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GM, Ford CEOs among titans challenging Michigan ballot strictures | Automotive Industry News

A battle is expected after Michigan Republicans last month filed 39 proposed changes to the state’s voting rules, citing an…

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Africa

Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 | Al-Qaeda News

The US will not meet the May 1 deadline agreed upon by the Trump administration and the Taliban, sources say.…

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Asia

US on track to accept fewest refugees in its history: Report | Joe Biden News

The Biden administration has only allowed 2,050 refugees to resettle in the US in 2021 – the lowest in American…

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Asia

Infrastructure push: White House breaks down needs by state | Business and Economy News

The White House has produced a state-by-state assessment of US infrastructure needs, as it pushes for Biden’s $2.3 trillion package.…

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Middle East

Global chip shortage on agenda as White House convenes US CEOs | Automotive Industry News

The White House is convening top executives from nearly 20 major firms on Monday to discuss a global semiconductor shortage…

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Asia

Biden forms commission to study US Supreme Court reform | Courts News

Issues the bipartisan commission will study include adding justices to US high court, something critics call ‘court packing’. US President…

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Latin America

Facing COVID surge, Michigan to get help but not more vaccines | Coronavirus pandemic News

Washington is rushing federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and therapeutics – but not vaccines – to Michigan in an…

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Asia

Among Biden’s first budget priorities: Climate, countering China | Climate Change News

The US president’s first proposed budget marks sharp changes from Donald Trump’s spending priorities. US President Joe Biden’s first annual…

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Asia

Biden pressed to label foreign hate groups ‘terrorists’: Report | Joe Biden News

Lawmaker asks Biden to name foreign white nationalist groups ‘foreign terrorist organizations’ to curb threat. President Joe Biden’s administration is…

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Latin America

Biden, who called for unity, still faces divisions in US politics | Joe Biden News

It’s been 11 weeks since President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address, preaching unity and urging Americans and politicians to…

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Asia

What you need to know about ‘ghost guns’ Biden wants to regulate | Gun Violence News

US President Joe Biden has issued actions aimed at regulating “ghost guns” – weapons that can be produced without serial…

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Asia

Powell: Economy will not be confident until world is vaccinated | Banks News

Viruses do not respect borders, and until the world is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the global and United States…

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Middle East

White House mulls nearly doubling Obama’s climate pledge | Business and Economy News

The White House is considering a pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% or more by the end of…

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Latin America

US-Mexico border sees 71 percent increase in migrant crossings | Joe Biden News

New data showed that 18,890 unaccompanied children crossed into the US during March, double the rate in February.  More than…

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Asia

Pros, cons and pragmatism: Biden’s plan to fund infrastructure | Business and Economy News

Two years ago, candidate Joe Biden began his election campaign in Pittsburgh with a promise to rebuild the backbone of…

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Africa

Joe Biden unveils executive actions for gun control in the US | Gun Violence News

The actions come in the wake of two mass shootings and pressure on legislators to pass more lasting laws. President…

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Africa

US private prisons rush to fix finances as Biden pressure builds | Business and Economy News

Private prisons in the US are facing a slew of financing issues, but new allies seem to be emerging on…

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Latin America

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? | Climate News

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in…

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US & Canada

Sobbing abandoned boy tells border officer he fears being kidnapped

Heartbreaking video shows a sobbing young boy telling a US Border Patrol officer that he had been abandoned – and…

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Asia

US is ‘concerned’ over sentencing of Saudi aid worker | Human Rights News

Abdulrahman al-Sadhan was reportedly sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by a 20-year travel ban. The United States’ Department…

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Latin America

Biden to announce all US adults eligible for vaccine by April 19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

Biden administration oversees swift vaccination campaign as coronavirus cases rise due to COVID-19 variants. President Joe Biden is set to…

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Africa

Biden team to help AstraZeneca find US plant to produce vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic News

Johnson & Johnson has taken over production of its vaccine at a Emergent BioSolutions facility in Baltimore, which was previously…

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Asia

Top Senate Republican slams corporate activism over Georgia law | Business and Economy News

United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, criticised companies for taking a stand on social justice issues, warning…

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Middle East

US asks Russia to explain ‘provocations’ on Ukraine border | Joe Biden News

The US State Department says there are ‘credible’ reports of Russian military movements bordering eastern Ukraine. The United States has…

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Africa

Race to the bottom: Yellen makes case for global minimum tax rate | Business and Economy News

A global minimum corporate tax rate can help ensure everyone pays their fair share and will prevent companies from fleeing…

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Asia

Majority of Republicans buy false claims of US Capitol riot: Poll | Donald Trump News

Since the deadly January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have…

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US & Canada

US Capitol: Police officer killed in ramming attack named as Joe Biden ‘heartbroken’

The police officer killed in a vehicle ramming and knife attack at the Capitol has been named and honoured by…

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Africa

MLB moves All-Star Game in response to voting restrictions | American Voter News

Georgia last week strengthened ID requirements for absentee ballots, shortened early voting periods for runoffs and made it a crime…

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Latin America

US ‘open’ to direct talks with Iran at meeting on nuclear deal | Joe Biden News

US and Iranian officials will be in the same city for the meeting, but there are currently no plans to…

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Africa

Biden offers Ukraine’s Zelenskyy support amid Russia tensions | Conflict News

The phone call between Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US President Joe Biden comes on the heels of Russia last…

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Asia

Biden says his infrastructure plan would create 19 million jobs | Business and Economy News

Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan aims to update the United States’ physical and technological infrastructure and address long-standing economic…

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Latin America

US: We we will work in ‘lockstep’ with Japan, S Korea on N Korea | Joe Biden News

US State Department says approach to North Korea will have to be done in concert with close allies. Denuclearisation will…

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Middle East

US climate envoy heads to India to push ‘climate ambition’ | Climate Change News

John Kerry’s overseas trip includes the UAE and Bangladesh, a country especially vulnerable to climate change. United States climate envoy…

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Middle East

Biden convenes first meeting with Cabinet, the most diverse ever | Joe Biden News

Coming amid COVID-19 pandemic, full Cabinet meeting marks a key benchmark in launch of the new Biden administration. United States…

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Latin America

Fast & furious: Will Biden’s $174BN accelerate a global EV boom? | Automotive Industry News

The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to…

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Middle East

Why can’t the US end the war in Afghanistan?

Largely forgotten by Americans, this $50bn per year campaign could literally become a ‘forever war’. Credit

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Latin America

A pretty penny: Cost of Biden infrastructure plan may not matter | Government News

US President Joe Biden has unveiled another significant spending proposal and there is the predictable blowback from Republicans on how…

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Latin America

Millions of J&J COVID vaccines ruined due to ‘human error’: NYT | Coronavirus pandemic News

About 15 million Johnson & Johnson doses ruined due to a mix-up at a plant in Maryland, the New York…

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Middle East

Pentagon to set new transgender policy, ending Trump-era rules | Donald Trump News

The move comes after Biden executive order to end the Trump policy, decried as ‘transphobic’ by LGBTQ advocates. The Pentagon…

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Asia

Biden plans to up corporate tax rates to fund infrastructure boom | Business and Economy News

The corporate tax-cut party President Donald Trump kicked off will soon be over if his successor proves able to enact…

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Asia

Donald who? How Biden is outshining Trump (and Obama) | Joe Biden News

Joe Biden is on a roll. The United States president has already surpassed the 100 million vaccinations benchmark he set…

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Middle East

Biden unveils $2T American Jobs Plan to boost infrastructure | Business and Economy News

United States President Joe Biden is set to unveil an ambitious development plan Wednesday that includes boosting the country’s ageing…

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US & Canada

Joe Biden’s dog Major in second biting incident as staffer ‘nipped’ at White House

President Joe Biden’s dog Major has ‘nipped’ an individual on White House grounds, the second dog bite incident in a…

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Asia

Crowded US border facility in Texas opened to reporters | Joe Biden News

The Biden administration has for the first time allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children, revealing…

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