The Biden administration has scrapped oil leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the basis of "legal deficiencies". The leases awarded by the Trump administration had been widely criticised by environmental groups. However, the White House's move comes after it approved an oil drilling project in another Alaskan reserve a few months ago. Also in this edition, China's trade slump persists and our Taiwan correspondent Lucie Barbazanges meets with insiders from the semiconductor industry.
A number of companies working with artificial intelligence technology have agreed to a voluntary measure to mark AI content. The system would include images as well as text, video and audio.
Joe Biden has formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2024, asking Americans for four years to “finish this job”, possibly setting up an extraordinary rematch with Donald Trump.
US President Joe Biden's administration defended the decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in 2021. It followed almost two decades in the country, and led almost immediately to the Taliban reclaiming power.
The US military shot down the high-altitude object over Alaska. It is the second foreign incursion into US airspace in two weeks.
20 Dec 2022
US President Joe Biden said he will not remain silent as long as antisemitism in the US is on the rise. He made the comments during a Hanukkah event at the White House.