Biden says US will pay the bill for New Mexico wildfire recovery

SANTA FE, NM, June 11 (Reuters) – The US government will fund New Mexico’s full wildfire response, President Joe Biden said on Saturday, speaking from Santa Fe amid anger from survivors over the blaze that was started by federal officials. “We have a responsibility to help the state recover,” Biden told elected officials and emergency … Read more

Protesters rally against gun violence in Washington, across the US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington and across the United States on Saturday, calling on lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at curbing gun violence following last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. March for Our Lives (MFOL), the gun safety group founded by student survivors of the 2018 massacre … Read more

Facing record inflation, Biden chides Exxon, oil companies for profits

US President Joe Biden speaks during the opening plenary session at the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, US, June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Friday accused the US oil industry, and Exxon … Read more

US drops COVID testing for incoming international air travelers

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The United States late Friday rescinded a 17-month-old requirement that people arriving in the country by air test negative for COVID-19, a move that follows intense lobbying by airlines and the travel industry. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky issued a four-page order lifting the mandate, … Read more

As US Capitol attack hearings open, Republican says Trump ‘lit the flame’

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The chairman of the congressional panel probing the deadly 2021 US Capitol attack by Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday opened the hearings into the causes of the violence by accusing the former president of being at the center of a conspiracy to wart democracy. After almost a year of investigation, … Read more

Don’t close the embassy, ​​US ambassador tells Russia

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – Russia should not close the US embassy despite the crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine because the world’s two biggest nuclear powers must continue to talk, the US ambassador to Moscow was quoted as saying on Monday. President Vladimir Putin has cast the invasion of Ukraine as a turning … Read more

US bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit; Mexican leader sits out

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the US-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting Mexico’s president to make good on a threat to skip the event because all countries in the Western Hemisphere were not invited. The boycott by Mexican President Andres Manuel … Read more

Biden to unveil economic partnership for Americas – US official

A LAPD helocopter flies near the LA Convention Center during the first day of the Ninth Americas Summit in Los Angeles, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will announce this week at the Summit of the Americas an … Read more

Trump favorite Oz wins US Senate Republican primary, rival concedes

June 3 (Reuters) – Former hedge fund executive David McCormick conceded to wellness celebrity Mehmet Oz on Friday in the Republican primary race for a US Senate seat in Pennsylvania, following a recount and securing another Donald Trump-endorsed candidate in a critical midterm election. Oz, who will square off against Democrat John Fetterman in the … Read more

Biden grieves with Texas town after latest US school shooting

UVALDE, Texas, May 29 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden landed in the Texas town of Uvalde on Sunday to comfort families ripped apart by the worst US school shooting in a decade as the public demands answers about why local police failed to act swiftly. There was mounting anger over the decision by local law … Read more