US and China discuss ‘severe’ economic challenges and supply chains

BEIJING (Reuters) – Senior officials from the United States and China held a “candid” video call on Tuesday to discuss global economic challenges, especially regarding supply chains. The exchange between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen came as President Joe Biden is considering lifting some tariffs on imports from China … Read more

Biden made gains on the summit; back to turmoil at home

President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh SHOVEL MADRID The jarring realities of President Joe Biden’s second year in office were on display Thursday as he wrapped up a five-day trip to Europe that highlighted … Read more

Biden: U.S. Strengthens European Force Posture to Russia Threat

MADRID (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States is increasing its long-term military presence in Europe to bolster regional security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Madrid at the opening of the alliance’s annual leaders’ summit, Biden said “NATO is strong and united” … Read more

Post-Roe: Dems challenge the GOP to show they care about mothers

Abortion rights activists are seen through a hole in an American flag as they protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn national abortion protections has sparked a dispute between Democratic and Republican lawmakers about whose policies they would do more to help vulnerable mothers and … Read more

Post Roe: Dems challenge the GOP to show they care about mothers

Abortion rights activists are seen through a hole in an American flag as they protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn national abortion protections has sparked a dispute between Democratic and Republican lawmakers about whose policies they would do more to help vulnerable mothers and … Read more

G7 leaders talk to Zelenskyy and prepare new aid for Ukraine

ELMAU: Main economic powers conferred by video link with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday, as it underscored its long-term commitment to Ukraine, with plans to seek a price ceiling on Russian oil, raise tariffs on Russian goods and impose other new sanctions. Furthermore, the US was preparing to announce the purchase of an … Read more

Women Democrats Call on Biden and Congress to Protect Federal Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON: Leading women Democrats called on President Joe Biden and Congress on Sunday to protect abortion rights across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, in a decision that heightened political tensions between the federal government and the states. Two progressive Democrats, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, urged … Read more

‘We have to stick together’, Biden on alliance behind Ukraine

ELMAU (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Sunday praised the continued unity of the global alliance facing Russia, as he and other heads of the Group of Seven major economies devised strategies to sustain pressure in their effort to isolate Moscow during its invasion of months to Ukraine. Biden and his colleagues were meeting to … Read more

Joe Biden: G-7 will ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war

ELMAU (Germany): President Joe Biden said Sunday that the United States and others group of seven Major economies will announce a ban on Russian gold imports, a step that leaders hope to further isolate Russia economically by its invasion of Ukraine. A formal announcement was expected on Tuesday, when the leaders gathered for their annual … Read more

Biden signs historic weapons measure, says ‘lives will be saved’

The White House, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Andrew Harnik SHOVEL WASHINGTON President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most comprehensive gun violence law in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas … Read more