Biden didesak tarik balik sekatan perjalanan dari Eropah

WASHINGTON: Pentadbiran Presiden Amerika Syarikat (AS), Joe Biden mendapat tekanan dari kumpulan perniagaan dan diplomat utama untuk membatalkan larangan perjalanan dari Eropah berikutan pelaburan negara itu menjunam hampir satu pertiga tahun lalu. Ketika ini, AS masih tidak membuka pintu sempadan walaupun negara dalam Kesatuan Eropah (EU) sudah berbuat demikian bagi mereka yang sudah divaksin dan diuji negatif COVID-19. Tindakan AS itu mengecewakan sektor perniagaan di negara itu dan Dewan Perniagaan AS Jumaat lalu mendesak Washington membenarkan kemasukan pelancong Eropah ‘secepat mungkin’. Naib Presiden Kanan Dewan Perniagaan AS Hal Ehwal Eropah, Marjorie Chorlins,… Read More

Biden says Afghans must decide their own future

US President Joe Biden has said that Afghans “are going to have to decide their future” as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited the White House. Mr Biden promised continued support for the country, even though US and Nato troops are set to finish their withdrawal on 11 September. It comes as hardline Islamist Taliban fighters have captured dozens of districts in a recent offensive. Earlier this week the UN expressed alarm at their gains. The meeting came the day after the US announced plans to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked for the US… Read More

Biden Outlines Global Vaccine Plan, Will Fall Short Of June Distribution Goal

The White House is not expected to meet its target of shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the month. by Zeke Miller WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June because of regulatory and other hurdles, officials said as they announced new plans Monday for sharing the shots globally. The White House announced the final allocations for the doses, with 60 million shots going to the global COVAX vaccine sharing… Read More

Joe Biden sworn in as US president, says ‘democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK — Joseph R. Biden Jr. is being inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president. But after weeks of tension and a violent attempt to block certification of his election by predecessor Donald Trump, he inherits a country that is as divided politically and racially as it is hurting from the effects of COVID-19. Here are the latest developments during Biden’s first 100 days in office, as his administration attempts to fulfill his electoral promise: “Help is on the way.”