The 46th President of the United States
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Democratic politician Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the United States of America having served as the 47th vice-president of the United States under Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017.
The stalemate on the front line, depleted arms stores across Europe and rising war fatigue are sapping support. Beyond US gains as a major supplier of arms and gas to Europe, a truce would also boost Biden’s re-election bid.
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Hunter Biden’s offer was in response to a subpoena from Republicans investigating nearly every aspect of his business dealings as they pursue an impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden.
The recent uptick in Sino-US relations has been welcomed around the world but, for Japan, the news could be frustrating. Biden and Xi’s warm meeting means Japan must continue to wait patiently if it wants to attain its goal of becoming a ‘normal country’ again.
The impact of Biden’s stance on his presidential contest remains unknown but, outside the US, it has dealt a serious blow to America’s global leadership. Biden must adopt a more balanced approach between Israel’s security needs and the Palestinians’ desire for statehood.
Since Xi Jinping took power, national security has taken top priority over Deng Xiaoping’s mantra of keeping a low profile and building the economy. Now US-China relations appear to be warming, Beijing should revive the economy and restore business confidence.
Given the rapid evolution of AI and the diverse governance approaches, we should seek adaptable cooperation that finds broad common ground. The focus on AI’s risks mean we could miss an opportunity to coexist with technology in a world of grace and justice.
The conflict is the outgrowth of two historical tragedies. Both sides must be persuaded to acknowledge and accept each other’s right to exist. A ruthless demolition of Gaza has the potential to turn global opinion against Israel’s very existence and damage the US’ credibility irreparably.
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Judges in Trump’s election subversion case are weighing whether to put back in place an order that barred Donald Trump from inflammatory comments against prosecutors, potential witnesses and court staff.
A four-day cessation to hostilities, while welcome, is hardly the answer; as Chinese President Xi Jinping rightly said, a two-state solution is the only viable route to peace.
The leaders of China and the US may not have agreed on everything, but clearly both were certain about one thing: lines of communication must be kept open at all times.
News around the US economy has been positive of late, but two alarming trends could undermine the improvement and scare off investors. If they gain momentum, the debate over whether the US will have a soft or hard landing will give way to deeper worries about its economy and democracy.
Thousands have perished as Israeli forces target Hamas militants behind the deadly October 7 assault, and with ceasefire calls coming to nothing, China and the US have to step up
While US president remains critical of Beijing, his recent comments suggest the two sides can still find common ground.
The world’s confidence in the US preference for civilised and consistent diplomatic engagement has yet to return. The possibility that Trump could return will make that even harder.
At their long-awaited meeting on Wednesday, the leaders of global powers China and the US must aim to seek common ground and narrow their differences.
Weak Western leaders, certain of their own exceptionalism, have endangered world peace by peddling narratives that justify the unjustifiable.
Meeting between China and the US is not only about avoiding doomsday, but a show of joint leadership that can bring a troubled world to a better place.
As the US confirms the two leaders will meet at the Apec summit, China rightly remains guarded, but signs are both desperately want to go ahead.
It is still to be confirmed, but all signs point to a meeting between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden at the Apec summit in San Francisco next month.