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Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

05 Mar 2021

Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad will reportedly hold their first summit virtually this month.

Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House Budget Chief

03 Mar 2021

Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House Budget Chief

Indian-American Neera Tanden on Tuesday withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget after the ruling party failed to muster enough votes in the Senate to secure her confirmation.

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

01 Mar 2021

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

In his first public appearance after exiting the Oval Office, former United States President Donald Trump said his political journey is far from over, suggesting that he may launch a third presidential bid.

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

26 Feb 2021

Biden calls Saudi King before US report on Khashoggi murder

United States President Joe Biden held a telephonic conversation with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, before an intelligence report on the murder of a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is to be released.

United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria

26 Feb 2021

United States carries out first airstrikes under Biden in Syria

On the directions of President Joe Biden, United States carried out airstrikes in Syria, targeting militia backed by Iran, the Pentagon confirmed.

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

25 Feb 2021

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

19 Feb 2021

Biden to announce $4 billion commitment to COVID-19 vaccine-sharing campaign

US President Joe Biden will on Friday announce a massive $4 billion commitment to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance with the goal of inoculating vulnerable populations and reach those without other options, the White House said.

Biden will try to close Guantanamo after robust review

13 Feb 2021

Biden will try to close Guantanamo after robust review

President Joe Biden will seek to close the prison on the US base at Guantanamo Bay following a review process, resuming a project that began under Obama's administration, the White House said.

NewsBytes Briefing: After Apple, Microsoft goes after Google, and more

12 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: After Apple, Microsoft goes after Google, and more

If you can't beat someone fair and square, get the government involved. After almost snatching away Australia from under Google's nose, Microsoft is lobbying the US government to adopt the same Australian media rules that Google and Facebook hate.

Biden slams brakes on Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans

12 Feb 2021

Biden slams brakes on Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans

US President Joe Biden has been quite busy passing executive orders undoing Donald Trump's policy decisions. Many of these orders involve reversing Trump administration's measures meant to keep China in check.

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

11 Feb 2021

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

US President Joe Biden has announced a series of sanctions on the military leaders of Myanmar in response to their recent action to overthrow a democratically elected government in a coup.

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

11 Feb 2021

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

United States President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening (local time) for the first time since his January 20 inauguration.

Iran may pursue a nuclear weapon, Intelligence Minister warns West

09 Feb 2021

Iran may pursue a nuclear weapon, Intelligence Minister warns West

Iran's Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, has warned the West that Iran could push for a nuclear weapon if crippling international sanctions on Tehran remain in place, state television reported on Tuesday.

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

09 Feb 2021

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to reveal that he has spoken to United States President Joe Biden. They discussed regional issues and expressed commitment toward "rule-based international order," the Indian leader said, adding that he also congratulated the 78-year-old.

DiCaprio leads letter urging Joe Biden's action on climate change

07 Feb 2021

DiCaprio leads letter urging Joe Biden's action on climate change

There's a lot riding on current US President Joe Biden's stint, and luminaries across the world, doubling up as activists, want their voices and requests to be heard.

Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies

03 Feb 2021

Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies

US President Joe Biden signed three executive orders that he said would lead to a fair, orderly, and humane legal immigration system and also undo his predecessor Donald Trump's policies that ripped children from the arms of their families.

General Motors mulls manufacturing only electric vehicles by 2035

29 Jan 2021

General Motors mulls manufacturing only electric vehicles by 2035

General Motors will stop producing fuel-guzzling vehicles by 2035 and shift to electric models in order to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Doomsday Clock unmoved by pandemic; reads 100 seconds to midnight

28 Jan 2021

Doomsday Clock unmoved by pandemic; reads 100 seconds to midnight

Humankind remains 100 seconds away from Armageddon. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has decided the Doomsday Clock reading shall not be changed this year.

Joe Biden to focus on climate change threats

28 Jan 2021

Joe Biden to focus on climate change threats

United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday said the climate change threat will be the center of his national security and foreign policy.

US: Terrorism alert warns of violence driven by anti-government sentiment

28 Jan 2021

US: Terrorism alert warns of violence driven by anti-government sentiment

The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin, on Wednesday warning of the violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after President Joe Biden's election, suggesting the January 6 riot at the Capitol may have emboldened extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.

US to purchase additional 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses

27 Jan 2021

US to purchase additional 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the purchase of additional 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the country reached 25 million COVID-19 infections.

Pets are back: Biden's dogs settle in at White House

26 Jan 2021

Pets are back: Biden's dogs settle in at White House

The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major. The two German Shepherds are the first pets to live at the mansion since the Obama administration.

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

26 Jan 2021

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican Senators, whose denunciations of Trump have cooled since the January 6 riot, were easing off their criticism of Trump and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capitol.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

COVID-19 is going to continue to change: Dr. Murthy

25 Jan 2021

COVID-19 is going to continue to change: Dr. Murthy

Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, 43, US President Joe Biden's pick for Surgeon General, on Sunday said that the deadly COVID-19 is going to "continue to change" and the country has to be ready to deal with the crisis, calling for better genomic surveillance and more investment in contact tracing.

Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

25 Jan 2021

Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source

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

Lady Gaga, Barack Obama's discussion has netizens guessing about content

24 Jan 2021

Lady Gaga, Barack Obama's discussion has netizens guessing about content

United States' President Joe Biden's inauguration was an unprecedented event, but with minimal guest attendance.

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

24 Jan 2021

Biden recruits Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili, cousin of former PSA detainee

A Kashmiri-origin woman, Sameera Fazili, will be among the 20 Indian-Americans in the new Joe Biden administration in the United States.

Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks

23 Jan 2021

Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks

Donald Trump formally left the White House on January 20, when Joe Biden took office as the 46th President of the United States.

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

23 Jan 2021

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

In just three days after taking the Oval Office, United States President Joe Biden signed a record 30 executive orders, at least 10 of which reversed the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

22 Jan 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

US' leading infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is back.

Biden launches '100-days mask challenge,' makes quarantine mandatory for travelers

22 Jan 2021

Biden launches '100-days mask challenge,' makes quarantine mandatory for travelers

US President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders to address COVID-19 challenges, including making coronavirus test followed by quarantine mandatory for all travelers coming from overseas.

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 jab, mouths famous 'Terminator' dialogue

21 Jan 2021

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 jab, mouths famous 'Terminator' dialogue

Arnold Schwarzenegger has proved his mettle on the silver screen and as California Governor.

Kamala Harris's historic inauguration attire designed by two Black designers

21 Jan 2021

Kamala Harris's historic inauguration attire designed by two Black designers

Kamala Harris on Wednesday opted to wear a dress designed by two Black designers for her historic inauguration as the first woman, first Black and first Indian-American Vice-President of the United States.

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

21 Jan 2021

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

21 Jan 2021

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the United States' re-engagement with the World Health Organization.

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

21 Jan 2021

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

20 Jan 2021

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

More than two months after he won the election, on the promise of healing a broken nation, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America in Washington DC.

Biden to immediately reverse Trump's policies on climate, coronavirus

20 Jan 2021

Biden to immediately reverse Trump's policies on climate, coronavirus

On his day one as United States President, Joe Biden will issue a series of executive orders, reversing outgoing President Donald Trump's policies on immigration, climate change, and the coronavirus.

Jennifer Lopez silences trolls over botox comment with lengthy reply

20 Jan 2021

Jennifer Lopez silences trolls over botox comment with lengthy reply

Jennifer Lopez, who has over 138 million followers on Instagram, needs no introduction.