China hopes Biden turns statement on no Cold War into action

China hopes Biden turns statement on no Cold War into action

China’s U.N. ambassador expressed hope Tuesday that President Joe Biden will translate his statement that the United States has no intention of starting a “new Cold War” with China into actions, saying he should avoid “a confrontational approach” and “provocative attacks against China.” “We sincerely hope the U.S. will walk the walk by truly abandoning […]

Modi leaves for US to attend first in-person Quad Summit

Modi leaves for US to attend first in-person Quad Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for the US to attend the first in-person Quad Summit and hold face-to-face talks with President Joe Biden in Washington DC. The Quad, acronym for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, is an informal strategic group of four nations — the US, Australia, Japan and India. The Quad was […]

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

File photo: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in honor of labor unions in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 8, 2021 Reuters UK Prime Minister Johnson pledges to be among the first signatories of the Global Methane Pledge US President Joe Biden urged world leaders on Friday to join […]

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

President Joe Biden on Monday used his first Western swing in office to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore. “We can’t ignore the reality that these wildfires […]

Biden to survey wildfire damage, make case for spending plan

Biden to survey wildfire damage, make case for spending plan

President Joe Biden will promote his administration’s use of the Defense Production Act to aid in wildfire preparedness during a western swing in which he’ll survey wildfire damage in Idaho and California. The administration activated the wartime provision in early August to boost the supply of fire hoses for the U.S. Forest Service, by helping […]

A brain drain among government scientists bogs down Biden’s climate ambitions

The headquarters of the United States Geological Survey in Reston, Va., on July 22, 2021. Hundreds of government scientists and climate policy experts quit during the Trump administration, and their jobs remain unfilled nearly six months into President Joe Biden’s term. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)

Scientists and climate policy experts who quit have not returned. Recruitment is suffering, according to federal employees, as government science jobs are no longer viewed as insulated from politics. And money from Congress to replenish the ranks could be years away. As a result, President Joe Biden’s ambitious plans to confront climate change are hampered […]

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

Over 60 dead, dozens missing as severe floods strike Europe

More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. Among those killed were nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities and two firefighters involved in rescue […]

Blackouts in US Northwest due to heat wave, deaths reported

Blackouts in US Northwest due to heat wave, deaths reported

The unprecedented Northwest U.S. heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, moved inland Tuesday — prompting a electrical utility in Spokane, Washington, to resume rolling blackouts amid heavy power demand. Officials said more than a half-dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to the intense heat that began late last week. The […]

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money. They want to show that international cooperation is […]

Are you supposed to be enjoying yourselves? Queen Elizabeth asks G7

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The 95-year-old monarch was joined by the other senior members of the British royal family, with son and heir Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and grandson Prince William and his wife Kate also present. It was their first major public event together since the funeral in April of Prince Philip, the queen’s husband of […]