Biden and Xi Engage in Productive Dialogue Across Bilateral and Global Fronts During Phone Conversation, White House Reports
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This conversation marks the first direct communication between the two leaders since their summit meeting in Woodside, California, last November. According to the White House, the discussion was characterized as "candid and constructive," encompassing a wide spectrum of issues spanning bilateral, regional, and global realms.
White House Optimistic About QUAD's Momentum During India's Presidency
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During a daily news conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre conveyed President Joe Biden's pride in the achievements of the QUAD since its inception. The QUAD, comprising the United States, Australia, India, and Japan, convened its inaugural summit at the White House in March 2021.
White House Affirms Indo-Pacific Strategy Enhancing Security and Prosperity for US and Region
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Over the past two years, Watson noted, the United States has made historic strides in advancing a vision for the Indo-Pacific characterized by freedom, openness, connectivity, prosperity, security, and resilience. President Biden's leadership has been instrumental in solidifying the United States' position in the region, she remarked.
White House Clears Pilot Program for Domestic Renewal of H-1B Visas
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The move is expected to benefit Indian professionals, who constitute a substantial portion of H-1B visa holders. The program aims to streamline the renewal process and address visa backlogs that have led to increased uncertainties for workers and employers, particularly from countries like India.
White House Calls for Accountability in Plot to Harm Pannun
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Addressing concerns about the impact of the allegations on bilateral ties and President Joe Biden's potential visit to India in 2024, Kirby stated, "India is a strategic partner. We are deepening that strategic partnership." However, he underscored the seriousness of the allegations and the need for a comprehensive investigation, asserting that those responsible must be held accountable.
Biden hasn't seen photos of decapitated children: WH official
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While addressing a roundtable of Jewish community leaders on Wednesday afternoon, the President had said: “It matters that Americans see what's happening -- I mean, I have been doing this a long time, I never really thought that I would see, have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children.” 
'20 or more Americans' unaccounted for in Israel, says WH
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Addressing a regular press briefing on Tuesday, National Security Adviser (NSA) Jake Sullivan told reporters: "We believe that there are 20 or more Americans who at this point are missing. But I want to underscore and stress that does not mean, necessarily, that there are 20 or more American hostages, just that is the number who are currently unaccounted for.
White House waives 26 federal laws to allow building border wall in Texas
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It marks a U-turn of the Biden administration since building the border wall was a signature promise by former President Donald Trump in his 2016 campaign and has been fiercely criticized by the Democrats since then, reports Xinhua news agency.
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