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President Joe Biden will give a speech on the economy and combating inflation on Tuesday as markets await his decision on the next Federal Reserve chair and possible moves to bring down U.S. energy prices. For the U.S. central bank, Biden is choosing between Chair Jerome Powell and Fed Governor Lael Brainard, who is viewed as more liberal on climate change and bank regulation. The White House ...

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Two of the 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti more than a month ago have been released, Haiti police and the U.S.-based religious organization they worked for said Sunday. The group, which includes 16 Americans and a Canadian, was kidnapped on Oct. 16 by a notorious gang east of Haiti’s capital. Sunday marked their 37th day in captivity. “We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were ...

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WASHINGTON — The United States is raising the alarm with European Union allies that Russia may be weighing a potential invasion of Ukraine as tensions flare between Moscow and the bloc over migrants and energy supplies. With Washington closely monitoring a buildup of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border, U.S. officials have briefed EU counterparts on their concerns over a possible military ...

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GLASGOW, Scotland — Calling this “the decisive decade,” President Joe Biden assured world leaders at the United Nations climate summit Monday that the United States will pass legislation to cut emissions and make unprecedented investments in clean energy, despite political tension within his own party that has made progress difficult. “Climate change is already ravaging the world,” the ...

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ROME — Jetting across the Atlantic Ocean a few days ago aboard Air Force One for two international summits, one of President Joe Biden's top aides seemed pleased that China and Russia wouldn't be attending. Without them, it will be "the U.S. and Europe together driving the bus on the significant global issues," national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters. But even if they're at the ...

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The Biden administration issued new rules for travelers to the U.S. on Monday, requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in addition to a recent negative test for the virus. People from countries with low supplies of vaccines who aren’t traveling on tourist visas, and those under 18, will be exempt from the vaccine requirement, senior administration officials said in a briefing for ...