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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem on Feb. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Israel asks U.S. to reschedule scrapped meeting on Rafah military plans
Rafah is the last relatively safe haven for Palestinian civilians amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
Demonstrators protest inside the Rockefeller Center asking for a cease-fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, as U.S. President Joe Biden attends an interview in midtown Manhattan in New York on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 28, 2024
Among key Democratic Party voters Biden faces rebellion over Gaza war
Officials say the depth of Democratic Party anger over U.S. President Joe Biden’s handling of the Gaza war has caught his campaign off guard.
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.
The Colorado Supreme Court building in downtown Denver on Tuesday. The Colorado Supreme Court, which barred former U.S. President Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot, is composed of seven justices who were all appointed by Democratic governors.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Colorado ballot case adds fuel to Trump's nomination drive
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the former president was barred from its state ballot for engaging in "insurrection."
A ball of fire and smoke rises during an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Gaza border crossing set to reopen before Israeli ground assault
Hundreds of metric tons of aid from several countries have been held up in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula for days, pending a deal for its safe delivery to Gaza.
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 is flanked by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh (left) and Celeste Drake while delivering remarks at the White House in Washington in 2022.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2023
Biden's top labor adviser exits as U.S. navigates strikes: source
The departure comes at a critical time for an administration dealing with a summer of labor unrest.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 24, 2023
Tethered together, Biden and Harris move toward 2024 re-election run
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris may not have won over America in her first two years in office, but she is staying put at U.S. President Joe Biden's side.
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
Jan 31, 2023
Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains
Ukraine had planned to push for Western fourth-generation fighter jets such as the F-16 after securing supplies of main battle tanks last week.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2022
Biden to seek firmer footing for China relations in first Xi meeting of presidency
The White House said the U.S. leader will hold talks Monday with China's president on the sidelines of a Group of 20 nations summit in Indonesia
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 26, 2022
Outlook darkens for Biden's White House ahead of U.S. midterms
Recent polls have shown Democrats who once had comfortable leads are now in tight races and Senate elections that were considered toss-ups between the two parties are now leaning Republican.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 15, 2022
U.S. abortion rights advocates fuming over Biden's response to looming threat
Galvanized by the prospect of losing abortion rights, protesters marched across the country on Saturday in the start of what organizers said would be a 'summer of rage.'
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2022
How Washington is pushing back against Russian propaganda
Unlike its European allies, the U.S. is not directly pushing the giant American tech and social media companies that control the flow of information to billions of people.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2022
Why Biden has eased up on Facebook over COVID misinformation
Biden has no easy legal options because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shields social media companies from being liable for what users post on their platforms.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2021
In call before Afghan collapse, Biden pressed Ghani to ‘change perception’
During the conversation on July 23, neither Biden nor Ashraf Ghani appeared aware of or prepared for the immediate danger of the entire country falling to insurgents.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2021
Harris to push back on China's South China Sea claims during Asia trip
Harris will be the first U.S. vice president to visit Vietnam as Washington seeks to bolster international support to counter China's growing global influence.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 22, 2020
Big Tech's stealth push to influence the Biden administration
The moves come as a pushback against tech firms from progressive groups and regulators grows.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2020
White Americans join Floyd protests, but will they work for change?
Leslie Batson, a white office administrator from Maryland, joined the thousands of marchers protesting the killing of George Floyd in Washington, last weekend after her children asked why the family had done nothing about racism.
May 18, 2011
U.S. envoy gives up
Mr. George Mitchell, the special U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, has thrown in the towel. Of course, neither Mr. Mitchell nor the U.S. government would characterize his resignation last week as giving up, but there is no mistaking his frustration with the peace process.


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