Biden: Chauvin conviction can be ‘giant step forward’

WASHINGTON: The conviction of ex-Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin can be a “giant step forward” in the US’ struggle with systemic racism, President Joe Biden said Tuesday. Chauvin was convicted by a jury just hours earlier of murder and manslaughter for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, whose grisly death was captured on… Read More Biden: Chauvin conviction can be ‘giant step forward’

Biden forms China task force to meet growing challenges

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the Department of Defense has established a China task force. “We need to meet the growing challenges posed by China to keep peace and defend our interests in the Indo-Pacific and globally,” Biden told reporters during his first visit as president to the Pentagon. Biden said he… Read More Biden forms China task force to meet growing challenges

US secures deals for 200M more vaccines Biden promised

WASHINGTON: The US has finalized agreements to secure 200 million more coronavirus vaccine doses, President Joe Biden announced Thursday. The announcement fulfills a pledge the president made in January to buy 100 million more doses each of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccine. The purchase increases the US vaccine supply by 50%, allowing roughly 300 million people,… Read More US secures deals for 200M more vaccines Biden promised