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

Biden to reverse Trump’s military transgender ban

US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press. Continue Reading

WHO is vital to contain Covid-19 pandemic: US

The US rejoined the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday in one of the first official orders of the Joe Biden presidency, reversing a key foreign policy decision his predecessor Donald Trump took last year after accusing the UN health agency of incompetence and bowing to Chinese pressure over the coronavirus pandemic. Continue Reading

Editorial: Adieu, Trump

As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H W Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down. Continue Reading

Trump denies stoking violence

Outgoing US President Donald Trump, who is facing the prospect of an unprecedented second impeachment following the storming of the US Capitol last week, on Tuesday denied that he had any role to play in inciting the violence. Continue Reading

Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump

Dr Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump, a White House official said on Monday, after a controversial four months during which he clashed repeatedly with other members of the coronavirus task force. Continue Reading

Joe Biden takes a dig at Trump, thanks Obama

Taking a dig at Donald Trump, Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden took out a moment to thank Barack Obama for being a great president who the children could and did look up to but said the same cannot be said about the current occupant of the White House. Continue Reading