Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrives in US for summit with Joe Biden

Suga and Biden are expected to present a united front on Taiwan, China's most sensitive territorial issue, at Friday's summit

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US House urges Biden to refer Uighur 'genocide' to United Nations

Labelling it as 'genocide', the authorities have urged US President Joe Biden to refer these atrocities to the United Nations 

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US sanctions on Russia won't 'help' Biden-Putin summit: Kremlin

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Waive Covid vaccine patents: Nearly 100 former world leaders, Nobel winners join call to Biden

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Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks

Kerry, President Joe Biden's climate tzar, is in China for meetings with his counterparts until Saturday, the first visit by an official from the new US administration

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US to slap new sanctions on Russia for election interference, cyber attack: Sources

The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United States

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says will counter China's 'adventurous manoeuvres' with US

Former senior US officials, including former US Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, are visiting Taipei in a trip to signal Biden's…

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US cancels Black Sea deployment of warships amid high tensions between Russia, Ukraine

US Navy ships routinely operate in the region in support of Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian-backed forces in its east since a 2014 revolution ousted the pro-Moscow leader in Kiev

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Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout

In a speech later Wednesday, Biden was to tell Americans that it's time to accept the reality that there's no alternative to a clean break

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The Biden administration is quietly keeping tabs on inflation

Traditional readings of price increases are beginning to turn upward as the recovery accelerates

via The New York Times
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'Time to bring our forces home': US on Afghan pullout

Blinken's comments came on a day when US President Joe Biden is set to formally announce that all US troops will be pulled out from…

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Iran says 60% uranium enrichment is response to Israel's 'nuclear terrorism'

The disclosure came soon before the resumption of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, an accord Israel fiercely opposed, after former US President Donald…

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Taiwan's chip firms to adhere to new US rules blacklisting Chinese entities

Tech-powerhouse Taiwan's firms are major suppliers of semiconductors globally

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Biden set to complete withdrawal of remaining US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 anniversary

Former President Donald Trump had agreed to a May 1 deadline for withdrawal with the Taliban and now many US intelligence officials believe the chances of a peace deal in the country are dim

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'God awful': Biden condemns latest police shooting of Black man in Minnesota

The mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota announced the resignation of that town's police chief and of the officer who fatally shot at Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man who had struggled with…

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Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America, who won the presidency after defeating Republican President Donald Trump in 2020

He has earlier served as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 during the Obama administration. From a political journey of over 40 years to becoming the presidential nominee of the Democrats, let's take a look at all the details of Biden that you want to know.

Joe Biden age, education

 Biden was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His family faced a financial crisis and it took several years for Biden's father to become a successful car salesman in order to give his family financial stability. As a child, Biden was nicknamed as "Dash" because of his stutter. Biden attended the Archmere Academy after his family moved to Claymont, Delaware.
 
Biden completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1965, where he studied history, political science and played football. He also earned a law degree in 1968 from Syracuse University in New York.

Joe Biden family


Biden is the eldest child of Eugenia "Jean" Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and two younger brothers and a sister. In 1972, post a major political accomplishment, he experienced a terrible loss at a personal level. In that year, Biden ran for the Senate against popular Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs. In a tight race, Biden successfully won the election. However, after some time and a week before Christmas in the same year, Biden lost his wife and daughter in a car accident, which also severely injured his sons, Beau and Hunter. 
 
In 1977, Biden tied the knot with Jill and was blessed by a daughter, Ashley in 1981. Biden was struck by another personal loss after Beau, who was seen as the rising star of young Democrats, died of brain cancer in 2016.
 

Joe Biden political accomplishments

 
Biden after becoming a Senator in 1972, became the fifth-youngest in the history of the US. The highlight of his more than four decades-long political career was from 2008-2016 when he served as the Vice President of the US. It was during this time, that then outgoing president Obama also honoured him in 2017 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, calling him "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history". 

 

After outcry, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

In an emergency determination signed by Biden earlier Friday, he stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by former President Donald Trump this year remains justified by humanitarian…

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrives in US for summit with Joe Biden

Suga and Biden are expected to present a united front on Taiwan, China's most sensitive territorial issue, at Friday's summit

Read Article

US House urges Biden to refer Uighur 'genocide' to United Nations

Labelling it as 'genocide', the authorities have urged US President Joe Biden to refer these atrocities to the United Nations 

Read Article

US sanctions on Russia won't 'help' Biden-Putin summit: Kremlin

On Tuesday, Biden invited Putin in a phone call for a summit on the neutral ground after tensions between the West and Russia intensified in recent weeks over the conflict in Ukraine

Read Article

Waive Covid vaccine patents: Nearly 100 former world leaders, Nobel winners join call to Biden

Former leaders of France and the UK, other 60 former heads of state and over 100 Nobel Prize winners have drafted a joint letter to Biden about this issue

Read Article

Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks

Kerry, President Joe Biden's climate tzar, is in China for meetings with his counterparts until Saturday, the first visit by an official from the new US administration

Read Article

US to slap new sanctions on Russia for election interference, cyber attack: Sources

The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United States

Read Article

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says will counter China's 'adventurous manoeuvres' with US

Former senior US officials, including former US Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, are visiting Taipei in a trip to signal Biden's…

Read Article

US cancels Black Sea deployment of warships amid high tensions between Russia, Ukraine

US Navy ships routinely operate in the region in support of Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian-backed forces in its east since a 2014 revolution ousted the pro-Moscow leader in Kiev

Read Article

Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout

In a speech later Wednesday, Biden was to tell Americans that it's time to accept the reality that there's no alternative to a clean break

Read Article

The Biden administration is quietly keeping tabs on inflation

Traditional readings of price increases are beginning to turn upward as the recovery accelerates

via The New York Times
Read Article

'Time to bring our forces home': US on Afghan pullout

Blinken's comments came on a day when US President Joe Biden is set to formally announce that all US troops will be pulled out from…

Read Article

Iran says 60% uranium enrichment is response to Israel's 'nuclear terrorism'

The disclosure came soon before the resumption of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, an accord Israel fiercely opposed, after former US President Donald…

Read Article

Taiwan's chip firms to adhere to new US rules blacklisting Chinese entities

Tech-powerhouse Taiwan's firms are major suppliers of semiconductors globally

Read Article

Biden set to complete withdrawal of remaining US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 anniversary

Former President Donald Trump had agreed to a May 1 deadline for withdrawal with the Taliban and now many US intelligence officials believe the chances of a peace deal in the country are dim

Read Article

'God awful': Biden condemns latest police shooting of Black man in Minnesota

The mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota announced the resignation of that town's police chief and of the officer who fatally shot at Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man who had struggled with…

Read Article

Biden tells Putin to ease tensions on Ukrainian border, proposes summit

In a sign of concern about tensions spinning out of control in the Ukraine crisis, Biden phoned Putin to propose they meet in a third country while underlining US commitment to Ukraine's…

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US State Department names former ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as first chief diversity officer

The appointment is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to put diversity, equity and racial justice at the top of the national agenda after nationwide protests against police brutality and…

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US President Joe Biden vows flexibility in landmark $2 trillion infrastructure bill

The massive project is a daring bid to rebuild the United States and also cement Biden's place in history as a president who restored the role of the central government in shaping the often…

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Russian military spotted near Ukraine border after US warning

Attacks have intensified in recent weeks and Russia has built up troops along the Ukraine border

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After outcry, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

In an emergency determination signed by Biden earlier Friday, he stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by former President Donald Trump this year remains justified by humanitarian…

Read Article

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrives in US for summit with Joe Biden

Suga and Biden are expected to present a united front on Taiwan, China's most sensitive territorial issue, at Friday's summit

Read Article

US House urges Biden to refer Uighur 'genocide' to United Nations

Labelling it as 'genocide', the authorities have urged US President Joe Biden to refer these atrocities to the United Nations 

Read Article

US sanctions on Russia won't 'help' Biden-Putin summit: Kremlin

On Tuesday, Biden invited Putin in a phone call for a summit on the neutral ground after tensions between the West and Russia intensified in recent weeks over the conflict in Ukraine

Read Article

Waive Covid vaccine patents: Nearly 100 former world leaders, Nobel winners join call to Biden

Former leaders of France and the UK, other 60 former heads of state and over 100 Nobel Prize winners have drafted a joint letter to Biden about this issue

Read Article

Xi to join European climate summit, as Kerry in China for talks

Kerry, President Joe Biden's climate tzar, is in China for meetings with his counterparts until Saturday, the first visit by an official from the new US administration

Read Article

US to slap new sanctions on Russia for election interference, cyber attack: Sources

The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United States

Read Article

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen says will counter China's 'adventurous manoeuvres' with US

Former senior US officials, including former US Senator Chris Dodd and former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, are visiting Taipei in a trip to signal Biden's…

Read Article

US cancels Black Sea deployment of warships amid high tensions between Russia, Ukraine

US Navy ships routinely operate in the region in support of Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian-backed forces in its east since a 2014 revolution ousted the pro-Moscow leader in Kiev

Read Article

Biden says 'time to end' US war in Afghanistan with total pullout

In a speech later Wednesday, Biden was to tell Americans that it's time to accept the reality that there's no alternative to a clean break

Read Article

The Biden administration is quietly keeping tabs on inflation

Traditional readings of price increases are beginning to turn upward as the recovery accelerates

via The New York Times
Read Article

'Time to bring our forces home': US on Afghan pullout

Blinken's comments came on a day when US President Joe Biden is set to formally announce that all US troops will be pulled out from…

Read Article

Iran says 60% uranium enrichment is response to Israel's 'nuclear terrorism'

The disclosure came soon before the resumption of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, an accord Israel fiercely opposed, after former US President Donald…

Read Article

Taiwan's chip firms to adhere to new US rules blacklisting Chinese entities

Tech-powerhouse Taiwan's firms are major suppliers of semiconductors globally

Read Article

Biden set to complete withdrawal of remaining US troops from Afghanistan before 9/11 anniversary

Former President Donald Trump had agreed to a May 1 deadline for withdrawal with the Taliban and now many US intelligence officials believe the chances of a peace deal in the country are dim

Read Article

'God awful': Biden condemns latest police shooting of Black man in Minnesota

The mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota announced the resignation of that town's police chief and of the officer who fatally shot at Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man who had struggled with…

Read Article

Biden tells Putin to ease tensions on Ukrainian border, proposes summit

In a sign of concern about tensions spinning out of control in the Ukraine crisis, Biden phoned Putin to propose they meet in a third country while underlining US commitment to Ukraine's…

Read Article

US State Department names former ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as first chief diversity officer

The appointment is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to put diversity, equity and racial justice at the top of the national agenda after nationwide protests against police brutality and…

Read Article

US President Joe Biden vows flexibility in landmark $2 trillion infrastructure bill

The massive project is a daring bid to rebuild the United States and also cement Biden's place in history as a president who restored the role of the central government in shaping the often…

Read Article

Russian military spotted near Ukraine border after US warning

Attacks have intensified in recent weeks and Russia has built up troops along the Ukraine border

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Migrants from Central America, who arrived illegally from Mexico to the US to seek asylum nearly tripled in February from a month earlier to about 19,000 people.

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'Don't come': US facing biggest migrant surge in 20 years

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Inside US President Joe Biden's redecorated Oval Office

US President Joe Biden's updated Oval Office includes nods to leaders in civil rights and labour, his Catholic faith and space exploration.

Let's take a look:

 

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