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# Joe Biden

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# US Covid-19
Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.
# Taxing matters
Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?
It could be 2023 or 2024 by the time the new rules are actually implemented.
After months of negotiating, the Government is expected to sign Ireland up to a new 15% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
There is considerable uncertainty about what the changes will mean for the Irish economy and public finances.
But it could be 2023 or 2024 by the time the new rules are actually implemented.
Ireland's corporation tax receipts set to take a hit under new rules and fall by up to €2bn
Ireland's corporation tax take expected to rise again this year, but Donohoe admits it can't be relied upon in future
# Abortion
Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
This comes as battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.
# United States
Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill
Voting on Friday appeared increasingly unlikely, throwing the president’s big domestic agenda into doubt as negotiations dragged.
# Abortion
Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law
At least one Texas abortion provider said it stood ready to resume offering services.
# US Senate
Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin refused to vote in favour of Biden’s plan.
# us shutdown
US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown
The coming days are expected to be the most critical yet for Biden’s presidency.
# Pfizer
Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.
# Submarines
Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute
The withdrawn French ambassador is set to return to the United States next week
# New York
Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'
President Joe Biden yesterday warned that the peace process should not be jeopardised.
# Good Friday Agreement
Biden stresses importance of NI peace process and downplays trade deal during Johnson meeting
The US president met UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Oval Office.
The US president met the UK Prime Minister in the Oval Office.
Biden issued a fresh warning for the UK not to damage the peace process over the EU departure.
Johnson agreed, saying: “On that point, Joe, we’re completely at one."
# $100 billion
China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution
The US president told the UN that the world was approaching a point of no return.
# UN
Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.
Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?
Good ol’ Garreth sorry I mean Garth.
# America
Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'
Measures include all US-based employers with more than 100 workers will have to ensure employees are vaccinated.
# Hurricane Ida
Biden approves federal aid for New York and New Jersey after deadly flooding
At least 50 people were killed in six Eastern states as record rainfall overwhelmed rivers and sewer systems.
# Itinerary
Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites
Next Saturday’s anniversary falls less than two weeks after the end of the nearly two decade-long US war in Afghanistan.
Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.
# Louisiana
One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida
US President Joe Biden surveyed the damage yesterday.
# 9/11
Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks
The order directs the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies to begin a declassification review.
# Afghanistan
Biden calls US evacuation from Afghanistan 'extraordinary success'
The US President said the choice was between “leaving or escalating”.
# Covid-19
Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins
The US intelligence community has concluded it did not believe the virus was a bio-weapon.
Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.
Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.
# Afghanistan
US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders
United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
Evacuation efforts by countries, including Ireland, are continuing ahead of the 31 August deadline.
United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamist group would not agree to an extension.
Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens
US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
# us strategy
Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region
The US vice president said Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea amount to “coercion” and “intimidation”.
# Afghanistan
Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.
# Taliban
Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.
Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden
The move comes as China and the United States are at odds over a range of foreign policy and trade issues.
# Cuba
Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests
The protests began on the weekend with large numbers taking to the streets on Sunday.
# Miami
At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse
Rescuers are still combing the rubble for victims.
# abortion views
US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.
# juneteenth
Biden signs bill to mark the end of slavery in US with a public holiday
It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr Day was created in 1983.
# Obamacare
US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions
US President Joe Biden called the ruling ‘a big win for the American people’.
# cold peace
US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.
# New York
New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised fireworks across the state tonight in celebration of the progress.
# EU US relations
Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
# Global Affairs
NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.
# Protocol
Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process.
The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations
Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’
# Cornwall
The G7 summit kicks off today - here's everything you need to know
This will be the first time the leaders have met in almost two years due to Covid-19.