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Biden administration seeks to lift US refugee cap to 125,000 beginning 1 Oktober

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The Biden administration wants to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the fiscal year starting on 1 October in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a statement fro...

Biden knows fate of spending plan will show extent of his power – and define his legacy

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In what could be the most consequential stretch of his presidency, Joe Biden faces an autumn sprint to advance a once-in-a-generation expansion of the social safety net. In die komende weke, Biden and Democrats on Ca...

Tate Reeves: Biden vaccine mandate an ‘attack on hardworking Americans’

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Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccination mandate for federal workers is a tyrannical “attack on hardworking Americans”, Tate Reeves insisted on Sunday, even as the state he governs reeled under a death rate that if Mississ...

Mic drop: Republican senator’s claim of button to silence Biden draws chuckles

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The secretary of state, Antony Blink, fought back laughter on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as the Republican senator James Risch relentlessly questioned him about a rumor that someone on the White House staff “pushes the...

Watch in full: Biden, Johnson and Morrison announce Aukus and nuclear-powered submarine deal – video

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The US, the UK and Australia have announced they are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines. US President Joe ...

Biden administration asks federal court to block enforcement of Texas abortion ban

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The Biden administration has formally asked a federal judge to block enforcement of a new Texas law that effectively bans almost all abortions in the state under a novel legal design that opponents say is intended to ...

‘It’s a reality’: Biden calls for urgency in California as climate crisis fuels wildfires

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Joe Biden travelled to California on Monday to survey wildfire damage as the state battles a devastating fire season that is on track to outpace that of 2020, the state’s worst fire season on record. The president is ...

Queen commemorates ‘terrible attacks’ of 9/11 in message to Joe Biden

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The Queen has sent a message to the US president, Joe Biden, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and remembered her visit to Ground Zero, the site of the attack on the World Trade Center. Her message said: “A...

‘Have at it’: Joe Biden dares vaccine mandate opponents to take him on

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Joe Biden has dared political opponents plotting legal challenges to his large-scale workforce vaccine mandates to “have at it” – as one Republican governor promised to fight the White House “to the gates of hell” ove...

Biden tells Republicans threatening to sue over vaccine mandate: ‘Have at it’ – live

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South Carolina and Arizona leaders decry ‘big government overreach’ after president orders larger businesses to demand employees be vaccinated• Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email

Biden stel entstofmandaat bekend vir 100 miljoen werkers

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Goeie more. Twee derdes van die Amerikaanse werkers moet ingevolge nuwe mandate wat Joe Biden Donderdag aangekondig het, teen die Covid-19 ingeënt word. Die president het 'n streng benadering tot diegene wat aanhou ...

Biden: ‘Patience wearing thin with unvaccinated Americans’ - video

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US president Joe Biden has announced new vaccination mandates for 100 million workers as he looks to stop the surge of Covid-19 across the country. Biden said said the Department of Labor is developing an emergency te...

Malfeasance: Biden decried it in Afghanistan – but what does it mean?

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In his speech marking the end of the Afghanistan war, begun soon after the 9/11 attacks on 11 September 20 jare terug, Joe Biden complained that the former Afghan president had fled amid “corruption and malfeasance”, w ...

Biden tells Xi US and China must not ‘veer into conflict’ in first call for months

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US president Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have spoken in their first phone call for seven months, amid continuing frustrations over attempts to find common ground. During the 90-minute call, which was initi...

Biden administration sues Texas for ‘unconstitutionalabortion law – video

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US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced the Biden administration is suing Texas over the state’s 'clearly unconstitutional' abortion law, which amounts to a near-total ban on abortion.Senate Bill 8 bans abor...

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