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White House considering talks between US President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top US official said on Thursday.

Jun 17, 2021, 23:56 PM IST

If you are unvaccinated, you are at risk of getting seriously ill: White House COVID-19 response coordinator

White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said, "The bottom line is that if you are unvaccinated, you are still at risk of getting seriously ill or spreading the disease to others." 

Jun 04, 2021, 06:30 AM IST

Joe Biden to press Vladimir Putin on respecting human rights in Geneva

US President Joe Biden said that he will press Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the two leaders meet in June.

May 30, 2021, 21:49 PM IST

White House extends trusts in Japan to prioritise public health safety at Olympics amid COVID-19

The United States government has expressed its trust in Japan`s "commitment" to prioritise public health ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer on July 23 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 27, 2021, 15:31 PM IST

White House to unite with dating apps to encourage users to swipe right on vaccines

The White House has partnered with popular online dating platforms such as Match, Tinder and Bumble to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

May 21, 2021, 22:18 PM IST

Barack Obama announces death of former US 'first dog', says lost true friend

Former US President Barack Obama announced the death of Bo, who became the first presidential pet in the Obama White House.

May 09, 2021, 17:06 PM IST

US President Joe Biden restricts travel from India to curb COVID-19 spread

The new restrictions, which take effect on Tuesday (May 4) at 12:01 am ET (0401 GMT), are on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and were imposed because "the magnitude and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic" in India was "surging," the White House said.

May 01, 2021, 07:23 AM IST

US sends more than USD 100 million in COVID supplies to India, first flight to land today

The  United States is sending COVID-19 relief materials worth over USD 100 million to India in the coming days, the White House said as the first flight carrying urgent health supplies left for the country.

Apr 29, 2021, 06:28 AM IST

US President Joe Biden stumbles thrice while boarding Air Force One, White House releases statement

The Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the US president was "doing fine" after the incident on Friday (March 19) when he stumbled upon the staircase of Air Force One twice and then fell while trying to board the plane. 

Mar 20, 2021, 07:52 AM IST

‘It went very well’, says US president Joe Biden after meeting India, Japan, Australia at first-ever Quad summit

US President Joe Biden on Sunday said that the Quad virtual summit, which was attended by the leaders of India, Japan, US and Australia, went very well.

Mar 15, 2021, 06:42 AM IST

Joe Biden's intention was to honour contribution of Indian Americans: White House on 'Indians taking over US' remark

With specifically mentioning Indians taking over the country, US President Joe Biden’s intention was to honour the incredible contribution of the Indian Americans in the field of science, said the White House on Thursday (March 11).

Mar 12, 2021, 06:35 AM IST

Defence sales to India shows commitment to India's security, sovereignty: US

India's designation as a 'Major Defence Partner' and accordance of Strategic Trade Authorization-1 Status by the US and the signing of the four foundational agreements with Washington will enhance military-to-military cooperation between the two countries, Sandhu said.

Mar 04, 2021, 07:03 AM IST

President Joe Biden very clear about restoring order to immigration system: White House on H-1B work visas

The White House spokesperson was responding to a question on an influential immigration advocacy group representing Indian-Americans urging the Biden administration not to issue the most sought-after H-1B work visa to any individual born in India, till the time the discriminatory country-cap on green cards or permanent legal residency is removed.

Feb 12, 2021, 07:25 AM IST

Myanmar military coup: US President Joe Biden's statement directed at all nations, says White House

The White House had put out a statement saying the US opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of the recent election or impede Myanmar's democratic transition and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed. Biden also released a separate statement on Myanmar on Monday.

Feb 02, 2021, 21:49 PM IST

Joe Biden, family 'locked' outside White House due to this act by Donald Trump

Just moments after the Inauguration Day ceremony, the US President Joe Biden and his family were locked outside the White House, though the moment lasted for about 10 seconds it did not go unnoticed. It is reported that the White House butlers were sent home by the Trumps as they left Washington DC. 

Jan 24, 2021, 09:01 AM IST

Over 150 National Guard troops for Joe Biden's inauguration test positive for COVID-19

The 200 troops were part of an approximately 26,000-strong National Guard force sent from all 50 US states to Washington, DC to provide security for the inauguration following the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Some 15,000 of National Guard troops have been orders to leave, while 3,600 more are awaiting orders, the report said.

Jan 23, 2021, 10:14 AM IST

Donald Trump's diet coke button left Oval Office; check what other changes US President Joe Biden make: In Pics

Joe Biden plan starts with a national vaccination campaign in order to meet the President's goal of administering 100 million shots, which is enough to cover 50 million Americans with vaccines that require two doses, in his first 100 days in office.

Jan 22, 2021, 23:47 PM IST

How America's new President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will impact US-India relationship; White House says this

56-year-old Kamala Harris has become the first female, first Black and first Asian-American US vice-president thus creating history. She was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother. The former senator was sworn in just before Joe Biden, 78, took the oath of office to become the 46th US President.

Jan 22, 2021, 18:14 PM IST

Know what Donald Trump is working on these days, ex-US president is still not happy!

Former US President Donald Trump is now focussing on his hotel and resort business. Billionaire Trump is set to shift his focus back to his family business that has been ravaged by COVID-19 pandemic, shutdowns and restrictions. It has been reported that revenue from his hotel and resort business has declined by huge margins. His Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts have suffered huge revenue losses.

Jan 22, 2021, 11:53 AM IST

Joe Biden respects successful ties between India and US, read White House statement

President Biden, of course, has visited India many times, respects and values the long bipartisan successful relationship between leader in India and the United States. It looks forward to a continuation of that, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. The historic inauguration of India-origin Kamala Harris, she said, further cements this relationship.

Jan 22, 2021, 09:00 AM IST