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Biden Says Not Concerned About US Stock Market Plunge as He 'Expected It'
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is not concerned about the plunge in the US stock market and he had expected it over concerns related to the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
US Crude Released by Biden From Reserves Will Likely Be Snapped Up By China, India, Claim Traders
US President Joe Biden has announced the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) on 23 November in a concerted effort with other major energy-consuming nations, including China, India, Japan, South...
Release Of Oil Reserves Will "Make A Difference": Joe Biden
"It will take time but before long you should see the price of gas drop," said US President Joe Biden in a White House speech.
Jerome Powell secures nod for second term as chair of US Federal Reserve
President Biden pays tribute to Mr Powell's tenure of the US central bank to date as he reveals that the other contender for the role has been nominated as vice-chair.
Biden's pick for Fed chair is finely balanced as removing Powell could spark Senate battle
Sky's Ian King says there are two realistic contenders for the top job in central banking but sees a nod for the likely Democrat pick potentially proving problematic to get over the line.
Biden to transfer power to Harris while he gets colonoscopy
US President Joe Biden will temporarily transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris while he is under anesthesia for a colonoscopy, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.
Facing opposition, U.S. bank regulator nominee pledges to protect small lenders
U.S. President Joe Biden's pick to lead one of the country's top banking regulators will focus on ensuring a fair and competitive market in which small and mid-size banks can thrive, according to her prepared congressional testimony rele...
US Media Watchdog Grades Big Tech Average 'F' Over Suppression of Free Speech
In recent years, US watchdogs have noted an increase in the incidence of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley against their users in the field of free speech regarding political issues and, in particular, information about the...
As COP26 Reaches Close To Final Deal, UK Urges "Balanced" Package
COP26 president Alok Sharma told delegates from nearly 200 countries that a draft summit text attempted to reconcile yawning gaps between rich emitters and developing nations.
"With Deep Regret": COP26 Talks Stumble On Climate Cash "Cliffhanger"
A new draft text, released deep into overtime by the Glasgow summit's UK presidency, urged nations to accelerate efforts to phase-out of unfiltered coal and "inefficient" fossil fuel subsidies.
Growing Inequality Gaps Amid Pandemic "Unacceptable": US Vice President
Speaking a week after the US Congress passed President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment package, US Vice President Kamala Harris said "no single nation" could be relied upon to deal with these challenges alone.
'The most important number you've never heard of'
As the impacts of climate change add up, economists are trying to figure out what the true cost of a tonne of carbon really is.
COP26: China and US agree to boost climate co-operation
China and the US have agreed to boost climate co-operation over the next decade, in a surprise announcement at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
NASA Says US Astronaut Mission To Moon Will Wait Until 2025
"We are estimating no earlier than 2025 for Artemis 3, which would be the human lander on the first demonstration lander that was won in the competition by SpaceX," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a teleconference.
US Seizes $6.1 Million In Relation To Russian Ransomware Operator
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaking at a news conference, said another alleged ransomware attacker, Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinskyi, has been arrested in Poland, and the United States has requested extradition.
China, India Should Lead Climate Change Issue: Ex-US President Barack Obama
Former US President Barack Obama said that China and Russia have shown a "dangerous lack of urgency" on climate commitments.
US Finally Reopening Borders After 20 Months For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
The United States, from Monday, will require air passengers to be fully vaccinated and be tested within three days before travel. Airlines will be required to put in place a contact tracing system.
Camilla 'hasn't stopped talking about' hearing President fart out loud while talking with her
President Biden produced a little natural gas of his own at the COP26 summit in Glasgow and it was audible enough to make the Duchess of Cornwall blush.
In Pictures: The world gathers for the COP26 climate summit
World leaders, campaign groups and protesters have descended on Glasgow for the COP26 climate change conference.
Biden blames Russia & OPEC for high oil and gas prices in US
President Joe Biden has called out Russia and OPEC countries for causing US energy prices to rise, even as he implements policies to curtail domestic oil and natural gas production.
COP26: What's the climate impact of private jets?
There has been criticism of the number of world leaders and other delegates who have travelled to the COP26 summit in private jets.
Prince Charles calls for ‘military-style campaign’ to force ‘fundamental economic transition’ & combat climate change
The heir to the British throne warned the audience during his speech at the COP26 climate conference that world governments had no choice but to engage in a “military-style campaign” across an otherwise-doomed planet.
VIPs flew to a climate conference on 400 private jets, sparking fury over the carbon emissions caused
Private jets included President Joe Biden's Air Force One as well as aircraft carrying leaders of Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, and Japan.
Greta Thunberg: Cop26 is just ‘blah blah blah’ and won’t lead to real change
Greta Thunberg told young protesters that politicians attending COP26 are “pretending to take our future seriously” as she attended a protest in Glasgow on the first day of the COP26 summit.
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