President Joe Biden names new economic advisers
16 February 2023 | 10:36 am
Lael Brainard from the Federal Reserve and long-time adviser Jared Bernstein will join the president's team. The move comes as the US continues to battle high inflation.
2 Jul 2021
US President Joe Biden's visit to the site of a partial condominium collapse in Miami came as the search-and-rescue effort came to a halt yet again, this time over fears about the stability of the remaining structure.
30 Aug 2021
Hurricane Ida "continues to rage and ravage everything it comes in contact with" after it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, US President Joe Biden says during a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington. Powerful Hurricane Ida has battered the southern US state of Louisiana and plunged New Orleans into darkness, leaving at least one person dead 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
2 Sep 2021
The US president had long wanted to end the 20-year US engagement in Afghanistan, but the speed of the Taliban's return to power has led to widespread criticism.
29 Sep 2021
US President Joe Biden sends his best wishes as Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence, saying that both countries have learned that they are stronger when they "stand together as neighbors, partners and friends."
17 Oct 2021
US President Joe Biden tells reporters that Bill Clinton is "doing fine" after he talked to him on the phone. The former US president is in hospital as he undergoes treatment for a reported case of sepsis.
21 Dec 2021
US President Joe Biden has unveiled a new plan to tackle his country's COVID-19 emergency. Announcing the measures on his first full day in power, he said drastic action is needed.
20 Jan 2022
From winning a record number of votes to an unpopular presidency struggling to pass key legislation, how did it go so wrong? With elections around the corner, Biden has little time to turn things around.
4 Apr 2022
President Joe Biden has at last made lynchings in the United States a federal hate crime after more than a hundred years of delays.
5 May 2022
At 79 years old, President Joe Biden is the oldest person to assume the presidency of the United States. Misinformers hence target his 'cognitive decline' and ability to govern through manipulated videos. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
17 Jun 2022
Joe Biden is set to travel to Israel on July 13 before heading to the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia. The trip's announcement comes despite pledges to side-line the "pariah" Saudi state.
24 Jul 2022
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.
22 Jul 2022
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
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The commissioner for eastern Germany, Carsten Schneider, has praised the economic upswing in the former East in a DW interview. But a new report on reunification has highlighted divisions that still remain.
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It's not every day that both the Kremlin and its fiercest critics unite in outrage at the European Union. But that's precisely what happened recently, after the EU banned Russian citizens from bringing their personal vehicles into the bloc. And it wasn't just about cars. The Moscow Times reported that the ban appeared to include goods ranging from smartphones and laptops, to everyday necessities like toothpaste and toilet paper.
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A majority of Germans want fewer refugees to be accepted into the country. That is according to the latest Deutschlandtrend survey, which also shows that dissatisfaction with the government remains high.
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Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said he will meet the national army and police chiefs on Friday to combat a surge in gang violence, as the country reels from record shooting deaths this month.
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Inflation in the eurozone fell to an almost two-year low. The news increases pressure on monetary policymakers to halt their recent string of painful interest rate hikes in the common currency area.
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Since the February 2021 coup in Myanmar, the Christian Chin ethnic minority has taken up arms to defend its land, identity and ideals against the all-powerful ruling junta in the Buddhist-majority country. Our team reports.