The White House announces diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in Beijing

The White House announced on Monday that the United States will implement a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. “The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the 2022 Beijing Olympics and Paralympic Games in view of the [People’s Republic of China’s] ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang … Read more

Trump-backed Perdue is challenging Kemp in Georgia’s GOP primary election

ATLANTA – Former U.S. Senator David Perdue will challenge Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp as governor, he announced Monday, creating a bitter Republican primary in 2022, while Democrat Stacey Abrams is likely to await the winner. Perdue had been flirting with the bid for several months, publicly encouraged by former President Donald Trump. The 71-year-old former … Read more

The global struggle for democracy begins at home – POLITICO

Nathalie Tocci is a Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, board member of ENI and author of POLITICS‘s Worldview Columns. In an age of great power rivalry, the protection and promotion of democratic values ​​are increasingly becoming two sides of the same coin. And as world democracies … Read more

President Biden, First Lady Attends Return Of Kennedy Center Honors – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended the event Sunday night in Washington, DC, marking the first time a president has attended the event since 2016. READ MORE: Negative COVID testing is needed to enter the United States as officials try … Read more

David Letterman instantly tears Donald Trump to pieces at the Kennedy Center

The annual arts and culture event in Washington, which was repeatedly rejected by Trump and delayed and scaled down by the pandemic, was led by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. “Tonight it’s pretty nice, very nice to see the presidential box get occupied again,” Letterman said to cheers that turned into a … Read more

Biden Administration adopts new travel restrictions due to proliferation of COVID-19 Omicron variant – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The United States is cracking down on COVID-19. To try to curb cases of the omicron variant, the Biden administration imposes new restrictions on people traveling to the United States The new restrictions could cause major challenges for travelers coming to the United States READ MORE: Philadelphia Trade Director Michael Rashid resigns … Read more

Andy Slavitt on omicron Covid variant, vaccines

STR | NurPhoto | Getty Images The new omicron Covid variant poses a greater risk to the unvaccinated, and there is reason to believe that current vaccines will be “quite effective,” a former White House adviser said Monday. “What we know for sure is that it is a dangerous variant for people who have not … Read more

Biden to announce diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing: reports

President Joe Biden is set to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing sometime this week amid ongoing criticism of the country’s human rights abuses, according to several reports. The move will mean no U.S. government officials will be present during the games, though athletes will be allowed to compete as … Read more

Britain’s American trade charm offensive in danger in the middle of the steel row – POLITICO

Tap play to listen to this article LONDON – The UK wants to win over the Biden administration on trade this week – but it’s got its job cut for it. New International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan is on her way to Washington on her first overseas visit since taking office in September, while Junior … Read more

Belarus claims airspace violation; Ukraine calls allegation false

Belarus has protested what it said was the intrusion of a Ukrainian helicopter into the country’s airspace amid rising tensions between the two neighbors By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press December 5, 2021 at 16:21 • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article KYIV, Ukraine – Belarus on Sunday protested what it said … Read more