Australia’s ambition on climate change is held back by a toxic mix of rightwing politics, media and vested interests | Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull
Two former prime ministers, Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, write the world shouldn’t give up hope on Australia just yetIt was always expected that Joe Biden’s election would be a massive shot in the arm for international climate action, but the scale of that boost...
“Policy position” issued ahead of House vote is administration’s most forceful backing of statehood so far.
Joe Biden calls George Floyd's family, says he's praying for them as nation awaits verdict in Derek Chauvin trial
Biden told George Floyd's family members they are in his prayers as a jury in Minneapolis deliberates former police officer Derek Chauvin's fate.
Judge says Waters’ comments could provide grounds for appealRepublicans bid to bring censure resolution in US HouseAfter Republicans launched a long-shot attempt to censure and expel Maxine Waters from Congress over comments on the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, which...
Ted Nugent tests positive, has to 'crawl out of bed'; herd immunity may not be likely in US, some experts say: Live COVID-19 updates
The Biden administration is lauding the significant strides made by states, while simultaneously warning the fight is not over. Latest COVID-19 news.
National guard to assist Washington police in event of protestsJury in Minneapolis began deliberations on Monday 2.37pm BST Here’s what the president has on his schedule today: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will meet with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in...
Live updates: Biden to meet with Hispanic lawmakers, virtually tour S.C. plant that makes electric buses
Topics at Biden's meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are expected to include immigration and diversity in his administration.
The attack on our democracy must be investigated to prevent history from repeating itself.
Biden's American Jobs Plan also includes money for investing in electric cars. EVs are great, but subsidies are not.
Activists welcome stated intent to fulfil campaign promise and finally elevate a judge ‘that really understands racism’Joe Biden’s promise to nominate an African American woman to the supreme court for the first time holds broad symbolic significance for Darlene...
Leaving proves Osama bin Laden right: Eventually, America cuts and runs.
Biden will hold a big climate summit this week to reestablish U.S. leadership. Not everyone may follow.
President Biden is convening a global climate summit Thursday — Earth Day — in a signal that the United States has returned to the forefront of world affairs. But it’s far from certain other countries will follow America’s lead on climate change.
The ruling is a victory for U.S. prosecutors who say members of far-right groups conspired to thwart Congress’s certification of Joe Biden’s presidential win.
After four years of “America First,” the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the world trust his promises?
The president’s party is finally comfortable in its own skin.
Carbon dioxide to be cut by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels, the prime minister is expected to say later this weekThe UK is to toughen its targets on greenhouse gas emissions for the next 15 years, the first major developed economy to do so, the Guardian...
Jen Psaki says the Biden administration is trying to figure out how to process more refugees.
The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, defended the administration’s decision to cap the number of refugees allowed into the country. Ms. Psaki said the Biden administration planned to raise the cap by May 15.
President Biden met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday in an effort to gain support for his $2 trillion dollar infrastructure and jobs plan.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki recited the position that the border situation is not a "crisis," two days after President Joe Biden used the term.
The plan, initiated during the Trump administration, had been delayed after a political and public outcry.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina on Monday to promote President Biden’s infrastructure plan, saying it will create “good jobs.”
The Democratic House majority is wobbly and is likely to fall in 2022.
Biden urges Americans to 'please get the vaccine'; every US adult now eligible for jabs: Live COVID-19 updates
Every U.S. adult eligible to get a vaccine, Chicago public schools set to reopen after going fully remote last year. The latest COVID updates.
It's not unusual for a president to be popular this early. What is unusual is that Biden's chief initiatives are often more popular than he is.
Latest example of White House officials or the president himself meeting with members of Congress as they try and move Biden’s agendaSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.44pm BST The Biden administration has directed agencies to stop using...
Finally, Americans appear willing to bring the troops home. Will they stay there?Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced he would withdraw all US ground troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the two-decade anniversary of the attacks that brought on the war....
We’d like to readers from people in America on the president’s first few months, and how things have changed from TrumpJoe Biden will mark his first 100 days as US president on 30 April.Entering office at a crucial moment in the Covid-19 pandemic, the president has...
Live updates: Biden to host bipartisan group of lawmakers as White House continues push on infrastructure bill
Vice President Harris is heading to North Carolina to visit a community college and a manufacturer of electric school buses as part of the White House’s efforts to promote the ambitious $2 trillion plan.
A nuclear deal with Iran is central to President Biden’s foreign policy. So why did one of the United States’ closest allies apparently just try to blow it up?
The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
The Biden administration is off to a good start on housing, but there is much more it could be doing.
The country is increasingly split into camps that don’t just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat. Such political sectarianism is now on the march.
A medida que algunas personas comienzan a deshacerse de las precauciones contra el coronavirus, los que esperan su turno para una vacuna dicen que tienen sentimientos encontrados por no haberse inmunizado. “Es como cuando todos los amigos se comprometen antes que tú”,...
The president asserted that a majority of gun owners supported enhanced background checks and an assault-weapons ban. He was half right.
Our View: How will President Biden square green jobs with unions, regulatory vs. market ideas on the climate, and build the caregiver infrastructure?
The former California senator is pushing proposals for the administration that she championed as a California senator, such as clean water and electrifying school buses.
In contrast, the golf-loving Trump by this point of his presidency had already recorded 19 separate visits to golf coursesDuring last year’s presidential election campaign, one of Joe Biden’s strongest arguments to voters was that he wasn’t Donald Trump.After engaging...
The corporate income tax has been gutted. Raising rates and cracking down on evasion are sensible ways to come up with trillions of dollars.
Biden hopes his plan will echo FDR, create a legacy and help rebuild America. How to get it done is a lot less clear.
Back when we visited in 2002, there was hope that America could help make the country better.
Consumer spending is up — way up! — as Americans grow more optimistic about the economy.
The Biden administration has a long road ahead to tackle the hundreds of billions of dollars in narcotics-related profits laundered in the U.S.
We need to talk together — across the political aisle and between the public and private sectors.
The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacyIn one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue,...
Over two decades of war, the Pentagon had fended off the political instincts of elected leaders frustrated with the grind of Afghanistan. But President Biden refused to be persuaded.
The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration’s push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department’s inquiry into the Capitol attack.
As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?