U.S. President Joe Biden applauds upon seeing the first images from the Webb Space Telescope during a briefing from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Biden unveils Webb space telescope’s first full-color image of distant galaxies

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, pausing from political pressures to bask in the glow of the cosmos, on Monday released the debut photo from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – an image of a galaxy cluster revealing the most detailed glimpse…

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People react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Deadliest U.S. school killing in nearly a decade prompts Biden call for action

UVALDE, Texas, May 25 (Reuters) – A gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest U.S. school shooting for nearly a decade, prompting President Joe Biden to urge Americans to confront the country’s gun lobby and pressure Congress to…

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What’s the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia, and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.” What is the group, where did it come from and why…

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ASEAN-US summit: Long on talk, short on substance

Only diplomatic platitudes in the joint vision statement plus a small financial package demonstrated the Joe Biden administration’s commitment to maintain momentum in the US’ Indo-Pacific strategy in Southeast Asia,…

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Biden’s visit to racist massacre site will highlight US extremism

When President Joe Biden visits the site of a racist massacre in upstate New York on Tuesday, he’ll confront not only the shocking deaths of 10 Black people but warn against an ideology that “tears at the…

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People wearing protective face masks walk amid concerns over the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in front of Pyongyang Station in Pyongyang, North Korea April 27, 2020, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

Russia would consider North Korea request for COVID vaccine supply

May 13 (Reuters) – Russia will promptly consider any request from North Korea for COVID-19 vaccine supplies, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “North Korean comrades are well aware of our various inoculations, they are…

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Thailand’s regional strategies revealed at the ASEAN-US summit

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-cha, speaking at the special ASEAN-US summit, revealed Thailand’s regional strategies, which will promote peace and resilience in the post-pandemic era. He outlined three priorities for the…

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Thailand and US begin two days of strategic talks in Washington DC

Thailand and the US began a two-day strategic discussion in Washington yesterday (Monday), to strengthen further their security partnership in creating a peaceful and prosperous region. The Thai delegation is…

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President Joe Biden talk to the press about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the U.S. Mission in Brussels on March 25, 2022, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US, EU announce new partnership to undercut Russian energy

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday announced a new partnership to reduce the continent’s reliance on Russian energy, a step top officials characterized as the…

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A man holds his head as he stands in his apartment in a multi-story house that was destroyed following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine says Moscow is forcibly taking civilians to Russia

KYIV (AP) — Ukraine accused Moscow on Thursday of forcibly taking hundreds of thousands of civilians from shattered Ukrainian cities to Russia, where some may be used as “hostages” to…

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President Joe Biden speaks Monday, March 21, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden heads to Europe to bolster West’s unity, toughen Russia sanctions

President Joe Biden leaves Wednesday for Europe on a mission to bolster Western unity, and ramp up unprecedented sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine and attempting to upset the post-Cold…

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US President Joe Biden speaks during an event celebrating the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2022. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Biden calls Putin a war criminal as Russia says mission ‘going to plan’

KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Russian leader Vladimir Putin a war criminal in comments the Kremlin said were “unforgivable” as it insisted…

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U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Biden pledges end to Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be halted if Russia invades Ukraine and stressed unity with…

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Opinion – Biden’s second year could be worse

For the Asia region, it is better to look ahead to the second year of the Biden administration. A review of the past 12 months is unlikely to bring cheer…

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Biden imposes first sanctions over North Korea weapons program after missile tests

The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed its first sanctions over North Korea’s weapons programs following a series of North Korean missile launches, including two since last week. The sanctions targeted…

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White House says Biden intends to run again in 2024

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Nov 22 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden intends to run for re-election in 2024, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday. Biden, 79, has suffered a dip in his job approval ratings…

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Biden imposes new international travel vaccine rules, lifts existing restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe effective Nov. 8, the…

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin meet for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Pool

Biden talks down Russia, spurs allies in bid to back Putin into a corner

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on his first foreign foray sought to cast Russia not as a direct competitor to the United States but as a bit player in world where Washington is…

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US President Joe Biden (R) talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021. (Photo by PETER KLAUNZER / POOL / AFP)

Biden and Putin agree to steps on cybersecurity, arms control

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Wednesday to begin cybersecurity and arms control talks at a summit that highlighted their discord on those issues, human rights and Ukraine. In their first meeting since he took…

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US President Joe Biden (L) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) meet during a NATO summit at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2021. – The 30-nation alliance hopes to reaffirm its unity and discuss increasingly tense relations with China and Russia, as the organization pulls its troops out after 18 years in Afghanistan. (Photo by Stephanie LECOCQ / POOL / AFP)

Biden rallies NATO against ‘new challenges’ from Russia, China

US President Joe Biden warned Monday that NATO must adapt to new challenges posed by China and Russia as he met fellow leaders to renew Washington’s “sacred” bond with its…

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U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk from Marine One to board Air Force One for return travel to Washington, DC at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, U.S., June 4, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

With G7 summit the first stop, Biden embarks on 8-day trip to Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden departs for Britain on Wednesday on his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties strained during the Trump era and to reframe relations with…

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A Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games banner in Tokyo on February 7, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Biden: “Remains to be seen” if US will send team to Olympics

US President Joe Biden said late Sunday it remains to be seen if the US will send a team to the pandemic-postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in a radio interview in…

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Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic…

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Trump and Biden running neck-and-neck in vital battleground of Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump was narrowly leading Democratic rival Joe Biden in the vital battleground state of Florida on Tuesday, while other competitive swing states that will help…

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