August 23, 2011 |
He didn't order the signature bowl of hog guts, but Vice President Joe Biden's stop last week for lunch at a Beijing eatery during his state visit has proved a boon for the family-owned business. Diners have been lining up outside Yaoji Chaogan, reportedly waiting as long as an hour for a table at the no-frills restaurant, which specializes in pork liver and intestine soup. "Usually there aren't so many people at this time, and you can get a table quickly. But customers began to gather all day long after Biden's visit," a 76-year-old regular customer told the Global Times.
June 27, 2009 |
A longtime advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault was named to a new post as a White House advisor on violence against women. In announcing the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal, Vice President Joe Biden said that creating the job allows the White House to revive a focus on domestic violence issues -- which Biden said were not at the forefront during the Bush administration.
September 8, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open a decisive chapter of the Obama presidency. Administration efforts to seek support from lawmakers, including personal phone calls by the president, so far appear to have changed few minds. Nor has the support of top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders in both houses, who have lined up behind President Obama's plan to punish the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for what U.S. officials say was a poison gas attack last month near Damascus that killed more than 1,400 people.
March 28, 2009 |
Vice President Joe Biden is in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar to attend a summit of leaders from Latin America and Europe. The Progressive Governance Summit begins today. Biden's three-day visit will also include talks with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and other visiting leaders. Also attending the summit will be British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
September 20, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Vice President Joe Biden, in the Mexican capital Friday for meetings with government officials and business leaders, said he was glad to be focusing on trade rather than on security issues, and argued that an economically prosperous Mexico would strengthen the economy of the United States. Biden said that his visits to Mexico as a senator in previous decades were “mostly about security issues - mostly about drugs, mostly about immigration. And finally -- finally -- we have reached the point we should have reached a long time ago, I think … where we're looking at the relationship as partners, in a wholesome way.” The vice president spoke Friday morning in Mexico's Foreign Relations building to open what is planned to be a yearly “High Level Economic Dialogue” between Mexican and U.S. officials.
May 31, 2013 |
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Vice President Joe Biden praised Brazil as a rising power and extended an invitation to better relations with the U.S. during a three-day visit that ended Friday. “We're ready for a deeper, broader relationship across the board on everything from the military to education, trade and investment,” Biden said after meeting Friday morning with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, the capital. The most significant announcement made, analysts said, was that Rousseff will be welcomed at the White House on Oct. 23, for the first official state visit of President Obama's second term.
May 20, 2009 |
Vice President Joe Biden promised that Washington would help Balkan nations join the European Union, and he urged Bosnian lawmakers to set aside their differences and work together across party and ethnic lines. "The door is open for the countries of this region for the first time in history to be an integral part of a free Europe," Biden said in Bosnia's parliament. "The U.S. will help you walk through that door." Biden was in Sarajevo on the first stop in a three-day tour of the Balkans meant to demonstrate renewed interest in the region.