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  • Biden signs Bill into law raising federal debt ceiling until December

    Biden signs Bill into law raising federal debt ceiling until December

    Without the increase in the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury had estimated it would run out of money to pay the nation's bills on October 18. The $480 billion increase in the borrowing limit signed by Biden is expected to be exhausted by December 3.

    October 15, 2021
  • ‘Get out of the way’: Biden slams Republicans on debt limit

    ‘Get out of the way’: Biden slams Republicans on debt limit

    US president hopes to keep the government from bumping dangerously close to a credit default as Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell refuses to lend his party’s help.

    October 5, 2021
  • Retreat from Af also retreat from US ambitions to remake world

    Retreat from Af also retreat from US ambitions to remake world

    It is also a convergence with the policy of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump

    September 2, 2021
  • Afghan civilian casualties drastically down last week

    Afghan civilian casualties drastically down last week

    A media report has revealed that there were 117 Afghan civilian casualties in the past seven days, a drastic difference from the 433 fatalities reported the previous week amid US airstrikes on the Taliban and international calls for a reduction in violence in the war-torn country. The Pajhwok News report revealed on Saturday that the …

    July 25, 2021
  • Afghan civilian casualties drastically down last week

    Afghan civilian casualties drastically down last week

    Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents also suffered casualties in this, but the Pajhwok News report did not publish the figures as there was no official confirmation from either side.

    July 25, 2021
  • Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in US major cities

    Biden to deliver address over soaring crime rates in US major cities

    The President is likely to highlight funding for law enforcement and Justice Department initiatives to curb rampant crimes, local media reported.

    June 23, 2021
  • NATO ministers meet to prepare summit, Afghan withdrawal

    NATO ministers meet to prepare summit, Afghan withdrawal

    The most pressing subject for debate will be winding up NATO's operations in Afghanistan. Biden has pledged to have U.S. troops out of the conflict-ravaged country by Sept. 11, but many are likely to have left by the time the summit takes place.

    June 1, 2021
  • Biden versus Putin

    Biden versus Putin

    The statement has alleged that Russian intelligence was behind last year’s massive “SolarWinds” hack, aside from accusing Vladimir Putin’s Moscow of interference in the election. From 2016 to 2020, therefore, this is the second presidential election in which the Kremlin is alleged to have intervened.

    April 19, 2021
  • Suga in America

    Suga in America

    The discussions are expected to cover how to deal with China; North Korea's nuclear development; the issue of abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea and how to advance a joint vision of a 'free and open Indo-Pacific' to promote a rules-based order in the region

    April 13, 2021
  • Biden’s North Korea test

    Biden’s North Korea test

    In mid-March, North Korea issued a fiery threat to the Biden administration when Kim Jong-un’s powerful sister Kim Yo-jong blasted the continuation of military drills between the US and South Korea as “ridiculous, impudent and stupid”.

    April 12, 2021
  • Boots on the ground

    Boots on the ground

    For one thing, he scarcely appears to be firm on abiding by the 1st of May deadline for the withdrawal of US troops. The boots may not be off the ground quite yet.

    April 11, 2021
  • Towards Open Sesame?

    Towards Open Sesame?

    H1-B visas, that are used more by Indian professionals than any other citizens abroad, were suspended by Mr Biden’s predecessor in June last year, ostensibly to protect American jobs, that had languished because of the pandemic.

    April 4, 2021
  • ‘Puzzled at cacophony over not being invited at Biden’s climate summit’’

    ‘Puzzled at cacophony over not being invited at Biden’s climate summit’’

    The Pakistani leader said he has already laid out priorities for the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26) if the international community was serious about countering the impact of climate change.

    April 4, 2021
  • Signal of intent

    Signal of intent

    The United States, in step with its partners and allies, is going to hold China "accountable" in the region. Furthermore, it will press Beijing to follow the rules on a range of issues, notably the contentious South China Sea. The world awaits a response from China.

    March 28, 2021
  • Biden invites Modi to climate summit

    Biden invites Modi to climate summit

    The summit will underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action. It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow, the White House said.

    March 28, 2021
  • Pole position

    Pole position

    On China, the Biden Administration has cast itself as the only power capable – and now willing – to take on Beijing’s alleged bullying in the region and its attempt to overturn the rules-based global order. The just-concluded and rather combustible US-China talks in Anchorage provided more evidence of Washington’s hardening stand.

    March 22, 2021
  • Leveraging the world’s equity

    Leveraging the world’s equity

    Instead, US general government expenditure rose by 78 per cent in constant 2010 dollars from 1981 to 2019, whereas total public debt has increased dramatically from $1 trillion or 31 per cent of GDP when Reagan was President to $27 trillion or 136 per cent of GDP by the end of September 2020.

    March 17, 2021