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Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights as complaints have grown louder from civil rights activists and other Democrats that the White House has not done enough to fight attempts by several Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot. President Joe Biden met with civil rights leaders in the West Wing, ...

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Europe’s central bank intensifies focus on climate change

FRANKFORT: The European Central Bank has adopted a new approach to managing the economy that would allow the bank to tolerate transitory periods of inflation moderately above its 2% goal and to take greater account of climate change in its forecasting and stimulus programs. The new strategy announced Thursday for the 19 countries that use the euro currency also recommends ...

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Biden visits Illinois to sell voters on families agenda

CRYSTAL LAKE: President Joe Biden on Wednesday turned his focus to pitching his proposed investments in families and education, using a visit to a community college in an Illinois swing district to highlight how his spending on so-called human infrastructure would boost the economy. The president toured McHenry County College, a community college in Crystal Lake with a workforce development ...

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US President Joe Biden terms January 6 Capitol riot ‘existential crisis’

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has said that the January 6 riot at the US Capitol was not dissent but disorder and termed the “vicious attack” an “existential crisis”, asserting that while the American democracy survived, it must be protected by standing up to hate, lies and extremism. President Biden issued a statement on Tuesday recognising the six-month mark of the ...

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White House marks July Fourth holiday with party

WASHINGTON: The White House party for the July Fourth holiday has the hallmarks of both happiness and commiseration. The crowds danced to a military band playing popular songs and whooped when President Joe Biden took the podium to speak. The Washington Nationals’ four presidential mascots — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt — ran a footrace with ...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after vaccine deal allegations

BRASILIA, Brazil: Accusations that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro turned a blind eye to possible corruption in a deal to purchase coronavirus vaccines have heightened threats to his presidency, including a move to recommend slapping him with a criminal charge. The claims have added impetus to the opposition’s impeachment drive and left the Brazilian leader’s allies in Congress evaluating the costs ...

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US House passes legislation to boost scientific research in competition with China

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation that would boost scientific research in an effort to make the US more competitive than China. The US lawmakers passed two bills on a bipartisan basis to increase funding for the National Science Foundation and establish a new directorate for science and engineering to expand research opportunities, as well as ...

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US lawmakers urge Biden administration to provide assistance to India battered by second wave of Covid-19

WASHINGTON: Describing India as an important friend and ally of the United States, top American lawmakers on Monday urged the Biden administration to help facilitate assistance for the country that has been gravely impacted by the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. India has recorded more than 30 million coronavirus cases and registered nearly 400,000 deaths due to the virus since the beginning ...

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Trump airs old election grievances at campaign-style rally

OHIO: Former US president Donald Trump on Saturday reprised his baseless election grievances and painted a dystopian picture of the country under Democratic control in his first campaign-style rally since leaving the White House. His mission, in part, was to exact revenge on one of the Republicans who voted for his historic second impeachment. Trump’s event Saturday night at Ohio’s ...

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