US President Joe Biden has signed the $1 trillion package of spending on America's infrastructure. The money will be spent on roads, transport, broadband and other areas. It's a rare bipartisan deal, and Democrats are now focusing on an even larger package for healthcare, education and climate change. Also today, a co-operative runs its first freight train service on France's railways. The partly crowdfunded initiative Railcoop is also planning to start passenger services on underused lines.
A majority of lawmakers voted to approve Biden's $1.2 trillion package — setting up the president to sign it into law. Political infighting among the Democrats, however, meant delays on Biden's social welfare bill.
Tens of millions of working Americans will need to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19 by early January under new government rules. Companies that fail to comply could be fined thousands of dollars.
Since the beginning of 2021, illegal entries into the United States through its border with Mexico have multiplied. This coincides with the inauguration of President Joe Biden, who promised to undo a restrictive immigration policy put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. Those who have come to try their luck are mostly single men, but unaccompanied minors and families are also attempting the crossing. FRANCE 24’s Fanny Allard and Kethevane Gorjestani report.
The US president has voiced his concern over China's missile capabilities as his nominee to be the next ambassador to the country said "we certainly cannot trust the Chinese" over the issue of Taiwan.
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
Congressional Republicans' refusal to vote alongside Democrats to raise the debt ceiling is "reckless and dangerous," US President Joe Biden says in a speech from the White House.
Biden called for greater cooperation on climate change, global conflict and the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of a rising "sense of impunity" in governments across the world.
President Joe Biden receives his Covid-19 booster shot in line with US government health authorities' guidelines at the White House in Washington, DC.
The US president has said the use of horses to confront Haitian refugees at the border with Mexico has been "outrageous" and has warned there will be consequences.
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden by even more votes than initially believed, according to a review backed by Trump's allies in the Republican Party.
The US will buy another 500 million vaccines to share with the world, President Joe Biden said. He made the announcement during a virtual summit on the pandemic with other world leaders.