Published: Nov 29, 2021
The Biden administration is focusing on booster shots as a key weapon in efforts to protect the nation against a potentially dangerous coronavirus variant even as the extent of the threat remains unclear, according to three senior administration officials familiar with the plans.
Published: Nov 18, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is planning to invest billions of dollars to expand U.S. manufacturing capabilities of coronavirus vaccines to increase the supply of doses for poorer nations, the White House said Wednesday.
Published: Nov 04, 2021
The United States on Wednesday added the Israeli spyware company NSO Group to its "entity list," a federal blacklist prohibiting the company from receiving American technologies, after determining that its phone-hacking tools had been used by foreign governments to "maliciously target" government officials, activists, journalists, academics and embassy workers around the world.
Published: Nov 02, 2021
A high-level task force of financial regulators recommended Monday that firms that issue stablecoins - a type of cryptocurrency linked to real-world assets - be more tightly regulated but called on Congress to write the necessary laws, suggesting they lacked the power themselves.
Published: Sep 09, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced a goal Thursday of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, setting forth a plan to dramatically boost production of fuels made from waste or plants to drive down the environmental cost of flying.
Published: Sep 05, 2021
WASHINGTON - A major decision for President Biden when it comes to the economy is whether to reappoint Jerome Powell to a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve Board. But that choice is increasingly fanning political flames and could depend on who else the White House assembles to round out the Fed roster.
Published: Sep 02, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is preparing to screen and resettle tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees in the United States over the coming weeks and months, but the majority will arrive without visas as "humanitarian parolees," lacking a path to legal U.S. residency and the benefits and services offered to traditional refugees, according to U.S. officials and worried aid groups working closely with the government.
Published: Sep 01, 2021
The Biden administration on Tuesday began planning for the next phase of the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan, as the State Department scrambled to stand up a remote diplomatic mission and continue working to help those stranded under Taliban rule.
Published: Aug 20, 2021
Afghanistans economy faces calamity in the aftermath of the Taliban capture of Kabul, with the United States freezing the countrys financial reserves, residents unable to withdraw their money from bank accounts and billions of dollars of international aid put on hold.
Published: Aug 15, 2021
WASHINGTON - By the middle of the week, as cities across Afghanistan were falling like dominoes to the Taliban and U.S. diplomats appeared increasingly at risk, President Joe Bidens plan for an orderly end to the United States longest war was quickly falling apart.
Published: Jul 15, 2021
The Biden administration will begin flights later this month to evacuate interpreters and others who assisted the American war effort in Afghanistan, and it may house some Afghan nationals on military bases in the United States while their visa applications are processed, officials said Wednesday.