Tag: President Joe Biden

Biden, Obama, Clinton mark 9/11 in NYC with display of unity

NEW YORK — Three presidents and their wives stood somberly side by side on Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial, sharing a moment of silence to mark the anniversary of the nation’s worst terror attack with a display of unity. Presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Bill […]

Kabul airlift is accelerating but still hampered by chaos

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says the “hard and painful” airlift of Americans and tens of thousands of others from Afghanistan’s capital is accelerating, but he would not rule out extending it beyond the Aug. 31 deadline he set before the Taliban’s swift takeover. In remarks at the […]

Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying

MIAMI — The last time Haiti was thrust into turmoil by assassination was 1915, when an angry group of rebels raided the French Embassy and beat to death President Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, ushering in weeks of chaos that triggered a nearly two-decade U.S. military intervention. With the era […]

In Illinois, Biden to push money for families and child care

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is turning his focus to pitching his proposed investments in families and education, using a visit to a community college in a key Illinois swing district to highlight how his spending on so-called human infrastructure would boost the economy. The president on Wednesday […]

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military, under the direction of President Joe Biden, has conducted airstrikes against what it said were “facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups” near the border between Iraq and Syria. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the militias were using the facilities to launch unmanned […]

Biden vows ‘sustained’ help as Afghanistan drawdown nears

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday promised Afghanistan’s top leaders a “sustained” partnership even as he moves to accelerate winding down the United States’ longest war amid escalating Taliban violence. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chair of the High Council for National Reconciliation, met at […]

Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies

BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden made his entrance at the NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the U.S. commitment to the 30-country alliance that was frequently maligned by predecessor Donald Trump. The summit Monday comes […]

On 1st overseas trip, Biden to assure allies and meet Putin

WASHINGTON — Set to embark on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism. Biden […]

North accuses US of hostility for S. Korean missile decision

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Monday the U.S. allowing South Korea to build more powerful missiles was an example of the U.S.’s hostile policy against the North, warning that it could lead to an “acute and instable situation” on the Korean Peninsula. It’s North Korea’s first […]

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