Biden makes emotional appeal for action on gun violence

Biden makes emotional appeal for action on gun violence

US President Joe Biden pleaded with lawmakers Thursday to take action on gun violence plaguing the country, calling for a ban on assault weapons such as those used in recent massacres in Texas and New York state.

Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

US President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, in a series of critical comments about China he made in Tokyo that an aide said represented no change in US policy on the self-ruled island.

Biden heads to Poland, with military support high on agenda

Biden heads to Poland, with military support high on agenda

US President Joe Biden landed in Rzeszow, Poland, on Friday to get a firsthand look at international efforts to help some of the millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing war in their country, and speak to American troops bolstering Nato's eastern flank.

Biden bans Russia oil imports to US, warns US gasoline prices will rise further

Biden bans Russia oil imports to US, warns US gasoline prices will rise further

US President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil and other energy imports on Tuesday in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine, underscoring strong bipartisan support for a move that he acknowledged would drive up US energy prices.

Biden warns Putin Ukraine attack would bring 'severe costs'

Biden warns Putin Ukraine attack would bring 'severe costs'

Efforts to defuse the crisis in Ukraine via a frenzy of telephone diplomacy failed to ease tensions Saturday, with US President Joe Biden warning that Russia faces "swift and severe costs" if its troops carry out an invasion.

Biden urges Americans to leave Ukraine as fears of Russian invasion mount

Biden urges Americans to leave Ukraine as fears of Russian invasion mount

US President Joe Biden urged Americans Thursday to immediately leave Ukraine, as Russia's live-fire drills and build-up of troops around the ex-Soviet state deepened fears of an invasion.

Biden to tell Putin he'll face toughest sanctions yet if he invades Ukraine

Biden to tell Putin he'll face toughest sanctions yet if he invades Ukraine

US President Joe Biden will use a high-stakes video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday to tell him that Russia will be hit with the toughest economic sanctions yet if it invades Ukraine, US officials said.

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China dismisses concern for Hong Kong freedom after tabloid closure

China's foreign ministry on Friday rejected comments by US President Joe Biden that the closure of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper signaled intensifying repression by Beijing in the semi-autonomous city.

Biden ends EU aircraft trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

Biden ends EU aircraft trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

US President Joe Biden ended one front in a Trump-era trade war when he met European Union leaders on Tuesday by agreeing a truce in a transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies that has dragged on for 17 years.

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead of key summit

The United States and China are "committed to cooperating" on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said Saturday, issuing the pledge days ahead of a key summit hosted by President Joe Biden.

Earth Day summit a chance for Biden to show US serious about climate: Trudeau

Earth Day summit a chance for Biden to show US serious about climate: Trudeau

President Joe Biden must show he is serious and committed about US re-engagement on climate change, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview with AFP ahead of a virtual climate summit opening this week.

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

US, Japan, South Korea begin talks on North Korea

The United States, South Korea and Japan began a day of talks on Friday to discuss President Joe Biden's long-awaited review of North Korea policy and other pressing concerns, including a shortage of semi-conductor chips.