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Biden signs executive order authorizing new Ethiopia sanctions amid reports of atrocities

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The administration did not immediately impose sanctions under the new order, but “is prepared to take aggressive action” unless the parties — including the Ethiopian government, the Eritrean government, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and the Amhara Regional Government......

Biden is set to meet with world leaders for a climate forum.

New York Times
President Biden is set to host a climate change summit Friday morning that is expected to draw pledges from the United States, Europe and a number of countries to slash their use of methane, a potent planet-warming greenhouse gas, according to environmental groups. The White House meeting, which is called......

Dems fret over how to unearth Afghanistan failures without hitting Biden

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “As usual, a lot of Democrats are choosing to play on the ground created by Republicans, are choosing to fit into the narrative that they’ve constructed — and I think that’s a mistake,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), among the......

Biden Speaks With Xi Amid Low Point in U.S.-China Relations

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WASHINGTON — In their first conversation in seven months, President Biden spoke on Thursday with President Xi Jinping of China, expressing concern over China’s cyberactivities while arguing that the leaders of the world’s two largest economies could set aside their differences to work together on climate change. The call amounted......

His economic agenda on the line, Biden prepares to fight for tax increases on the wealthy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — After a rough summer, President Joe Biden is getting ready to spend the autumn fighting for tax increases on the wealthy and corporations. The surge of the Covid-19 delta variant, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, hurricanes, wildfires, evictions......

Judge orders Biden administration to stop expelling migrants under Trump-era health law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person stands next to the U.S.-Mexico border barrier painted with a mural depicting people who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children and were deported as adults on July 22, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. Mario Tama | Getty Images......

Biden dials top Democrats as shutdown countdown begins

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here While they prepare the bill for floor action, majority party leaders are deciding whether to pair the must-pass funding package to avoid a shutdown with a measure to tackle the approaching debt cliff — a plan Republicans vehemently promise to......

Biden to argue US has reached an ‘inflection point’ in speech pushing economic agenda

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “He’ll underscore that we’ve reached an inflection point where we have to choose whether or not we’re going to perpetuate an economy where the wealthiest taxpayers and biggest corporations get to play by a set of rules they’ve written for......

Biden Announces Defense Deal With Australia in a Bid to Counter China

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “This is utterly irresponsible conduct,” Mr. Zhao said. In Australia, the move was considered a momentous shift by some strategists. “The Australian decision to go this way is not just a decision to go for a nuclear-powered submarine,”......

U.S. Pandemic Outlook, Biden To Share Nuclear Sub Technology, Gymnasts Blast FBI : Up First

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NPR One in every 500 Americans has died of COVID-19 – more than 666,000 in total. About 150,000 people are still getting infected with the virus every day. What is the state of the pandemic in this country? The U.S. is sharing its nuclear submarine technology with Australia, breaking a......

Biden calls Australian PM ‘that fellow down under’

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US President Joe Biden appeared to forget the Australian prime minister’s name during a video conference. He referred to Scott Morrison as “that fellow down under” after addressing his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, on first-name terms. Their virtual meeting had been held to discuss the Aukus security pact in the......

France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal

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PARIS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – France accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defence deal that it had signed with Australia for submarines. The United States, Britain and Australia......

Biden and UK to help Australia acquire nuclear submarines in new pushback on China

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The announcement came as part of a new trilateral partnership among the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom that the three countries’ leaders jointly revealed Wednesday afternoon. “The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have long been......

Malala Yousafzai says Biden has

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Biden has a “huge responsibility” to the women of Afghanistan who have had their freedoms reined in under Taliban rule following the U.S. withdrawal, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said.  “I would definitely ask him to stand up and......

Pope Francis says bishops should be pastors, not politicians in US debate on denying Biden communion over abortion

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The problem is not theological, it’s pastoral,” Francis told reporters while traveling from Slovakia to Rome on Wednesday. “How we bishops deal with this principle. We must be pastors, also with those who are excommunicated. Like God with passion......

FEC says Twitter acted lawfully in restricting the New York Post’s article on Hunter Biden

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) points to some faces in the crowd with his son Hunter as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue following the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington, January 20, 2009. Carlos Barria | Reuters......

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