Joe Biden apologizes for Trump’s actions on climate

President Joe Biden offered a public apology to a U.N. climate conference over his predecessor Donald Trump‘s move to pull the U.S. from the Paris accord. Biden was speaking in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday where world leaders were gathering to discuss implementing the agreement to contain global warming by mid-century. He said: “I shouldn’t apologize, … Read more

President Macron still favourite in France but faces mounting risks

French President Emmanuel Macron remains the favourite to win France‘s next election but six months before the polls he faces the uncomfortable situation of not knowing the identity of his main challenger. As the countdown begins to the first round on April 10 next year the centrist Macron can no longer be sure that the … Read more

Donald Trump slams Joe Biden, accuses US President of failing Afghan policy

Former US president Donald Trump has slammed his successor President Joe Biden and accused him of failing on Afghan policy as the Taliban continued to capture cities and provinces in the war-torn country. “The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power. What a disgrace it will be when the Taliban … Read more

Biden to set target of half of US car sales to be zero-emission by 2030

President Joe Biden will on Thursday unveil a target backed by the Detroit automakers for half of all cars sold in the United States by 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles, the White House announced. The move is the latest reversal by Biden of former President Donald Trump‘s climate and environmental policies, and aims to promote … Read more

Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Biden administration has reversed a Trump policy that limited the size of fines that U.S. nursing homes could be slapped with for violating safety standards. The Trump policy was adopted in 2017 and prevented the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from hitting a … Read more

Adolf Hitler ‘did a lot of good things’, Trump told his then chief of staff during Europe trip: Report

Adolf Hitler “did a lot of good things”, former US president Donald Trump told his then chief of staff John Kelly during his trip to Europe in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a media report said on Wednesday. Trump’s remark reportedly “stunned” Kelly, a retired US Marine … Read more

Biden hints he could change Trump-era tariffs

President Joe Biden is hinting that he could make a change to the steel and aluminum tariffs originally imposed during the Trump administration. Asked Sunday at a news conference how Biden justified the tariffs to European allies now that Trump is out of office, Biden suggested that future action could be taken without specifying what … Read more

Private inequity: How a powerful industry conquered the American tax system

There were two weeks left in the Trump administration when the Treasury Department handed down a set of rules governing an obscure corner of the tax code. Overseen by a senior Treasury official whose previous job involved helping the wealthy avoid taxes, the new regulations represented a major victory for private equity firms. They ensured … Read more

A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias

It was a stark message: A convoy of masked Shiite militiamen, armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, drove openly through central Baghdad denouncing the US presence in Iraq and threatening to cut off the prime minister’s ear. The ominous display underscored the growing threat that rogue militias loyal to Tehran pose for Iraq. It … Read more

As Biden winds down Mexico program, many migrants on U.S. border left in limbo

U.S. President Joe Biden has moved swiftly to start dismantling a cornerstone of former President Donald Trump‘s hardline immigration policy, a program that sent thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico to await their immigration court hearings. Biden’s focus on ending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) – under which 65,000 migrants were sent back to … Read more