Mobilisation: Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
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Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
Volodymyr Zelensky called on the United Nations general assembly to ensure that Russia is punished for its invasion of Ukraine.
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Reform of the UN to make it more inclusive and accountable is long overdue, the two leaders have said.
American president Joe Biden, left, with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa at the 2021 G7 Summit in England.
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Both presidents are committed democrats operating in hostile environments. They are also committed to forging mutually beneficial ties.
At the end of September, US President Jo Biden will host Pacific leaders at the White House – a sign the US is taking the region, and China’s role in it, more seriously.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona marches in a Fourth of July parade in Arizona on July 4, 2022.
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Arizona has been a reliable vote for GOP candidates for the past 70 years. But the 2020 election of Democrat Joe Biden underscores the political impact of the state’s changing demographics.
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With two months to go until the US mid-terms, President Joe Biden has seen a significant lift in his approval ratings.
US president Joe Biden speaks with his ‘old friend’, CIA director William J Burns (left), during a national security team meeting in the White House.
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With a formidable Kremlinologist in charge and Donald Trump out of the presidential picture, has the CIA regained its influence amid the ‘new cold war’?
A Fetterman campaign billboard on the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border.
In Pennsylvania, one Senate candidate is pounding the other for his lack of local roots. A political scientist studied accusations of carpetbagging – and found there is a home field advantage.
Don’t expect the Inflation Reduction Act to bring down prices all that much.
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The new law will pay for increased spending in several ways, including a corporate minimum tax and funding tax code enforcement by the IRS.
Drug prices have been soaring in recent years.
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A new law will let Medicare bargain for the first time. But a health policy scholar explains why it’s unlikely to make much of a difference in how much seniors – or anyone else – pays for their meds.
President Joe Biden applauds Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, after signing the PACT Act on Aug. 10, 2022.
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President Joe Biden signed into law the most expansive health care package for military veterans in recent history – despite initial GOP opposition.
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.