Biden urged to scrap Trump ‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy after court ruling | US immigration

[ad_1] Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocates are pressing Joe Biden to take new steps to end an immigration policy begun by his predecessor, Donald Trump, after the US supreme court ordered that the controversial “Remain in Mexico” program be reinstated. The policy put in place by Trump, forced thousands of asylum seekers to stay in … Read more

Afghanistan live news: Biden vows revenge for Kabul airport attack that killed 60 civilians and 13 US service members as Islamic State claims responsibility | World news

[ad_1] 12.48am BST 00:48 Trudeau: ‘our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work with partners to resettle refugees in his country. “Our hearts break for the people of Afghanistan and the loved ones of the victims, including the brave women and men of our allies,” he said. … Read more

White House in crisis mode after Islamic State attack in Kabul kills dozens | Joe Biden

[ad_1] Joe Biden is due to address the nation about the deepening crisis in Afghanistan at 5pm on Thursday after 12 US troops and at least 60 Afghan civilians were killed in an Islamic State attack in Kabul. The US president was reportedly in the situation room with his national security team when details of … Read more

Biden reportedly receiving urgent briefings in White House situation room on explosion at Kabul airport – live | US news

[ad_1] 4.20pm BST 16:20 More than 30 patients have already arrived at the Kabul Surgical Centre following the explosions at the airport, according to a reporter for the Afghan network TOLO News. Six other patients were declared dead upon arrival to the hospital. A Taliban spokesperson previously said that at least 13 people had been … Read more

Coronavirus live news: concern over waning protection in double-jabbed people; Biden review of Covid origins reportedly ‘inconclusive’ | World news

[ad_1] 8.01am BST 08:01 The number of young adults who smoke in England rose by about a quarter in the first lockdown, research has suggested. Nevertheless, the number of people who stopped smoking altogether increased – almost doubling during the first national lockdown when compared with the period immediately prior. Researchers said the widespread belief … Read more

Biden says US is ‘determined to complete this mission’ as Afghanistan evacuations reach 70,000 – live | US news

[ad_1] 10.32pm BST 22:32 “Each day of operations brings added risk to our troops,” Biden said, before ending his statements. “They’re real and significant challenges that we also have to take into consideration. The longer we stay starting with the acute and growing risk of an attack by a terrorist group.” The Taliban has said … Read more

Coronavirus live: Biden to be briefed on US Covid origins report; Delta variant has 300 times greater viral load | World news

[ad_1] The 2020 Paralympic Games will kick off in Tokyo with the opening ceremony on Tuesday as Japan struggles with its worst Covid-19 outbreak so far, record daily cases and an overwhelmed medical system. The organisers admitted last week that the Paralympics will be held under “very difficult” circumstances as Japan’s health situation has worsened … Read more