Biden-Putin talks: No shortage of sanction options for US if Russia invades Ukraine

The United States and European allies have made no public mention of any plans to respond militarily themselves if Putin sends troops massed along the border into Ukraine.

published on : 5th December 2021

No shortage of sanction options for US if Russia invades Ukraine

That includes the so-called nuclear option: blocking Russia from the Belgium-based SWIFT system of financial payments that moves money among thousands of banks around the world.

published on : 5th December 2021

US President Biden, Russian counterpart Putin to talk next week as tensions grow over Ukraine

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday to Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti and said it will take place in the evening.

published on : 4th December 2021

Ahead of Biden summit, China's Communist Party says US democracy model 'doomed to fail'

“Their domestic governance is messed up, but they point fingers at and criticize other democracies,” a CCP party official said. "Is this the democracy they advertised?”

published on : 4th December 2021

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive as soon as early 2022

It comes as Russia has picked up its demands on Biden to guarantee that Ukraine will not be allowed to join the NATO alliance.

published on : 4th December 2021

Biden signs stopgap funding bill to keep US government running

Both chambers of Congress passed the legislation Thursday avoiding a short-term shutdown of the government into the weekend.

published on : 4th December 2021

US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

With the clock ticking down to the 11:59 pm Friday deadline, the Senate voted by 69 to 28 to keep the lights on until February 18 with a resolution that had already advanced from the House.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Omicron threat: Biden to review Covid travel ban 'week to week'

Asked how long travel restrictions that took effect Monday on South Africa and seven other southern African countries would remain in place,  Biden said it "kind of depends."

published on : 1st December 2021

Authorities: Student kills three, wounds eight at Michigan school

Authorities didn't immediately release the suspect's name, but police said deputies arrested him within minutes of arriving at the school in response to a flood of 911 calls about the attack.

published on : 1st December 2021

Can US President Joe Biden find the right balance on immigration?

Elect us, went the argument, and we'll stop the cruel treatment of migrants at the border, and put in place lasting and humane policies that work.

published on : 27th November 2021

US will not 'sit idly' if Iran drags out nuclear talks: Envoy

Iran has demanded a lifting of all sanctions, but the Biden administration says it is only discussing measures imposed by Trump as part of the withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

published on : 24th November 2021

US to require COVID vaccines for all border crossers in January

Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said.

published on : 24th November 2021

Xi's "good friend" Putin to attend Beijing Winter Olympics amid US diplomatic boycott plans

Biden said last week that backing a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in February is "something we're considering."

published on : 23rd November 2021

US President Biden announces release of 50 mn barrels of oil from strategic reserve

India will release 5 million barrels of crude oil from its emergency stockpile in tandem with the US, China, Japan, and other major economies to cool international oil prices.

published on : 23rd November 2021

China chides US President Joe Biden for considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

US President Joe Biden confirmed that he is mulling a US diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

published on : 20th November 2021
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