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# Joe Biden

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# United Nations
Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations
World leaders are gathered in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly.
# us uk relations
Biden and Truss discuss Northern Ireland Protocol and Russia in New York meeting
The leaders met to talk in New York today.
# New York
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.
# Economy
Joe Biden slams ‘trickle-down economics’ as he prepares for meeting with Liz Truss
The two leaders are set to meet at the United Nations summit in New York City tomorrow.
# Up In The Air
Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview
The US president said it ‘remains to be seen’ if he will seek re-election.
# london-NYC
Taoiseach to travel to NY for UN events, but will timetable allow for Biden meeting this week?
The Taoiseach will deliver Ireland’s National Statement in the UN on Thursday.
# martha's vineyard
Florida governor flies migrants to wealthy Martha's Vineyard
President Joe Biden slammed the move, saying Republicans are ‘playing politics with human beings’.
# cancer fight
Joe Biden evokes US Moon mission in pledge to halve cancer deaths in next 25 years
Biden is pushing government-backed efforts to search for cures.
# Queen's Funeral
Biden confirms he will attend the Queen’s funeral
It comes amid reports that heads of state will be asked to use a coach instead of private cars to attend the service.
# two more years
Analysis: Reemergence of Trump could be the Democrats' biggest weapon ahead of the midterms
The former president has placed himself at the forefront of the upcoming ballots.
# Northern Ireland
Liz Truss and Joe Biden discussed the Good Friday Agreement in their first call
Truss’ one-year tenure as UK foreign secretary saw post-Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland increase.
# White House
Democracy in the US is ‘under assault’ by MAGA Republicans, Joe Biden says
The leader called Donald Trump and his allies an extremist threat to America and its future.
# looking ahead
Dennis Rodman planning Russia trip - reports
The former player is seeking the release of imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner.
# New legislation
US President Biden signs landmark climate and healthcare bill into law
The measure is paid for by new taxes on large companies and stepped-up IRS enforcement of wealthy individuals and entities.
# gaza israel conflict
Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants holds overnight
Since Friday, 43 Palenstinians have been killed with 300 more wounded in the conflict.
# Covid-19
Biden out of isolation after testing negative for Covid-19
The US President had tested positive for Covid and returned to isolation on 30 July.
# Joe Biden
US President Biden tests negative after second bout of Covid-19
Biden’s physician Kevin O’Connor said his antigen test this morning was negative.
# Russia
Basketball star Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge
If convicted, the two-time Olympic gold medalist could face 10 years in prison.
# 9/11
Joe Biden confirms death of Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahri in US drone strike
The US president said that US intelligence officials tracked al-Zawahri to a home in downtown Kabul where he was hiding out with his family.
# joevid
Joe Biden re-enters isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 again
The US president contracted the virus last week but came out of isolation on Wednesday after returning two negative antigens.
# China
Biden warned by Xi not to 'play with fire' in Taiwan during tense call
The leaders of China and US agreed to hold their first in-person summit.
# Joe Biden
Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests
The US president is fever-free, according to his physician.
# joevid
Biden says he is ‘feeling better every day’ after contracting Covid
The 79-year-old president said his voice is still raspy and he still has nasal congestion, but he is ‘on my way to fully recovered, God willing’.
# covid diagnosis
Biden likely has highly contagious Covid-19 strain but symptoms improving, doctors say
The US president completed his first full day of Paxlovid, the antiviral therapy treatment meant to reduce the severity of Covid.
# Joe Biden
Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19
The US president is experiencing ‘very mild symptoms’, the White House said today.
# Middle East
US 'will not walk away' from Middle East: Biden to Arab leaders
Biden is looking to use the visit to the Middle East to discuss volatile oil prices and outline his vision for Washington’s role in the region.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi crown prince greets Joe Biden with fist bump ahead of key meeting
Biden became the first US leader to fly directly from Israel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
# Joe Biden
Biden likens Palestinians to Irish Catholics on trip to Middle East
He was speaking at East Jerusalem Hospital.
# january 6
US Secret Service deleted text messages from Capitol riot, watchdog says
The messages could be crucial to the House of Representatives and Justice Department investigations into 6 January
# Middle East
Joe Biden lands in Israel on first Middle East tour as US president
Biden will hold talks with Israeli leaders for two days before meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the occupied West Bank.
# Abortion Rights
Joe Biden says US Supreme Court is 'out of control' before signing order on abortion access
The US President said the fastest way to restore the Roe V Wade ruling is “to pass a national law” codifying it.
# Roe v Wade
Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.
# g7 summit
Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
US President Joe Biden condemned the first air strikes on the Ukrainian capital in almost three weeks as “barbarism”.
Russia struck a residential building in Kyiv, killing one person and wounding four others.
Zelenskyy is set to join the leaders of the US, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Canada via video link.
The G7 have stressed their unity in the face of Russia's aggression – even as the global fallout worsens.
From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'
# gun control
Biden signs first significant US gun control law in decades
While Joe Biden says it falls short of what’s really needed, he added that it will “save lives.”
# United States
US recession not 'inevitable,' Treasury secretary says
Soaring inflation and supply-chain issues have increased pessimism.
# Ukraine
EU chief visits Ukraine as fierce fighting continues in east of country
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that serious battles were ongoing in Severodonetsk, a city in the east.
# gun control
Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence
The US President condemned the refusal of a majority of Republican senators to support tougher laws as “unconscionable”.
# uvalde
Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting
The US Justice Department announced on Sunday that it will review the police response and make its findings public.
# uvalde shooting
Biden arrives at Uvalde to meet relatives of school shooting victims
Harrowing accounts emerged of the ordeal faced by survivors of Tuesday’s attack on an elementary school.
# uvalde
Harrowing new accounts emerge from Uvalde's young survivors
US President Joe Biden will visit the town tomorrow.