Jan. 6 panel probes Trump’s ‘siren call’ to extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Jan. 6 committee is set to highlight the way violent far-right extremists answered Donald Trump’s “siren call” to come to Washington for a big rally, as some now face rare sedition charges over the deadly US Capitol attack and effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The panel investigating the Jan. … Read more

Biden orders emergency steps to boost US solar production

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden ordered emergency measures Monday to boost crucial supplies to US solar manufacturers and declared a two-year tariff exemption on solar panels from Southeast Asia as he attempted to jumpstart progress towards his climate change-fighting goals. His invoking of the Defense Production Act and his other executive actions come amid … Read more

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What it is – and why it matters

US President Joe Biden formally introduced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF, this week during his first Asia tour, revealing Washington’s long-awaited Asia-Pacific economic strategy. It comes five years after the US unilaterally withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal signed by 12 countries in Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. With the US … Read more

Biden: SKorean chip plant a model for deeper ties to Asia

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) – President Joe Biden opened a trip to Asia on Friday by touring a South Korean computer chip factory that will be the model for another plant in Texas, offering it as a way to deepen ties with the Indo Pacific and fuel technological innovation and foster vibrant democracies. “So much … Read more