President Joe Biden is tired of dealing with the Middle East — and, barely a month into his tenure, the region has noticed.
The signals are not meant to be subtle, his advisers say. The president has made only one call to a head of state in the Middle East — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday — which itself was delayed by more than three weeks and followed calls to other allies and even adversaries like Russia and China. He announced an end to U.S. support for…Doorgaan
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US communicating with Iran about release of detained Americans
National security adviser Jake Sullivan was adamant that the Biden administration would make the safe return of Americans detained in Iran a key point in upcoming negotiations.
"We intend to very directly communicate with the Iranians about the complete and utter outrage, the…Doorgaan
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Joe Biden on Friday made his first appearance as US president at an international summit and a major transatlantic security policy conference, with remote formats allowing him to speak at both a G7 meeting and the Munich Security Conference.
Biden is due first to speak about the global fight against coronavirus at the G7 summit of major industrialized countries. Later, he will deliver an address at the Munich Security Conference, an annual event covering international security…Doorgaan
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DETROIT – The White House has postponed President Joe Biden's trip to Michigan, delaying his tour of a Pfizer facility in Portage until Friday, according to sources familiar with the visit.
Inclement weather was expected in the Washington, D.C., area on Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning and had predicted 3 to…Doorgaan
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President Joe Biden had a lengthy phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, the first time Biden has spoken to a Middle East leader as president.
“The conversation was very warm and friendly and continued for approximately one hour,” Netanyahu said in a statement that was the first indication that the call had…Doorgaan
U.S. President Joe Biden intends to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. During a press briefing on Feb. 12, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed: “That’s certainly our goal and our intention.”
She added that “they are undertaking a National Security Council process to assess the current state of play that the Biden…Doorgaan
Toegevoegd door bisita op 15 Februari 2021 op 11.08 — Geen reacties
On those rare occasions in 2020 when candidate Joe Biden emerged from his basement to stumble through a campaign stump speech, a common theme was that his administration would do more to use the vast spending powers of the federal government to help American businesses.
According to Biden, previous presidents have largely failed to take advantage of existing laws meant to give preference to U.S. businesses in the federal procurement of goods and services.
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WASHINGTON — As former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial opened Tuesday, the White House press secretary made it clear in the briefing room — three times — that President Joe Biden had nothing to say about it.
“Joe Biden is the president. He’s not a pundit,” Jen Psaki told the 14 reporters seated before her. “He’s not going to opine on the back-and-forth arguments in the Senate, nor is he watching them.”…Doorgaan
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Washington: US President Joe Biden has expressed his fundamental concerns about China's coercive and unfair trade practices, its crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang and increasingly assertive actions in the region in his first telephonic conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
The phone call between the two…Doorgaan
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When the boutique tech firm Yosi Health developed software aimed at streamlining the nation's coronavirus vaccine effort, CEO Hari Prasad sought help from one of its earliest investors -- a company with a special government connection.
The investor was StartUp Health, and that special connection came through its chief medical officer, Howard…Doorgaan
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President Joe Biden has launched a new feature where he calls Americans grappling with the pandemic and the struggling economy.
Biden spoke to California woman Michele Voelkert, 47, who is having a 'tough time' after getting laid off.
'Keep the faith,' Biden told Voelkert, of Roseville, who lost her job at a California clothing company…Doorgaan
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President Biden is set to deliver his first foreign policy speech since he took office, on Thursday afternoon, providing early signals for his plans to chart a course away from former President Donald Trump's "America First" approach to the world.
Biden is set to say that American democratic values have "come under intense pressure in recent…Doorgaan
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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden is hosting 10 Republican senators for talks Monday about a new round of coronavirus economic relief, but the U.S. leader and the lawmakers are far apart on how much should be spent.
The Democratic president, in the second week of his four-year term, has proposed a $1.9 trillion package but the opposition lawmakers on Monday called for a $618 billion deal.…Doorgaan
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