Biden enforces stricter rules against 'ghost guns' in US

The US Justice Department has also made it compulsory for retailers to perform background checks on buyers of kits that include parts needed to make a gun at home

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American civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson urges Biden to give AstraZeneca vaccine to India

Jackson made this request as Biden had said he intends to give the AstraZeneca vaccine shots to other countries who are in need of it

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US says 'possible' to revive Iran nuclear deal before vote

The goal is to find a way back to the accord known by its acronym JCPOA, which former US president Donald Trump walked away from and which his successor Joe Biden wants to revive

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Twitter suspends several accounts that tried promoting Donald Trump's content

Twitter said that accounts that were trying to amplify the message from Trump's website posts were taken down

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Drugmakers say Biden misguided over vaccine patent waiver

Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, angering research-based pharmaceutical companies

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US embassy says it is forced to reduce consular services in Moscow

"We regret that the actions of the Russian government have forced us to reduce our consular work force by 75 per cent," the US embassy said in a statement published on its website

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Biden wants to pursue 'practical diplomacy' with North Korea over 'grand bargains'

The major challenge for the US has been to make North Korean leader Kim Jong Un give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles

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Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah to file complaint with UN agency

The 50-year-old Saudi-born Palestinian was detained in Pakistan in March 2002 on suspicions he was a senior member of Al-Qaeda who helped plan the 9/11 attacks

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Gig companies seek to convince US govt over worker status reclassification

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Thursday in an interview said that 'a lot of gig workers should be classified as employees'

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Indo-US ties intensified in Biden administration's first 100 days: State Department

The engagement between both the nations during these 1000 days reflects a global comprehensive partnership, the State Department spokesperson added

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South Korean President Moon to meet Biden at White House on May 21

Moon will be the second world leader to visit the White House since Biden took office in January, after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with the US leader earlier this month

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As Biden administration set to complete 100 days, a look at key challenges

Beyond the symbolism, what was the substance of Biden's speech? It can be best described as ambitious

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US eyes major rollback in Iran sanctions to revive nuke deal

Biden administration officials say this is necessary because of what they describe as a deliberate attempt by the Trump administration to stymie any return to the deal

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Despite concerns, US pushes policy to improve nuclear arsenal

The debate to increase the US's nuclear arsenal has been raised in many administrations with supporters arguing that Washington needs it amid global security concerns

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India Covid crisis: US to redirect 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, send raw material to manufacture 500,000 doses

The development comes days after the US said that it will make available 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to other countries within two months

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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". 

 

Indo-US ties intensified in Biden administration's first 100 days: State Department

The engagement between both the nations during these 1000 days reflects a global comprehensive partnership, the State Department spokesperson added

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South Korean President Moon to meet Biden at White House on May 21

Moon will be the second world leader to visit the White House since Biden took office in January, after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with the US leader earlier this month

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As Biden administration set to complete 100 days, a look at key challenges

Beyond the symbolism, what was the substance of Biden's speech? It can be best described as ambitious

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US eyes major rollback in Iran sanctions to revive nuke deal

Biden administration officials say this is necessary because of what they describe as a deliberate attempt by the Trump administration to stymie any return to the deal

Read Article

Despite concerns, US pushes policy to improve nuclear arsenal

The debate to increase the US's nuclear arsenal has been raised in many administrations with supporters arguing that Washington needs it amid global security concerns

Read Article

India Covid crisis: US to redirect 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, send raw material to manufacture 500,000 doses

The development comes days after the US said that it will make available 60 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to other countries within two months

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After Biden's speech, China warns US against imposing 'democratic ideals'

Earlier, Biden also said that Washington would stand up to discriminatory trade practices and intellectual property theft

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Biden administration to announce plan to ban menthol cigarettes: Report

The US Food and Drug Administration faces a Thursday court deadline to respond to a 2013 citizen's petition seeking a ban on menthols.

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State Department orders some US government employees out of Kabul

The order came in an updated State Department travel advisory for Afghanistan, where the Biden administration is beginning a drawdown of US combat troops on May 1

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US sending more than $100 million in COVID-19 supplies to India: White House

The supplies, which will begin arriving on Thursday and continue into next week, include 1,000 oxygen cylinders, 15 million N95 masks, and 1 million rapid diagnostic tests

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US says it 'does not seek conflict' with China, welcomes 'competition'

In his first speech to Congress, Biden said that he had told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that "we welcome the competition — and that we are not looking for conflict"

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Biden hails US coronavirus fight as one of 'greatest logistical achievements'

The 78-year-old Biden noted that senior deaths from Covid have plunged some 80 percent since January, more than half of all US adults have received at least one vaccine dose, and that first…

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Senators urge Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

They want the Biden administration to stop royalties flowing from businesses including US energy major Chevron Corp to Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, or MOGE, an agency within the Energy Ministry…

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Biden puts taxing rich back in spotlight

Biden wants to end his predecessor Donald Trump's tax cuts for the rich and close what US officials see as loopholes benefiting the wealthiest Americans in order to fund a $1.8 trillion middle-…

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Biden to celebrate Covid gains, urge spending spree in Congress address

Speaking to a joint session of Congress on the eve of his 100th day in office, Biden will likely hail what on Tuesday he called "stunning" success in vaccinating Americans

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Intend to send COVID-19 vaccines to India, says US President Joe Biden

The United States has approved three vaccines so far, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson

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US reportedly considering intellectual property waiver for coronavirus vaccines

Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said that the US wants to maximise the global production of COVID-19 vaccines at the lowest cost, even though no decision has been made on the waiver yet

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Saudi Arabia still has some differences with Biden administration, says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

President Joe Biden, who has said he would only speak with his Saudi counterpart King Salman, has taken a tougher stand with Riyadh on its human rights record and the Yemen war than predecessor…

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle join hands with Joe Biden to encourage people to get vaccinated

The former royals, Bidens and US Vice President Kamala Harris will be making an appearance at the event hosted by Selena Gomez

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Indian Americans in US Congress, tech organise COVID-19 aid to India

A collective initiative of the US-India Business Council of the US Chambers of Commerce, and the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum and Business Roundtable, the task force during its meeting…

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US belatedly joins 'Christchurch Call' against online extremism

The initiative is named after the New Zealand city where a far-right gunman massacred 51 people at two mosques in 2019 while broadcasting his rampage live on Facebook

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Biden enforces stricter rules against 'ghost guns' in US

The US Justice Department has also made it compulsory for retailers to perform background checks on buyers of kits that include parts needed to make a gun at home

Read Article

American civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson urges Biden to give AstraZeneca vaccine to India

Jackson made this request as Biden had said he intends to give the AstraZeneca vaccine shots to other countries who are in need of it

Read Article

US says 'possible' to revive Iran nuclear deal before vote

The goal is to find a way back to the accord known by its acronym JCPOA, which former US president Donald Trump walked away from and which his successor Joe Biden wants to revive

Read Article

Twitter suspends several accounts that tried promoting Donald Trump's content

Twitter said that accounts that were trying to amplify the message from Trump's website posts were taken down

Read Article

Drugmakers say Biden misguided over vaccine patent waiver

Biden on Wednesday threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, angering research-based pharmaceutical companies

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Social media platforms should not amplify 'untrustworthy' content: Biden

Statement from White House came after Facebook decided to continue the ban on former president  Donald Trump’s social media account

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US backs India-led fight to waive Covid vaccines patents

US President Joe Biden was under severe pressure to support these waivers as rich nations are being criticised for hoarding the vaccines

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What does US pressure on Taiwan for microchips say about Biden administration?

Biden promised to be different from Trump when he declared “America is back”. But 100 days in office, and America is back to its old tactics

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US, Japan, South Korea pledge cooperation toward denuclearisation of North Korea

The two Asian nations are both treaty-bound allies of the United States but have long had friction due to the legacy of Japan's harsh colonial rule over the Korean peninsula

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It is my 'hope and expectation': Joe Biden on summit with Putin

Austria and Finland have shown interest in hosting the meeting between the two leaders

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US President Joe Biden aiming for 70% adults to get first Covid shot by July 4

The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 shots to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines

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US lawmakers urge Biden to prioritise sending AstraZeneca vaccines to India

In the letter, the four signatories mentioned how without assistance, new mutations that may evade vaccines could sprout up in India and then spill over to other countries in the world, including…

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Joe Biden urges everyone to get vaccinated at 'Vax Live' concert event

"The vaccines are safe. I promise you. They work," said Biden, who was accompanied in a video message with first lady Dr Jill Biden

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Biden begins reunifying migrant families separated by Trump-era border policy

The families will be allowed to enter the United States through an emergency process known as 'humanitarian parole'

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US President Joe Biden marks 10 years since Osama bin Laden's killing

Now, as the US begins pulling the last of its troops from Afghanistan, Biden said: "Al Qaeda is greatly degraded there. But the United States will remain vigilant about the threat from terrorist…

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US embassy says it is forced to reduce consular services in Moscow

"We regret that the actions of the Russian government have forced us to reduce our consular work force by 75 per cent," the US embassy said in a statement published on its website

Read Article

Biden wants to pursue 'practical diplomacy' with North Korea over 'grand bargains'

The major challenge for the US has been to make North Korean leader Kim Jong Un give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles

Read Article

Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah to file complaint with UN agency

The 50-year-old Saudi-born Palestinian was detained in Pakistan in March 2002 on suspicions he was a senior member of Al-Qaeda who helped plan the 9/11 attacks

Read Article

Gig companies seek to convince US govt over worker status reclassification

US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh on Thursday in an interview said that 'a lot of gig workers should be classified as employees'

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Border agents, traffickers and migrants mix on busy Rio Grande in US

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

The United States is facing the biggest surge of migrants at its southwestern border in 20 years, the homeland security secretary said as the Biden administration races to handle an influx of child

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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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A day of many firsts: Highlights from US presidential inauguration

Today's presidential inauguration marked a series of firsts for the United States.

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Joe Biden's presidential inauguration: What's changed, what's new, and what's missing!

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today.

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From trillion package to Paris agreement, here's how Joe Biden plans to tackle climate change

Take a look at how Biden plans to fight climate change

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In Pics | President-elect Joe Biden will take these decisions on very first day in office

Joe Biden plans to get straight to work on the first day of his presidency. He is slated to take 17 decisions that will reverse those taken by Donald Trump.

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World leaders, former US presidents welcome transfer of power to Joe Biden

Political leaders across the globe are looking forward to the historic transfer of power in the United States -- where Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US president after four turbul

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Meet the Bidens: A look at the America's new 'first family'

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office on Wednesday.

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From religious services to a musical night: A comprehensive guide to the Joe Biden's inauguration day

The President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, during a day steeped in tradition and ceremony that nonetheless has been altered due to the p

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Washington prepares for Biden's inauguration with final dress rehearsals

A few hours before the President-elect Joe Biden takes oath to lead the US, Washington decked up with colours and arms to prepare for the presidential inauguration ceremony

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From Kennedy to Trump: US presidential inaugurations throughout history

As a historic inauguration week opens in the United States for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20, let's take a look back at the transition of presidential power in the

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In pics-Tear gas, explosives and gunfire: Trump supporters storm Capitol, clash with police

Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held Wednesday to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusa

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Yearender 2020: Joe Biden triumphs over Trump, road ahead will not be easy in 2021

For many in the world's richest country, 2020 was the year that seemed never-ending -- an infinite series of horror movie sequels shaking the economy, politics and society itself.

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New residents: White House starts preparing for Joe Biden's inauguration

After a historic win in the recently-held US elections, the US President-elect Joe Biden wil

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Farewell Trump: Joe Biden's face masks get popular after US election results

A Japanese mask producing company, Ogawa Studio, has seen an increase in the demand for President-elect Joe Biden's masks, giving yet another

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US Elections 2020: Celebrities who supported Joe Biden in the presidential race to the White House

The battle is finally over, and all the Americans got their next commander in chief Joe Biden, the 46th President of United States.

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Family affair: Joe Biden's family celebrates his historical win as President-elect

When Joe Biden was declared as the President-elect of the US, his whole family joined in on the celebrations

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US election result 2020: Check out the celebrities who supported Donald Trump

We’ve compiled a list of all the stars who have endorsed Donald Trump in the 2020 US elections.

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Honk and clap: President-elect Joe Biden holds drive-in victory celebrations

The Democrat candidate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris defeated Donald Trump and Mike Pence to become the new President and Vice President of the US.

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