Danny Kemp
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an economic event at Abbotts Creek Community Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 20, 2024
Biden the 'anti-Trump': winning strategy or no strategy at all?
Some Democrats are concerned that Biden's campaign has no strong message about what he'd do with four more years.
North Korea has supplied Russia with ballistic missiles and missile launchers that were used in recent attacks on Ukraine. "This is a significant and concerning escalation," National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said during a briefing.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 5, 2024
Russia used North Korean missiles for Ukraine attacks, U.S. says
Russia is also looking to obtain missiles from its ally Iran as it runs short of arms nearly two years into its invasion of Ukraine, the White House said.
Yemenis chant slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a march in solidarity with the people of Gaza, in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa on Dec.15, 2023. The Houthis have been firing on ships allegedly linked to Israel in the Red Sea in avowed solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2024
U.S., allies warn Houthis of 'consequences' of ship attacks
Warning comes as freight rates spike due to re-routing of vessels around Africa to avoid the Red Sea, where the Iran-backed militant group is active.
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Feb. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2023
Biden and Zelenskyy: Odd couple brought together by war
The two men have little in common on the surface, but since Russia invaded Ukraine, have become firm allies.
U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Oct. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 25, 2023
Biden treads tightrope on Israel-Hamas cease-fire
The balancing act is becoming tougher by the day, with reports that Washington is concerned about Israel's plan of action for a Gaza invasion.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the Memory Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine, during Defenders of Ukraine Day in Kyiv on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 2, 2023
Ukraine left out in cold by U.S. shutdown deal
Biden says the U.S. must help Ukraine stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, warning that a failure to do so could embolden other autocrats.
U.S. President Joe Biden joins striking members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) on the picket line outside the GM's Willow Run Distribution Center, in Belleville, Michigan, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Biden makes history by joining U.S. auto workers picket line
The autoworkers strike that began on September 15 has increasingly become a political football for Biden and Trump.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2023
Putin likely approved supply of missile that struck MH17, investigators say
The team said they were halting their probe since there was not enough evidence to prosecute more suspects and Putin has immunity as head of state.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves