Saturday, March 6, 2021

Biden, European Commission President agree to coordinate policies on China, Russia

Washington | March 6, 2021 1:13:29 AM IST
US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Friday in a telephonic conversation agreed to coordinate their policies toward several countries including China and Russia.... read..

Biden appoints 2 Indian-Americans as policy advisors

New York |Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies.... read..

Biden agrees war power authority needs to be updated

Washington |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has agreed that Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that justify American military operations, need to be updated, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.... read..

Biden extends US National Emergency, sanctions against Iran

Washington | March 6, 2021 6:43:25 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Friday extended for another year the national emergency declared with respect to Iran in the year 1995, the White House announced.... read..

Biden congratulates team NASA, says Indian Americans are 'taking over the country'

By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | March 5, 2021 7:43:23 AM IST
President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) congratulated the NASA team responsible for the success of the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars earlier this month. He lauded the team at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Techn... read..

Indian-Americans are taking over US: Biden

New York |Friday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
Indian-Americans are taking over the US, President Joe Biden said while congratulating Swati Mohan, the NASA engineer, who guided the Mars rover Perseverance to a soft landing on the Red Planet.... read..

Biden calls Texas, Mississippi's decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions as 'Neanderthal thinking'

Washington | March 4, 2021 5:43:28 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) called Texas and Mississippi's decision to lift the mask mandate as "Neanderthal thinking".... read..

Biden issues high alert on China; vows to deepen India partnership (Ld)

New York |Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Issuing a high alert about the growing dangers to the international system from China, President Joe Biden has called for building alliances with like-minded countries and said the US will deepen its ties with India.... read..

Confucius Institutes should be barred from US educational institutions, says Biden's CIA nominee

Washington | March 4, 2021 3:43:24 AM IST
President Joe Biden's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director William Burns on Wednesday suggested to the Republicans that the Confucius Institutes should be barred from the US public schools and universities.... read..

US will have enough vaccine for every adult by May end: Biden

Washington | March 3, 2021 5:13:20 AM IST
The United States would have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every adult American by the end of May, said President Joe Biden on Tuesday (local time).... read..

Biden's pick to lead WH Economic Council confirmed

Washington |Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The US Senate has overwhelmingly voted to confirm President Joe Biden's nominee Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University economist, to lead the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first African-American to hold the position.... read..

Biden's commerce secretary pick Gina Raimondo confirmed by Senate

Washington |Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was confirmed by the Senate as the new US commerce secretary, about two months after President Joe Biden's announcement of the nomination.... read..

Neera Tanden withdraws nomination in first defeat for Biden pick

New York |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
After weeks of cliffhanger politics, US President Joe Biden's choice to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, pulled her nomination marking the first big defeat for a Biden - Harris Cabinet nominee.... read..

Neera Tanden accepts defeat; Biden promises another job (Ld)

New York |Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Indian-American Neera Tanden, who had alienated politicians on all sides, has withdrawn her nomination for a cabinet position, but US President Joe Biden has promised her another job that will not need Senate approval.... read..

Merck to help in manufacturing Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Biden to announce

Washington | March 3, 2021 3:13:22 AM IST
US President Joe Biden is expected to announce that American drugmaker Merck will help in the manufacturing of a vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, CNN reported citing administration officials.... read..

American drugmaker Merck to help produce J&J's COVID-19 vaccine: Biden

Washington | March 3, 2021 3:43:22 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a collaboration between Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and the federal government to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production.... read..

H1B on backburner as Biden focuses on 470,000 pending US immigrant visa cases

New York |Tuesday, 2021 12:45:07 PM IST
Processing of non immigrant visas, including H1B cases are taking a backseat for now as the Joe Biden administration turns its attention to more than 470,000 immigrant visa cases currently pending in US consulates across the globe - a 7x year on year upti... read..

Biden admin to allow migrant families to reunite

Washington |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
President Joe Biden's administration will allow migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump to reunite inside the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.... read..

Biden appoints Indian-American Director of WH Military Office

New York |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who was the Chief Operating Officer of his campaign, as his deputy assistant and Director of the White House Military Office.... read..

US Senate confirms Biden's pick for education secretary

Washington | March 2, 2021 5:13:44 PM IST
The US Senate on Monday (local time) voted to confirm President Joe Biden's pick Miguel Cardona to lead the Department of Education.... read..

Clock is ticking for Biden if he wants to salvage the nuclear deal with Iran

By John Solomou

Nicosia | March 1, 2021 2:43:34 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has stressed many times that the US will return to the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with Iran -officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - provided that Iran complies with the terms of the deal.... read..

China, US tensions over South China Sea to continue under Biden administration: Report

Beijing | February 28, 2021 6:13:20 AM IST
It seems tensions between China and the US over the South China Sea will continue under the new US administration as the Chinese military recently conducted a live-fire drill to test its response to repeated missile attacks in a "far sea" and Washington a... read..

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine approval is 'exciting' but US cannot 'let guard down': Biden

Washington | February 28, 2021 6:43:24 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Saturday said the approval of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot coronavirus vaccine by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is "exciting news" but warned Americans against letting their guard down as the situation could de... read..

Biden urges Senate to quickly pass $1.9trn relief package

Washington |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has urged the Senate to quickly pass the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, which was approved by the House on Saturday.... read..

Biden administration plans to open another tent facility at Texas border for migrants

US | February 28, 2021 8:43:30 PM IST
Washington [US], February 28 (ANI) The Biden administration is planning to open another facility in south Texas to expand processing capacity for children and families arriving at the US-Mexico border, CNN reported citing a Department of Homeland Security... read..

Biden vows to hold Riyadh accountable after Khashoggi report released

Washington | February 27, 2021 5:43:24 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on Friday said that he will hold Saudi Arabia accountable after the government released a report revealing that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.... read..

US House approves Biden's USD 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package

Washington | February 27, 2021 4:43:31 PM IST
The US House of Representatives on Saturday (local time) approved President Joe Biden's USD 1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package by a majority of votes.... read..

US Civil society groups, lawmakers press Biden to support India's TRIPS waiver proposal on COVID-19 vaccines

New Delhi | February 27, 2021 3:43:23 PM IST
Hundreds of civil society groups in the US, along with several progressive lawmakers, are keeping up the pressure on the Biden administration to support India's TRIPS waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, reported Inside US Trade - an online news service.... read..

Biden leads Trump in Michigan, Nevada, tied in Iowa: Poll

Washington |Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was leading US President Donald Trump by six points in the swing states of Michigan and Nevada, while the two rivals were tied in Iowa.... read..
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