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Of all the promises Biden has broken, this one is the most painful
President Joe Biden was elected on promises to unite the country, but he’s now seen as only further dividing a polarized nation
White House backtracks on Biden’s ‘minor incursion’ remark
Moscow faces US-led retaliation over any “cyberattacks and paramilitary tactics” targeting Ukraine
Keynes warned the world against using economic sanctions. His alternative is worth considering
In 1924, the economist argued that aiding our allies is more effective than sanctioning our foes. That lesson should be heeded today
Ivanka Trump asked to cooperate with Capitol attack committee
Investigators seek testimony from former first daughter, with panel increasingly focused on Donald Trump’s inner circle
US, Europe present united front before Blinken-Lavrov talks
Washington says any Russian aggression towards Ukraine will be met with a ‘severe, united’ response from the West.
DeSantis proposes election crimes agency despite little evidence of voter fraud
Florida governor wants lawmakers to allocate nearly $6m for Office of Election Crime and Security
Which is more dysfunctional – the US or the UK? I’ve created a Global Embarrassment Index to figure it out
Living in the US, I have always seized every opportunity to insist things are better in Blighty. But now both countries look ludicrous
Donald Trump’s former attorney general William Barr to publish his memoirs
The book, to be published in March, will divulge details from his tenure as attorney general for George HW Bush and Trump
Backlash as US billionaire dismisses Uyghur abuse
Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya is under fire for saying that he - and most Americans - "don't care" about abuses against the Uyghur minority in China.
Mobile firms agree another 5G delay at US airports
US mobile networks AT&T and Verizon have agreed to postpone the rollout of their new 5G service at some airports.
An Italian showgirl, a US general, and the weaponization of sexual misconduct
Michela Morellato spent months getting flirty texts from the US military’s top man in Africa, before he was finally fired. The case showed how there’s a heavy price to pay for those who receive unwanted sexual advances.
NATO chief invites Russia to new talks as Ukraine tensions mount
Moscow says it must have answers from the West over its security demands before more discussions can take place.
Analysis: China is still the ultimate prize that Western banks can't resist
For many companies, doing business in China is getting trickier by the day. But Western banks and asset managers are more than willing to up their bets on the world's second biggest economy, convinced that the opportunities remain too go...
New poll shows how ‘frustrated’ Americans are with Biden one year in
Democrats are not happy that he did not initiated any war, yet. Republic and are not happy that he fail to promote any peace, yet. Divided USA is united about one thing: no trust in their leaders. Just days ahead of his one-year annivers...
Triple-vaxxed top US general gets Covid-19
The Joint Chiefs chairman is double-vaccinated and boosted, the Pentagon said
Texas synagogue siege: Teens held in UK as Briton named as hostage-taker
Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday.
Texas synagogue hostage-taker was a British citizen; two arrested in England
A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was himself killed as federal agents stormed the temple was identified on Sunday as a British citizen, while police in England said they had detained two teenagers for ...
‘I have no intention of getting infected’: understanding Omicron’s severity
Experts on whether getting Covid is inevitable and why, despite claims of ‘mildness’, the variant is highly dangerous
Texas synagogue hostage-taker was British
A man who took four hostages at a synagogue in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, has been identified by the FBI as British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44.
Biden turning US into ‘large-scale version of Venezuela,’ Trump claims
The former president unloaded on Joe Biden at a packed rally in Arizona
Suspect dead after FBI storm Texas synagogue, freeing hostages
The hostage-taker reportedly demanded the release of a Pakistani woman convicted of attempting to kill US military personnel
'SNL': Joe Biden blames omicron, inflation and everything else on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
Joe Biden, played by James Austin Johnson on "SNL," knows who's really to blame for COVID's omicron surge, inflation and more issues facing Americans.
Over 35 million US families face financial hit
Households will have to make tough choices as monthly benefits lapse
Iran looking for ‘safe channel’ to pay UN dues to regain vote
Tehran has lost its voting rights at the UN for a second year in a row as it faces hurdles in making payments due to US sanctions.
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