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US Vice-President Joe Biden to urge India to lift trade barriers

Joe Biden

US Vice-President Joe Biden will press India to do more to open up trade and protect intellectual property during a trip to the Asia-Pacific region this week that will also highlight US concern about aggressive Chinese navy patrols in the oil-rich South China Sea.

Monday, 22 July, 2013, 3:29am

Joe Biden calls Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff over surveillance row

US Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: AFP

The Brazilian government says US Vice-President Joe Biden has telephoned President Dilma Rousseff in an effort to ease tensions created by the disclosure that the United States collected data on billions of telephone and e-mail conversations in Latin America's biggest nation.

22 Jul 2013 - 4:13am

US opens China talks with plea to end cyber-spying

US Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with State Councilor of China Yang Jiechi in Washington. Photo: EPA

US officials appealed to China’s self-interest on Wednesday with calls for deeper economic reforms and a halt to cyber espionage – changes they said would benefit both nations. Vice President Joe Biden launched the annual US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue by stressing the shared stakes.

11 Jul 2013 - 3:43am

Biden calls for more trust between US and China

Vice Premier of China Wang Yang listens to US Vice President Joe Biden at the opening of the US-China strategic and economic dialogue meeting in Washington. Photo: EPA

US Vice-President Joe Biden called on the US and China to build greater trust, but also urged Beijing to stop "outright theft" through hacking as he opened two days of annual talks between leaders of the world's two largest economies.

11 Jul 2013 - 11:13am 4 comments

Xi, Biden vie to woo resource-rich Latin America

US Vice President Joe Biden

The competition between the world's two biggest economies for influence in Latin America is on display this week, with US Vice-President Joe Biden expected in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, near the end of a three-nation tour of the region, and President Xi Jinping close behind.

30 May 2013 - 4:52am

Chinese students demand Biden apologise for 'insensitive' comments

US Vice-President Joe Biden gave a commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania on May 13. Photo: AP

Chinese students and parents are demanding an apology from US Vice-President Joe Biden for "insensitive" comments, weeks after he referred to China as the nation that cannot “think different” or “breathe free” during a commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania.

22 May 2013 - 2:53pm 86 comments

World leaders head to Rome for pope’s inaugural mass

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (centre) waves next to Foreign Minister Hector Timerman (right), upon arrival in Rome on Sunday. Photo: AFP

World leaders arrived in Rome ahead of an inauguration mass for Pope Francis who receives compatriot President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina on Monday in his first meeting with a head of state.

18 Mar 2013 - 10:48pm

Iran supreme leader rejects US offer of talks

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses Iranian air force commanders during a meeting in Tehran on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected on Thursday a US offer to negotiate one-on-one on Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme so long as Washington continues to impose sanctions on Iran.

7 Feb 2013 - 7:53pm

Biden urges Democrats to comply with demands to curb US gun violence

Joe Biden. Photo: AP

US Vice President Joe Biden urged fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to comply with public demands for action to reduce gun violence.

It is unclear which, if any, of Biden’s gun-control recommendations Congress might approve, but the vice president said legislators have an obligation to do as much as they can.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:54pm

Talking points

US Vice President Joe Biden (left)

Biden and Cameron put heads together

5 Feb 2013 - 2:36am

Briefs, January 22, 2013

Barbara Walters cut her head at an ambassador’s home. Photo: Reuters

TV veteran tumbles at inauguration party

22 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Obama to unveil gun-control proposals this week

President Barack Obama said he would review a set of “common sense steps” to reduce gun violence proposed by Vice-President Joe Biden. Photo: AFP

President Barack Obama said on Monday he would review a set of “common sense steps” to reduce gun violence proposed by Vice President Joe Biden and announce a plan this week to pursue legislation and measures he could implement on his own.

15 Jan 2013 - 8:58am

A Good Week for ... , January 6, 2013

Joe Biden

Joe Biden found himself the hero of the hour as he successfully steered through talks with Republican lawmakers to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and deep spending cuts.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:51am

Small steps are enough

Vice-President Joe Biden negotiated a compromise deal when President Barack Obama's own talks with Republicans failed. Photo: Bloomberg

The just-in-time budget deal the US Congress passed on New Year's Day calls to mind Samuel Johnson's observation about dogs that walk on their hind legs: "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

US fiscal cliff deal will hit growth, say economists

The budget deal struck by the White House and US Senate Republican leaders, if it becomes law, would probably slow the US economic recovery without stopping it.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:24am