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Joe Biden to deploy US troops to Somalia, reverses ex-president Donald Trump's decision
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Joe Biden to deploy US troops to Somalia, reverses ex-president Donald Trump's decision

A senior US official, who requested anonymity, said American forces already in the region would be repositioned

US president Joe Biden signs executive order on cryptocurrency as its use explodes
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US president Joe Biden signs executive order on cryptocurrency as its use explodes

Under the executive order, Biden also directed the Treasury Department and other federal agencies to study the impact of cryptocurrency on financial stability and national security.

Flights to Ukraine halted and redirected amid fears of Russian invasion
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Flights to Ukraine halted and redirected amid fears of Russian invasion

In an hour-long Saturday call with Russian president Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden warned that invading Ukraine would cause 'widespread human suffering'

Amid Ukraine tension with Russia, hundreds of elite US troops land in Poland
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Amid Ukraine tension with Russia, hundreds of elite US troops land in Poland

Biden ordered additional US troops deployed to Poland, Romania and Germany to demonstrate to both allies and foes America’s commitment to NATO’s eastern flank

Donald Trump, on the comeback trail, sets stage for 2024 with talk of pardons for US Capitol attackers
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Donald Trump, on the comeback trail, sets stage for 2024 with talk of pardons for US Capitol attackers

Trump claimed that those charged in the assault, characterised by the FBI as an act of domestic terror, were being 'treated so unfairly' and vowed that 'if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons'

US President Joe Biden replies to sweet letter on Amtrak train written by 10-year-old boy
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US President Joe Biden replies to sweet letter on Amtrak train written by 10-year-old boy

The letter was shared by the POTUS on 31 January on his social media handles with the caption, “From one train guy to another: same. Thanks for the letter and drawing, Connor. You have got quite the talent.”

Kamala Harris will be my running mate if I stand for office in 2024, says President Joe Biden
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Kamala Harris will be my running mate if I stand for office in 2024, says President Joe Biden

Biden's relationship with Harris has not been nearly as smooth though the two top leaders insist publicly that their relationship is solid, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday

In Ukraine, Antony Blinken urges unity to fight 'relentless' Russian aggression
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In Ukraine, Antony Blinken urges unity to fight 'relentless' Russian aggression

Putin has warned that Moscow will take unspecified 'military-technical measures' if the West stonewalls its demands

Joe Biden's first-year scorecard: How many promises did he fulfil?
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Joe Biden's first-year scorecard: How many promises did he fulfil?

Joe Biden had promised Americans to heal the country's democracy, defeat COVID, address deep-rooted racial and economic problems, and restore US standing around the world

Joe Biden's first year: 'I didn't expect 'healing role' as first lady', says Jill Biden
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Joe Biden's first year: 'I didn't expect 'healing role' as first lady', says Jill Biden

Jill tied the knot with Joe Biden less than five years after his first wife and infant daughter were killed in a 1972 automobile crash, and at age 26 she became a mother to his two surviving young sons

‘Greetings, Mr President’: Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold two-hour virtual summit
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‘Greetings, Mr President’: Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold two-hour virtual summit

It is too early to tell whether the much-anticipated conversation will alleviate the immediate crisis in Ukraine, where roughly 70,000 Russian troops have massed, with more equipment and personnel arriving every day

New York announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector starting 27 December
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New York announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector starting 27 December

The order goes further than a nationwide mandate set by President Joe Biden for companies with more than 100 employees to vaccinate workers by 4 January that has been stalled by court suspensions

Joe Biden picks Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair; stocks move higher
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Joe Biden picks Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair; stocks move higher

Biden said he will fill the three remaining slots on the board, including a vice chair for supervision, a bank regulatory post, in early December

India, US have 'one mind, one approach' on Afghanistan, says Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman
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India, US have 'one mind, one approach' on Afghanistan, says Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman

Sherman also emphasised safe and orderly travel for those who want to leave Afghanistan and called for the need to ensure respect for human rights.

Janet Yellen says urgent action needed on debt limit, rejects idea of minting $1 trillion coin
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Janet Yellen says urgent action needed on debt limit, rejects idea of minting $1 trillion coin

The US treasury secretary said it would be “catastrophic” if the government did not have the resources to pay its bills

Can't predict when Joe Biden will call Imran Khan, says White House
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Can't predict when Joe Biden will call Imran Khan, says White House

Prime minister Imran Khan during recent interviews to the American media has complained that a 'busy' US president Biden has not bothered to speak to him

Top Pentagon leaders to face tough questions from Congress on Afghan pullout decision
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Top Pentagon leaders to face tough questions from Congress on Afghan pullout decision

Republicans have intensified their attacks on President Joe Biden's decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan, saying it left the US more vulnerable to terrorism

Narendra Modi leaves for US: PM to address UNGA, meet with Joe Biden during visit
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Narendra Modi leaves for US: PM to address UNGA, meet with Joe Biden during visit

Modi said he will also participate in the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit along with Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga

US to ease travel restrictions on foreign nationals beginning in November, says White House
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US to ease travel restrictions on foreign nationals beginning in November, says White House

The new rules replace a hodgepodge of restrictions that had barred non-citizens who had been in certain countries in the prior 14 days from entering the US

China nukes NATO call to join nuclear arms control talks, cites bare minimum for 'national security'
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China nukes NATO call to join nuclear arms control talks, cites bare minimum for 'national security'

NATO is urging China to join international efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons amid concerns that the country is rapidly developing missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads