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Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency
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Joe Biden’s approval ratings drops to 44%, the lowest of his presidency

U.S. President Joe Biden's ratings has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency, according to a new poll. According to the latest national poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, from Sept. 15-16, 44% of U.S. adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, while 50% disapproved and the rest were not sure. Biden’s popularity has been declining since mid-August as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed and as COVID-19-related deaths surged across the country. The weekly poll showed the number of Americans who approved of Biden’s response to the pandemic dropped below 50% for the first time: About 48% approved of the president’s COVID-19 policies, while 46% disapproved. Contrastingly, at the same point in Donald Trump’s presidency, about 38% of Americans approved of his per...
Donald Trump says he’d beat Joe Biden in a boxing match
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Donald Trump says he’d beat Joe Biden in a boxing match

Former US President Donald Trump has disclosed that he’d like to beat up his predecessor Joe Biden in a boxing match. During a promotional event for a boxing match between Evander Holyfield , 58, and Vitor Belfort, 44, Mr. Trump, 75, made the disclosure about who he’d like to face in the ring. “Well if I had to pick somebody in the world, not only a professional boxer because I’ll take a pass on the professional boxers – that can be a very dangerous subject. “I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden  because I think he’d go down very, very quickly.” Mr Trump told the audience by telephone, The former president added that he thought “Biden would go down in the first few seconds.” The comments drew laughter and applause from the hosts, the boxers, and a few journ...
‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans
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‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans

US President Joe Biden promised to hunt down and destroy the ISIS-K terrorists who killed 13 American service personnel and dozens of Afghans in a double suicide attack on Kabul airport. He made the promise on Thursday, August 26, as he joined UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in vowing to continue the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan despite a "continued" risk of further bombings by the terrorist group. The ISIS-K, a terrorist group which is an enemy of the Taliban who are in control of the country, is an off-shoot of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Last night, August 26, ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the double bombing, which is believed to have killed at least 90 people and injured more than 150 others. Bodies on the floor following the bombings ...
Afghanistan: US military personnel, scores of others killed as bomb explosions rock Kabul’s airport
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Afghanistan: US military personnel, scores of others killed as bomb explosions rock Kabul’s airport

There were multiple explosions at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan on Thursday killing scores of US service members and Afghans, CNN reports. According to reports, there were at least two explosions near the airport gate which led to the death of an unspecified number of persons. CNN reports that the blasts came as the US and other countries were rushing to evacuate people ahead of President Joe Biden’s August 31 withdrawal deadline. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefed on the situation in Afghanistan by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin by phone today, her spokesperson Drew Hammill told CNN. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has also been briefed by the defense secretary on the situation, according to a statement from his office. “I strongly condemn this act of terrorism an...
Four U.S. Marines among those Killed in Kabul airport explosion
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Four U.S. Marines among those Killed in Kabul airport explosion

Four U.S. Marines were killed in an explosion at Kabul's airport and three wounded, the Wall Street Journal and other outlets reported Thursday, August 26, citing U.S. officials. Two explosions ripped through crowds of Afghans trying to enter the airport on Thursday. Reports say US President Joe Biden is getting regular updates on the situation after meeting with his national security team. The explosion comes hours after the US, UK and Australia warned on Wednesday night and Thursday morning that it has received Intel of an imminent terror attack, telling it's citizens to avoid coming to the Kabul airport till the terror threat goes down. The US military is in a race against time to withdraw US citizens, allied partners and interpreters ahead of an August 31 deadline, but wit...
Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership
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Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership

President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has revealed agreement with the Taliban before the withdrawal of US and allies’ troops from Afghanistan. The President also said that they are considering “every opportunity” to get “folks to the airport”. Addressing the press on Friday, the US President repeated that they’ve been in “constant contact with the Taliban leadership” – in Doha and Kabul. Biden said that the Taliban “are letting people through with American passports”. According to him, “We have an agreement that they will let us pass through the checkpoints – that the Taliban control – let Americans through.” Recall that the Taliban in Afghanistan finally took over Kabul after 20 years of armed struggle and will henceforth form the...
Afghanistan: No American will be left behind – Joe Biden vows
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Afghanistan: No American will be left behind – Joe Biden vows

US President, Joe Biden has stated that US troops may stay in Afghanistan beyond his withdrawal deadline, vowing that no American will be left behind. He made the statement even as armed Taliban fighters kept desperate evacuees from reaching Kabul's airport on Wednesday night and Thursday morning this week. Biden says he wants US forces out by the end of this month, but up to 15,000 US citizens are still stranded in the country. He also added that the turmoil in Kabul was unavoidable About 4,500 US troops are in temporary control of Karzai International Airport in the nation's capital, but Taliban fighters and checkpoints are allover the perimeter of the airport. Reports say the Taliban are blocking Afghans without travel documents from going to the airport but there are...
Afghanistan: ”If you are a Nigerian and you supported Joe Biden, start praying hard that Boko Haram and ISWAP do not ever knock on the gates of Abuja or take Nigeria”- FFK
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Afghanistan: ”If you are a Nigerian and you supported Joe Biden, start praying hard that Boko Haram and ISWAP do not ever knock on the gates of Abuja or take Nigeria”- FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked Nigerians who supported President Joe Biden during the US presidential elections to start praying that Boko Haram and ISWAP members don't come knocking on the gates of Abuja or take over Nigeria, just as the Taliban have taken over the reins of affair in Afghanistan. FFK said this while sharing his thoughts on the recent happenings in Afghanistan. In a post shared on his Instagram page, FFK opined that the US President should have opted for ''tactical withdrawal'' of US forces in Afghanistan instead of the "capitulation he embarked upon." He claimed that if former U.S. President, Donald Trump was still in power, such a thing would never have happened. His post reads; ''There is a difference between a tactical withdrawal an...
“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban
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“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban

US President, Joe Biden, has said he does not regret his decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan. He acknowledged that Afghanistan's collapse to the Taliban came much sooner than U.S. officials had anticipated but he blamed Afghanistan's elected leaders and military for not putting up more of a fight against the Taliban. Biden said on Monday, August 16, from the White House: "I stand squarely behind my decision. The truth is this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated." Biden blamed his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, arguing that his administration's hands were tied by the plan Trump set in motion last year. Back in 2020, Trump, who was President at the time, signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could see ...
Joe Biden stops federal executions of prison inmates restarted under Trump
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Joe Biden stops federal executions of prison inmates restarted under Trump

The US government under Joe Biden has ordered a halt on federal executions that were resumed in 2020 under the Trump administration after a 17-year hiatus. The Trump administration carried out 13 federal executions during the former president's final months in office, before the Trump the last execution occured 17 years ago during the Bush Administration. However President Joe Biden, who appointed Merrick Garland, the US government's attorney general, has paused the executions while Garland also ordered a review of the rules around the death penalty Garland also ordered officials to review the drugs administered during lethal injection amid reports that prisoners may have experienced severe pain while dying. In issuing the moratorium, Attorney General Garland cited the ...
“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies
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“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies

Former US President, Donald Trump has blasted US president Joe Biden for reversing his border and Immigration policies even as the immigration surge at the southern border continues to take a turn for the worst. Trump together with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined a Fox News’ Town Hall on "Hannity" on Wednesday night, June 30, to reflect on his effective policies now reversed by President Biden. "It was over," Trump said. "We stopped a lot of the drugs that were coming in, which is very tough to do. And they have some real criminals bringing this stuff in. They have the toughest people, these cartels. These are tough, smart people." Trump called the increase in human and drug trafficking "a disgrace" since his administration had it "largely stopped" for months. "It's not like it was ...
Multiple rockets hit US base in Syria less than 24 hours after Biden launched midnight airstrikes in Iraq-Syrian border killing 7 militants
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Multiple rockets hit US base in Syria less than 24 hours after Biden launched midnight airstrikes in Iraq-Syrian border killing 7 militants

Multiple rockets have hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, June 28, less than 24 hours after US President Joe Biden launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites in the Iraq-Syrian border. Coly. Wayne Morrotto, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said: 'At 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed.' The attack took place at a site known as the 'Green Village' near an oil field, where 900 American troops are believed to be stationed. A US defense official speaking to CNN said the rockets were 'likely' fired by Iranian-backed militia in the area, but the origin had not yet been officially determined. Some of the missiles landed near US troops, according to th...
New York suspends Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s law license
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New York suspends Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s law license

A New York appellate court has ruled that Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Guiliani can no longer practice law in New York.   The court suspended Giuliani's law license after a panel concluded he made 'demonstrably false' statements regarding the 2020 election that Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden. '[W]e conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump's failed effort at reelection in 2020,' the 33-page decision read. It claimed that Giulani, a former New York mayor threatened 'public interest' in his capacity as Trump's personal attorney and insisted hi...
US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws
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US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws

US President, Joe Biden has accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to "a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century" in a scathing statement Tuesday after Republican senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election overhaul. Senate lawmakers voted 50-50 on whether to open debate on the bill known as the "For the People Act," leaving Democrats short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. The vote marked a major setback for a controversial legislation that Biden and other prominent Democrats have prepared for months in response to the passage of election security bills in Republican-led states. Georgia and other states moved to tighten election laws following a contentious 2020 election cycle rife with claims from Donald Trump of...
US President Biden announces death of family dog, Champ
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US President Biden announces death of family dog, Champ

US President Joe Biden and his family are mourning the loss of their German shepherd, Champ, who on Saturday June 19, died  at the age of 13. "Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home," a statement from the White House said. "He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family." "Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub." Champ was one of two German Shepherds living at the White House with the president and first lady. He lived alongside Major, who the Bidens adopted in November 2018 and ...
We need to prepare for dialogue and confrontation with the US – Kim Jong Un
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We need to prepare for dialogue and confrontation with the US – Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un has said his hermit nation needs to prepare for both "dialogue and confrontation" with the US. North Korea had earlier snubbed efforts by President Joe Biden's administration to establish diplomatic communication between both countries and Kim's latest remarks tells his country "especially to get fully prepared for confrontation". It is the first time Kim has directly commented on Joe Biden's administration since he assumed office in January 20, 2021.   Kim spoke at a meeting of senior leaders in Pyongyang on Thursday, June 17, after he admitted his country was facing food shortages. Enforced by the UN and US, North Korea has been banned from importing or exporting food, military equipment, oil and minerals with other nations due to the ...
Queen Elizabeth II meets Joe Biden, the 13th US president she has hosted in her Lifetime
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Queen Elizabeth II meets Joe Biden, the 13th US president she has hosted in her Lifetime

The world's longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II had a private audience with Joe Biden at Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13, making Biden the 13th US leader the queen has met in her lifetime. Biden stood next to the queen in the sunshine, wearing his aviator sunglasses, before inspecting the troops in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. Biden, who first met the queen in 1982 as a Democratic senator from Delaware, said after the meeting that she was "extremely gracious." "I don't think she'll be insulted, but she reminded me of my mother," Biden said as he boarded Air Force One, remarking on "the look of her and the generosity." Biden also confirmed that he invited her to visit the White House. Biden is the 13th serving president Elizabeth has met. As queen,...
Joe Biden issues warning to Vladmir Putin ahead of US-Russia summit
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Joe Biden issues warning to Vladmir Putin ahead of US-Russia summit

US President, Joe Biden has issued a warning to Russian president Vladimir Putin ahead of a scheduled summit between the pair next week.   Biden who is in the UK, spoke at a hangar of US troops on Wednesday, June 9, stating he was in Europe to defend the very concept of democracy,while also indicating that his first presidential trip abroad will be a feisty one when he meets Putin. Before he meets Putin in Geneva next week, Biden is holding consultations with European leaders at the G7 in Cornwall and the NATO summit in Brussels. "I'm headed to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr. Putin to let him know what I want him to know," Biden said at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England -- home to an American refueling wing.
Queen Elizabeth to meet President Biden at Windsor Castle
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Queen Elizabeth to meet President Biden at Windsor Castle

Britain's leader, Queen Elizabeth will welcome US President, Joe Biden to Windsor Castle on June 13 for their first one-on-one meeting, Buckingham Palace have announced. Elizabeth's meeting with Biden and first lady Jill Biden will come during the President's visit to the United Kingdom for the upcoming G7 summit, his first trip abroad since taking office. It will be the Queen's first major meeting with a world leader since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April, and comes after a year in which most of her in-person engagements were scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of her reign, the 95-year-old monarch has met with every US President except Lyndon Johnson. The pair have been in touch in recent months. The Queen sent a private congratula...
President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans
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President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans

US President, Joe Biden on Thursday, May 20, signed into law anti-hate crime legislation in response to the surge of attacks on Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly enacted law, COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, would establish a position within the Justice Department centered on anti-Asian hate crimes and allocate resources to enhance state and local reporting. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of Asian descent to hold the office, opened the signing ceremony by thanking lawmakers present for their work including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., who introduced the bill. "To the members of our United States Congress on both sides of the aisle who helped pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, thank you," Harris said firs...
Nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris
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Nurse charged for allegedly threatening to kill Kamala Harris

A 39-year-old nurse in the US state of Florida has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill US Vice President Kamala Harris. Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested following an investigation by the US Secret Service. Acording to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, On March 3, Special Agent David Ballenger was notified of a threat to kill Harris. The threats were sent by Phelps to her incarcerated spouse in Wakulla Correctional Institution via JPay, a computer application that allows sharing of media between non-incarcerated and incarcerated people. A Secret Service special agent assigned to the case obtained the videos and photographs that were sent by Phelps to her spouse. "Niviane Petit Phelps knowi...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before September 11
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President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before September 11

President Joe Biden will remove all US troops from Afghanistan before this year's 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America's longest war despite mounting fears of a Taliban victory, officials said on Tuesday. The drawdown delays only by around five months an agreement with the Taliban by former president Donald Trump to withdraw all troops, amid a growing consensus in Washington that little more can be achieved. Biden, who will make an announcement on Wednesday, has "reached the conclusion that the United States will complete its drawdown -- will remove its forces from Afghanistan -- before September 11," the official told reporters on condition of anonymity. Biden had earlier mused about keeping a residual force in Afghanistan to strike Al-Qaeda or an ...
Boris Johnson, Buhari, Biden, Atiku, Others World Leaders Mourn Prince Philip
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Boris Johnson, Buhari, Biden, Atiku, Others World Leaders Mourn Prince Philip

"We remember the Duke ... above all for his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen, not just as her consort, by her side, every day of her reign, but as her husband, has strength and stay of more than 70 years. And it is to Her Majesty, and her family, that our nation's thoughts must turn today." "Like the expert carriage driver that he was he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life." - The UK PM, Boris Johnson   GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL "The death of Prince Philip fills me with great sorrow. His friendship to Germany, his straightforwardness and his sense of duty will not be forgotten."   Prince Philip’s legacy will live on not on...
US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility
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US President Joe Biden Issues Proclamation Acknowledging March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued the first presidential proclamation recognizing March 31st as Transgender Day of Visibility. The day is now dedicated to celebrating transgender people and bringing awareness to the discrimination and violence they face every day. In his proclamation today, Biden said Trans Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of activism by transgender and nonbinary people. “Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,” Biden wrote. “This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with...
Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders For Climate Change Summit
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Biden Invites Buhari, 39 Other World Leaders For Climate Change Summit

U.S. President Joe Biden has invited President Muhammadu Buhari and 39 other world leaders to a virtual summit to galvanise efforts in tackling the climate crisis. The two-day summit is expected to mark America’s return to the frontlines of the fight against human-caused climate change, after former President Trump disengaged from the process. The White House said the summit is scheduled for April 22-23. It hopes that the meeting will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel pollution. “The summit will also highlight examples of how enhanced climate ambition will create good-paying jobs, advance innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts,” the White House said in a statement Friday. The U.S. is a...
My Plan Is To Run For Reelection In 2024 – Joe Biden
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My Plan Is To Run For Reelection In 2024 – Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he expects to run for reelection in 2024 with Vice President Kamala Harris on the ticket. "The answer is yes, my plan is to run for reelection," Biden said at his first presidential news conference. "That's my expectation." When asked about the potential for another Biden-Harris ticket, Biden praised Harris for the work she's done so far. "I would fully expect that to be the case," he said. "She's doing a great job. She's a great partner." On Wednesday, Biden tapped Harris to lead the administration's efforts on immigration issues, amid a surge at the southern border. It's one of the most politically risky situations facing the White House, and a role similar to what then-President Barack Obama tasked Biden to do as vice president. As...
“Over my dead body” – Catholic priest says he’ll never give US President, Joe Biden, Holy Communion unless he repents
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“Over my dead body” – Catholic priest says he’ll never give US President, Joe Biden, Holy Communion unless he repents

A Catholic priest has said he will not give US President, Joe Biden, Holy Communion if he attends his parish. Rev. Fr. William Kosco, whose parish is in Buckeye, Arizona, condemned Catholics who are pro abortion. He also said Biden "is diametrically opposed to all of the basic moral principles that are proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church", therefore, he will not give Biden Communion if he attends his Church. "Joe Biden is welcome to come to Mass here; his ideas are not welcome," Rev. Fr. William Kosco said. His opinion has divided viewers, with some taking his side and some opposing.
Joe Biden Stumbles Multiple Times As He Boards Air Force One (Video)
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Joe Biden Stumbles Multiple Times As He Boards Air Force One (Video)

US President Joe Biden on Friday lost his footing and tripped multiple times while walking up the steps to Air Force One. The American leader, 78, had proceeded swiftly about halfway up the airstairs to the presidential jet when he stumbled. Holding on to the railing with his right hand, he attempted a quick recovery but tripped again, this time dropping to his knee. Biden stood up, paused and brushed his left pant leg before he headed up to the top of the airstairs, turned and saluted, and then entered the aircraft. Air Force One took off shortly afterwards from outside the capital Washington for a flight to Atlanta, where Biden was to meet members of the Asian-American community which has been shocked by a series of shootings in massage parlors. “He is doing fine. He i...
It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer
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It Takes One to Know One – Putin Reacts to Biden Calling him a Killer

Russia's President, Vladmir Putin has reacted to US President Joe Biden calling him a killer and saying that he would “pay a price” for 2020 US election interference. When asked about Biden’s comments during a video call on Thursday March 18,  that was aired on Russian state TV, Putin said he wished his counterpart in Washington good health and was saying that "without irony", but charged that the comments reflected America's own troubled past. The Russian leader who praised the American people, said the legacy of slavery and the country's treatment of Native Americans weighed heavily on its dealings abroad. He added that for Biden to call him a killer, it takes one to know one. Putin said; "In the history of every people, every state, there are a lot of hard, dramatic and bl...
Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa
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Biden Snubs Buhari In First Calls To Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden made his first call to an African leader last week, apparently choosing not to speak to Nigeria’s President Buhari, an omission experts say reflects not only America’s diplomatic priorities but Nigeria’s estimation at a time the continent’s largest democracy faces staggering domestic problems. Mr Biden reached out to Africa Thursday after more than a month in office and a flurry of phone calls to American allies around the world. He spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, while Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. Mr Biden had earlier spoken to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa in November 2020, days after his election. The obvious sidestepping of Nigeria, long se...
US President Biden Revokes Trump’s Immigrant Visa ban
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US President Biden Revokes Trump’s Immigrant Visa ban

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday, February 24, revoked Donald Trump’s suspension of many green card applicants from entering the United States. The now revoked order (Proclamation 10014) had suspended the entry of certain immigrants and non-immigrants into the U.S. since late April 2020 on grounds of protecting the U.S. labour market in the wake of COVID-19. In his proclamation, President Joe Biden said his predecessor’s proclamation, “does not advance the interests of the United States” and that “to the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here”. “It also harms industries in the United States that utilise talent from around the world. And it ...
Joe Biden Cancels Funding for Trump’s Border Wall
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Joe Biden Cancels Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

US President, Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump's border wall, stopping one of Trump's trademark immigration policies. Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border in 2019, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use military funds for its construction. By the time Trump had left office, about $25bn (£18bn) had been spent on the project. In a letter to Congress on Thursday, February 11, Biden wrote that the order was "unwarranted" and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall. In the letter,  Biden also wrote that he would also seek a review of "all resources appropriated or redirected" to the construction of the wall. Ever since Biden became president on January 20, he has made series of ...
President Biden threatens financial, visa sanctions against countries yet to make laws to accommodate LGBTQI people
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President Biden threatens financial, visa sanctions against countries yet to make laws to accommodate LGBTQI people

US president, Joe Biden has threatened to sanction countries that are yet to make laws to accommodate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) people. The Democrat issued a presidential memorandum aimed at expanding the protection of the rights of LGBTQI people worldwide. Biden’s memo reads, “When foreign governments move to restrict the rights of LGBTQI+ persons or fail to enforce legal protections in place, thereby contributing to a climate of intolerance, agencies engaged abroad shall consider appropriate responses, including using the full range of diplomatic and assistance tools and, as appropriate, financial sanctions, visa restrictions, and other actions. “All human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live ...
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Biden Asked To Endorse Okonjo-iweala For WTO Top Job

US president, Joe Biden, has been asked to endorse former Nigeria Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the World Trade Organization (WTO) top job, Bloomberg reports. Dozens of former US government officials have urged Biden to endorse Okonjo-Iweala, after the Trump administration blocked her selection. The opposition halted the selection process because WTO decisions are made on the basis of a consensus of its members. South Korean Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee, on Friday also withdrew her bid to lead the WTO, leaving Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the job
12 Governors & 40% Lawmakers In Nigeria Are Gay – Uche Maduagwu Says
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12 Governors & 40% Lawmakers In Nigeria Are Gay – Uche Maduagwu Says

Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu, who came out to recently to declare his sexual orientation as gay, made the claim in an Instagram post. He shied away from naming the people. He slammed the anti-gay law former President Goodluck Jonathan signed in 2014. The actor called on U.S. President Joe Biden to sanction Nigerian government over the 14-years jail term for homosexuals in Nigeria. Dear President Joe Biden i am proudly gay and i beg you to place sanctions on Nigerian government for its inhuman laws against law abiding homosexuals yet this same government pampers wicked fulani herdsmen who kidnap and cause trouble in southern part of Nigeria we are tired and scared despite the fact that more than 40% of current legislatures and over twelve governors are homosexuals in naija why t...
“Trump’s Tenure Was Just A Short Window Of Grace” – Mike Bamiloye
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“Trump’s Tenure Was Just A Short Window Of Grace” – Mike Bamiloye

Founder of Mike Zion movies, Pastor Mike Bamiloye has reacted to the end of President Donald Trump's tenure following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday January 20. According to the gospel filmmaker, Trump should have known that he was elected to temporarily to break the dangerous speed of Democrats. He further described the former US President's tenure as a short window of grace. Taking to his Instagram handle, Bamiloye wrote; "Trump should have known he was there temporarily to break the dangerous speed of the Democrats. Now they are back to continue from where they stopped in 2017. Trump’s Tenure was just a short Window of Grace."
Human Rights Abuse, Others May Work Against Nigeria Under Biden – Ex US Envoy, John Campbell
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Human Rights Abuse, Others May Work Against Nigeria Under Biden – Ex US Envoy, John Campbell

Amid the excitement and expectations of a robust relationship between Nigeria and the United States under the new President, Joe Biden, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, and some other prominent persons have said cases of human rights abuse in Nigeria can hamper the partnership if not addressed. Campbell alongside an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London, Matthew Page and the Director, Africa Programme, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a leading US think tank, Mr Judd Devermont, told Saturday PUNCH in their responses to email enquiries, that while the relationship between the two countries might improve in many respects, abuse by the military and policy abuse by the government could pose a problem. Many Nigerians have expressed optimism that...
Atiku Writes Biden, Lists Nigeria’s Challenges, Seeks U.S Intervention
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Atiku Writes Biden, Lists Nigeria’s Challenges, Seeks U.S Intervention

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last General election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Thursday wrote a message of goodwill to the US President, Joe Biden, urging him to strengthen US-Nigeria relationship. In a statement titled: ‘Message of Goodwill To President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’, the former vice President enumerated a whole lots of challenges bedeviling Nigeria and asked for his intervention. His words: “As President Joe Biden begins his tenure as the 46th President of the United States of America, I am confident that this new era will mark America’s regeneration and her reaffirmation as the beacon of democracy to the world. “As I congratulate President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, I urge them and their admin...
Biden Calls Josephine, A Nigerian Girl & Her Father Who Contributed To Victory
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Biden Calls Josephine, A Nigerian Girl & Her Father Who Contributed To Victory

It is new dawn for America and the world at large as Joe Biden was sworn in as the president of America after defeating Donald Trump. However, it will be a memorable day for a Nigerian girl named Josephine who contributed towards joe biden victory. She received a call from the new president of the united state and she and her family are so happy. The Oyo state girl answered the call from Joe Biden who showered praise on her for her smartness leaving her proud dad all smile. Congratulations president Joe Watch video https://youtu.be/3lDo7GlAUvw
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)
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Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)

After being sworn in as the US's first female, Black, and South Asian-American vice president, Kamala Harris made an appearance during 'Celebrating America,'  a broadcast special to mark the start of a new administration with Joe Biden as the 46th president.   Speaking from the National Mall, as excited Harris addressed the nation and spoke about the historic nature of this new administration.   "In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation," she said. "It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be."   Read her full speech and watch the video below.    Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak ton...
Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family
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Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family

Piers Morgan, who used to be good friends with Donald Trump and even had a chance to interview the former US president aboard Airforce One, is now singing the praise of the Bidens only hours after shaming Trump. The English TV host took to Twitter hours after inauguration to share a photo of himself and new US First Lady Jill Biden. He wrote: "I’ve met few nicer, funnier or more genuine people in the political world than America’s new First Lady ?@FLOTUS? ?@DrBiden?. She’s been an absolute rock behind Joe through many turbulent times. Huge day for her and the whole family. Chuffed for them." This comes just hours after Morgan shamed his former friend Donald Trump just as soon as he vacated the White House ahead of inauguration. He had written: You blew it, Donald. If yo...
Joe Biden: Details Of The 17 Executive Order
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Joe Biden: Details Of The 17 Executive Order

In 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations signed hours after his inauguration, President Biden moved swiftly on Wednesday to dismantle Trump administration policies his aides said have caused the “greatest damage” to the nation. Despite an inaugural address that called for unity and compromise, Mr. Biden’s first actions as president are sharply aimed at sweeping aside former President Donald J. Trump’s pandemic response, reversing his environmental agenda, tearing down his anti-immigration policies, bolstering the teetering economic recovery and restoring federal efforts to promote diversity. Here’s a look at what the measures aim to accomplish. On the Pandemic Mr. Biden has signed an executive order appointing Jeffrey D. Zients as the official Covid-19 response c...
“We Look Forward To Working With You” – Buhari, Others World Leaders Congratulates Biden, Harris
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“We Look Forward To Working With You” – Buhari, Others World Leaders Congratulates Biden, Harris

President Muhammadu Buhari warmly welcomes inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States of America on Wednesday, expressing hope that their presidency will mark a strong point of cooperation and support for Nigeria as well as the African continent. President Buhari congratulates the leaders, and entire country on the successful transition, which marks an important historical inflection point for democracy as a system of government and for the global community as a whole. “We look forward to the Biden presidency with great hope and optimism for strengthening of existing cordial relationships, working together to tackle global terrorism, climate change, poverty and improvement of economic ties and expansion of trade. “We hope t...
“Shame On You” – Piers Morgan Blasts Trump On His Final Day As US President
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“Shame On You” – Piers Morgan Blasts Trump On His Final Day As US President

TV host, Piers Morgan has slammed US president, Donald Trump on his final day in office. Trump left the White House today, for his successor, Joe Biden. Shortly after footage of Trump leaving the White House was made public, Piers Morgan took to Instagram to slam Trump. Sharing a photo of himself and Trump, he wrote: "You blew it, Donald. If you’d shown Americans leadership & empathy when it really mattered in the past year, you’d have been re-elected. Instead, you failed them. Spectacularly badly. And now you slink off as a gutless graceless sore loser. How pathetic. Shame on you."
Joe Biden’s Inauguration In Pictures
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Joe Biden’s Inauguration In Pictures

Washington Biden's inauguration will mark the official start of his four-year term, and due to COVID and security concerns, will go ahead without much of the pomp and fanfare. In pictures: The inauguration of Joe Biden President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office on Wednesday, but it will be a scaled-down inauguration unlike any we've ever seen. The celebrations have been cut back because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Biden's inaugural committee — trying to keep crowds to a minimum — has urged Americans not to travel to Washington, DC. The National Mall will also be closed to the general public because of security concerns related to the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. Usually, thousands of people gather on the Mall to watch the new president being sworn in. T...
“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address
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“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a nearly twenty-minute farewell message ahead of the inauguration of his successor, former VP Joe Biden. The President had announced he wouldn't attend the inauguration, making him the first US President in over 150 years to snub the swearing-in of his successor. On Monday, the First lady, Melanie Trump had delivered her farewell address urging Americans to choose "love over hatred” and “peace over violence.” VP Pence, his wife Susan, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are amongst others who took to twitter to pen their farewell messages. My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, w...
Burna Boy’s “Destiny” Featured In Biden-Harris Inauguration Playlist
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Burna Boy’s “Destiny” Featured In Biden-Harris Inauguration Playlist

Burna Boy‘s song “Destiny” has been included in the inauguration playlist presented by U.S President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The Biden-Harris team on Friday presented a 46-song playlist to help supporters celebrate the upcoming Jan. 20 inauguration. The playlist which features various artiste from around the world is in line with the upcoming inauguration’s “America United” theme. Burna Boy is the only Nigerian artiste on the list. His song, “Destiny”, is off his Grammy-nominated fourth studio album, African Giant. “Are you planning your #Inauguration2021 at-home watch party? Well let us take one thing off your plate — @DJDNice and @TheRaedio came up with the perfect playlist for you to dance the night away as we ring in our new leaders,” the Bi...

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