W House: Quad leaders to meet in person in Tokyo in coming months
Quad leaders discuss Ukraine crisis, agree to new assistance: White House
President Biden to signs into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021”.
US to impose new sanctions on Russian oligarchs, including travel ban: Source
Biden pulls out Quad/China card to persuade India to renounce Russia
Differences between United States and India over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have spilled out in the open after the Biden administration on Thursday turned the heat on New Delhi to join the US-led condemnation of Moscow, warning that “there is no room for excuses or equivocation.” Read more
Virtual summit of Quad leaders — US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida — held.
Purdue Pharma will pay $6 billion to address damages linked to the US opioid crisis under an amended bankruptcy plan that raises the amount the Sackler family-owned company must pay, but grants family members immunity, according to a court filing
Biden’s Big Tech regulators pass key hurdle before U.S. Senate vote
The White House will officially ask Congress for the additional funding later on Thursday, it added.
Another $22.5 billion would go toward shoring up the nation’s pandemic response as part of the shift toward managing COVID-19 long-term and preparing for any potential new variants and spikes in cases, the Post said, also citing a letter from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget sent to U.S. lawmakers it had obtained.
The White House is seeking $10 billion in emergency military and humanitarian aid to assist Ukraine after Russia invaded last week, the Washington Post reported.
US crude up $1 a barrel, oil futures extend gains in volatile trade
Justices allow new defense of blocked Kentucky abortion law
Biden administration seeks $32.5 bln more in Ukraine and COVID aid
United States President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking $32.5 billion in additional funding from Congress to aid Ukraine and to bolster the US Covid response, local media reports said on Thursday. Read more
Saudi crown prince says he does not care if Biden misunderstands him: The Atlantic
US Q4 productivity growth unrevised at 6.6% annualised rate
US weekly jobless claims fall for second straight week; layoffs tumble in February
Top US general hails ‘very effective’ Ukraine defence
Twitter expands Birdwatch, its crowdsourced fact check pilot
Man held in connection with Indiana Jewish center shooting
Police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded two men at an Indianapolis Jewish community center during an apparent dispute over a basketball game