Myanmar coup: Biden slaps sanctions on military leaders
11 February 2021 | 1:48 pm
US President Joe Biden has said the US will prevent access to $1 billion in assets unless Myanmar's junta "relinquishes" power and releases democratically elected leaders.
American military leaders said the soldiers would help counter the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa country.
US President Joe Biden has launched a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations. The plan provides a means for partner countries to deal with key issues including climate change, supply chain and digital trade.
The killing of 19 children and two teachers in a school shooting in Uvalde has sparked a nationwide debate on gun control. President Biden said the constitutional right to own weapons "is not absolute," and never was.
The 13-2 vote in favor of the resolution was not enough to secure its adoption as Beijing and Moscow have veto-rights. The US said the rejection means Pyongyang "will feel free to take further escalatory actions."
The first family will meet with community and religious leaders, as well as those who lost their loved ones to the violence that left 21 people — including 19 children — dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
US President Joe Biden has visited a memorial to the 19 students and two teachers killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas earlier this week.
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Senegal's President Macky Sall appeals to the West to ease sanctions on Russia to facilitate the export grain to Africa. Millions on the continent face hunger amid a global food crisis sparked by the Ukraine war. We talk to David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute about the crisis.Also in this edition: Sudan marks the three-year anniversary of the June 3rd massacre, and in Cameroon, refugees prepare to go back home to the Central African Republic.
Senegal's President Macky Sall appeals to the West to ease sanctions on Russia to facilitate the export of grain to Africa. Millions on the continent face hunger amid a global food crisis sparked by the Ukraine war. We talk to David Laborde, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Also in this edition: Sudan marks the three-year anniversary of the June 3 massacre of pro-democracy protesters, and refugees in Cameroon prepare to return home to the Central African Republic.
The US president has outlined a new plan for economic cooperation with Latin America amidst rising Chinese influence in the region. He is also expected to present a new plan for regional migration issues.
This week, the US pledged close to $2 billion in private sector funds to help fight migration, adding to another billion already promised in December. US Vice President Kamala Harris made the announcement on day one of the Summit of the Americas, which is taking place in Los Angeles. The move is supposed to help control migration from Central America, one of the major themes of the talks. But there were some key players missing from the US-hosted summit. We take a closer look.
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