‘ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’, SAYS US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AS GAZA VIOLENCE ESCALATES

‘ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’, SAYS US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AS GAZA VIOLENCE ESCALATES

US president Joe Biden called for calm in the Israel-Palestine conflict as the death toll soared in Gaza Strip, but said that the Jewish state had a right to defend itself. US president Joe Biden said, “Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.” Meanwhile, violence escalated in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as relentless Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket barrages continued killing innocents. Fierce clashes between the Israeli military and rocket squads in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip spurred a concerted…

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Man opens fire at birthday party in Colorado, 7 including gunman dead

Man opens fire at birthday party in Colorado, 7 including gunman dead

Agunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said. The shooting happened just after midnight in a mobile home park on the east side of Colorado Springs, police said. Officers arrived at a trailer to find six dead adults and a man with serious injuries who died later at a hospital, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and opened fire…

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US ‘still digging out of an economic collapse,’ but on ‘right track’: Biden reacts to weak jobs report

US ‘still digging out of an economic collapse,’ but on ‘right track’: Biden reacts to weak jobs report

President Biden on Friday said the country is “still digging out of an economic collapse” amid the coronavirus pandemic, but that the U.S. is on the “right track,” as the administration reported that the economy created just 266,000 jobs in April, and saw rising unemployment. Biden, speaking from the White House, said he took office during a “once-in-a-century pandemic and a once-in-a-generation economic crisis.” He continued, “We knew this wouldn’t be a sprint—it would be a marathon.” The April jobs report released Friday showed the U.S. economy heavily missed Wall…

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US passes emergency legislation after fuel pipeline cyber-attack

US passes emergency legislation after fuel pipeline cyber-attack

The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day – 45% of the East Coast’s supply of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. It was completely knocked offline by a cyber-criminal gang on Friday and is still working to restore service. The emergency status enables fuel to be transported by road. A total of 18 states have been granted a temporary hours of service waiver for transporting gasoline, diesel,…

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Biden to support waiver of intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccines

Biden to support waiver of intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden on Wednesday backed the U.S. entering negotiations at the World Trade Organization for the waiver of intellectual property rights as a means to boost vaccine supplies by allowing poorer countries to make their own. It won’t speed the manufacture of vaccines. It enraged the developers who delivered lifesaving doses in record time. But President Joe Biden’s decision to support waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus shots had a broader purpose: to broadcast his administration’s commitment to global leadership. More than a month of internal debate led up…

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President Joe Biden’s first address to U.S. Congress

President Joe Biden’s first address to U.S. Congress

In address to Congress, he vows to defend human rights abroad, says America’s return to the world stage is not temporary In his first joint address to Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden called for a massive expansion of government spending and investment in American society, unveiling a $1.8 trillion plan that included the provision of universal pre-school , free community college and elderly care under the American Families Plan. Mr. Biden’s speech highlighted his administration’s achievements with mass vaccination and the impact of a $1.9 COVID-19 relief package passed earlier…

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U.S. Congress passes $1.19 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

U.S. Congress passes $1.19 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

In a massive and early victory for the Democrats, the House of Representatives approved 220-211 a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, voting almost entirely along party lines. The bill, having already passed the Senate, will be signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday. “Help is here,” Mr Biden tweeted shortly after the House had voted on the American Rescue Plan. He called the bill – which is one of the largest stimulus measures on record — a “historic victory” for the American people. Eligible Americans will receive…

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China,India, Russia must step up efforts to reduce emissions: US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

China,India, Russia must step up efforts to reduce emissions: US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

The world’s big emitting countries, including China, India, Russia and Japan need to “really step up” and begin to lower greenhouse gas emissions, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has said as he called on all nations to raise their ambition to fight against climate change. Kerry on Friday joined UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a special virtual event to mark the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement. The United Kingdom will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November this…

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Complete speech of U.S. President Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Complete speech of U.S. President Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris. Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, and my distinguished guests, my fellow Americans, this is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a Crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew and America has risen to the challenge. Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people has been heard and the will of the…

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Joe Biden becomes 46th US President; Kamala Harris Vice President: US Elections 2020 Live Updates !

Joe Biden becomes 46th US President; Kamala Harris Vice President: US Elections 2020 Live Updates !

Joe Biden has become the 46th US President, US media said, calling the raucous and bitterly-fought election that Donald Trump is yet to concede. Indian-origin Kamala Harris will become his Vice President. US Election Results 2020 Live Updates: Forty-eight years to the day after he was first elected a senator from Delaware, Joseph R. Biden Jr. will speak to the nation for the first time as president-elect on Saturday night. In his first statement after he defeated incumbent Republican US President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United…

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