U.S. President Joe Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The disclosure of the plan came on the same day that the U.S. intelligence community released a gloomy… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11

U.S. to provide at least $235million in aid to Palestine

The Biden administration plans to provide at least $235 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding for the United Nations agency supporting refugees and restoring other assistance cut off by then-President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said. The package, including humanitarian, economic and security aid, is expected to be announced by… Read More U.S. to provide at least $235million in aid to Palestine

Several U.S. states file lawsuit against Biden administration over revocation of Keystone XL pipeline permit

Texas and several other U.S. states have sued the administration of President Joe Biden over his decision to revoke a key permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement late on Wednesday. The lawsuit states that Biden does not have the unilateral authority to change energy policy that… Read More Several U.S. states file lawsuit against Biden administration over revocation of Keystone XL pipeline permit

Biden administration adds further restrictions to companies supplying 5G items to Huawei

The Biden administration this week amended licenses for companies to sell to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, further restricting companies from supplying items that can be used with 5G devices, sources said. The changes could disrupt existing contracts with Huawei that were agreed upon under previous licenses that have now been changed, two of the… Read More Biden administration adds further restrictions to companies supplying 5G items to Huawei

U.S. President Joe Biden signs $1.9trillion coronavirus stimulus bill into law

President Joe Biden signed his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law on Thursday, commemorating the one-year anniversary of a U.S. lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic with a measure designed to bring relief to Americans and boost the economy. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives gave final congressional approval to the measure on Wednesday, handing the… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden signs $1.9trillion coronavirus stimulus bill into law

U.S. President Joe Biden restarts migrant program for Central America minors

President Joe Biden moved to help children fleeing violence in Central America on Wednesday even as he grappled with a surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border that is taxing resources and exposing him to bipartisan criticism. White House border coordinator Roberta Jacobson told reporters the Biden administration is restarting the Central American Minors… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden restarts migrant program for Central America minors

U.S. House of Representatives gives final approval to President Biden’s $1.9trillion coronavirus relief aid bill

The House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to one of the largest economic stimulus measures in U.S. history, a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that gives President Joe Biden his first major victory in office. The measure provides $400 billion for $1,400 direct payments to most Americans, $350 billion in aid to… Read More U.S. House of Representatives gives final approval to President Biden’s $1.9trillion coronavirus relief aid bill

U.S. Senate passes President Biden’s $1.9trillion coronavirus relief bill on party-line vote

The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that saw Democrats battling among themselves over jobless aid and the Republican minority failing in attempts to push through some three dozen amendments. The final bill includes $400 billion in one-time payments of $1,400… Read More U.S. Senate passes President Biden’s $1.9trillion coronavirus relief bill on party-line vote