Trevor Hunnicutt
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U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo in May 2022.
Apr 9, 2024
Biden and Kishida likely to discuss Texas bullet train project, sources say
The leaders may publicly voice support for the multi-billion-dollar Texas project after Wednesday's talks.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the Chavis Community Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 30, 2024
Kamala Harris pushes the envelope as Biden struggles with some Democrats
The U.S. vice president's new role is seen as part of a high-profile effort to persuade the fractious coalition of voters to give them a second term.
The Biden administration has regularly sent warnings about Nippon Steel's proposed purchase of U.S. Steel and has steadfastly sided with the United Steelworkers over the sale of a once-iconic firm based in Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2024
Biden to express concern over Nippon Steel's deal for U.S. Steel, source says
U.S. officials and lawyers have drafted a statement of concern and the White House has privately informed Tokyo of Biden's move, according to reports.
A person lights a candle by a portrait of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in a Russian Arctic prison last week, at the entrance of Russian Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
U.S. to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death
The latest sanctions on Moscow will target a range of items, including its defense and industrial bases.
U.S. President Joe Biden departs a campaign fundraising event in Washington on Oct. 27, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Biden unplugged: President goes off-script in election fundraisers
Biden's open-mic disclosures are clashing with the White House system built to keep him on script.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy speak during a news conference in Washington on Tuesday. Zelenskyy came to the U.S. Congress to appeal for more aid to resist Russia's invasion, and Republican leaders told him to first wait for an elusive U.S. deal on immigration.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
Zelenskyy meets U.S. Republicans in push for aid to fight Russia
Some Republicans oppose more aid, saying any further money must be paired with changes to immigration policy at home.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo walks with U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 16, 2022.
Nov 13, 2023
U.S. and Indonesia to discuss potential EV mineral deal: sources
Indonesia, which has the world's biggest nickel ore reserves, in September asked the U.S. to begin discussions for a trade deal for critical minerals.
U.S. President Joe Biden signs an Executive Order about Artificial Intelligence as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on, at the White House in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Biden inks executive order to curb AI risks to national security
Artificial intelligence technology has been making rapid gains in capability and popularity in an environment of, so far, limited regulation.
U.S. President Joe Biden raises a toast with Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong in Hanoi on Sept. 11.
Sep 24, 2023
Biden aides in talks with Vietnam for arms deal that could irk China
Such a deal could consummate the newly upgraded partnership between Washington and Hanoi as tensions boil in the South China Sea.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Vietnam's President Vo Van Thuong at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Vietnamese activists seek refuge in U.S. after Biden deal
In the United States, the families are expected to seek resettlement under the 'Priority 1' refugee program.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene at her ceremonial office in Washington on Wednesday.
Aug 3, 2023
Mongolia and U.S. to sign 'Open Skies' deal ahead of talks
Deal would also provide easier options for cargo flights between the nations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, attend a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.
Jul 21, 2023
White House looks forward to hearing about Kissinger's China trip
Kissinger — an architect of normalizing ties between Washington and Beijing in the 1970s — was welcomed warmly as an "old friend" by Xi Jinping.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2023
White House looks forward to hearing about Kissinger's China trip
Kissinger — an architect of normalizing ties between Washington and Beijing in the 1970s — was welcomed warmly as an 'old friend' by Xi Jinping.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
Can Biden's compromise strategy fix a divided U.S.?
It remains to be seen whether this deal can help the longer-term effort of healing what Biden refers to as the 'soul of the nation.”
Japan Times
May 15, 2023
G7 leaders to target Russian energy and trade in new sanctions steps
Separately, U.S. officials expect G7 members will agree to adjust their approach to sanctions so that, at least for certain categories of goods, all exports are automatically banned.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2023
Biden's strategic silence on Trump may be tested in days ahead
Joe Biden's strategy on Trump has been simple: silence is golden. The White House plans to continue that approach even though Trump has been indicted.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Biden's $6.8 trillion budget challenges Republicans and raises taxes on rich
The president challenged Republican opponents on fiscal responsibility, highlighting plans to cut U.S. deficits nearly $3 trillion over 10 years by raising taxes on high earners.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2023
U.S. seeks allies' backing for possible China sanctions over Ukraine war
The consultations are intended to drum up support from a range of countries, especially those in the wealthy Group of Seven, to coordinate support for any possible restrictions.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2023
Kishida and Biden to meet at White House on Jan. 13
The meeting comes as North Korea's missile tests and calls for a larger nuclear arsenal worry U.S. allies in the region.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2022
U.S. Republicans slam Biden's cautious response to China COVID protests
The White House has said it backs the right of people to peacefully protest in China but has stopped short of criticizing Beijing.


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