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Biden Meets with Gun Control Lobby

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver to the president by Tuesday new policy proposals intended to curb gun violence. Biden has been holding discussions with gun victims groups and gun safety advocates. He plans to speak later Thursday with a representative of the powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association. The […]

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VP Biden to Address Democratic National Convention

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Before President Barack Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention , U.S. voters will hear from Vice President Joe Biden. Four years ago, many Democrats saw then-Senator Biden as the voice of experience on a presidential ticket headed by the young Barack Obama. And supporters say the 69-year-old vice president has excelled in […]

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Biden Arrives in Mexico for Talks

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Mexico. Biden landed in Mexico City late Sunday where he is scheduled to meet separately with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the three top presidential candidates seeking to replace Mr. Calderon this year. Border violence and drug smuggling are likely to top the list of topics for […]

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VOA Interview: HRW Urges the US to Press China on Human Rights

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Human rights groups are pressing the United States to make human rights a “central” piece of upcoming discussions with China’s vice president. In an interview with Voice of America Thursday, Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth said he had a “candid and productive” exchange with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the topic. Roth and […]

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Biden: US in ‘Solidarity’ With Greece as it Tackles Financial Crisis

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has promised U.S. support for Greece at the start of a crucial week for the future of Europe’s debt-saddled common currency, the euro. Speaking in Athens Monday, the visiting U.S. vice president said Washington stands in solidarity with Greece as it works to meet challenging financial standards set by the […]

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Biden Urges Turkey to Toughen Sanctions on Iran

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is pressing Turkey to impose new sanctions on Iran, while praising the Turkish government for pressuring Syria to stop a brutal crackdown on protesters. Biden made the comments to the Turkish daily Hurriyet on Friday. The U.S. vice president is in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, for meetings with Turkish President Abdullah […]

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US VP Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraq

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq on a previously unannounced visit. A White House statement Tuesday says Biden will meet with Iraqi leaders and participate in an event to commemorate the sacrifices and accomplishments of U.S. and Iraqi troops. During this trip, he is also scheduled to travel to Turkey and Greece. […]

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Vice President Biden Turkey and Greece Trip Highlights

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Vice President Biden’s trip to Turkey and Greece is scheduled for later this week. The White House has announced a tentative schedule of events and topics of discussion: Friday, the Vice President will meet with Turkish leaders in Ankara. -Discussions will focus on continued U.S. support in the fight against PKK terrorism. The discussions will […]

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Biden to Hold First High-Level US Talks with New Greek Government

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will go to Athens next week for the first high-level U.S. visit with the new Greek government. Mr. Biden will meet with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos next Monday. The White House says the vice president will show U.S. support for Greek efforts to implement the deal […]

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Biden Thanks US Forces for Their Japanese Relief Efforts

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wound up his Asian tour Wednesday by thanking U.S. service members and their families for their assistance to the Japanese people after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Mr. Biden expressed his appreciation to the service personnel at the Yokota Air Base outside Tokyo for helping to save countless lives. […]

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