US President Joe Biden speaks to Saudi King Salman, discusses end to Yemen war –

United States President Joe Biden spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud on Thursday for the first time since taking office as the US prepares to release a report about the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The publication of the report is a part of Joe Biden’s policy to realign […]

Nearly 500 Peru gov’t officials secretly vaccinated against COVID-19, president says – National

Peru’s president announced Monday night that 487 officials, including the former ministers of foreign affairs and health, took advantage of their privileged positions to secretly receive early inoculations of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that the government then bought for doctors and other health workers battling the pandemic. Interim President Francisco Sagasti said the officials’ […]

Honduras’ president denies ties to drug traffickers as U.S. confirms investigation – National

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied once again Monday accusations from United States prosecutors that he protected drug traffickers in exchange for bribes. This time, documents filed late Friday by federal prosecutors in New York said that Hernandez, identified in documents as CC-4 or co-conspirator 4, was under investigation. While U.S. prosecutors have detailed […]

Summer Olympics to move ahead ‘regardless’ of coronavirus pandemic: Tokyo 2020 president – National

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said on Tuesday that Japan would hold the Summer Olympics regardless of the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and was working closely with the International Olympic Committee to make them happen. “We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori said, adding that the discussion […]

Mexico’s president says he tested positive for coronavirus – National

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild. Mexico’s president, who has been criticized for his handling of his country’s pandemic and for not setting an example of prevention in public, said on his official Twitter account that […]

Canada didn’t start Keystone XL dispute — the president did, Kenney says in rebuke of Biden

Alberta’s premier has offered another sharp rebuke of the U.S. president’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, going so far as to accuse him of showing “disrespect for America’s closest friend and ally.” In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney criticized newly inaugurated president Joe Biden’s decision […]

Americans in N.S. breathe sigh of relief as Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Many Americans living in Nova Scotia breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday afternoon, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris swore oaths of office, becoming the 46th president and vice-president of the United States, respectively. After a tumultuous year that included a global pandemic, deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol, and a reckoning on […]

Read Joe Biden’s inaugural speech after being sworn in as the 46th U.S. president – National

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke of unity and change during his inaugural speech on Wednesday. Here’s a full transcript of his remarks: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day, a day […]

Joe Biden to soon become 46th president of the United States – National

Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which presidential power is transferred, a hallowed American democratic tradition, will serve as a […]

Inauguration Day: Live updates as Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. president – National

Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday after several tumultuous, but unsuccessful, weeks of attempts to overturn the official results of the U.S. election. Inauguration Day 2021 will not be the grand affair of past years, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Biden, Harris mark country’s coronavirus […]