Oct 6, 2014

UAE suprised at Biden suggestion it backed jihadists

The United Arab Emirates has expressed surprise after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden suggested the Gulf state had armed and financed jihadists in Syria, along with other regional powers. Biden’s remarks were “amazing and ignore the role of the Emirates in the fight against ...

Sep 18, 2014

Biden says 'Shylocks' was poor choice of words

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he used a poor choice of words when he referred to unscrupulous moneylenders as “Shylocks,” and a prominent group that fights anti-Semitism called it a teachable moment about the harmful effects of stereotypes. Biden had been speaking to ...

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Sep 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign in 2016. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were to headline Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak ...

Biden: We'll follow Islamic State terrorists to 'gates of hell'

Sep 4, 2014

Biden: We'll follow Islamic State terrorists to 'gates of hell'

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists “to the gates of hell.” Biden said the Islamic State militant group responsible for beheading James Foley and Steven Sotloff won’t intimidate the ...

Aug 18, 2014

Obama heading back to White House in rare vacation break

President Barack Obama planned a break in the middle of his vacation to return to Washington on Sunday night for unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers. The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back ...

Obama administration pushes reform as path to Africa investment

Aug 5, 2014

Obama administration pushes reform as path to Africa investment

The Obama administration is pressing African leaders to tackle corruption and give greater recognition to the rights of women as the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit opens in Washington. “No democracy can survive without the active, intense participation of its people,” Vice President Joe Biden ...

Biden's son gets Ukraine gas gig

May 14, 2014

Biden's son gets Ukraine gas gig

The White House on Tuesday brushed aside questions about whether the involvement of Vice President Joe Biden’s son in a Ukrainian natural gas company raised ethical issues at a time when the administration is promoting energy diversity in the country. R. Hunter Biden, a ...

Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye

May 2, 2014

Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and a top official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed Thursday to strengthen bilateral relations and make efforts toward signing a Pacific free trade pact. Shigeru Ishiba, the No. 2 man in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP, told ...