Haiti announces new govt amid political crisis

2015-01-19 16:30

Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the formation of a new government via Facebook in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from political crisis.

Shots fired outside Biden's Delaware home

2015-01-18 20:08

The US Secret Service says multiple gunshots have been fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden.

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

2014-12-28 09:23

Thousands of police officers from across the US packed a church to honour a slain New York officer, with an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting still lingering.

Biden: Time to act on energy security

2014-11-23 13:30

US Vice President Joe Biden says Europe must improve its energy security, warning of Russia's "track record" in using energy supplies as a weapon.

US to be 'more aggressive' on Ebola - Obama

2014-10-16 05:55

US President Barack Obama has pledged a "much more aggressive" response at home to the Ebola threat, and insisted that the risk of a serious outbreak on US soil was low.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Obama questions if Biden or Clinton want to run again

2014-07-21 19:35

President Barack Obama has said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether he would want to endure another campaign for the White House.

Biden: Gay rights take precedence over culture

2014-06-25 08:49

Vice President Joe Biden has declared that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilised nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.

Obama wants paid leave for all Americans

2014-06-23 14:36

President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies and provide paid leave for mothers of newborns.

Biden warns Russia ahead of Ukraine poll

2014-05-21 12:57

Tougher sanctions must be imposed on Russia if it undermines crucial elections in Ukraine, US Vice President Joe Biden says.

Beijing stands firm over rig despite US concerns

2014-05-16 08:34

US Vice President Joe Biden has voiced "serious concern" about Beijing's actions in the disputed South China Sea, as a top Chinese general vowed to protect an oil rig that has triggered deadly protests in Vietnam.

Russia accuses US of 'running the show' in Kiev

2014-04-23 11:30

Russia has accused the US of controlling the actions of the pro-West Ukrainian government, saying that Washington was now "running the show" in Kiev.

'Stop talking and start acting' Biden tells Russia

2014-04-22 14:55

US Vice President Joe Biden has warned Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine.

Biden offers US help on energy, aid for Ukraine

2014-04-21 14:58

US Vice President Joe Biden will announce a package of technical assistance focused on energy and economic aid distribution during a two day visit to Kiev, a senior administration official says.

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

2014-04-16 14:38

A man who dropped a backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line has been charged with the possession of a hoax device and disorderly conduct.

Boston bombing victims remembered, one year on

2014-04-15 11:25

One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the north-eastern US city will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the attack.

Obama imposes sanctions on 11 Russians

2014-03-18 07:02

US President Barack Obama has slapped sanctions on two top aides to President Vladimir Putin and nine other people linked to Russia's military incursion into Crimea.

Biden offers support to Ukraine prime minister

2014-02-28 08:59

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukraine's new prime minister that the US welcomes the formation of the country's new government.

Ukraine MPs fail to strike constitution deal

2014-02-05 08:03

Ukraine's parliament will try again to agree on curbing the presidency's powers, while the EU's foreign policy chief meets President Viktor Yanukovych to press for a resolution.

Putin warns against meddling in Ukraine

2014-01-29 08:26

Ukraine's government has resigned and parliament scrapped anti-protest laws in major concessions to the opposition as Russian President Vladimir Putin warns against foreign meddling.

Israel kills 2 gunmen in Gaza airstrike

2014-01-22 11:15

Israel has killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike, blaming one of them for firing rockets across the border during former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's funeral.

Israel honours Sharon at state funeral

2014-01-13 13:19

Israel pays homage to former prime minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services to be held for a man hailed as a war hero at home but seen by many Arabs as a war criminal.

Obama criticised on handling of Afghan war

2014-01-08 10:47

Former defence secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama's handling of the war in Afghanistan in a revealing new memoir.

Biden: North Korea won't achieve prosperity

2013-12-06 13:04

Vice President Joe Biden says North Korea would never achieve prosperity as long as it continues to pursue nuclear arms, but added Washington remains open to a dialogue.

Biden in China over air zone matter

2013-12-04 12:49

US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing to raise concerns over a Chinese air zone creating regional tensions, looking to bolster ties while also underscoring alliances.


McCain tries to define his legacy - report

2015-01-19 12:46

John McCain is waging another campaign, this time to define his legacy. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the 78-year-old has rebounded as the chairperson of the senate armed services committee.

Biden, Rousseff meet in Brazil

2015-01-03 09:49

US Vice President Joe Biden and Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff are pledging close co-operation between their countries as the US seeks to repair its damaged relationship with Brazil.

Biden - less than even chance of Iran nuclear deal

2014-12-07 07:05

US Vice President Joe Biden says there was a 'less than even shot' of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing.

Biden in talks with Ukraine leaders

2014-11-21 14:10

US Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet Ukraine’s leaders on the first anniversary of the protests that toppled the former pro- Kremlin regime, with Kiev hoping for an announcement on further US assistance.

Biden calls Saudi Arabia after diplomatic gaffe

2014-10-08 10:26

US Vice President Joe Biden has called Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister and “clarified” his diplomatic gaffe in which he suggested Saudi Arabia and other key allies had financed the ISIS.

Zuma meets US's Biden over Middle East

2014-08-05 19:47

President Jacob Zuma has met US Vice President Joe Biden in Washington to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

Biden: Putin has no soul

2014-07-21 17:54

Vladimir Putin has no soul, US Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker.

Bill Clinton defends wife Hillary

2014-06-25 08:49

Former US president Bill Clinton has jumped to his wife Hillary’s defence after criticism that she mishandled media questions about her personal wealth.

Biden commends Ukraine's president on peace plan

2014-06-19 08:20

Vice President Joe Biden is commending Ukraine's new president for his commitment to move ahead with his peace plan and for further steps taken to unify the embattled country.

Bomb scare at Cyprus airport ahead of Biden visit

2014-05-20 11:35

A bomb scare at the main airport in Cyprus forced its evacuation, police said, only a day before US Vice President Joe Biden visits the Mediterranean island.

Violence flares in Ukraine as crisis deepens

2014-04-30 08:25

Fresh violence has erupted in eastern Ukraine as thousands of pro-Russian protesters stormed key buildings, escalating the crisis after Moscow hit back at "Iron Curtain"-style Western sanctions.

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

2014-04-23 09:42

Ukraine has relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions.

Biden offers Kiev US help, condemns corruption

2014-04-22 11:08

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukrainian members of parliament that Washington was ready to help Ukraine's economy but warned them they must fight the "cancer" of endemic corruption.

Biden heads to Ukraine

2014-04-21 13:01

US Vice President Joe Biden is to begin a two-day visit to Ukraine amid Russian "outrage" over a deadly weekend shootout in the rebel east that shattered a fragile Easter truce.

Boston bombing remembered

2014-04-15 17:42

The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings has started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the explosions.

Biden meets Baltic leaders, pledges support

2014-03-19 21:09

US Vice President Joe Biden has met with leaders of Lithuania and Latvia, part of a quick trip to reassure Baltic allies worried about what an emboldened, aggressive Russia might mean for their nations. a

Ukraine crisis: Obama may skip G8 summit

2014-03-01 10:08

The US has warned that President Barack Obama and other European leaders could snub the G8 summit if they judge Russia is usurping Ukraine’s sovereignty.

US: Ukraine violence 'completely outrageous'

2014-02-19 21:43

The White House has called the deadly violence on the streets of the Kiev "completely outrageous" and renewed its appeal to President Yanukovych to de-escalate the situation.

Biden tried to prevent Japan PM shrine visit

2014-01-29 10:40

US Vice President Joe Biden spent an hour trying to persuade Japan's prime minister not to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, two weeks before the controversial pilgrimage.

Ukraine PM resigns to ease crisis

2014-01-28 12:53

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has resigned in a bid to defuse Ukraine's deadly crisis and preserve its unity, finally giving into months of pressure from street protesters.

Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates criticism

2014-01-14 12:25

Barack Obama insists he had faith in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates charged the president lacked passion for military action.

White House defends Obama on Gates book

2014-01-09 11:31

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House has pushed back against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defence Secretary Robert Gates that questions Obama's war leadership.

North Korea releases US war veteran

2013-12-07 13:00

North Korea has deported an American veteran of the Korean War, two months after he was detained for "hostile acts" against the communist country.

Biden: China must reduce tension in Asia Pacific

2013-12-05 09:27

US Vice President Joe Biden says that China must take steps to reduce tensions in the Asia-Pacific to protect its growing stake in regional peace and stability.

Obama would not have run without Biden

2013-11-08 10:28

US President Barack Obama has stated that he would never have ditched Joe Biden, following reports his 2012 re-election campaign bosses considered using Hillary Clinton.

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