Biden reportedly plans to withdraw US forces months beyond the deadline agreed by the Trump administration with the signing of the peace agreement with the Taliban in Doha in February 2020.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden held a telephone conversation on Tuesday. According to the White House account of the discussion, issues raised included strategic stability, Russia's alleged 'cyber intrusions' and election meddling, and America's "unwavering commitment" to Ukraine. A summit meeting was proposed.
Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod suggested that while the civil war is still going on in many places in Syria, there are parts of the country where the situation is “different”. The Danish authorities believe that the Syrian capital Damascus is a safe area to return to, despite opposition from the UN and Amnesty International.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The majority of lawmakers in Germany’s conservative bloc made up of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) have supported Bavarian Minister-President Markus Soeder as a possible candidate for the country's chancellor, Bild reported on Wednesday.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, under fire over multiple accusations of sexual harassment from several women, including ex-staffers, has rejected calls for resignation and vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
The Champions League quarterfinal match between Real Madrid and Liverpool will take place on 14 April.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection throughout the world has topped 2.96 million; over 137 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - John Coates, who oversees the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) coordination commission for the Tokyo Games, said the Olympic Games will go ahead as planned and promised to make them the 'safest games possible' amid growing concerns over COVID-19 cases.