Canada The interview between Biden and XI scheduled for Thursday
'The View' Host Sunny Hostin Slams Biden for Fist-Bumping Saudi Crown Prince: 'You Don't Normalize a Murderer' (Video)
The hosts of "The View" largely defended President Biden on Monday morning, after his fist bump with the Saudi Crown Prince went viral this weekend. But Sunny Hostin was the outlier at the table, scolding the president for "normalizing a murderer." As part of his trip to Saudi Arabia — which he faced criticisms for even going through with — Biden met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday. Shortly thereafter, images and video of the President fist-bumping the royal sparked outrage, considering Bin Salman ordered the 2018 assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. And for Hostin, that was the sticking point.
USA -CHINA/BIDEN (photo): Interview between Biden and XI scheduled for Thursday
WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart XI Jinping should speak on Thursday, a source said to the issue. The spokesman for the White House in charge of national security, John Kirby, announced to journalists on Tuesday that the issue of economic competition between the two powers would appear at the call agenda.
"Everything, tensions concerning Taiwan to war in Ukraine, including competition between our two countries, especially in economic matters" will be addressed, said John Kirby.
"This call was planned for a long time and the agenda has already been busy," he said.
This interview comes while the US Senate is studying a law providing for $ 52 billion (51.24 billion euros) of subsidies for the manufacture of semiconductors in the United States, as well as a tax credit of 24 billions for investment in flea factories, a text considered crucial by Joe Biden to be able to compete economically with China. (Report Steve Holland, Michael Martina, Alexandra Alper, Trevor Hunnicutt and David Brunnstrom; French version Camille Raynaud)
WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years .
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, listened with a blank expression as an interpreter translated the verdict by Judge Anna Sotnikova, but her lawyers said later she was “very upset.” Griner also was fined 1 million rubles (about $16,700). U.S.