Biden and Putin set to talk about Ukraine in video call on Tuesday

Biden and Putin set to talk about Ukraine in video call on Tuesday

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine.”Biden will underscore U.S. concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty … Read more

Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Supreme Court conservatives appear willing to gut abortion rights

Liberal justices warn against overturning precedentsMississippi law bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancyBiden lawyer urges against “contraction” of rightsWASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled a willingness to dramatically curtail abortion rights in America and perhaps overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized the procedure … Read more

U.S. invites Taiwan to its democracy summit; China angered

U.S. invites Taiwan to its democracy summit; China angered

A man cycles past a Taiwan flag in Taipei, Taiwan, November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterWASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its “Summit for Democracy” next month, according to a list of participants published on Tuesday, a move that infuriated China, which … Read more

Harris to be first woman to take U.S. presidential reins as Biden undergoes colonoscopy

Harris to be first woman to take U.S. presidential reins as Biden undergoes colonoscopy

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris shake hands during a ceremony to sign the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterBETHESDA, Md., Nov 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will transfer … Read more

Biden raises human rights, Xi warns of Taiwan ‘red line’ in three hour talk

Biden raises human rights, Xi warns of Taiwan 'red line' in three hour talk

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden pressed his Chinese counterpart on Beijing’s human rights practices, in an over three-hour call on Monday, while Xi Jinping warned that China would respond to provocations on Taiwan, officials said.The closely watched conversation between the leaders of the world’s biggest economies was described by both sides … Read more

Biden, top team to crisscross U.S. in victory tour for $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Biden, top team to crisscross U.S. in victory tour for $1 trillion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and top officials in his Cabinet are hitting the road to promote the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed in Congress last week, as they explain when and where Americans can expect to see some of the funds in their own communities.White House aides are planning a bipartisan … Read more

Blinken warns China against unilateral action regarding Taiwan

Blinken warns China against unilateral action regarding Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERSFirst in-person meeting since fiery exchanges in AlaskaMeeting was ‘exceptionally candid’ -state dept officialBiden, Xi to hold virtual summit this yearROME, Oct 31 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary … Read more