USA news live updates: Biden, Putin begin talks over Ukraine amid war fears – Times of India

Biden’s team has identified a set of economic penalties to impose should Russia launch an invasion, a senior Biden administration official said.

This is Biden’s first direct talks with Putin since July

Kremlin says it expects no breakthroughs in talks

United States President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin began virtual talks on Ukraine and other subjects on Tuesday, Russian state television reported, amid Western fears that Moscow plans to attack its southern neighbour. Read more

Biden, Putin begin talks over Ukraine amid war fears

Attorney says former White House chief of staff Meadows won’t cooperate with January 6 panel

In an abrupt reversal, an attorney for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says he will not cooperate with a House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection, citing a breakdown in negotiations with the panel.

US trade deficit saw big export-fueled drop in October: Govt

Strong American export business caused a large drop in the US trade deficit last month, even as imports rose, according to government data released Tuesday.

Ethiopia accuses US, allies of ‘destructive’ approach

Ethiopia on Tuesday accused the United States of “perpetuating a destructive narrative” after Washington and its allies sounded the alarm over reports that the authorities were unlawfully detaining citizens.

Nasdaq up 2.5% as US stocks open higher

District declines Michigan AG offer to probe Oxford shooting

Michigan’s attorney general says her office won’t be the agency to conduct a planned third-party investigation into the events at Oxford High School that occurred before last week’s school shooting that left four students dead.

After US announcement of diplomatic boycott of China Olympics, key Western allies like Australia, Britain, Netherlands and Japan say they have yet to decide on the matter.

Trump’s blood oxygen level in Covid bout was dangerously low, former aide says

Former president Donald Trump’s blood oxygen level sank to a precariously low level after he announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus last year, according to a new book.

China protests US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics; warns resolute counter measures.

Bidens honor Pearl Harbor’s fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington.

US observes 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

The United States marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Tuesday.

Biden to hold phone conversation with Zelenskyy after Putin call: Kyiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US President Joe Biden will hold a phone conversation after the US leader’s talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Ukrainian presidential office said following Zelenskyy’s talks with US secretary of state Antony Blinken.

President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to talk over a video call Tuesday over a Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine.