Candles lit at White House to honour 5L Covid deaths in US

Candles were lit at the White House South Portico on the day which the number of Americans who died from Covid-19 broke the staggering record of 500,000. Continue Reading

Netanyahu says he spoke to Biden about Covid, Iran

US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone on Thursday after a month of silence that raised concerns in Israel about a frostier relationship between the two allies. Continue Reading

Muddled promises on schools pose political problem for Biden

President Joe Biden is in a political firestorm over how and when to get more schools open amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Republicans seizing on confusion surrounding Biden’s goal to reopen a majority of schools within his first 100 days to paint the president as beholden to teachers’ unions at the expense of American families. Continue Reading

Editorial: Caught in cage

Four weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden has said he is still getting used to the trappings of the office. Biden offered a frank description of what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during his CNN town hall, referencing past presidents who have spoken of the building as a little like a gilded cage. Continue Reading

Biden approves order to sanction Myanmar military leaders

US President Joe Biden announced that he has approved a new executive order to immediately sanction leaders of the Myanmar military who directed the February 1 coup, as well as their business interests and family members. Continue Reading

Editorial: Expectations & hope

US President Joe Biden has been very clear about restoring compassion and order to the country’s immigration system, the White House said and noted that a series of executive actions signed by him in the last few weeks are just the beginning. Continue Reading

Editorial: On the job

United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the country was still in a deep hole with millions of lost jobs but that President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief plan could generate enough growth to restore full employment by next year. Continue Reading

US Democrats file budget resolution for Covid-19 relief

US Democratic leaders have filed a joint budget resolution for fiscal year 2021 that could pave the way for Congress to quickly pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal, with or without help from the Republicans. Continue Reading

Queen likely to host Biden at Buckingham Palace: Report

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is expected to host US President Joe Biden at Buckingham Palace ahead of the G7 summit scheduled between June 11 and 13, according to a media report on Sunday. Continue Reading