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Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

Biden signs bill at jubilant ceremony as US takes steps to confront shameful historyThe US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday.At a jubilant White House ceremony, the president emphasized the need for the US to reckon with its history, even when that history is shameful. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Race, US, America, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Congress, Biden, Kamala Harris, Juneteenth


Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – live

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 9.23pm BST Now that Joe Biden has signed the Juneteenth bill, June 19 officially becomes a federal holiday just two days before America commemorates the end...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Bush, Trump Organization, US Office of Personnel Management


Little left to chance in carefully-curated Geneva summit

Meeting goes as well as could be expected as Biden and Putin speak language of diplomacy – but hardly one of affectionJoe Biden and Vladimir Putin hadn’t even sat down before tensions boiled over at the 18th-century Villa La Grange, a fine Swiss manor house besieged on Wednesday by a 21st-century press pool. The two men looked cordial enough as they shook hands for the first time as leaders. But the sun-struck journalists behind them pushed and shouted, some knocked to the floor, as they fought...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Geneva, Biden, Villa La Grange


Biden rejects Putin’s ‘ridiculous comparison’ between Capitol rioters and Alexei Navalny at summit – live

Biden says he raised human rights concerns at summitPutin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 7.20pm BST Back in Washington, a contender for headline of the day from MSNBC’s Maddowblog. Trumpets please…Defying irony, GOP alleges White House ‘weakness’ toward RussiaPresident Joe Bide...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Gop, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Msnbc, Republican National Committee, Alexei Navalny


Putin says Biden is an ‘experienced statesman’ and ‘very different from Trump’ after summit – live

Putin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 6.26pm BST Joe Biden is now holding his solo press conference after his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.“I told Putin our agenda is not against Russia or anyone else. It is for the American people,” Biden ...
Tags: Usa, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Lavrov, Geneva Switzerland, Randolph, Blinken


Biden-Putin summit live: leaders reach second stage of tense talks

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will talk for four-five hours before making separate press appearancesFirst session, with Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, concludesTalks amid tensions expected to focus on regional conflicts, climate, Covid 4.17pm BST A former longtime White House correspondent said today’s chaotic media scrum at the beginning of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin’s summit reminded him of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Geneva meeting in 1985.Photo-op was also jammed and chaoti...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Ronald Reagan, Geneva, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergey Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Reagan Gorbachev, COVID, Biden Putin


‘Pure insanity’: emails reveal Trump push to overturn election defeat

White House chief of staff pushed debunked conspiracy claimsHouse committee releases emails sent to justice departmentUS politics – live coverageDonald Trump tried to enlist top US law enforcement officials in a conspiracy-laden and doomed effort to overturn his election defeat, a campaign they described as “pure insanity”, newly released emails show. Related: White House unveils first national strategy to fight domestic terrorism Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, US elections 2020


White House unveils first national strategy to fight domestic terrorism

Framework comes five months after violent mob attacked the Capitol but takes care to remain ‘ideologically neutral’The White House has published its first ever national strategy for countering domestic terrorism five months after a violent mob stormed the US Capitol in Washington.The framework released on Tuesday by the National Security Council describes the threat as now more serious than potential attacks from overseas but emphasises the need to protect civil liberties. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, White House, US news, US politics, The far right, National Security Council, Capitol, US Capitol, Biden Administration, US Capitol breach


Birx hinted she wanted Trump to lose election, new book says

Andy Slavitt writes that White House Covid taskforce coordinator told him ‘I hope the election turns out a certain way’, CNN reportsDr Deborah Birx, then the White House coronavirus taskforce coordinator, hinted to an Obama-era official shortly before the 2020 election she wanted Donald Trump to lose to Joe Biden.Andy Slavitt, a former acting chief of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, writes in a new book, according to CNN, that he spoke to Birx “to get a sense for whether, in the ...
Tags: Obama, White House, World news, US news, Cnn, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Andy Slavitt, Centers for Medicaid, Trump Administration, Medicare Services, US elections 2020, Deborah Birx, Birx


Joe Biden to use Nato summit to atone for damage of Trump years

Omens are favourable, but experts warn previous four years will have lasting consequencesThree years ago it was Donald Trump who stunned Nato members at a summit in Brussels, warning that he may be prepared to pull the US out of the western military alliance if its other members did not increase their defence spending.At a summit in the same city on Monday, it falls to Joe Biden to repair the damage from four years of his predecessor’s freewheeling theatrics, although experts caution that the Tr...
Tags: Politics, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Military, US politics, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Nato, US military, Brussels, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


Obstacles mount in Central America as Biden seeks cooperation over corruption

The post-Trump landscape, geopolitical concerns and an economic paradox pose threat to White House hopesStanding behind a podium next to the president of Guatemala during her first trip abroad this week, Vice-President Kamala Harris emphasized the renewed commitment of the United States to fighting corruption as part of efforts to confront the root causes driving migration from Central America.But for many, the man standing beside her, Alejandro Giammattei, embodies the challenge in a region whe...
Tags: White House, Americas, US foreign policy, US news, United States, Global development, Biden, Guatemala, Central America, Kamala Harris, Biden Administration, Alejandro Giammattei


Scott Morrison denied one-on-one with Joe Biden as Boris Johnson joins meeting

Labor’s Penny Wong says its disappointing the Australian prime minister did not secure a private meeting with the US presidentScott Morrison has met with Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit and agreed to work closely on challenges in the increasingly contested Indo-Pacific region including China.Regional issues dominated the Australian prime minister’s first face-to-face meeting with the US president late on Saturday – but the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, also attended in what ...
Tags: Politics, China, India, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Asia Pacific, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, G7, Morrison, Indo Pacific, Labor 's Penny Wong


Scott Morrison and Joe Biden focus on Indo-Pacific in first face-to-face meeting

Australian PM and US president joined by Boris Johnson on sidelines of G7 summit but UK-Australia trade deal still unclearScott Morrison has met with Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit and agreed to work closely on challenges in the increasingly contested Indo-Pacific region including China.Regional issues dominated the Australian prime minister’s first face-to-face meeting with the US president late on Saturday – but the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, also attended in what beca...
Tags: Politics, China, India, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Asia Pacific, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, G7, Morrison, UK Australia, Indo Pacific


No joint news conference after Biden-Putin summit: White House

Biden will speak to press alone after Geneva meetingTrump caused outcry by accepting Putin denials at HelsinkiJoe Biden will give a solo news conference after his meeting next week with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the White House has said.Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, the jailing of dissidents and other issues that have irritated the relatio...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, Geneva, Biden, Russia Moscow, Biden Putin, HelsinkiJoe Biden


G7: leaders to sign landmark global health declaration to stop future pandemics - live updates

Leaders of the G7 industrialised countries are meeting in Cornwall this weekend to discuss vaccines, the pandemic recovery and the climate crisisUK must honour its word over Brexit, says Emmanuel MacronBoris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern IrelandCalls for G7 spending restraint misguided, warns Lord Stern‘Enjoying yourself?’: Queen jokes with G7 leaders in family photo See all our G7 coverage 11.50am BST The Carbis Bay declaration will set out the steps G7 countries will take to...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Surrey, Brexit, G7, Stern, Pirbright Institute, Coronavirus


G7: Emmanuel Macron tells Boris Johnson UK-France relations need ‘reset’ - live updates

Leaders of the G7 industrialised countries are meeting in Cornwall this weekend to discuss vaccines, the pandemic recovery and the climate crisisBoris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern IrelandCalls for G7 spending restraint misguided, warns Lord SternBoris Johnson appears to repudiate Tory austerity at summit openingSee all our G7 coverage 10.19am BST The Duchess of Cambridge and US first lady Jill Biden have written a joint article on the importance of early childhood, following ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Italy, Northern Ireland, Cambridge, European Commission, Cornwall


Vladimir Putin says Biden ‘radically different’ after impulsive Trump

Russian ruler says relations with US at their lowest point in years as the two presidents prepare to meet in GenevaThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years, in an interview before his meeting with the US president, Joe Biden, next week.Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, the jailing of dissidents an...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Ukraine, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Trump, US Russia, Russia Moscow


Justice department calls for internal inquiry into seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 6.47pm BST 6.20pm BST The justice department has asked for an internal investigation into the Trump-era seizure of phone data from House Democrats in 2018, the Associated Press is reporting. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the department’s inspector general to open the investigation on Friday, a ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


DoJ calls for internal investigation of seizure of Democrats’ data – live

Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 6.20pm BST The Justice Department has asked for an internal investigation into the Trump-era seizure of phone data from House Democrats in 2018, the Associated Press is reporting. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the department’s inspector general to open the investigation on Friday, a senior Justice D...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Oregon, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, Associated Press, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Wish you were here? 13 photos that reveal what the G7 summit is really like

Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson play happy families, Justin Trudeau channels Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, giant Pikachus descend on a beach – and moreIt’s that time again – the G7 summit. It was previously the G8 summit, until the Russians went full Russia and, rather than receiving coordinated international condemnation and effective sanctions, were kicked out of this faintly ridiculous rigmarole as “punishment”.This year’s is being held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Very rarely are things achieved at the...
Tags: Politics, Russia, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, G7, Justin Trudeau, Jill Biden, Carrie Johnson, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, Carbis Bay Cornwall


G7 live news: Boris Johnson chairs summit’s opening meeting, saying world should ‘level up’ after pandemic

Latest updates: Boris Johnson says G7 must stop inequalities being ‘entrenched’ after CovidBoris Johnson hails UK’s ‘indestructible relationship’ with USStarmer accuses PM of failure of leadership in football anti-racism rowAnalysis: G7 leaders face make-or-break moment in climate crisisMacron: ‘nothing is negotiable’ over Northern Ireland protocolCoronavirus global updates – live 3.09pm BST Here is the opening statement that Boris Johnson delivered as the first session of the G7 summit got ...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, G7, Coronavirus, CovidBoris Johnson


G7 live news: Johnson rejects claim offer of 100m Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries is too little

Latest updates: PM defends UK offer of surplus Covid jabs to poorer nations; post-Covid reconstruction on the agenda as G7 leaders meet in CornwallBoris Johnson hails UK’s ‘indestructible relationship’ with USAnalysis: G7 leaders face make-or-break moment in climate crisisMacron: ‘nothing is negotiable’ over Northern Ireland protocolCoronavirus global updates – live 1.27pm BST 1.22pm BST President Biden has just posted this on Twitter about the G7.It’s the first official day of the G7 S...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Biden, G7, BST, Coronavirus


Joe Biden ‘actively engaged’ in case of Harry Dunn, says Boris Johnson

Family of teenager killed in crash outside military base in England welcome issue being raised with president The US president, Joe Biden, is “actively engaged” and “extremely sympathetic” in the case of the teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn, according to Boris Johnson.The family of the teenager, who was killed when a car crashed into his motorbike outside a military base in Northamptonshire, have welcomed the issue being raised at “the first available opportunity” with Biden, ahead of the G7 summ...
Tags: Politics, England, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Boris Johnson, Biden, Northamptonshire, Harry Dunn, Cornwall Continue


Boris Johnson hails UK’s ‘indestructible relationship’ with US

PM seeks to underline closeness of two nations despite Joe Biden’s concerns over Northern IrelandBoris Johnson has claimed the UK has an “indestructible relationship” with the US, after his bilateral meeting on Thursday with President Joe Biden.The prime minister is known not to be keen on the well-worn phrase “special relationship”, believing it makes the UK look weak. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, G7, IrelandBoris Johnson


Senators reach agreement on $1tn infrastructure package - live

New deal comes after negotiations between Biden and GOP stallChristopher Wray called the Capitol attack an act of domestic terrorismUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 1.15am BST 1.07am BST Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man who was shot by North Carolina deputies in April, died of a gunshot to the head, a state autopsy confirmed. An independent autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family had found the same....
Tags: Politics, Republicans, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Boris Johnson, US Congress, Biden, North Carolina, G7, Wray, Brown


Senators reach agreement on $1tn infrastructure package - as it happened

New deal comes after negotiations between Biden and GOP stallChristopher Wray called the Capitol attack an act of domestic terrorismUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 1.15am BST 1.07am BST Andrew Brown Jr, a Black man who was shot by North Carolina deputies in April, died of a gunshot to the head, a state autopsy confirmed. An independent autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family had found the same....
Tags: Politics, Republicans, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Gop, US politics, Boris Johnson, US Congress, Biden, North Carolina, G7, Wray, Brown


FBI director testifies on the 2020 election: ‘We did not find evidence of fraud’ - live

Christopher Wray called the Capitol attack an act of domestic terrorismNegotiations on bipartisan infrastructure deal remain at impasseUS president and first lady meet PM and wife in CornwallG7 leaders to call for fresh Covid investigation, leaked memo suggests 9.00pm BST House Democrats have divided over representative Ilhan Omar, with some attacking her for saying, “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban” and others coming to her...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Senate, West Virginia, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Taliban, House, Boris Johnson, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress


Boris Johnson plays down Brexit issues after G7 talks with Biden

PM calls US president a ‘breath of fresh air’ and strikes optimistic tone about Northern Ireland tensionsBoris Johnson sought to play down any differences with Washington over the way Brexit could affect Northern Ireland after talks with Joe Biden at the G7 summit, as he called the US president “a breath of fresh air”.Speaking to TV reporters after bilateral talks with Biden at the summit venue in Cornwall, where according to Downing Street the pair discussed Covid and the climate emergency, as ...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Biden, Brexit, G7, Trade Policy


G7 summit: Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ after talks – as it happened

Latest updates: prime minister welcomes US president’s desire to work with UK on issues such as security and climate crisisBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 7.01pm BST The president and the prime minister set out a global vision in a new Atlantic Charter to deepen cooperation in democracy and human rights, defence and sec...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Washington, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Foreign Policy, Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, G7


G7 summit live: Boris Johnson praises Joe Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ after talks

Latest updates: US president arrives in Carbis Bay as world leaders assemble for in-person G7 summitBrexit rains on Boris Johnson’s G7 paradeJohnson must respect rule of law and implement Brexit deal, says EUG7 leaders ‘will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins’Coronavirus – latest global updates 6.24pm BST Asked if President Biden urged him to speed up implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol in their talks, Boris Johnson said Biden did not do that. But he said that all side...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, US, Eu, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Social Care, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Belfast



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