The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the landmark Roe v Wade ruling on abortion is having big political ramifications - and favouring the Democrats.
Almost 35 years after the US Senate was first warned about climate change, it has passed a bill. Here’s what it means for Australia.
Offshore wind farms will assist in the renewable energy transition and offset the effects of climate change.
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While a US transition to renewable energy by 2030 is possible, streamlined policies with clear goals and incentives are necessary to get there, says an industrial engineering professor.
US state secretary Antony Blinken seeks closer ties with Africa.
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Washington must overcome growing anti-west sentiment on the continent given the development alternative that China offers.
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Washington must continue to support Taiwan while seeking a better security dialogue with Beijing.
President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on.
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America is seeking to reconnect with Africa through climate-smart solutions, health and digital technology.
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Beijing’s response to the visit by the US speaker has a lot do with internal Chinese politics.
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The US speak of the house’s visit to Taiwan has provoked more sabre-rattling from China, but neither China nor the US will want tensions to escalate further.
President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21, 2022, but was reportedly feeling well enough to work and take calls, as seen in this photo released by the White House.
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According to a letter from Biden’s doctor, the president has a runny nose, mild fatigue and a slight cough. The letter also noted that Biden began taking an antiviral drug the morning he tested positive.
No one knows what Vladimir Putin’s peace terms for Ukraine might be, but the risk of war spreading means the West must propose its own.
This direct air capture plant in Iceland was designed to capture 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
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A climate scientist looks at what works and some popular ideas that aren’t as cheap or effective as people hope.
Joe Biden, then-Vice President meets with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2011.
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Joe Biden is set to make his first visit as president to the Middle East, during which he will meet the Saudi crown prince the US accuses of ordering the murder of a journalist.
At last 50 people from Central and South America were found dead inside a vehicle in San Antonio, Texas, on June 27.
Migrant deaths are inevitable thanks to the lack of a coherent policy between the US and Mexico.
G7 leaders convene at Schloss Elmau, Germany.
The G7 summit offered the most recent insights for Africa into how western nations are considering their stakes in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact that could have on developing nations.
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg prepare to caucus for him in a high school gym, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa.
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The Iowa caucuses have traditionally heralded the start of the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating contest. But the party, eager to maintain the White House, is redesigning that process.
Unlike Australia, judicial appointments in the US are politicised. Democratic presidents will try to appoint left-wing judges and Republican presidents will try to appoint right-wing judges.
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen behind security fencing on June 28, 2022.
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The combination of crumbling democratic norms in the U.S. Supreme Court appointments process and an ideological court out of step with mainstream America raises questions of how it could be reformed.
Former Vice President Mike Pence is seen presiding over the counting of the votes on Jan. 6, 2021, during a hearing of the House January 6 committee in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 2022.
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The attempt by Donald Trump’s supporters to reverse the 2020 presidential election results shows the need to update the nation’s landmark law for counting presidential votes.
Brittney Griner appears at a hearing at the Khimki Court outside Moscow on June 27, 2022.
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WNBA star Brittney Griner is scheduled to appear in Russian Court on July 1, 2022, after US officials determined she had been wrongfully detained.
President Joe Biden signs the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law.
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After years of gridlock, Congress passed significant gun control legislation for the first time in the last 30 years.