3:07 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021
Biden praises Canada, Mexico as leaders discuss strains at 3-way summitReviving three-way North American summitry after a five-year break, President Joe Biden on Thursday joined with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to declare their nations can work together and prove “democracies can deliver” even as they sort out differences on key issues.
5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2021
China, U.S. to ease restrictions on each other's journalistsChina and the U.S. have agreed to ease restrictions on each other's media workers amid a slight easing of tensions between the two sides.
11:28 a.m. Nov. 14, 2021
NATO emergency talks considered amid Belarus border crisisPoland, Lithuania and Latvia are considering asking NATO to hold emergency talks as they struggle to manage a tense migration standoff on their borders with Belarus, the Polish prime minister said Sunday.
9:31 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021
European Commission president says Belarus is engaged in hybrid attack against EU as Polish border standoff continuesEuropean Union accuses Belarus President Alexander Lukashenka of using migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere as pawns in an attack against the bloc in retaliation for sanctions imposed on his authoritarian government for a brutal internal crackdown on dissent.
11:54 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021
Poland says it has rebuffed a rush by migrants deposited at its border by neighboring BelarusA sudden escalation of long-simmering crisis along the European Union's eastern border apparently invited by Belarus's autocratic leader.
1:40 p.m. Nov. 7, 2021
Here's how U.S. rules on international travel are changing MondayBeginning Monday, bans on travel from specific countries are over. The U.S. will allow in international travelers, but they must be vaccinated — with a few exceptions.
12:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021
House Democrats add SALT relief, paid leave, immigration changes to social-spending billHouse Democrats added paid family and medical leave, immigration law changes and a state-and-local tax break to their $1.75 trillion social services and environmental bill Wednesday, reviving some key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda as they rush to finish the package after dismal overnight election results.
6:00 p.m. Oct. 31, 2021
'Huge day': Australia reopens border for first time in 20 monthsSydney’s international airport came alive with tears, embraces and laughter on Monday as Australia’s border opened for the first time in 20 months, with some arriving travelers tearing away mandatory masks to see faces of loved ones they’ve been separated from for so long.
12:19 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021
The simple way to ease the labor shortage is to raise limits on legal immigrationThe backlog of qualified immigrants waiting for legal permanent residence in the U.S. has reached a record above 9 million, mostly because of limits set by law.
6:00 a.m. Oct. 20, 2021
- By Weston Blasi
Tennis star Novak Djokovic may miss Australian Open over COVID vaccine mandate'The virus doesn’t care what your tennis ranking is,' one Australian politician said in response
11:11 a.m. Oct. 19, 2021
Facebook to pay fine to settle suit claiming it discriminated against U.S. workersFacebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs.
4:29 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021
Boris Johnson brushes off UK's woes, vows high-skill economyThis is an autumn of inconvenience in Britain, marked by empty gas pumps, worker shortages and gaps on store shelves.
5:39 a.m. Oct. 3, 2021
- By Lukas I. Alpert
Turkish national pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud in years-long ‘birth tourism’ schemeProsecutors say Ibrahim Aksakal brought 117 pregnant Turkish women to the U.S. to give birth to gain citizenship for their children.
11:17 a.m. Oct. 2, 2021
UK extends truck driver visa program as fuel crisis persistsThe British government has extended an emergency visa program for truck drivers as fuel shortages showed few signs of abating Saturday, particularly in London and the southeast of England.
11:05 a.m. Oct. 1, 2021
Judge saves U.S. visas for 7,000 lottery winnersA U.S. judge has set aside roughly 7,000 visas allowing people who won a lottery aimed at increasing the country's diversity to try to go to the United States after the government issued only a fraction of the visas allocated for the past year.
9:07 p.m. Sept. 27, 2021
U.K. puts army tanker drivers on standby to help with fuel shortages The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets, said Sunday that about two-thirds of its members had run out of fuel, as the truck driver shortage set off rounds of gas panic-buying.
5:10 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021
Global Energy Crisis Hits Apple and Tesla Suppliers. It’s a Wake-Up Call for Investors.
Debt ceiling and infrastructure spending in Congress this week, German elections leave no clear winner, Chinese agencies take steps to shield consumer funds from Evergrande crisis, and other news to start your day.
9:54 a.m. Sept. 26, 2021
UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoardingThe Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets, said about two-thirds of its members were reporting that they had sold out their fuel, with the rest “partly dry and running out soon.”
5:21 a.m. Sept. 23, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Foreign investment in U.S. real estate poised for comeback as travel restrictions loosen The volume of real-estate purchases by international buyers dropped to the lowest level in a decade over the last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike was a 'terrible mistake' that killed 10 civiliansThe Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that an internal review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.
9:38 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021
Trump allies seek to build public opposition to resettlement in U.S. of Afghan refugeesAs thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban arrive in the U.S., a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn Republicans against them.
3:25 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021
Blinken pushes back on Republican criticism of Afghan withdrawalSecretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back Monday against harsh Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Taliban to end the war, but no plan for carrying it out.
6:10 a.m. Sept. 13, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
America's 'ugliness and divisiveness' pushed this couple to retire abroad'Leaving the U.S. for a more peaceful environment was in our best interests'
4:17 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021
About 200 foreigners, including Americans, fly out of KabulAn estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul on Thursday with the cooperation of the Taliban — the first such large-scale departure since U.S. forces completed their frantic withdrawal over a week ago.
12:57 p.m. Sept. 5, 2021
Taliban stop planes full of Afghan evacuees from leaving; Americans reportedly onboardAt least four planes chartered to evacuate several hundred people seeking to escape the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan have been unable to leave the country for days, officials said Sunday, with conflicting accounts emerging about why the flights weren't able to take off as pressure ramps up on the United States to help those left behind to flee.
11:37 a.m. Sept. 5, 2021
UAE announces plan to stimulate its economy, liberalize lawsThe United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday a major plan to stimulate its economy and liberalize stringent residency rules for foreigners, as the country seeks to overhaul its finances and attract visitors and investment.
5:52 a.m. Aug. 30, 2021
- By Henrique Dubugras
The U.S. needs this job-creating visa option for immigrant entrepreneursExisting visa options are impractical and often inaccessible for immigrants starting companies.
10:29 a.m. Aug. 26, 2021
An all-girls Afghan robotics team hopes to work to save those left behindAn all-woman Afghan robotics team known as the “Afghan Dreamers” are now safe in Mexico, and say they want to help others who remain in their country after the Taliban takeover.
6:51 p.m. Aug. 25, 2021
U.S. says up to 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan still await evacuationUntold thousands of at-risk Afghans, however, still are struggling to get into the Kabul airport, while many thousands of other Afghans already have been flown to safety in 12 days of round-the-clock flights.
7:47 a.m. Aug. 25, 2021
Bipartisan congressional duo's unauthorized Kabul trip drew resources away from evacuation tasks, says PentagonDemocrat Seth Moulton and Republican Peter Meijer, both armed-forces veterans, flew unannounced into Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Afghan capital, stunning military and State Department personnel.
1:46 a.m. Aug. 25, 2021
Signs the Out-of-Control Housing Market Is Healing
China reopens the world’s third busiest port, Fauci says Covid could be under control by spring, Biden sticks with Afghanistan deadline, and other news to start your day.
1:12 p.m. Aug. 24, 2021
Biden to Stick With Aug. 31 Deadline for Afghanistan Withdrawal
Biden considered extending the deadline after the U.K., France, and other allies said they need more time, but decided to keep the date on rising security concerns.
10:46 a.m. Aug. 17, 2021
White House says Taliban agreed to allow civilian 'safe passage'The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians hoping to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden's national security adviser said Tuesday, although a timetable for completing the evacuation of Americans, Afghan allies and possibly other civilians has yet to be worked out with the country's new rulers.
7:47 a.m. Aug. 17, 2021
Pentagon: US, Taliban coordinate as Kabul evacuation speeds upThe U.S. military is coordinating with the Taliban while accelerating the airlift of Americans and Afghan allies from the Kabul airport, and also bringing in additional U.S. troops in a scramble to complete the evacuation in two weeks, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
1:31 a.m. Aug. 17, 2021
Booster Shots Are Coming. Biotech Valuations Are Already Injected.
More parents consider Covid vaccines for eligible children, Biden defends withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, ‘The Big Short’ investor takes aim at Cathie Wood’s ARK, and other news to start your day.
11:02 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021
Marine vanguard lands in Kabul as US speeds up evacuationsThe first forces of a Marine battalion arrived in Kabul on Friday to stand guard as the U.S. speeds up evacuation flights for some American diplomats and thousands of Afghans, spurred by a lightning Taliban offensive that increasingly is isolating Afghanistan's capital.
11:41 a.m. Aug. 4, 2021
Spain's Costa del Sol might remind you of the California coast three decades agoToday’s Costa del Sol could be La Jolla, Ventura, Laguna Beach or Santa Barbara 50 years ago.
11:12 a.m. July 30, 2021
U.S. evacuates over 200 Afghans who helped the U.S. as fear of Taliban retaliation growsThe first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, to new lives in the United States on Friday, and President Joe Biden said he was proud to welcome them home.
11:34 a.m. July 28, 2021
Visa's Results Were Solid, but the Stock Fell. Blame It on Delta.
Visa's second-quarter results beat sales and earnings estimates, but the stock closed lower on Wednesday.
11:37 a.m. July 19, 2021
Biden administration to evacuate 2,500 Afghans who worked for U.S. to Fort Lee in VirginiaRoughly 20,000 have expressed interest in applying for "Special Immigrant Visas" to move to the U.S., but only about half are far enough along in the vetting process to be considered for relocation.