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Top US general in Europe says there's a low-to-medium risk Russia invades Ukraine in the next few weeks

Units of Russian mountain air assault division hold exercise in Crimea in March 2021. Sergei Malgavko/Getty Images The top US general in Europe said there's a "low to medium" risk Russia invades Ukraine soon. Russia has amassed 80,000 troops on Ukraine's borders. Tensions between Russia and the West have reached historic heights. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air Force General Tod Wolters, the top US general in Europe, on Thursday said there's a "low to med...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Brussels


Cuba's Raul Castro is stepping down, ending more than half a century of Castro rule over the island

Raul and Fidel Castro in May 1978. Francois Lochon/Getty Images Raul Castro is set to step down as the head of the Communist Party of Cuba. This will mark an end to over 60 years of Castro rule over Cuba. President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Castro's protege, is set to become the new leader. See more stories on Insider's business page. Raul Castro is poised to step down as the head of the Communist Party of Cuba at its congress this week, ending six decades of Castro rule over the island....
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, California, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Raul, Raul Castro, Havana


Republicans say Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal aids terrorists, but US intelligence has zeroed in on homegrown extremism as a 'greater immediate domestic threat'

Vice President Joe Biden meets with U.S. troops in Maidan Wardak province January 11, 2011. Omar Sobhani/Reuters Republicans say Biden's planned troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would make it a safe haven for terrorists. But US intelligence and law enforcement now view domestic extremism as the greatest terror threat. Data shows the threat from far-right extremist groups has surged in recent years - especially 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top Republicans are ...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Navy, Washington Post, Osama Bin Laden, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, United States, Taliban


Biden gets emotional during visit to Arlington National Cemetery after announcing Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden wipes his eye as he walks through Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen veterans of the Afghan conflict in Arlington, Virginia, on April 14, 2021. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited Arlington National Cemetery after formally announcing plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. Section 60 of the cemetery is where many US troops who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are buried. "Look at them all. Look at them ...
Tags: Politics, News, Iraq, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Biden, Afghanistan War, Arlington National Cemetery, Beau, Beau Biden, Arlington Virginia, John Haltiwanger, Military & Defense, Brendan Smialowski Getty


Iran says it will enrich uranium to highest level ever after apparent Israeli attack on key nuclear facility

Russia's FM Lavrov meets with Iran's FM Zarif in Moscow Reuters Iran says it's going to enrich uranium to 60% purity, much closer to weapons-grade levels (90%). This could complicate efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. This announcement came after an apparent Israeli attack on an important Iranian nuclear facility. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran on Tuesday said it will enrich uranium to 60% purity, the highest level its nuclear program has ever seen...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Moscow, Nuclear Weapons, The New York Times, State Department, Pbs, Biden


Biden issues warning to Putin, proposes summit as Russian troops amass along the Ukrainian border

Getty Biden urged Putin to de-escalate tensions as Russia amasses troops along the Ukrainian border. The massive Russian troop build-up has raised alarm across Europe. Amid rising tensions between the US and Russia, Biden also proposed holding a summit. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions as thousands of Russian troops gather along the Ukrainian border, while proposing a summit in a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Nato


Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden is vying to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top foreign policy goal. Trump withdrew from the deal in May 2018, pushing tensions with Iran to historic heights. Reviving the deal will be hard, but there's been signs of progress at diplomatic talks in Vienna. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. President Joe Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Middle East, Un


Biden, Obama, and other world leaders extend condolences to the British royal family over Prince Philip's death

Prince Philip in 2017. Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images Biden extended his condolences to the British royal family over Prince Philip's death. The president praised Prince Philip's "decades of devoted public service." Biden said Prince Philip's legacy will live on through his family and charitable endeavors. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Friday extended his condolences to the British royal family and the people of the United Kingdom ove...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, United Kingdom, Michelle Obama, Queen, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Edinburgh, Biden


Biden thinks that only US leadership stops the world from the 'law of the jungle,' his top diplomat says

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Blinken said that Biden sees US leadership as vital to global stability. When the US sits back and countries like China step in, Biden thinks it leads to "chaos," he said. Biden has made competing with China a top for...
Tags: Post, Politics, Human Rights, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Foreign Policy, Nato, Alaska, United Nations


Biden thinks that only US leadership stops the world from the 'law of the jungle,' his top diplomat warns

Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden as he introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Blinken said that Biden sees US leadership as vital to global stability. When the US sits back and countries like China step in, Biden thinks it leads to "chaos," he said. Biden has made competing with China a top for...
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Biden praises Prince Philip's 'decades of devoted public service' and extends condolences to the British royal family

Prince Philip in 2017. Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images Biden extended his condolences to the British royal family over Prince Philip's death. The president praised Prince Philip's "decades of devoted public service." Biden said Prince Philip's legacy will live on through his family and charitable endeavors. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Friday extended his condolences to the British royal family and the people of the United Kingdom ove...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, United Kingdom, Queen, Edinburgh, Biden, Armed Forces, Commonwealth, Elizabeth Ii, Queen Elizabeth, Philip, British Royal Family


John Boehner says he thought Mitch McConnell was going to 'keel over from cardiac arrest' when he told Harry Reid to 'go f--- yourself'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and then-Speaker of the House John Boehner at the US Capitol on June 19, 2013. Drew Angerer/Getty Image Boehner said McConnell was "horrified" by an angry encounter between him and Harry Reid in 2013. Boehner told Reid to "go f--- yourself" amid tense fiscal cliff negotiations at the White House. "Poor McConnnell ... I thought he was going to keel over from cardiac arrest," Boehner wrote. See more stories on I...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, House, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Boehner, Harry Reid, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Capitol, Democratic Senate, Reid


Pakistan's leader blamed a rise in rape cases on how women dress, saying 'vulgarity' has 'consequences' and men lack 'willpower'

Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, said in April that the country was using a system intended to surveil terrorists to monitor the coronavirus. EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images Pakistan's PM Imran Khan suggested the way women dress is to blame for rape. "If you keep on increasing vulgarity, it will have consequences," Khan said on Monday. Khan's remarks have sparked widespread criticism, including from his ex-wife. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pakistan...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, News, Sexual Assault, Saudi Arabia, International, Trends, Pakistan, New York Times, Rape, Imran Khan, Khan, Reuters, LAHORE, KARACHI, Goldsmith


Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The statement said Gaetz had "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating whether Gaetz violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz released a statement from the "women" of his office defending him amid an escalating sex scan...
Tags: Florida, Politics, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Doj, Charles Davis, Bill Clark, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Office of U S, John Haltiwanger, CQ Roll Call Inc, New York Times the Justice Department, GaetzGate


Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are actually named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks down the House steps following the last votes of the week in the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The unsigned statement said Gaetz has "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating Gaetz over whether he violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Florida, Politics, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Doj, Charles Davis, Capitol, Bill Clark, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Office of U S, Matt Gaetz R Fla, John Haltiwanger


Biden is trying to derail China's effort to build the world's fastest supercomputer needed for unstoppable missiles

Military vehicles carry DF-17 missiles, a weapon armed with a hypersonic glide vehicle, during an October 1, 2019 military parade in Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The US added seven China supercomputer entities to its economic blacklist. China is using supercomputers to speed up the development of hypersonic (unstoppable) missiles. The US is in a global arms race with China and Russia to build the most advanced hypersonic missile. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Nuclear Weapons, Supercomputer, Biden, Commerce Department, Department of Commerce


The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are 'inconsistent' with the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western Democracy "fragile." Reuters The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department did not offer specifics on what sanctions might be lifted. The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna as part of an effort to revive the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department on Wednesday said that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran that are "inc...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, State Department, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Iran Nuclear Deal


Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


Bolsonaro dismisses being labeled 'genocidal' as daily COVID-19 deaths in Brazil top 4,000

President Jair Bolsonaro seen in Brasilia on May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado Bolsonaro sarcastically said people think he's "genocidal" due to Brazil's COVID-19 death toll. Brazil recorded over 4,000 COVID-19 deaths within a 24-hour period for the first time on Tuesday. The Brazilian president has repeatedly pushed against pandemic restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday continued to downplay the COVID-19 pa...
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John Boehner says Trump incited Capitol attack via 'bullshit he'd been shoveling since he lost a fair election'

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, waits for Donald J. Trump to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol, January 20, 2017. Tom Williams/Getty Images John Boehner in his new book said Trump sparked the Capitol riot via "bullshit he'd been shoveling." Boehner ripped into Trump over his false claims on the 2020 election. The former House Speaker said the GOP has been taken over by "garden-variety whack jobs." See more stories ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Washington, Trends, Gop, United States, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, John Boehner, Ohio, Boehner, Times, Donald Trump, Cruz


The US is talking to allies about boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics over genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang

A Chinese flag flutters in front of the IOC headquarters during a protest by activists of the International Tibet Network against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Februay 3, 2021 in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images The US and its allies are discussing a possible boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics. "It is something that we certainly wish to discuss," the State Department said on Tuesday. China is facing growing backlash over what's widely considered to be genocide against ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, China, US, Sports, International, Trends, Eu, Beijing, Canada, Olympics, Alaska, New York Times, International criminal court, Moscow


The GOP's flailing response to the Georgia voting law backlash shows how lost the party is

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offers a stimulus compromise at a press conference with Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L) and Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R) at the Capitol. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The GOP response to backlash over Georgia's new voting restrictions shows how lost it is. The typically pro-corporate party is threatening tax hikes on major companies criticizing the law. And as Republicans rant about "canc...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming


CNN journalist arrested outside of the Russian prison where Alexei Navalny is being held and was hospitalized

An employee of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service stands with a service dog outside Penal Colony No 2 in the town of Pokrov, some 85 km east of Moscow, where convicted opposition activist Alexei Navalny is serving his sentence. Getty Images A CNN reporter was arrested outside the penal colony where Alexei Navalny is being held. A number of people were arrested amid protests demanding Navalny receive proper medical care. Navalny's lawyer said the Kremlin critic is "seriously ill....
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Cbs News, Germany, Russia, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Reuters, Alec Luhn


McConnell expresses confidence in Fauci's expertise and urges Republican men to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images McConnell on Monday defended Fauci's expertise amid ongoing attacks from Republicans. "He's the most reliable witness I've seen," McConnell said. The Senate Minority Leader also called on GOP men to get the COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed confidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci's medical expertise after consistent att...
Tags: Politics, News, Kentucky, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Neil Cavuto


Putin signs law allowing him to stay in power for another 15 years after ruling over Russia for 2 decades

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in March. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing him to run for two more terms. This means Putin could stay in power until 2036. Putin has already ruled over Russia for 20 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that opened the door for him to stay in power until 2036.The Russian president's term ends in 2024, an...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Washington Dc, Crimea, Moscow, European Court Of Human Rights, Kremlin, Biden


Putin signs law allowing him to stay in power for another 15 years after ruling over Russia for two decades

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia March 17, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Putin signed a law allowing him to run for two more terms as president. This means Putin could stay in power until 2036. Putin has already ruled over Russia for 20 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that opened the door for him to stay in power until 2036.The Russian president's current term ends ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, European Court Of Human Rights, Kremlin, Joseph Stalin


The National Guard deployed an immediate reaction force after someone rammed police officers with a car at the Capitol

National Guard presence around the Capitol after a suspect rammed a police checkpoint on April 2, 2021. John Haltiwanger/Business Insider The National Guard sent an immediate reaction force out to bolster security at the Capitol Friday. A suspect on Friday rammed a police checkpoint, killing one police officer. The Guard presence in DC has been higher than normal since the riot at the Capitol earlier this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. The National Guard deployed an...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol Police, Guard, Capitol, National Guard, U S Capitol Police, John Haltiwanger, USCP, Military & Defense, Ryan Pickrell, Mark Segraves, Capitol Police The Guard


Over 171,000 migrants were apprehended at the US border in March, the highest number in 15 years

A US Border Patrol agent processes migrants after they arrived illegally from Mexico on March 29, 2021 in Roma, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A record number of migrants were taken into CBP custody last month, new data shows. Over 171,000 migrants were apprehended at the US-Mexico border in March. In January, the number taken into custody stood at 78,442. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over 171,000 migrants were apprehended at the US-Mexico border in March, according to...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fema, CBP, Customs, Biden, Guatemala, Department Of Homeland Security


US and Iran to hold indirect talks on the nuclear deal in Vienna, a first step toward a major goal for Biden

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrives in New Delhi Reuters The US and Iran will participate in talks in Vienna about the 2015 nuclear deal. But US and Iranian officials will not hold direct talks. Regardless, this is a major step toward restoring the deal - a top priority for Biden. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US and Iran will send officials to Vienna next week to participate in talks aimed at restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but they will not communic...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, United States, Middle East, State Department, Biden, Tehran



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