US keen to unite families separated under Trump

The Biden administration is expanding its effort to find and reunite migrant families who were separated at the US-Mexico border under President Donald Trump as part of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings. Continue Reading

Biden to boost fuel economy to thwart Trump rollback

The Biden administration wants automakers to raise gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution between now and model year 2026, and it has won a voluntary commitment from the industry that electric vehicles comprise up to half of US sales by the end of the decade. Continue Reading

Editorial: Positive hopes

President Joe Biden’s special envoy for North Korea said on Monday he hopes to see a positive reaction from the North soon on US offers for talks after the North Korean leader ordered officials to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation. Continue Reading

Biden promotes 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap in his quest to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office. Continue Reading

Biden lays out US vax donations, urges world leaders to join

President Joe Biden urged global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing coronavirus vaccines with struggling nations around the world after he promised the U.S. would donate 500 million doses to help speed the pandemic’s end and bolster the strategic position of the world’s wealthiest democracies. Continue Reading

Editorial: Emission, no omission

When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate change efforts in the US but throughout the world. Continue Reading

Editorial: Show of strength

The US will likely increase its troop presence in Afghanistan temporarily over the coming weeks and months in order to fulfill President Joe Biden’s order to safely withdraw all forces from the country by 11 September, the Pentagon said. Continue Reading