Biden says he has concerns about bipartisan infrastructure plan

File photo: Construction workers are seen at the site of a large public infrastructure reconstruction project of an elevated roadway and bridges in upper Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, April 22, 2021 Reuters Twenty-one of the 100 US senators are working on the framework to rebuild roads, bridges and other traditional infrastructure […]

Biden rejects new Republican infrastructure offer

US President Joe Biden waves before boarding the Marine One helicopter for a planned weekend at Camp David, from the Ellipse at the White House in Washington, US, May 7, 2021 Reuters Biden is eager to show that he made a good-faith effort at a bipartisan deal, sources said US President Joe Biden and Republicans […]

As US seeks to outsource immigration enforcement, Mexico gains leverage


Asylum-seeking migrant families wait to be transported by the US Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas on April 27, 2021 Reuters Since President Joe Biden took office, the number of migrants taken into US custody has surpassed 172,000 Three consecutive US administrations have […]

Biden: For US and Russia, now is the time to deescalate


File Photo: US President Joe Biden (L) speaking at White House in Washington, DC on March 15, 2021, and Russian President Vladimir Putin speakins at a press conference in Moscow on March 5, 2020 AFP The US president says with direct communication between him and Vladimir Putin, they could establish a more effective relationship US […]

US, Japan, S Korea show united front on N Korea


File Photo: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing in White House on February 4, 2021 AFP The three officials vowed trilateral cooperation towards denuclearization The United States, Japan, and South Korea showed a united front on Friday on concerns about North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs as President Joe Biden […]

Several US states sue Biden administration for revoking permit for Keystone XL pipeline


File photo: A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp’s planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota, January 25, 2017 Reuters Biden revoked a permit for the pipeline which would transport 830,000 barrels a day of carbon-intensive heavy crude from Canada‚Äôs Alberta to Nebraska Texas and several other US states […]

Deb Haaland becomes first-ever Native American US cabinet secretary


File photo: Representative Deb Haaland speaks by video feed during the 2020 Democratic National Convention, August 20, 2020 Reuters Ahead of her confirmation, Haaland pledged to ‘be fierce’ for all Americans, vowing to advance policies to tackle greenhouse gas emissions US Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed on Monday as Secretary of the Interior, becoming the […]

Pentagon chief sees Asia ties as deterrent against China


File Photo: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leading a formation of US and Republic of Singapore navy ships during a photo exercise, in the South China Sea on April 6, 2018 AFP The Biden administration has generally backed the tougher approach to China initiated by former president Donald Trump US Defence Secretary […]

Biden says free Indo-Pacific essential as he meets India, Japan, Australia leaders


US President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets virtually with the leaders of Australia, India, Japan in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on March 12, 2021 AFP The United States wants to strengthen ties with allies and partners as China adopts an increasingly assertive foreign policy in […]

US Senate Intelligence Committee approves Burns to lead CIA


File photo: Former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns testifies on the current situation in the Ukraine to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC on March 6, 2014 AFP At his hearing, Burns told the panel that other ‘familiar’ persistent threats include those presented by Russia, North Korea and Iran […]