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

Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live | US news

[ad_1] 2.50pm BST 14:50 Explosion occurs outside the Kabul airport, Pentagon confirms An explosion has occurred outside the Kabul airport where the US and its allies are carrying out evacuations, the Pentagon has just confirmed. “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when … Read more

Meat wars: why Biden wants to break up the powerful US beef industry | Meat industry

[ad_1] Both the planet and US politics have heated up in tandem over recent decades, but few sectors have stewed in controversy quite like America’s beef industry. Four super-powered meatpackers control more than 80% of the US beef market, an extraordinary concentration of market power that the Biden administration is not happy about. A recent … Read more

US intelligence study inconclusive on Covid origins, according to reports | Coronavirus

[ad_1] A classified US intelligence report delivered to the White House was inconclusive on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, in part due to a lack of information from China, according to US media reports. The assessment received on Tuesday, which was ordered by President Joe Biden 90 days ago, was unable to definitively conclude … Read more

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

[ad_1] 10.57pm BST 22:57 Peter Beaumont The UN’s top human rights official described credible reports of serious human rights violations committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including summary executions of civilians, restrictions on women and limitations on protests against their rule. At an emergency session of the UN human rights council, called at the request … Read more