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Israel strikes eastern Rafah as US warns a major assault could halt arms

Israel strikes eastern Rafah as US warns a major assault could halt arms

ISRAELI tanks and warplanes bombarded areas of Rafah, Palestinian residents said after U.S. President Joe Biden vowed to withhold weapons from Israel if its forces launch a major invasion of the southern Gaza city. As ceasefire talks continued in Cairo, Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad said their fighters fired anti-tank rockets and mortars at Israeli tanks massed on the eastern outskirts of the city. Residents and medics in Rafah, the biggest urban area in Gaza not yet overrun by Israeli ground forces, said an Israeli attack by a mosque killed at least three people and wounded others in the eastern Brazil neighbourhood.…
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Biden says he is crafting a plan for Russia-Ukraine crisis

Biden says he is crafting a plan for Russia-Ukraine crisis

TREVOR HUNNICUT U.S. President Joe Biden says he is developing comprehensive initiatives to make it difficult for Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine and that he would not accept Moscow's "red lines," as fears mounted that the simmering conflict could erupt into war. A video teleconference between the two leaders is anticipated within days. More than 94,000 Russian troops are massed near Ukraine's borders, said Ukraine's defense minister, Oleksii Reznikov, who cited intelligence reports suggesting Moscow may be planning a large-scale military offensive for the end of January. Moscow, in turn, has accused Ukraine and the United States of…
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Biden disputes Saudi account of Khashoggi murder discussion

Biden disputes Saudi account of Khashoggi murder discussion

U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday differed with Saudi Arabia in their account of discussions at a bilateral summit about the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a major point of contention between the two countries. U.S. intelligence agencies believe Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing in 2018 of Khashoggi, a Saudi insider-turned-critic who had been living in self-imposed exile in Virginia. The de facto Saudi ruler denies it. Answering reporters as he arrived at the White House from his first Middle East trip as president, Biden disputed the Saudi foreign minister's account that he did not…
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Biden orders declassification review of documents related to Sept. 11 attacks

Biden orders declassification review of documents related to Sept. 11 attacks

JEFF MASON AND JAN WOLFE U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the Department of Justice to review documents from the FBI's probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for declassification and release. "When I ran for president, I made a commitment to ensuring transparency regarding the declassification of documents on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America," Biden said in a statement. "As we approach the 20th anniversary of that tragic day, I am honoring that commitment." The order requires U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to make the declassified documents public over the next six months as it…
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Quoting Irish poet, Biden ends EU trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

Quoting Irish poet, Biden ends EU trade war in renewal of transatlantic ties

STEVE HOLLAND, PHILIP BLEKINSOP, MARINE STRAUSS and ROBIN EMMOT U.S. President Joe Biden ended one front in a Trump-era trade war when he met European Union leaders on Tuesday by agreeing a truce in a transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies that has dragged on for 17 years. Quoting Irish poet W. B. Yeats at the start of his first EU-U.S. summit as president, Biden also said the world was shifting and that Western democracies needed to come together. "The world has changed, changed utterly," Biden, an Irish-American, said, citing from the poem Easter 1916, in remarks that pointed towards the…
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Putin calls U.S. ransomware allegations an attempt to stir pre-summit trouble

Putin calls U.S. ransomware allegations an attempt to stir pre-summit trouble

SUGGESTIONS that the Russian state was linked to high profile ransomware attacks in the United States were absurd and an attempt to stir trouble ahead of his summit this month with the U.S. President Joe Biden, said Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, yesterday. A hack of Brazilian meatpacker JBS's facilities in the United States, reported this week, is the third such ransomware hack in the country since Biden took office in January. JBS told the White House it originated from a criminal organisation likely based in Russia. The White House said on Wednesday that Biden, who is due to…
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