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# Joe Biden

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Classified Documents
No classified documents found in search of Biden's beach home in Delaware, lawyer says
It’s the latest stage of an operation to track down improperly stored classified documents.
# Ukraine
Biden rejects calls to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets as Russia claims advances
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
But US president Joe Biden has appeared to draw the line on supplying American fighter jets to Ukraine.
It comes as a Kremlin-appointed Donetsk leader claimed Russian forces were advancing near a strategically valuable town.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# gfa 25
Events to mark Good Friday Agreement anniversary planned amid speculation over Biden visit
There has been much speculation about whether the US President will visit Northern Ireland for the anniversary.
Last month
January 2023
# Ukraine War
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Norway has also promised tanks.
President Biden confirmed the news this evening.
Germany said it will also provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks
Norway confirmed it is also sending tanks
The powerful tanks are seen as key to punching through enemy lines
# Classified
Republicans demand information on Biden’s visitor logs after records found at home
Classified documents have been found at addresses linked to the US president.
# Joe Biden
More classified documents found at Biden home in Delaware
The newly discovered documents date back to Biden’s time as vice president.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: Biden's classified documents problem is an embarrassing political setback
Our columnist looks at the political hot water the US president has found himself in this week.
# Classified
Special counsel appointed for investigation after classified document found at Biden's home
Biden told reporters that he is “cooperating fully and completely” with a Justice Department investigation.
# damage assessment
US president Joe Biden ‘surprised’ government records found at old office
The White House confirmed that the Department of Justice was reviewing ‘a small number of documents with classified markings’.
# military aid
Zelenskyy welcomes US armoured vehicles for Ukraine as ceasefire falters
The Ukrainian president hailed ‘a very powerful package’ of military aid.
# kevin mccarthy
Explainer: Why can't the House of Representatives elect a speaker?
Twenty hardline Republicans are blocking their party’s candidate, Kevin McCarthy.
# El Raton
Mexico arrests son of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman
The 32-year-old, nicknamed ‘El Raton’, has allegedly helped to run his father’s drug trafficking operations since El Chapo was extradited to the US.
Last year
2022
# Ukraine
Zelensky lands in Washington for first trip outside Ukraine since Russian invasion
The secretly arranged trip comes on the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet his top military officials.
# US Senate
Georgia's runoff senate vote is a high stakes test for Biden
Joe Biden has said the senate seat is ‘critical’ for the Democrats.
# U2
U2 among new inductees to The Kennedy Center Honours
The honour is given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.
# Ukraine War
Kremlin rejects Biden's offer to talk with Putin if he intends to end war in Ukraine
The American leader made such talks conditional on support by Nato allies.
# Washington
Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron vow united front against Russia during historic state visit
The pair said the West must hold fast against Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.
# Same-Sex Marriage
US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage
‘Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,’ said Biden after the vote.
# prince mbs
United States moves to shield Saudi crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder
It is a U-turn from Joe Biden’s campaign trail denunciations of Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the brutal killing.
# difficult 2024 path
Donald Trump's third White House run is littered with new obstacles of his own making
The former president faces several legal battles, as well as stiff competition from fellow Republicans.
# US Midterms
US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans
Retaining a Senate majority is a major boon for President Joe Biden as he seeks to keep his policy agenda on track.
# Midterms
US Democrats close in on Senate majority as counts continue
Midterms traditionally deliver a rejection of the party in power but Republicans did not perform as well as expected.
# G20
China’s leader Xi to attend G20 and return to international stage amid rising tensions
He will attend the G20 meeting of emerging market nations in Indonesia followed by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Thailand.
# COP27
Joe Biden tells COP27 that the 'very life of the planet' is at stake in climate crisis
The US president told the summit that every country needs to “step up” and “renew and raise our climate ambitions”.
# the midterms
US midterms: As the election count drags on, focus shifts to the 2024 White House race
With 209 seats so far, Republicans appear poised to secure a slim majority in the 435-seat House of Reps.
# Twitter
Elon Musk 'kills' new Twitter label mere hours after launch
Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden has said that Elon Musk’s ties with foreign countries were ‘worthy’ of scrutiny.
LIVE
GOP 'Red Wave' fails to materialise but control of US Congress still unclear
Joe Biden’s party defeated Republicans in several key races, defying expectations of a Republican surge.
Joe Biden’s party defeated Republicans in several key races, defying expectations of a Republican surge.
In one of the most bitterly-fought races Democrat John Fetterman flipped a senate seat for Pennsylvania.
Republicans held on to governors’ mansions in Florida, Texas and Georgia.
Ron DeSantis wins big in Florida as Donald Trump takes aim against him in pre-2024 threat
US Midterms: These are the big winners so far
# US Midterms
Donald Trump says he will make 'very big announcement' next week amid speculation about 2024 run
‘I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago,’ said Trump.
# US Midterms
Biden and Trump clash on eve of US midterm election, as more than 40 million early ballots cast
It’s an election that will shape the rest of Biden’s term – and could pave the way for a White House comeback by Trump.
# us mid terms
Republicans eye 'wake-up call' for Biden as midterms loom
Donald Trump held a rally calling on Republicans to deliver ‘a humiliating rebuke’.
# Streets of philadelphia
'Every single vote matters': Biden travels to Philly as activists hit local bars ahead of the midterms
With polling less than three weeks away, it’s all to play for in Pennsylvania.
# liz truss
UK's embattled PM Liz Truss told: 'The game is up'
‘I think the game is up, and it’s now a question as to how the succession is managed,’ said a senior Tory MP.
US National Security advisor says Biden has 'no plans' to meet Saudi crown prince at G20 summit
Stormy US-Saudi relations have been further strained by Riyadh’s support for oil production cuts.
# warning
Joe Biden: Nuclear ‘Armageddon’ risk highest since Cuban Missile Crisis
Russian officials have spoken of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons.
# US
Joe Biden pardons thousands for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana
The US President also urged governors to extend the clemency to the far bigger number of people
# hurricane ian
Dangers persist in wake of Hurricane Ian as US vows to provide major aid for victims
At least 68 people have been confirmed dead in the US and Cuba as a result of the storm.
# election money
Republicans unanimously vote against Biden drive to end 'dark money' in US elections
The US President earlier this week said the issue was a matter of “public trust”.
# New York
Coveney says US President Joe Biden hopes a trip to Ireland can happen soon
The Taoiseach first invited the US president to visit Ireland when Biden was elected in November 2020.
# New York
Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception
The Taoiseach missed a reception dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden last night.
# United Nations
Zelenskyy urges 'just punishment' against Russia in address to United Nations
World leaders are gathered in New York for the 77th UN General Assembly.