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Tag: Joe Biden

  • Thursday, November 16th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Biden, Xi resume direct talks after over a year of top-level silence

    Both leaders had a “candid” conversation where no major breakthroughs were expected

    After going no contact for over a year, Presidents Joseph Biden of the United States and Xi Jinping of China met Wednesday in San Francisco on the sides of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

  • Saturday, November 11th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    APEC: No major breakthrough expected from Biden-Xi meeting

    It will be San Francisco's biggest political event since 1945

    San Francisco is finalizing its arrangements for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit during which a key meeting between Presidents Joseph Biden of the United States and Xi Jinping of China is expected to take place on Nov. 15. Xi and Biden will get together to discuss a range of “potentially contentious” topics including the need for military-to-military dialogue.

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Peru's Foreign Minister resigns after Biden meeting fiasco

    Gervasi had been on the post since December 2022

    Ana Cecilia Gervasi Monday turned in her resignation as Foreign Minister of Peru following strong criticism over a failed bilateral meeting between President Dina Boluarte and her US counterpart Joseph Biden during last week’s summit of leaders of the Americas in Washington DC.

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2023 - 08:25 UTC

    Biden envoy visiting Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay

    Fernandez’s presence is a move to neutralize China’s expansion in the region

    US Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, José W. Fernández is on a South American tour with stops in Uruguay, Chile, and Paraguay to boost green energy developments in the region.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 11:55 UTC

    Uruguay: Deep political crisis awaits Lacalle Pou upon returning from the US

    Lacalle is to meet first with members of the ruling Multicolor coalition and then with opposition leader Fernando Pereira

    After meeting with his US colleague Joseph Biden on Friday in Washington DC, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has a busy agenda ahead of him Saturday back at home after the crisis sparked by the resignation of Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo, who was involved in a cover-up following the highly irregular issuance of a passport to wanted drug trafficker Sebastián Marset.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Biden pledges to boost regional trade before leaders of the Americas

    “We want to make sure that our closest neighbors know that they have a choice,” Biden told the attendees

    US President Joseph Biden pledged in Washington DC before a dozen leaders from Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay to boost economic ties while standing up to China and other global competitors seeking their slice of regional businesses.

  • Tuesday, October 17th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Biden to travel to Israel while Washington might ease sanctions against pro-Palestine Venezuela

    Israel has the right to defend itself, Blinken insisted

    While US President Joseph Biden announced Monday he would be traveling to Israel this coming Wednesday to express his country's support in light of Hamas' attacks, his administration hinted sanctions against Venezuela would be eased if free and fair elections are held in 2024. Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro has forcefully expressed his support for the Palestinian cause and against Israel.

  • Monday, October 2nd 2023 - 09:25 UTC

    US: Last-minute proposal to avert shutown passed

    A last-minute temporary funding measure to prevent the US government from shutting down has been approved by the House of Representatives, it was reported in Washington DC. The measure does not include additional funding for Ukraine or border security, it was also explained.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2023 - 08:33 UTC

    Lula praises Biden's support to autoworkers' strike

    Lula “had a moment of great happiness” when he saw Biden telling workers to stand firm

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday praised his US colleague Joseph Biden for supporting a strike by autoworkers in Detroit, just a week after both heads of state signed an understanding regarding the role of labor unions.

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2023 - 09:11 UTC

    Biden in Detroit supports and joins striking auto workers union

    It is the 12th day of the strike and Biden has been especially vocal in his support for the UAW cause.

    United States President Joe Biden flew to Detroit on Tuesday where he joined members of the striking United Auto Workers , UAW, union on the picket line. The visit is thought to have been the first time a US president has ever joined striking workers.