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Members of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division visit a memorial on Omaha Beach in Vierville-sur-Mer on June 5.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Biden warns of isolationism at war cemetery that Trump skipped
The U.S. president didn’t name Donald Trump during a brief discussion with reporters at the cemetery, but his target was unmistakable.
Palestinians crowd a street as smoke billows after Israeli strikes in Rafah on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
May 8, 2024
U.S. paused shipment of bombs to Israel, concerned over Rafah invasion
The U.S. has not made a final decision about how to proceed with the shipment, according to the official.
Palestinians flee an area in central Gaza City after Israeli bombardment in March. U.S. President Joe Biden said an "immediate” cease-fire is necessary to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 5, 2024
Biden tells Netanyahu U.S. support hinges on protecting civilians
The comment marks a shift in position for the U.S. leader, who has faced increased pressure to take a harder line against Israel amid mounting deaths.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 46th Annual Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 24, 2023
Biden allies seize on impeachment as weapon against Republicans
Tapping White House aides and veterans of Donald Trump impeachments, the plan is to paint the picture of an evidence-free stunt.
U.S. President Joe Biden (second from rigt), U.S. first lady Jill Biden (right), Hawaii Gov. Josh Green (second from left) and Jaime Green, first lady of Hawaii, visit an area devastated by wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Monday.
WORLD / Society
Aug 22, 2023
Biden vows to help Maui rebuild after ‘unimaginable tragedy’
"Whatever you need, you’re going to get,” Biden said in the historic town of Lahaina, which was ravaged by the fires, vowing to help residents rebuild.
Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, leaves a U.S. district courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, in July.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2023
Hunter Biden gets special counsel, setting up election issue
The developments reinforce that legal issues, including those of Donald Trump, will figure prominently in the U.S. presidential election.
A downgrade by Fitch Ratings is being viewed as a condemnation of partisan U.S. politics, including the recent debt ceiling standoff and the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
BUSINESS
Aug 3, 2023
Fitch’s U.S. downgrade stokes the very fight it warned against
Washington’s hostile political factions have quickly taken up the agency's downgrade of U.S. government debt as a new weapon of political combat.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 27, 2023
U.S. denies any role in Russia uprising as allies watch and wait
In his first public comments about the matter, U.S. President Joe Biden said it was still too soon to make any conclusions about the revolt by Wagner Group mercenaries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2023
Biden seeks to call McCarthy after debt-limit talks hit impasse
The president signaled over the weekend that he remains confident the U.S. government can avoid a catastrophic default.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 17, 2023
U.S. says video of drone encounter shows Russia ‘flat-out lying’
The 42-second video, filmed from the bottom of the MQ-9 Reaper, shows a jet approach in a clear blue sky, release a plume of fuel then swerve away.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2023
Biden intends to speak with Xi to defuse tensions over balloon
Biden said the results of the administration's review of how to deal with unidentified objects going forward would be classified and shared with relevant members of Congress.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 24, 2023
Even Democrats are now critical of Biden over documents mess
Some Democrats said the crisis meant Biden no longer held the moral high ground on an issue that had hurt Donald Trump, the former president and Biden’s 2024 rival.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 13, 2023
Biden’s exposure on files widens after Garland orders probe
The naming of a special counsel is a blow for Biden and the White House, which had sought to move quickly past the episode.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 12, 2023
Biden’s classified-document headache worsens with second batch
The revelation that records were found at a separate location from the first set are likely to prompt tough questions for the White House and fuel criticism from Republicans.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 28, 2022
U.S. considers COVID-prevention measures for travelers from China
U.S. officials said the government is concerned about the surge of cases in China, and has raised questions about the transparency of data the country is reporting about the virus.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 3, 2022
Biden is staffing up for GOP probes even while downplaying risks
The White House is bracing for the onslaught by ramping up the team that will handle the probes, including bringing on a key staffer from a powerful congressional committee.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 6, 2022
Obama and Biden team up in bid to boost key U.S. Senate candidate
Obama, in a speech to a pumped-up crowd in Philadelphia aimed at boosting Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman, accused Republicans of resorting to politics of fear.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 2, 2022
Biden banks on Democratic outrage, risking deeper U.S. divisions
In a prime-time address to the nation, Biden sharpened the criticism he's recently used to describe his predecessor and Trump supporters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 31, 2022
Biden’s COVID ‘rebound’ case keeps him at the White House again
Biden isn't experiencing symptoms after getting a positive rapid test, but will resume isolation at the White House.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 25, 2022
Biden limps to G7 as allies fret over his troubles at home
Several G7 leaders are concerned that a midterm election defeat would limit how much the U.S. president can promise and get done in the months ahead.

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