Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and stressed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region at a time when the United States is trying to solidify its pivot toward Asia and strengthen ties with allies to take on China’s growing influence in the region. The meeting… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris visited a border patrol facility near the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday and urged a focus on children and practical solutions to migration, in a trip meant to blunt Republican criticism of White House immigration policies. The visit – her first since becoming vice president five months ago – came amid a… Read More U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. President Joe Biden signs law making June 19 a holiday in commemoration of slavery end

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill into law on Thursday afternoon to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of the legal enslavement of Black Americans. The bill, which was passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday after a unanimous vote in the Senate,… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden signs law making June 19 a holiday in commemoration of slavery end

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Mexico, meets President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that she saw him as a partner in tackling migration as they agreed on Tuesday to deepen economic ties and invest to improve conditions in Central America. The administration of President Joe Biden has been struggling with the number of migrant children and… Read More U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Mexico, meets President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

U.S. President Joe Biden holds first bilateral meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries’ deep ties and pledging to work together on COVID-19 and climate change in their first bilateral meeting. “The United States has no closer friend, no closer friend than Canada,” Biden told… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden holds first bilateral meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

U.S. swears in Joe Biden, Kamala Harris as president and vice-president

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family… Read More U.S. swears in Joe Biden, Kamala Harris as president and vice-president

U.S. Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s presidential victory

President-elect Joe Biden delivered a forceful rebuke on Monday to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of his victory, hours after winning the state-by-state Electoral College vote that officially determines the U.S. presidency. “In this battle for the soul of America, democracy prevailed,” Biden said in a prime-time speech from his hometown of Wilmington,… Read More U.S. Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s presidential victory

Time Magazine names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris jointly as ‘Person of the Year’

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were jointly named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year” on Thursday, chosen from a list of finalists that included the man Biden vanquished at the polls – President Donald Trump. The Democratic former vice president and his running mate, a California senator whose election broke… Read More Time Magazine names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris jointly as ‘Person of the Year’