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10 Sep
US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a major escalation in the national Covid immunization campaign with strict new vaccination rules affecting tens of millions of workers. The six-point plan targets businesses with more than 100 employees, in the United States' most aggressive steps taken so far against the surging Delta variant.
5 Sep
In a statement about the US military's exit from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden says "And to ISIS-K, we are not done with you yet.
5 Sep
"We will get you out. We will honor your service," vows White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki after a former interpreter to Joe Biden begged him to save him and his family in a Wall Street Journal news article. The interpreter, who helped rescue Biden in a 2008 Afghan snowstorm, is in hiding after failing to join the Kabul evacuation airlift, according to the Journal.
3 Sep
Naheed Farid tells DW that the country's tenuous security situation was known to the intelligence community, but the decision to withdraw troops was made anyway.
3 Sep
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. He pressed for a firm commitment on NATO membership from the US, but got little encouragement.
30 Aug
The US president said China was blocking "critical information" after US intelligence agencies published an inconclusive report about the source of the coronavirus.
26 Aug
Democrat lawmakers ended a stalemate on advancing a mutlitrillion dollar spending framework, which aims to improve infrastructure and expand social programs.
23 Aug
The emergency evacuation from Kabul's airport in Afghanistan is among the most "difficult" airlifts ever, US President Joe Biden says in a televised address from the White House.
21 Aug
US President Joe Biden threatens "devastating" response if the Taliban attack US interests. In a televised address to the nation, Biden defended the US pullout of Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.
18 Aug
US President Joe Biden acknowledged that the Afghan government collapsed more quickly than he expected even as he defended his decision to withdraw troops. "I always promised the American people that I will be straight with you. The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated," Biden says in a national address.
17 Aug
President Joe Biden defends the US pullout of Afghanistan, saying he stands by the policy and that it was time to leave after 20 years of conflict. "I stand squarely behind my decision," he says in a televised address from the White House.
12 Aug
US President Joe Biden urges Afghanistan's leaders to unite as US troops withdraw from the country.

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