Washington: Biden’s White House democracy summit set for December
11 August 2021 | 1:00 pm
The White House announced plans to hold a virtual summit for democracy in December. Leaders of the world's democracies are set to take part.
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As the new White House chief of staff, Jeff Zients will be replacing Ron Klain. His appointment could prove critical for Joe Biden as he faces a probe over the mishandling of classified documents.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said the documents were from Biden's past roles as US vice president and senator.
President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held their first talks as the White House seeks authorization to raise borrowing limits. The opposition is believed to be seeking promises to cut spending.
The FBI search of the president's second home in Delaware has ended without classified documents being unearthed. Classified documents had previously been found in Biden's other home and a former office.
In his State of the Union address, US President Joe Biden underlined slowing inflation and low unemployment as signs that the country's economy is resilient and ready to compete with China in key sectors. Looking forward, he aims to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling by increasing taxes on wealth.
US President Joe Biden pledged to continue rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation during a speech before a divided Congress. Republicans heckled the president, booing his remarks at points during the address.
Lula and Biden showed a united front on safeguarding democracy, after far-right mobs attempted to overturn each of their election wins. They are also set to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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.
US President Joe Biden addressed concerns after a Chinese spy balloon was shot down earlier this month. Even less is known about other objects that have been shot down after the spy balloon.
The US president is spending two days in Poland to discuss the possibility of permanently stationing American troops there. His visit comes ahead the anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
We take a look at how opinion writers are covering Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine. Also in the papers, Kenya's tea industry is hit by accusations of sexual abuse and the climate crisis is creating a winter drought in Europe that could be catastrophic this spring and summer.
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