North Korea confirms new missile tests as Biden warns of consequences for hostility – National

North Korea on Friday confirmed it had tested a new guided missile, as U.S. President Joe Biden warned of consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions amid stalled nuclear negotiations. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the two “new-type tactical guided projectiles” accurately hit their target off the eastern coast on Thursday. Photos on […]

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into sea, South Korea says – National

South Korea‘s military said North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into its eastern waters on Thursday as it revives its testing activity to expand its military capabilities and pressure on the Biden administration amid a stalemate in diplomacy. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the U.S. and South Korean militaries were analyzing the […]

North Korea conducted short-range missile test, White House says – National

North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, just days after the sister of Kim Jong Un threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises. The missile tests were confirmed by two senior Biden administration officials who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. They come as North Korea has ignored […]

Canada has asked U.S. for COVID-19 vaccine help, White House confirms – National

Canada has indeed asked the United States for help in procuring doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but the White House refused to say Wednesday whether it has agreed to the request. Press secretary Jen Psaki was responding to reports about Canada and Mexico clamouring for surplus doses — including one from Bloomberg News that the […]

Joe Biden’s dogs sent home after ‘biting incident’ involving his rescue – National

U.S. President Joe Biden‘s two dogs have been returned to his family home in Delaware after one reportedly bit a member of security at the White House. The two German Shepherds, named Champ and Major, were sent to Biden’s home in Wilmington last week following the incident, multiple sources told CNN. Read more: Burger […]

‘A gilded cage’: Biden describes life at the White House 4 weeks into presidency – National

Four weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden says he’s still getting used to the trappings of the office. Biden offered a frank description of what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during his CNN town hall Tuesday night, referencing past presidents who have spoken of the building as “a little like a […]

Biden administration seeks to turn page after Trump’s 2nd impeachment acquittal – National

The end of former U.S. president Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challenges ahead as the president and his party […]

‘I will destroy you’: White House aide suspended after threatening journalist – National

The White House said on Friday it temporarily suspended a press aide after he reportedly threatened a reporter who was working on a story about his romantic relationship with another journalist. Vanity Fair reported on Friday that White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo had made threats — including “I will destroy you” — […]

Biden warns of growing ‘cost of inaction’ on $1.9T coronavirus economic aid plan – National

U.S. President Joe Biden is warning of a steep and growing “cost of inaction” on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan as the White House searched for “creative” ways to win public support for a package that is getting a cold shoulder from Senate Republicans. In the age of the coronavirus, it’s not as […]

COVID-19 variant ‘mutants’ being examined for vaccine impacts: Fauci – National

With as many as 90,000 Americans projected to die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks, the U.S is now examining variant mutants for vaccine impacts. During Wednesday’s briefing that was conducted virtually at the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert told reporters there was reason to be […]