U.S. adds new Indo-Pacific grouping to face off with ChinaAustralia to obtain nuclear-powered submarines in trilateral cooperation with U.K. Biden's vaccine rules ignite instant, hot GOP oppositionRepublicans are blasting President Joe Biden, threatening lawsuits and going as far as to call for civil disobedience to block his new vaccination mandates FDA panel is first key test for Biden COVID-19 booster planGovernment advisers are debating whether to recommend extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine, a key step toward the Biden administration's plan to dispense COVID-19 booster hots to most Americans White House says it offered to set up call between one of its doctors and Nicki Minaj after star spread coronavirus misinformation online“We offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she had about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. 9/11 anniversary: Terrorism failed to undermine our freedom, says PMBoris Johnson says that while the terror threat remains, people refuse "to live in permanent fear". China’s foreign policy chief reaches out to two main US partiesYang tells representatives from both parties that dialogue will help ‘enhance mutual understanding and cooperation’. Biden's "code red" climate moment precedes key testsBiden aims to pass legacy-making pieces of legislation, both of which contain critical components of his climate agenda. Psaki defends Biden decision to fire Trump appointees to military boardsPress secretary says the White House is ‘confident’ of its legal standing Biden says critics of $3.5 trillion budget proposal are inviting climate ‘disaster’The president backed his budget push with a trip through Western states ravaged by wild fires Streets eerily quiet in Kabul where Afghans fear Taliban ruleStreets that were once bustling with life have fallen silent. Few women dare to leave their homes. Fighters patrol the neighbourhoods. Welcome to the new Kabul, a city ruled by fear of the Taliban.