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Joe Biden Names First Black, Openly LGBTQ White House Press Secretary

President Joe Biden on Thursday chose Karine Jean-Pierre as the next White House Press Secretary—the first Black and the first openly LGBTQ+ individual to serve as the public face of a United States administration. Jean-Pierre will take over from Jen...

Biden Calls for Putin to be Tried for War Crimes after Bucha Killings

Joe Biden called for Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes on Monday following the killings of civilians in the city of Bucha, Ukraine. Biden said the images coming from Bucha warranted calling Putin a "war criminal," adding, "but...

US Astronaut’s ISS Return, Courtesy of Russia, Hangs in Balance: NASA

US astronaut Mark Vande Hei is slated to share a ride back from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Russia's Soyuz capsule later this month, despite tensions over the war in Ukraine, NASA said on Monday. Russia-US cooperation aboard the...

NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately” stop the war in Ukraine, adding that efforts to undermine the alliance had failed. “President Putin must stop this war immediately (and) engage in diplomacy in...

Russia Asked China for Ukraine Military Assistance, US Officials Say

Russia asked China for military support as well as economic assistance for its invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported on Sunday. The requests came after the invasion occurred, with one official declining to detail the Chinese reaction but indicated that they...

Deterrence vs. Irrationality: NATO, Russian Strategy on Nuclear Weapons

NATO and Russia's strategy on nuclear weapons are clearly miles apart. NATO’s current nuclear policy, based on its 2010 Strategic Concept and the 2012 Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, focuses on credible deterrence and defense in a mix of nuclear,...

Octopus With 10 Arms Named After US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden has a lot of things named after him, including a planet and a train station, but the most unusual one yet is an octopus. A cephalopod, whose ancestors roamed the oceans millions of years ago,...

Biden to Sign Cryptocurrency Executive Order in Move Toward Regulation

  US President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on cryptocurrency this week, marking the first step toward regulating the digital currency. The move comes as administration officials have raised concerns about Russia’s use of cryptocurrency to evade...

No Guarantee There Will Be No Conflict With NATO, Russia Says

A senior official in Russia's government warned that military support given to Ukraine from countries that are part of NATO threatened to bring about conflict with the US and its allies in Europe after the invasion of Ukraine. On Monday,...

Biden Responds to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

  United States President Joe Biden announced new, harsher sanctions against Russia on Thursday in response to the country's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. "Putin is the aggressor. Putin chose this war. And now he and his country will bear the consequences,"...