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UPDATE 1-Sterling set for worst month vs dollar since September
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Joice Alves | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
It also said inflation would surpass 3% as Britain’s economy reopens, but the climb further above its 2% target would only be temporary. Last week, sterling dropped below $1.38 against a strengthening dollar after the U.S. Federal reserve surprised markets by signalling it would raise interest rates and end emergency bond-buying sooner than expected. Sterling was down 0.04% against the dollar at $1.3919 at 1350 GMT, on track for its worst month against the greenback since September 2020. Jeffrey Sacks, EMEA Head Investment Strategy at Citi Private Bank, said he favoured sterling over the euro. “Sterling continues to benefit from inflows driven by pent-up demand for all asset classes and is inexpensive in valuation terms,” he said.
Persons: BoE, “ Sterling, , Jim Reid, Sterling, Jeffrey Sacks, Joice Alves, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Sterling, Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, U.S . Federal, Investors, European Union, Investment, Citi Private Bank Locations: Britain, England, British, Northern Ireland
CANADA FX DEBT-C$ adds to weekly gain as investors cheer U.S. inflation data
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The loonie was trading 0.2% higher at 1.2294 to the greenback, or 81.34 U.S. cents. It was on track to gain 1.4% for the week, after four consecutive weekly declines. Wall Street rose and the U.S. dollar fell against a basket of major currencies as underlying inflation in the United States rose at a slower-than-expected rate in May. Investors have been struggling to interpret signals from the Fed about how hot it is willing to let inflation run. The 10-year eased about half a basis point to 1.410% but held well above the 3-1/2-month low it hit last Friday at 1.364%.
Persons: Fergal Smith, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: U.S, Federal, U.S ., Investors Locations: TORONTO, United States
Officer Michael Fanone has said for weeks that he wanted to meet with McCarthy, who has opposed a commission and remained loyal to former President Donald Trump. Trump supporters clash with D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brian Sicknick collapsed and died after engaging with the mob; a medical examiner ruled that he died of natural causes. Seven people died during and after the rioting, including Babbitt and three other Trump supporters who died of medical emergencies. In addition to Sicknick, two police officers died by suicide in the days that followed.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Fanone, McCarthy, Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Trump, Shannon Stapleton, Nancy Pelosi, Fanone, Harry Dunn, Gladys Sicknick, Brian Sicknick, Trump’s, Dunn, Pelosi, “ Jan, ” Pelosi, , Chuck Schumer, hadn’t, Ashli Babbitt, , Babbitt Organizations: Republican, Capitol, D.C, Metropolitan Police, U.S, Reuters, Republicans, Capitol Police, Seven Republican, GOP, Trump, U.S . Capitol Police
Taiwan, U.S. to hold long-stalled trade talks next week
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan and the United States will hold trade talks next week, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said on Friday, resuming long-stalled discussions as Washington seeks to deepen its support for the Chinese-claimed island. FILE PHOTO: Flags of Taiwan and U.S. are placed for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan March 27, 2018. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Taiwan’s Office of Trade Negotiations will serve as the “chief consultants” for the talks, it added. Taiwan had been cautiously optimistic about resuming the high level trade talks with Washington this year after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signalled a possible resumption this month. While Taiwan is a member of the World Trade Organization, many countries are wary of signing trade deals with the tech powerhouse fearing objections from China, though Taiwan does have free trade deals with Singapore and New Zealand.
Persons: Tyrone Siu, Barack Obama, Donald Trump’s, Robert Lighthizer, Brent Christensen, Hsiao, , Antony Blinken, Biden Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, Tyrone Siu The Trade, American Institute, U.S . Trade, Taiwan’s, Trade, World Trade Organization, New Zealand, Washington Locations: TAIPEI, Taiwan, United States, Taipei, Washington, U.S, China, Beijing, Singapore, New
Lower U.S. Treasury yields make emerging market currencies look more attractive. In Europe, Hungary’s central bank was the first to kick off a hiking cycle, having raised rates by 30 basis points to 0.9%. The Czech crown was set to add 1.1% this week after the central bank raised rates by 25 basis points to 0.50%. Argentine markets were in focus after MSCI said it will reclassify its Argentina index to Standalone Markets status, from Emerging Markets, citing issues over strict capital controls. For GRAPHIC on emerging market FX performance in 2021, see For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging index performance in 2021, see TOP NEWS across emerging marketsFor CENTRAL EUROPE market report, seeFor TURKISH market report, seeFor RUSSIAN market report, see
Persons: , Commerzbank, MSCI Organizations: U.S . Federal Reserve, Treasury, Fed, Emerging, JPMorgan, CENTRAL Locations: Hungarian, Argentina, Europe, East, Africa, Lower U.S, Czech, Philippine, Thai, Moscow, outflows
U.S. and Taiwan Set Date to Revive Trade and Investment Talks
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Chao Deng | ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
TAIPEI—The U.S. will revive trade and investment talks with Taiwan next week in a move intended to draw Washington and Taipei closer that also is likely to irk Beijing. The de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei, the American Institute of Taiwan, said Friday that its director, Brent Christensen, and Taiwan’s representative in the U.S., Bi-Khim Hsiao, will convene a meeting by videoconference Wednesday with participants from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Taiwan’s trade office. An announcement was anticipated after Secretary of State Antony Blinken said earlier this month that Washington planned to engage with Taiwan soon on trade, without sharing a timeline. The two sides will engage under a trade and investment framework first signed in 1994. Such agreements create the basis for recurring dialogue on trade issues, and sometimes serve a precursor to full-fledged free-trade agreements.
Persons: Brent Christensen, Hsiao, Antony Blinken, Ministry didn’t Organizations: Taiwan, U.S, American Institute of, U.S ., videoconference, U.S . Trade, Taiwan’s, Ministry Locations: TAIPEI, The U.S, Washington, Taipei, Beijing, American Institute of Taiwan, U.S, Taiwan
HK stocks end higher on tech, materials boost; post weekly gains
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
** The Hang Seng index ended up 405.76 points or 1.4% at 29,288.22. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 1.88% to 10,878.45. ** Leading the gains, the Hang Seng tech index and the Hang Seng materials index climbed 2.4% and 3.3%, respectively. ** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares rose 1.7%, while the IT sector rose 3.1%, the financial sector ended 0.75% higher and the property sector rose 0.18%. ** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was Meituan, which gained 4.76%, while the biggest loser was Sunny Optical Technology Group Co Ltd, which fell 1.58%.
Persons: HSI, Jerome Powell, Biden Organizations: HK, Shanghai, Stock, Seng China Enterprises, Optical Technology, Co, Hong, U.S . House, Representatives Foreign, Silicon Industry Locations: Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, U.S, Beijing, Xinjiang
Sterling set for worst month vs dollar since September
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Joice Alves | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote, June 25 (Reuters) - Sterling edged lower on Friday and was on track for its worst month versus the dollar since September after the Bank of England kept its policy unchanged. Investors had hoped a more optimistic economic assessment from the BoE would push sterling back towards $1.40. Sterling was down 0.1% versus the dollar at $1.3910 at 0824 GMT, and it was on track for its worst month against the greenback since September 2020. Earlier this month, sterling dropped below $1.38 against a strengthening dollar after the U.S. Federal Reserve surprised markets by signalling it would raise interest rates and end emergency bond-buying sooner than expected. Versus the euro, the pound was 0.2% lower at 85.84 pence, but was still set for a weekly gain.
Persons: BoE, Sterling, Joice Alves, Pravin Char Organizations: Sterling, Bank of England, ING, Investors, U.S . Federal Reserve, European Union Locations: Britain, England, British, Northern Ireland, EU
The scandal-hit Swiss bank (CSGN.S) was up 2.1% as the report said Credit Suisse's management was under pressure to come up with an overhaul plan. The STOXX 600 fell sharply from record highs last week after a surprisingly hawkish tone from Fed officials roiled global financial markets. Other so-called value stocks including miners (.SXPP) and energy (.SXEP) were also among the top gainers on the week. Construction-related stocks (.SXOP) added 0.6% following a jump in the U.S. infrastructure sector as U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal. read moreGerman stocks (.GDAXI) fell 0.1% even as a report showed consumer sentiment improved more than expected heading into July.
Persons: Banks, Amigo, Michael Hewson, Joe Biden, Sagarika, Shounak Dasgupta Organizations: REUTERS, Credit Suisse, Reuters, UBS, U.S . Federal Reserve, PCE, CMC, European Central Bank, Bank of England, FTSE, Amigo Holdings, Thomson Locations: Frankfurt, Germany, Europe, U.S, Bengaluru
FOREX-Dollar dips, but with a wary eye on U.S. inflation data
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Tom Westbrook | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The risk-sensitive Antipodean currencies rose very slightly, while the euro gained 0.1% to $1.1940 and the yen rose by about the same margin to 110.80 per dollar. “The dollar can jump if inflation surprises to the upside,” said Joe Capurso, head of international economics at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney. “Upside inflation surprises have been the trend in the U.S. recently,” he added. The Australian dollar rose 0.1% to $0.7591. Bank of England policymakers even warned against “premature tightening” and the pound was the worst performing G10 currency on Thursday.
Persons: , Joe Capurso, John Williams, Khoon Goh, ” Goh, it’s, Bitcoin Organizations: Federal Reserve, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, U.S ., Reuters, New York Federal Reserve Bank, New Zealand, South Korean, ANZ, Bank of England, of England Locations: 2RBWI5E SINGAPORE, Asia, Sydney, U.S, New, Mexico
The Fine Print of Dietary Supplements
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Jo Craven Mcginty | ) + 0.99   time to read: 1 min
Thanks in part to the Covid-19 pandemic, dietary supplements are more popular than ever. In 2020, when demand for immunity-boosting supplements surged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, market analyst Grand View Research valued global sales at $140.3 billion. But federal law doesn’t require dietary supplements to be proven safe before they’re marketed. Supplements include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, metabolites and botanicals such as herbs. They can be purchased as pills, powders or liquids—but they’re regulated as food, not drugs.
Organizations: U.S . Food, Drug Administration, View Research Locations: U.S
The Thai baht strengthened slightly after hitting 13-month lows this week after the central bank downgraded its annual growth forecasts. But the baht was still on track to shed more than 1% for the second consecutive week, while Thai stocks rose marginally after six straight sessions of losses. Elsewhere in Asia, stocks rose in Indonesia and Manila, tracking U.S. indexes which hit record highs overnight after President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal. Taiwan stocks rose over 1% to their highest in more than a month, while the Taiwan dollar also strengthened to register its best session in two weeks. The won was set for a modest weekly gain after weakening nearly 2% last week.
Persons: Soumyajit Saha, Phillip, Joe Biden, South Korea's, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: Taiwan, ng Pilipinas, ING, U.S . Federal, Phillip Securities, South Locations: Philippine, Thailand, Asia, Indonesia, Manila, Taiwan, Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Bengaluru, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
It has risen more than 0.8% so far this week, after last week’s 6% drop. The market is struggling for a conviction or direction in the U.S. dollar,” said Stephen Innes, managing partner at SPI Asset Management. “The gold market continues to consolidate around these levels until the data comes out. Two Fed officials warned on Thursday that inflation could rise more than policymakers’ expectation in the near term. Fed chief Jerome Powell, however, said this week inflation would not be the only determinant of interest rate decisions, calming investors worried about policy tightening after the Fed’s hawkish turn.
Persons: , Stephen Innes, Jerome Powell, Wang Tao, Silver, Brijesh Patel, Aditya Soni Organizations: Federal Reserve, U.S ., Fed Locations: Bengaluru
FBI feared Pennsylvania would seize fabled gold, court docs show
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
The AP and The Philadelphia Inquirer petitioned a federal judge to unseal the case. Federal prosecutors did not oppose the request, and the judge agreed, paving the way for Thursday’s release of documents. The contractor detected an underground mass that weighed up to nine tons and had the density of gold, the affidavit said. Archer said that a turtle carving found on a rock near the proposed dig site was “very likely ... a KGC marker for that site." He noted the warrant granted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Lloret gave FBI agents permission to dig from 6 a.m to 10 p.m.
Persons: Jacob Archer, Archer, , DCNR, corruptly ”, Archer wasn’t, Kem Parada, Bill Cluck, Richard Lloret, Warren Getler, ” Dennis Parada, Organizations: FBI, Associated Press, AP, Philadelphia Inquirer, ., Pennsylvania Department of Conservation, Resources, Commonwealth, Department of Conservation, Natural Resources, U.S . Mint, Knights, Union Army, U.S Locations: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States, Elk County
U.S. House committee to consider sweeping China bill next week
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.93   time to read: +1 min
Socially distanced members of Congress stand as US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled a meeting on Wednesday to consider sweeping legislation to boost economic competitiveness and push Beijing on human rights, part of an ongoing effort in Congress to address competition with China. The Senate on June 8 passed by a strong bipartisan 68-32 majority its own sweeping China bill, the "U.S. House leaders opted not to take up and consider the Senate's legislation. House committees have instead been working on their own legislation, a process that could mean a months-long wait for any bill to be sent to the White House for Biden to sign into law.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Gregory Meeks, Biden Organizations: U.S . House, Representatives Foreign, China, American Global Leadership, Congress, Foreign Affairs, Innovation, White Locations: Washington ,, Beijing, China, U.S
Dollar firm as traders brace for U.S. inflation data
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The U.S. dollar held near multi-month highs on Friday as investors warily awaited U.S. inflation data, while the pound nursed modest losses after Bank of England (BoE) policymakers leaned away from flagging rate rises. "The dollar can jump if inflation surprises to the upside," said Joe Capurso, head of international economics at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney. The stronger dollar has kept other majors in check through the week, even against currencies where rate rises are likely to land sooner than in the United States. With risk appetite looking resilient, any narrowing in this gap probably depends on how far the (Fed)-inspired U.S. dollar recovery can extend." In emerging markets, the Mexican peso surged to a two-week high following a surprise benchmark interest rate hike.
Persons: warily, BoE, Jerome Powell, Joe Capurso, Sean Callow, Sterling, Tapas Strickland Organizations: U.S, Bank of England, U.S . Federal Reserve, Reuters, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, U.S ., New Zealand, Westpac, National Australia Bank Locations: Asia, Sydney, U.S, United States, Australia
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonSHANGHAI, June 25 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight that lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes to record highs after U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal. read moreIn morning trade, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) climbed 0.58%. Chinese blue-chips (.CSI300) rose 0.43%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng (.HSI) added 0.61%, Seoul's Kospi (.KS11) was up 0.79% and Australian shares (.AXJO) climbed 0.22%. Overnight, the S&P 500 (.SPX) gained 0.58% and the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) added 0.69%, lifting both indexes to record high closes. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries , which saw yields dip after Biden's announcement of an infrastructure bill were last at 1.497%, up from a close of 1.487% on Thursday.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Hoon, Joe Biden, Kerry Craig, Biden, Craig, Seoul's, Christopher Wood, Andrew Galbraith, Tom Westbrook, Ana Nicolaci da Organizations: Nikkei, REUTERS, Nasdaq, Investors, Morgan Asset Management, U.S, Japan's Nikkei, U.S . Federal Reserve, Jefferies, Dow Jones, drawdowns, U.S . West Texas, Brent, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, Hoon SHANGHAI, U.S, Asia, Pacific, mull, Singapore, Ana Nicolaci da Costa
She would like to hear more from pilots who have had similar UFO sightings. "There's a common humanity, I guess, of being a little bit shocked, a little bit delighted, a little bit nervous, confused, all of that. But Dietrich also voiced hope that public interest in UFOs would abate as the subject gains more mainstream attention. "I hope I'm not the UFO, Tic Tac person for the rest of my life. Reporting by Pavithra George in Washington; Editing by Steve Gorman and Stephen CoatesOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alex Dietrich, Nimitz, Dietrich, David Fravor, Fravor, I'm, Pavithra George, Steve Gorman, Stephen Coates Organizations: U.S . Navy, Reuters, CBS, The New York Times, Navy, U.S, Times, Pentagon, Thomson Locations: Southern California, Colorado, Washington
Julian Assange's partner Stella Moris reacts after a court denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden must let Julian Assange go free if he wants the United States to become a beacon for a free press once again and put the legacy of Donald Trump behind it, the fiancée of the WikiLeaks founder told Reuters. "If Biden really wants to break with the Trump legacy, then he has to drop the case," Moris told Reuters in an interview. The U.S. Justice Department said in February it planned to continue to seek the extradition for Assange to face hacking conspiracy charges. "A superpower that has a free press is very different in nature from one that does not."
Persons: Julian Assange's, Stella Moris, Julian Assange, Henry Nicholls LONDON, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Assange, fiancée Stella Moris, Biden, Trump, Moris, Julian, Barack Obama, Weeks, Vanessa Baraitser, Julian wouldn't, he's, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: Court, REUTERS, Reuters, Washington, WikiLeaks, U.S . Justice Department, Apache, U.S, Thomson Locations: Westminster, London, Britain, United States, U.S, Afghanistan, Iraq, Baghdad, Sweden, British, Australian, China, Saudi Arabia, Belmarsh
Migrant rights activist Andy Hall told Reuters he had petitioned the CBP over concerns of forced labour indications in IOI's operations, as alleged by the workers. "IOI is well aware of the importance of our workers' rights and working conditions," IOI added. "I crucially continue to engage IOI directly on specific issues of concern relating to forced labour risks in its operations," Hall said. The CBP last year banned imports from FGV Holdings (FGVH.KL) and Sime Darby Plantations (SIPL.KL) over forced labour allegations, which had prompted some global buyers to drop them from supply chains. Malaysia, the world's second-largest palm oil producer and exporter, is heavily reliant on migrants from Indonesia, India and Bangladesh to produce the edible oil found in everything from food to cosmetics to biodiesel.
Persons: Andy Hall, Hall, IOI, Sime Darby, Mei Mei, Ed Davies Organizations: IOI Corporation, U.S . Customs, Border Protection, Reuters, Hall, CBP, FGV Holdings, Sime, Sime Darby Plantations, Thomson Locations: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh
One of the most important crossroads on the way to small business success — and one that nearly every entrepreneur will encounter at some point — is incredibly treacherous: deciding whether to take on a partner. "A partnership could mean your business will have access to new products, reach a new market, block a competitor through an exclusive contract, or increase customer loyalty," the National Federation of Independent Business, a small business advocacy group, said in a blog post. But business partnerships can also be disastrous. In one of the most extreme examples, Chris Smith of California ended up dead after a dispute with his business partner, Edward Shin. A limited partnership or a limited liability partnership can, as the names imply, limit that liability.
Persons: , Chris Smith of, Edward Shin, Shin, Smith, Joe Dalu, CNBC's, Andrea Tarshus, Tarshus Organizations: National Federation of Independent Business, Prosecutors, U.S . Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business Administration Locations: Chris Smith of California, Orange County , California, Buffalo , New York
Global equity funds see biggest weekly inflows in 2 months - Lipper
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Global equity funds received a net $22.9 billion in the week, the biggest since the week ended March 24, data from Refinitiv Lipper showed. U.S equity funds led inflows with net purchases worth $16.1 billion, which was the biggest in 14 weeks. However, European equity funds and Asian equity funds had inflows of just $3.4 billion and $1.8 respectively. Among equity sector funds, tech funds had inflows worth $1.4 billion, the highest in 10 weeks, while financial sector funds faced outflows worth $2.36 billion, the largest since March 2020. Among commodity funds, precious metal funds faced net sales worth $215 million, while energy funds also witnessed outflow for fourth consecutive week.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Lipper, Gaurav Dogra, Patturaja, Alex Richardson Organizations: U.S, Global, U.S . Federal Reserve, Federal Reserve, Thomson Locations: Bengaluru
India's IT minister slams Twitter for denying access to account
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW DELHI, June 25 (Reuters) - India's technology minister slammed Twitter on Friday for denying access to his account for almost an hour amid growing tensions between the U.S. company and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration over compliance with new IT rules. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a thread on Koo, a home-grown rival to Twitter, that the company had denied access on the grounds he had violated the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), subsequently restoring access. Prasad said Twitter had violated India's new IT rules, which became effective in May and mandate that an intermediary or a host of user content must inform a user of the grounds for its action. The dispute over the minister's account comes as India's federal government and Twitter are wrangling over non-compliance with the new IT rules. read morePrasad has previously criticised Twitter over the viral video, saying its failure to act was "perplexing".
Persons: Narendra Modi's, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prasad, Twitter, Twitter's, Manish, Sankalp, Frances Kerry Organizations: U.S ., Twitter, U.S, Digital, Copyright, Thomson Locations: DELHI, Twitter's India
Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
Live Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a migrant processing center in El Paso during her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office. Vice President Kamala Harris departed Joint Base Andrews for a trip to El Paso on Friday. Along with Ms. Escobar, Ms. Harris is traveling with Senator Dick Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been involved in past attempts at bipartisan immigration reform. Ms. Harris is also traveling with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. Greg Abbott of Texas days after Ms. Harris visits.
Persons: Will, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Base Andrews, Jacquelyn Martin, Veronica Escobar, , We’ve, , Ms, Escobar, Dick Durbin, Alejandro N, Sanders, Lester Holt, Donald J, Trump, Greg Abbott, Trump’s, Mr, Abbott, Rohini Kosoglu, Rachel, Nev, Roger Kisby, Marco Rubio, Chris Impey, Impey, Mick West, West, ’ that’s Organizations: Mexico, Base, ., Associated Press, Customs, Protection, U.S, Democrat, El, Committee, U.S . Customs, El Paso Processing Center, NBC, Gov, Walmart, House Republicans, Mr, ” Intelligence, The New York Times, Navy, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Congress, Pentagon, University of Arizona Locations: U.S, El Paso, Mexico, Mexico City, Guatemala, Europe, Texas, United States, United States of America, Area, Russia, China, Marco Rubio of Florida, U.F.O
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration plans to evacuate at least some of the Afghans who worked with the U.S. military and who face the threat of retribution from the Taliban before the U.S. withdrawal's official completion date of Sept. 11, senior administration officials said Thursday. Asked about the fate of Afghans who worked as interpreters or in other jobs, Biden said: "We've already begun the process" of helping the Afghan partners. The administration is identifying Afghans who worked with the U.S. government to be relocated to a third country to allow the Afghans to "safely complete" the remainder of the visa application process, she said. The senior administration official left open the possibility that evacuations might have to be expanded. Advocates have accused the Biden administration of moving far too slowly to protect the tens of thousands of Afghans whose lives are in mortal danger because of their association with the U.S. and Western organizations.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, Joe Biden, Ashraf Ghani, John Kirby, Jalina Porter, Chris Purdy, Purdy Organizations: U.S ., White, U.S, Pentagon, State Department, Visa, Veterans, American, Human Locations: U.S, Afghanistan, America's, Guam
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