Tuesday, May 24, 2022

PM Modi, Biden discuss ways to strengthen ties in defence, technology

Tokyo | May 24, 2022 1:23:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with US President Joe Biden in Tokyo on Tuesday and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in trade, investment, technology, defence and people-to-people ties between the two countries.... read..

US-India Investment Incentive Agreement to give impetus to ties, Biden tells PM Modi

Tokyo | May 24, 2022 12:55:09 PM IST
In a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Quad Summit, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that the US Investment Incentive Agreement will give impetus to investments in key sectors in India.... read..

Biden hails PM Modi's pandemic response, hits out at China

Tokyo | May 24, 2022 12:25:05 PM IST
Drawing a parallel between "India's success with China's failure" to handle the pandemic, US President Joe Biden praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a closed session of the Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on Tuesday, for handling Covid-19 outbreak ... read..

PM Modi holds bilateral talks with US President Biden in Tokyo

Tokyo | May 24, 2022 11:54:14 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden in Tokyo on Tuesday shortly after holding the Quad Leaders' Summit.... read..

Biden calls Russia-Ukraine war global issue, says Indo-Pacific powers will lead response

Tokyo | May 24, 2022 8:54:01 AM IST
Underlining that the world is at a "transformative moment" and the Russia-Ukraine war is not only a European but global issue, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said Indo-Pacific powers are going to be partners and lead a global response amid the Ukraine ... read..

PM Modi-Biden meet led to substantive outcomes, will add depth to ties: MEA

Tokyo | May 24, 2022 3:24:21 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive meeting with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday that resulted in substantive outcomes which will add depth and momentum to the bilateral partnership, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday.... read..

Biden says US ready to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan in event of invasion

Tokyo | May 23, 2022 2:24:09 PM IST
US President Joe Biden said on Monday that Washington is ready to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan in the event of invasion.... read..

PM Modi in Tokyo to attend Biden's Indo Pacific Economic Framework launch, meet top business leaders

Tokyo | May 23, 2022 10:24:22 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Monday, will meet top business leaders of Japan while he will also be attending the Indo-Pacific economic framework event (IPEF).... read..

Biden unveils Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Tokyo

Tokyo | May 23, 2022 3:24:20 PM IST
US President Joe Biden unveiled the discussion on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) on Monday with a dozen initial partners, including India, which represent 40 per cent of the world GDP.... read..

Biden to launch first-of-its-kind Quad fellowship applications tomorrow

Washington | May 23, 2022 11:24:49 PM IST
On the sidelines of the Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) meeting on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden will launch the applications for the Quad Fellowship that will allow American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian masters and doctoral students in science, tech... read..

Ukraine, wheat ban to be discussed at Biden-Modi meet: US NSA

Washington |Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Indian restrictions on wheat exports will be among a range of issues that will figure at the upcoming meeting of the Quad in Tokyo next week and the bilateral between American President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Nare... read..

Biden, PM Modi to hold 'constructive' talks, exchange views on Ukraine situation

Tokyo | May 22, 2022 8:55:07 PM IST
The bilateral meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the Quadrilateral Dialogue (QUAD) meeting which is set to take place in Tokyo on Tuesday, will include a "constructive and straightforward" dialogue... read..

Biden signs USD 40 billion aid package for Ukraine

Washington | May 21, 2022 10:26:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a USD 40 billion aid package for Ukraine that will provide security, humanitarian and economic assistance for the country amid the ongoing war between Moscow and Kyiv.... read..

Blinken to travel with President Biden to Tokyo

Washington | May 21, 2022 5:54:42 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel along with President Joe Biden to Tokyo from May 21 to 24, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.... read..

No plans for Biden, Erdogan to talk over issues about Sweden, Finland NATO bid: Sullivan

Europe | May 20, 2022 2:54:50 PM IST
Washington [US], May 20 (ANI/Sputnik): There are currently no plans for US President Joe Biden to consult with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Ankara's security concerns regarding Sweden's and Finland's application for membership in NAT... read..

Biden announces another USD 100 million military assistance to Ukraine

Washington | May 20, 2022 10:54:18 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Thursday authorized another USD 100 million in security assistance to Ukraine, following the passage of the USD 40 billion Ukraine aid bill by Congress, US Department of Defence said in a press statement.... read..

Biden's upcoming Asia visit to focus on Indo-Pacific

Washington | May 19, 2022 9:53:52 AM IST
US President Joe Biden is set to travel to Asia this week to reaffirm vital security alliances with South Korea and Japan and participate in the second in-person Quad Summit to reaffirm commitment for a free and open Indo-Pacific region.... read..

'Operation Fly Formula': Biden invokes wartime act to address infant formula shortage

Washington | May 19, 2022 8:54:45 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) invoked the Defense Production Act to ramp up the production of infant formula in the wake of growing safety concerns over quality of infant foods following death of two babies and subsequent shortage cause... read..

US President Biden welcomes Sweden, Finland applications to NATO

Washington | May 19, 2022 9:53:52 PM IST
US President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the application by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) saying that it was a momentous day and that his government extends "full, total, complete backing" to the decision made... read..

Biden embarks for Asia with clear focus on China

By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 19, 2022 11:24:16 PM IST
US President Joe Biden boarded the Air Force 1 on Thursday (local time) afternoon and is en route for Seoul to embark on a visit to South Korea and Japan -- a trip that the White House says "comes at a pivotal moment" for his foreign policy agenda.... read..

AAPI Heritage Month: Biden pledges to 're-double' commitment to fight hate crimes against minorities

By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 18, 2022 4:24:10 AM IST
Hosting a reception to celebrate the contributions and influence of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States, President Joe Biden condemned the violence and hateful rhet... read..

US will work with Finland, Sweden to deter threats while NATO weighs entry bids: Biden

US | May 18, 2022 10:56:44 PM IST
Washington [US], May 18 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he will work with Finland and Sweden to remain vigilant against any threats to their security as NATO is considering their membership bids.... read..

Biden condemns White supremacy as poison to US in wake of Buffalo shooting

US | May 17, 2022 11:54:28 PM IST
Washington [US], May 17 (ANI/Sputnik): White supremacy is poisonous to the United States as a nation, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday in a speech addressing the Buffalo shooting that left 10 dead and three others injured.... read..

S. Korean companies expected to announce investment in US in line with Biden's visit

Asia | May 17, 2022 9:54:01 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], May 17 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korea companies are also preparing related businesses as the 'economic security' has been selected as the main agenda at the Korea-U.S. summit in Seoul on the 21st.... read..

Biden sends greetings to Buddhists across the world on Vesak

Washington | May 17, 2022 3:54:18 AM IST
US President Joe Biden sent greetings to the Buddhist community around the world on the occasion of Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti and Buddha Purnima, a day which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha.... read..

US supermarket shooting: Biden calls for efforts to end domestic terrorism

Washington | May 15, 2022 11:53:55 AM IST
US President Joe Biden expressed condolences to the families of 10 people who were killed in a shooting incident at a supermarket in the American city of Buffalo and called for "every effort to end domestic terrorism".... read..

Biden congratulates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being elected as new UAE President

Washington | May 15, 2022 1:54:05 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Saturday extended his regards to the ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on being elected as the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and expressed his will to strengthen the bond between the two countri... read..

Biden backs NATO's open-door policy in call with Sweden, Finland leaders

Washington | May 14, 2022 1:53:51 AM IST
US President Joe Biden, in a call with leaders of Sweden and Finland discussed close defense cooperation between countries and underscored his support for NATO's open-door policy.... read..

Biden expresses condolences over demise of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed

Washington | May 14, 2022 1:26:34 AM IST
US President Joe Biden has expressed his condolences over the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.... read..

Trump slams Biden's giant Ukraine aid bill, urges Europe to pick up the check

US | May 13, 2022 7:23:28 AM IST
Washington [US], May 13 (ANI/Sputnik): Former US President Donald Trump in a statement slammed the United States for working to provide more than USD 40 billion in assistance to Ukraine amid Russia's special military operation and urged Europe to do more ... read..

Biden announces steps to combat baby formula shortage in US

Washington | May 13, 2022 4:53:28 AM IST
Amid the shortage of baby formula in the US, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced additional steps to bolster work to get infant formula onto store shelves as quickly as possible without compromising safety.... read..

Biden calls for vigilance as Covid-19 toll nears 1 million in US

Washington |Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
US President Joe Biden called upon Americans to continue to remain vigilant against the Covid-19 pandemic as the nation is poised to cross a grim milestone of 1 million deaths.... read..

Biden won over Trump as people wanted 'less drama': Musk slams President's bid to transform US

Washington | May 13, 2022 7:23:32 AM IST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday (local time) said that US President Joe Biden is wrong to think that he was elected to transform the country and that he won over his rival candidate Donald Trump only because people wanted "less drama".... read..

Xi, Biden congratulate Philippine President-elect Marcos

Beijing | May 12, 2022 1:23:56 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos on his election as president of the Republic of the Philippines.... read..

Biden calls inflation in US 'unacceptably high'

Washington | May 12, 2022 10:53:42 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) said that inflation in the country is "unacceptably high" and bringing it down is his top economic priority.... read..

Biden's Ukraine ambassador nominee says does not know when US embassy will return to Kyiv

US | May 11, 2022 4:53:23 AM IST
Washington [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): President Joe Biden's candidate for US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, during her confirmation hearing said she does not know when the US embassy will return to Kyiv.... read..

Biden evaluating existing China tariffs imposed by Trump

Washington | May 11, 2022 4:24:33 AM IST
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that he is discussing the future of China tariffs imposed by the Trump administration cautioning that no decision has been made.... read..

US gasoline prices at record high as Biden prepares to address nation on inflation

US | May 10, 2022 9:24:16 PM IST
Washington [US], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): Prices of gasoline at the pump in the United States have hit record highs and added to runaway inflation as President Joe Biden prepares to address the nation later on Tuesday on measures taken by his administration ... read..

First Lady Jill Biden, others not entirely safe on Ukraine visits: US Intel Official

US | May 10, 2022 11:25:06 PM IST
Washington [US], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): First Lady Jill Biden and other top US officials who have visited Ukraine in recent weeks could not be guaranteed complete safety on their trips, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said on Tu... read..

US First Lady Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine

Kyiv | May 8, 2022 8:53:15 PM IST
US first lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to Uzhhorod in western Ukraine on Sunday and met the nation's first lady, Olena Zelenska.... read..

Biden to meet virtually with Zelenskyy during G7 gathering on Sunday

US | May 6, 2022 10:54:34 PM IST
Washington [US], May 6 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden on Sunday will attend a virtual G7 meeting joined by Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy, CNN reported a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson as saying on Friday.... read..

US President Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as new White House Press Secretary

Washinton | May 6, 2022 4:53:08 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) announced Karine Jean-Pierre as the new Press Secretary of the White House, making her the first black woman and the first member of the LGBTQIA+ community to hold the post.... read..

US NSA Sullivan, Japanese counterpart discuss Biden's trip to Tokyo, regional security

US | May 4, 2022 7:53:55 AM IST
Washington [US], May 4 (ANI/Sputnik): US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and his Japanese counterpart Akiba Takeo agreed in a recent telephone call that President Joe Biden's trip to Tokyo later this month will be an opportunity to take steps to s... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan accuses Biden govt of 'regime change conspiracy', calls Shehbaz Sharif 'puppet PM'

Islamabad | May 2, 2022 10:23:37 PM IST
Calling Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif a 'puppet PM', Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday accused US President Joe Biden's administration of 'regime change conspiracy'.... read..

Trump accuses Biden of 'unmitigated failure' including on Ukraine

US | May 2, 2022 10:54:51 AM IST
Washington [US], May 2 (ANI/Sputnik): Former US President Donald Trump says that the incompetence of the current administration in Washington could lead to an escalation of the Ukraine crisis.... read..

Biden fumbles on word 'kleptocracy' during address to Congress, Twitter flooded with reactions to his stuttering

Washington | April 30, 2022 6:54:37 PM IST
US President Joe Biden fumbled on the word "kleptocracy" during an address to the US Congress on Thursday, when he was seeking an additional $33 billion in aid to Ukraine and following the lapse, Twitter was flooded with reactions to his stuttering.... read..

Biden USD 33 bln aid package will benefit US shareholders more than Ukraine: Experts

US | April 30, 2022 6:53:23 AM IST
Washington [US], April 30 (ANI/Sputnik): The Biden administration's attempt to secure more than $30 billion in additional defense and economic aid for Ukraine will further enrich the stockholders of major US defense contractors while having a negligible e... read..

US House passes bill to let Biden form lend-lease deals for military supplies with Ukraine

US | April 29, 2022 4:52:51 AM IST
Washington [US], April 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The US House of Representatives passed legislation loosening requirements for engaging in lend-lease deals for defense equipment with Ukraine and other Eastern European countries, paving the way for more US arms to... read..

Will not let Russia intimidate, says Biden after gas supplies cut off to two EU nations

Washington | April 29, 2022 1:24:20 PM IST
US President Joe Biden said on Friday Washington will not let Russia intimidate or blackmail their way out of sanctions.... read..

Biden to visit S Korea, Japan next month for talks on trade, security

US | April 28, 2022 6:53:30 AM IST
Washington [US], April 28 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden will visit South Korea and Japan from May 20 to May 24 for bilateral discussions on trade and security matters, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a press release.... read..

Biden accepts Prime Minister Bennett's invitation to visit Israel

US | April 27, 2022 3:22:53 AM IST
Washington [US], April 27 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday and accepted an invitation to visit Israel, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Tuesday.... read..
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