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US President To Meet Tech And Finance Leaders To Up Cybersecurity Game

Aug 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The summit comes during a relentless stretch of ransomware attacks that have targeted critical infrastructure, in some cases extorting multi-million-dollar payments from major corporations, as well as other illicit cyber operations that U.S. authorities have linked to foreign hackers.

Biden Likely To Address Chaotic Kabul Evacuation Amid Criticism

Aug 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Tens of thousands of people remain to be evacuated ahead of the United States' August 31 deadline to withdraw its troops from the country, although the pace picked up overnight


EU Foreign Chief Calls Fall Of Kabul A 'Catastrophe', Criticizes Biden For Withdrawing US Troops

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell further criticized US President Joe Biden for underplaying the commitment to nation-building in Afghanistan.

More Marines Arrive In Kabul To Aid Urgent Embassy Airlift

Aug 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The last-minute decision to re-insert thousands of US troops into Afghanistan reflects the dire state of security and calls into question whether President Joe Biden will meet his August 31 deadline for fully withdrawing combat forces.


President Biden Refuses To Bring Any Change In Troop Withdrawal Plan From Afghanistan

President Biden has ordered the withdrawal of all the US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. The Pentagon says it has already withdrawn more than 90 per cent of its troops from the war-ravaged country.

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10 August, 2021

President Biden Imposes New Sanctions Against Belarus Marking First Anniversary Of Lukashenko Regime

Associated Press (AP)

In announcing the sanctions, the White House also noted the forced landing of a European airliner traveling through Belarus' airspace in order to arrest a prominent opposition journalist aboard.


05 August, 2021

Immigrant Detentions Soar Despite Biden's Campaign Promises

Associated Press (AP)

The number of detainees has more than doubled since the end of February, to nearly 27,000 as of July 22, according to the most recent data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


04 August, 2021

US Trying To Strengthen Vaccine Production Capacity Of India And Other Countries: Joe Biden

Outlook Web Desk

Biden said that during his trip to Europe in June, he had announced that the US would purchase a ground-breaking 500 million doses of Pfizer and donate to nearly a hundred low-and middle-income countries that don't have the vaccine.


28 July, 2021

In First Visit To Intel Agency, Biden Warns Of Cyber Conflict

Associated Press (AP)

Biden also mentioned Russia and China as growing threats to American national security and noted the growing wave of cyberattacks.


27 July, 2021

Biden Says US Combat Mission In Iraq To Conclude By Year End

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement comes on the heels of Biden's decision to withdraw fully from Afghanistan nearly 20 years after the U.S. launched that war in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


27 April, 2021

India Was There For Our People And We Will Be There For Them: US President Joe Biden

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden spoke on Monday, as the Biden administration swung into action to provide assistance to India in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.


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27 April, 2021

‘Fruitful Conversation’: Modi Thanks Biden For Help Amid Covid

Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi also informed Joe Biden about India’s initiative for relaxation in the norms TRIPS Agreement norms at WTO.


26 April, 2021

'Determined To Help India': Joe Biden After US Agrees To Send 'Urgently Required' Raw Material For Covishield

Outlook Web Bureau

'Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need,' Joe Biden said in a tweet.


22 April, 2021

Congress Leader Writes To Joe Biden Expressing Concerns Over Rising Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Outlook Web Bureau

Eight people, including four members of the Sikh community, three of whom were women, were killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx location in Indianapolis.


20 April, 2021

Joe Biden Must Renew Travel Ban On Certain Muslim Countries: Donald Trump

Outlook Web Bureau

Donald Trump had imposed a ban on travel from several Muslim countries including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.


20 March, 2021

Watch: US President Joe Biden Falls Thrice While Boarding Aircraft

Outlook Web Bureau

The President was 'doing fine' after his fall, informed White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre.


19 March, 2021

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin Arrives In India To Discuss 'Pressing Challenges' Faced By Indo-Pacific Region

Outlook Web Bureau

US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin's three-day India visit to India is being seen as a reflection of the Biden administration's strong commitment to maintaining ties with its close allies.


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16 February, 2021

Joe Biden Faces Pressure As US Sets New Course On Immigration

Associated Press (AP)

Biden has taken some major steps to reverse Trump's hardline immigration policies, but his administration hasn't lifted some of the most significant barriers to asylum-seekers.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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