan’ in 1st joint address to Congress – National

U.S. President Joe Biden will use his first joint address to Congress to pitch a $1.8 trillion investment in children, families and education that would fundamentally transform roles the government plays in American life. Marking his first 100 days in office, Biden will make his case Wednesday night before a pared-down gathering of mask-wearing legislators […]

Biden pushed for more action, less talk during 1st 100 days in office – National

The card tucked in U.S. President Joe Biden‘s right jacket pocket must weigh a ton. You can see the weight of it on his face when he digs it out, squints and ever-so-slowly reads aloud the latest tally of COVID-19 dead. Sometimes he’ll stumble on a digit — after all, flubs come with the […]

‘We affirm the history’: Biden becomes first U.S. president to recognize Armenian genocide – National

President Joe Biden has formally recognized that the systematic killings and deportations of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century were “genocide” — using a term for the atrocities that his White House predecessors have avoided for decades over concerns of alienating Turkey. With the acknowledgement, Biden […]

No clear reason for Russian escalation in Ukraine — but it will test Biden, experts say – National

Russia’s growing escalations against Ukraine have the international community on high alert. While there is no clear reason for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent aggression, experts say it will almost certainly be a test of United States President Joe Biden’s leadership. “Putin is flexing his muscles,” said Marta Dyczok, an associate professor within Western […]

Biden announces U.S. will halve its emissions by 2030 – National

The Biden administration on Thursday pledged to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, a new target it hopes will spur other big emitter countries to raise their ambition to combat climate change. The goal, unveiled at the start of a two-day climate summit hosted by Democratic President Joe […]

Biden preparing to formally recognize Armenian genocide, a first for U.S.: sources – National

U.S. President Joe Biden is preparing to formally acknowledge that the systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in modern-day Turkey more than a century ago was genocide, according to U.S. officials. The anticipated move — something Biden had pledged to do as a candidate — could […]