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White House parries questions on Biden run
White House parries questions on Biden run

Barack Obama and his top aides struggled to fend off questions about Vice President Joe Biden's possible 2016 run, as rampant speculation threatened to eclipse the White House's political message.

White House parries questions on Biden run
Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour
Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour

US Vice President Joe Biden departed on a five-day tour of Ukraine, Turkey and Morocco, with the ongoing struggle between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels.

Joe Biden leaves on Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco tour
PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria
PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria

Turkish Prime Minister said no one has the right to criticise Ankara on Syria, after US Vice President accused Turkey of financing and even arming jihadists.

PM says 'no one has right' to criticise Turkey on Syria
Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou. ©Reuters/Enrique Marcarian
Argentine vice president appeals corruption charges

Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou filed an appeal against charges of corruption allegedly carried out during his time as finance minister from 2009 to 2011.

Argentine vice president appeals corruption charges
Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit
Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit

US Vice President Joe Biden travels to Guatemala on Friday to discuss the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico illegally trying to cross the US border.

Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit
Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal
Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal

US Vice President Joe Biden met Ukraine's new pro-Western leaders Tuesday to offer firm American backing as Washington and Moscow traded blame over an unravelling peace deal to defuse the country's deep crisis.

Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal
William Ruto sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court. ©REUTERS/Lex van Lieshout/Pool
Kenya braces for crimes against humanity trials

Kenya's vice president appears at the world court at The Hague this week for a crimes against humanity trial that could plunge the East African nation back into political chaos.

Kenya braces for crimes against humanity trials
Kenyan lawmakers back moves to pull out of world court
Kenyan lawmakers back moves to pull out of world court

Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday backed a motion to pull out of the International Criminal Court, snubbing The Hague-based tribunal ahead of next week's trial of Vice President William Ruto.

Kenyan lawmakers back moves to pull out of world court
Biden in Mumbai to boost US-India trade ties
Biden in Mumbai to boost US-India trade ties

US Vice President Joe Biden is expected Wednesday to urge India to further open its doors to foreign investment, during his visit to boost bilateral ties between the world's two largest democracies.

Biden in Mumbai to boost US-India trade ties
Biden in Trinidad on LatAm, Caribbean swing
Biden in Trinidad on LatAm, Caribbean swing

US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Trinidad and Tobago Monday where he was to meet with other regional leaders on his 20-hour visit to the island nation.

Biden in Trinidad on LatAm, Caribbean swing
US Vice President Joe Biden. ©REUTERS
US VP Biden meets president of Georgia

US Vice President Joe Biden met with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to discuss democratic and economic reforms in that Caucasus nation.

US VP Biden meets president of Georgia
Chavez political heir takes over after rousing funeral
Chavez political heir takes over after rousing funeral

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro took over as acting president late Friday in a ceremony rejected by the opposition after a tearful farewell to Hugo Chavez during a rousing state funeral for the firebrand leftist.

Chavez political heir takes over after rousing funeral
Chavez's chosen successor: Imitator or moderate?
Chavez's chosen successor: Imitator or moderate?

The Venezuelan leader calls his rival the "prince of the parasitic bourgeoisie," rambles on for hours on state-run television and caps his speeches by shouting "Viva la revolucion!"

Chavez's chosen successor: Imitator or moderate?
US Vice President Joe Biden. ©REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
Biden marches with US civil rights leaders in Alabama

Vice President Joe Biden marched with black civil rights leaders Sunday in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers 48 years ago.

Biden marches with US civil rights leaders in Alabama
Biden's home defense advice: buy a shotgun!
Biden's home defense advice: buy a shotgun!

Vice President Joe Biden told Americans Tuesday that a few blasts of a shotgun should be ample for self defense, as he pushed White House gun reform plans.

Biden's home defense advice: buy a shotgun!
Venezuelan VP in Cuba again to visit ailing Chavez
Venezuelan VP in Cuba again to visit ailing Chavez

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro was in the Cuban capital Saturday, saying he wanted to visit ailing President Hugo Chavez whose month-long absence following cancer surgery has rattled his nation.

Venezuelan VP in Cuba again to visit ailing Chavez
VP pick Ryan bows to Romney line on abortion
VP pick Ryan bows to Romney line on abortion

US vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan stood by his pro-life credentials Thursday but said a White House led by Mitt Romney would not try to ban rape victims from seeking abortions.

VP pick Ryan bows to Romney line on abortion
Iraq fugitive VP gets death term on day of carnage
Iraq fugitive VP gets death term on day of carnage

Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a top critic of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, was convicted of murder, sentenced to the gallows.

Iraq fugitive VP gets death term on day of carnage
Biden lauds Obama's 'spine of steel,' rips Romney
Biden lauds Obama's 'spine of steel,' rips Romney

Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to Barack Obama as a commander-in-chief with a "spine of steel" Thursday, calling on US voters to give them both four more years in office.

Biden lauds Obama's 'spine of steel,' rips Romney
China's Xi cancels Clinton meeting: US official
China's Xi cancels Clinton meeting: US official

China's likely next president Xi Jinping has cancelled a meeting with the visiting US Secretary of State, a US official said Wednesday, amid friction between the two global powers.

China's Xi cancels Clinton meeting: US official