The fight to keep America’s energy transition on track
05 November 2022 | 6:07 am
Can Joe Biden switch the US from fossil fuels to renewable energy, especially when places like West Virginia are so dependent on coal? Well, the biggest challenge just might be a Republican victory in midterm elections.
The US president will also visit Saudi Arabia, where he will have talks with Saudi officials and attend a summit of Gulf allies. Iran's nuclear program is set to be high on the agenda during his stay in Israel.
A summit with leaders from six Gulf Arab states, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq saw the US president walking a tightrope to bolster Washington's influence in the Middle East.
The US president has used harsh words to describe Mohammed bin Salman's (MBS) human rights record. But that was before Russia invaded Ukraine and sent oil prices soaring.
The Quad Leaders' meeting came at the end of Joe Biden's first trip to Asia as President. The rivalry with China still defines US policy in the region and Biden made it a point to visit two of the US's oldest security allies in the region, Japan and South Korea.
The US president has announced executive actions to tackle climate change, but stopped short of declaring a formal emergency. The move coincides with heat waves battering the US and Europe.
United States of America's President, Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, disclosed in a statement, noting that the 79-year-old president is experiencing “very mild symptoms.” Biden is fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
The president highlighted his predecessor's decision to just sit and watch for "three hours" while the events at the US Capitol unfolded. Biden said Trump's "lies" emboldened "the crazed mob."
The call between the leaders comes in the backdrop of concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan. Xi reportedly told Biden that China was strongly opposed to Taiwan's independence as well as any outside interference.
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The order will facilitate out of state travel for abortion to parts of the country where the procedure is still legal. The move comes amid Republican-led attempts to outlaw abortion following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
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