Biden Issues Warning To North Korea Following Missile Launch

President Joe Biden warned North Korea Thursday that the United States will “respond accordingly” if it escalates its military testing after Pyongyang fired two missiles in its first major provocation since he took office. The nuclear-armed North has a long history of using weapons tests to ramp up tensions, in a carefully calibrated process to […]

Biden Set To Run For Second Term In 2024

US President Joe Biden said Thursday his “expectation” is to run for reelection in 2024, an apparent effort to douse speculation that the oldest person to assume the office will step down after a single term. “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden, 78, told reporters when asked about his political future. When pressed […]

Putin Invites Biden For Talks Following Comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called on US President Joe Biden to hold virtual talks after the American leader described him as a “killer”. Speaking on the sidelines of an event marking seven years since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Putin invited Biden to hold a “live-broadcast” or “online” discussion in the coming days. “I […]

Why Biden Revoked Visa Restrictions On Nigeria – Secretary Of State

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, says President Joe Biden’s revocation of immigrant visa restrictions on Nigeria was an affirmation of the close ties between Americans and Nigerians. He said this in a press statement titled, ‘Secretary Blinken’s Call with Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyeama’, by a spokesperson at the US Department of State, Ned […]

Trump Set To Return To Politics

Donald Trump returns to the political stage Sunday, determined to reassert his dominance over a Republican Party that is out of power and pondering whether the flawed former president can win again in 2024. The 74-year-old addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando in a highly-anticipated keynote speech during which he is expected to […]

Trump Set For First Speech Since Election Defeat

Former US President Donald Trump will give a speech later this month to a gathering of political conservatives in Orlando, Florida, a source familiar with the plans said Saturday, his first extended public address since leaving the White House on January 20. The appearance is scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at the Conservative Political Action […]

Transatlantic Alliance Is Back – Biden

President Joe Biden declared the “transatlantic alliance is back” Friday in a powerful speech seeking to reestablish the United States as leader of the West against what he called a global assault on democracy. The address to the annual Munich Security Conference — held by video link because of the Covid-19 pandemic — dovetailed with […]

Biden’s Aide Suspended For Threatening Reporter

An official on President Joe Biden’s staff was suspended on Friday after allegedly threatening to “destroy” a reporter who was asking about his personal life. White House Deputy Spokesman TJ Ducklo was suspended for one week without pay, Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. According to Vanity Fair magazine, Ducklo called up Politico reporter Tara […]

Okonjo-Iweala Set To be Appointed WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the frontrunner for the vacant Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, is set to be confirmed as the first female and first African to occupy the position. The WTO made this known in a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider appointment of next Director-General’, on its website on Tuesday. The statement read, […]

See Why Biden Doesn’t Want Trump To Get Security Briefing

President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump continued to receive the briefings, Biden said he did not want to “speculate out loud” but made clear he […]