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US Sen. John Thune (R-SD) talks to reporters about wrangling over the upcoming vote on debt ceiling legislation to avoid a historic default at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

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On the buzzer, US Senate passes debt ceiling deal

The US Senate on Thursday night passed an eleventh-hour compromise deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts demanded by Republicans. The bill is now ready to be signed into law by President Joe Biden and prevents the US government from running out of money to pay its bills.

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Joe Biden's training regimen

An aging fighter returns to the ring one last time to defend his title. But does he still have what it takes?

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Biden returns to join US debt ceiling talks

US President Joe Biden is on his way back from the G-7 summit in Japan to Washington, DC, where on Monday he plans to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to iron out a compromise over the debt ceiling. Biden nixed the last two legs of his trip — to Papua New Guinea and Australia — to join the talks in the hope of avoiding a catastrophic default as early as June 1.

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Luisa Vieira

The US-China fallout from Biden’s PNG no-show

On Monday, Joe Biden was scheduled to make a historic stopover in Papua New Guinea coming from the G-7 summit in Japan and on his way to the Quad huddle in Australia. It would have been the first visit by a sitting US president to a country that often flies under the radar yet has immense geopolitical significance.

But Biden decided to cut short his trip and return stateside after the G-7 to negotiate a debt ceiling deal with Republicans in Congress. This did not go down well in PNG.

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Jess Frampton

Everything you need to know about the US debt ceiling

The dumbest recurring character in US politics (no, not the one you’re thinking), the debt ceiling, is back with a vengeance for yet another season of wholly unnecessary drama.

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Luisa Vieira

Trudeau and Biden line up … to take on China

In a speech last week in New York, PM Justin Trudeau took a shot at China while talking up Canada’s lithium production.

“The lithium produced in Canada is going to be more expensive because we don’t use slave labor because we put forward environmental responsibility as something we actually expect to be abided by because we count on working … in partnership with indigenous peoples, paying fair living wages, expecting security and safety standards.”

Trudeau was trying to frame a policy choice for Americans: buy virtuous, ethical Canadian lithium or unethical, Chinese lithium. This message, which Trudeau and Deputy PM & Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland keep delivering, is in line with President Joe Biden’s priority of friend-shoring, or trading with reliable partners – not China.

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Migrants wait to be transported by border patrol to a detention center in Eagle Pass Texas, USA.


White House prepares for migrant surge

The Biden administration is preparing to deploy an additional 1,500 troops to the US southern border for 90 days as it anticipates an influx of migrant arrivals at the US-Mexico border. This comes ahead of next week’s lifting of Title 42, a pandemic-era policy that has allowed the US to refuse to process asylum claims on public health grounds.

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Luisa Vieira

Canada uneasy about Biden-Trump rematch in US

“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies,” John F. Kennedy said in a 1961 speech to Canada’s parliament.

Politicians and columnists like to refer to that quote whenever they consider the warm and enduring relationship between Canada and the United States. But Canadians are watching with a mounting sense of dread as Americans set up a potential rerun of the 2020 election, with Donald Trump, 76, facing off against Joe Biden, 80, for a grudge match that promises to be as distasteful as a punchup at a nursing home.

Until Tuesday, it seemed possible that Biden might decide he would prefer to spend more time with his family, or napping, and let someone in their 70s take over. But, no. He’s in.

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