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US to end travel bans for vaccinated passengers
by Sebastian Smith - September 21, 2021 - 7:42am
The United States announced Monday it will lift Covid travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.
Australia to get nuclear subs in new US, British partnership
by Sebastian Smith - September 16, 2021 - 7:45am
The United States, responding to growing rivalry from China, announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen naval capabilities in the Indo-Pacific with a new Australian nuclear submarine...
Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China 'conflict:' W.House
by Sebastian Smith - September 10, 2021 - 11:53am
US President Joe Biden talked with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months, urging they ensure that "competition" between the two powers does not become "conflict," the White House...
Biden declares end to 'forever wars' in Afghan exit
by Sebastian Smith - September 1, 2021 - 7:28am
The traumatic departure from Afghanistan, completed Monday after 20 years of war against the Taliban, was "a wise decision and the best decision for America," Biden said in an address to the nation.
Biden says US will complete Afghan pullout by August 31
by Sebastian Smith - August 25, 2021 - 7:34am
"The sooner we can finish, the better," Biden said of the plan to evacuate Americans, Afghan nationals and US troops from Taliban-controlled Kabul. "Each day of operations brings added risk to our troops."
US says vaccinated people can go mask-free outdoors most of the time
by Sebastian Smith - April 28, 2021 - 7:14am
Biden told the nation in televised remarks from the leafy North Lawn that "stunning progress" has been made in getting vaccines administered and that stringent mask recommendations can now be relaxed.
Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout
by Sebastian Smith - April 15, 2021 - 7:35am
Now, 20 years later — after almost 2,400 US military and tens of thousands of Afghan deaths — Biden named September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed. The pullout...
Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence 'epidemic'
by Sebastian Smith - April 9, 2021 - 9:05am
"This is an epidemic, for God's sake, and it has to stop," Biden said, calling shootings "a public health crisis."
Biden announces all adults in US eligible for COVID-19 vaccine by April 19
by Sebastian Smith - April 7, 2021 - 12:52pm
All adults across America will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines within two weeks, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, as economic powerhouse California set a June 15 target to fully reopen businesses.
Democrats wrap impeachment case, urging Trump be convicted
by Sebastian Smith - February 8, 2021 - 7:30am
After two days of presentations, including hours of graphic video from the pro-Trump riot that swept the Capitol January 6, Democratic impeachment managers called on senators to vote for conviction.
Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration
by Sebastian Smith - January 20, 2021 - 9:43pm
"I just want to say goodbye," Trump told the gathering, calling his time in office "the honor of a lifetime."
Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era
by Sebastian Smith - January 20, 2021 - 7:26pm
Biden, a 78-year-old former vice president and longtime senator, will take the oath of office at noon (1700 GMT) on the US Capitol's western front, the very spot where pro-Trump rioters clashed with police two weeks...
Electoral College confirms Biden White House victory
by Sebastian Smith - December 15, 2020 - 8:58am
Until now, a majority of Republicans in Congress have either backed Trump's claims or at least turned a blind eye, with many refusing to call Biden the president-elect.
Biden signals US diplomatic shift with new team
by Sebastian Smith - November 24, 2020 - 4:39pm
President-elect Joe Biden has announced a foreign policy and national security team crammed with veterans from the Barack Obama years, signaling an end to the upheaval under President Donald Trump and a return to...
Donald Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2020 - 2:01pm
Donald Trump rose to power proposing a simple solution to the United States' deepest problems: himself.
Biden wins White House, ending Trump presidency
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2020 - 1:30am
Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided...
Trump attacks US election results, Biden set to speak
by Sebastian Smith - November 7, 2020 - 9:16am
President Donald Trump, in his latest effort to discredit vote tallies showing him headed for defeat in the tense US election, warned challenger Joe Biden on Friday against "wrongfully" claiming the p...
Confident Biden edges ahead in US election, Trump claims fraud
by Sebastian Smith - November 5, 2020 - 7:05pm
The knife-edge US presidential race tilted toward Democrat Joe Biden early Thursday, with wins in Michigan and Wisconsin bringing him close to a majority, but President Donald Trump claimed he was being cheated and...
Trump declares win, vows court action in knife-edge election
by Sebastian Smith - November 4, 2020 - 8:23pm
The US election was plunged into chaos early Wednesday as President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory and sought Supreme Court intervention to stop vote-counting -- even as his Democratic rival...
Polls start to close in tense US presidential election
by Sebastian Smith - November 4, 2020 - 9:00am
What was not expected immediately was a definitive verdict on whether Trump gets another four years or Biden pushes him out of the White House.
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