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Biden admin call on Putin pipeline provokes GOP anger

A briefing between the State Department and congressional staff over Vladimir Putin’s Russia-Germany gas pipeline got tense this week, with Biden officials deflecting questions about why they hadn’t moved faster and more aggressively with sanctions to stop its completion. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for … Read more

Texas storm ‘a wake-up call’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly winter storm that caused widespread power outages in Texas and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United States to build energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and resilient in the face of extreme-weather events linked to climate change, President Joe Biden’s national climate adviser said … Read more

Biden raises human rights in call with Saudi king as intelligence officials to release report on Khashoggi killing

(Independent) President Joe Biden has spoken with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia ahead of the release of a report from US intelligence officials that is expected to reveal that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved and likely ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. A White House report of their … Read more

Egypt backs call to internationalize Ethiopia dam dispute

The Daily Beast COVID Truthers’ Impossible Hatred for Dancing Nurses Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast /Tik Tok/Instagram/CourtesyAs the COVID-19 pandemic started truly exploding in America last March, health-care workers spoke out about the strains the disaster was placing on the medical system. The pain and urgency of their stories of overburdened staff and waves … Read more

Late call suggests Joe Biden intends to reset relations with close ally Israel

The two leaders, pictured in 2016, have known each other for decades – GETTY IMAGES After weeks of speculation from Israeli diplomats and reporters about why Joe Biden was delaying his first call to one of America’s closest allies, the US president has finally spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But the hour-long call has … Read more

Biden and Netanyahu discuss Iran, advancing peace in ‘warm and friendly’ call

National Review The Dishonesty of Biden’s COVID Messaging After a campaign in which Joe Biden expressed supreme confidence that he could bring an end to, or at least substantially curb the damage wrought by, the coronavirus pandemic, his administration’s handling of the pandemic has left much to be desired. Rewind back to last fall. Biden … Read more

Joe Biden holds first call with Benjamin Netanyahu after month delay

National Review The Dishonesty of Biden’s COVID Messaging After a campaign in which Joe Biden expressed supreme confidence that he could bring an end to, or at least substantially curb the damage wrought by, the coronavirus pandemic, his administration’s handling of the pandemic has left much to be desired. Rewind back to last fall. Biden … Read more

The senator and Trump’s misdialed phone call

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial hit a snag when Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah objected to how Democrats characterized a phone call from the president when the Capitol insurrection was raging. After exchanges over the matter that seemed to confuse everyone, the Democratic House impeachment managers agreed to strike their words … Read more