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National Security Advisor Sullivan: U.S. Will Issue No “Threats Or Ultimatums” To China Over COVID-19 Origin Investigation | Video [Video]

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the U.S. does not plan to issue any “threats or ultimatums” to China as it seeks information about the origins of COVID-19.”One track is an intelligence community assessment that President Biden ordered,” Sullivan said about the investigation. “The second track is an international investigation led by the World Health Organization, for which President Biden has rallied democratic partners to say there must be access to China, to be able to get the data necessary to understand what happened here.””We are not at this point going to issue threats or ultimatums. What we’re going to do is continue to rally support in the international community. And if it turns out that China refuses to live up to its international obligations, we will have to consider our responses at that point.””We’re not going to simply accept China saying ‘no,’ but we will work between now and when this second phase of the WHO investigation is fully underway to have as strong a consensus in the international community as possible because it is from that position of strength that we will best be able to deal with China,” he also said.

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Larry Kudlow: Bidens Destructive Climate Change First Policies | Video [Video]

FBN host Larry Kudlow discusses how Biden’s energy plan will hurt Americans:”Our great friend Mike Pompeo former secretary of state he has coined a new wonderful phrase, climate change first, terrific phrase, everything the Biden is do is about climate change. Taxes, spending, regulating, foreign-policy, the enemy is not really Russia, not really China, is climate change. The thing about climate change go look at the front page of the Wall Street Journal, you have two wonderful stories, side-by-side, one, all prices pandemic high as investors bet on green energy, and then second Lordstown motors executives resign and made inaccurate preorder disclosures, side-by-side frontpage, Wall Street Journal, the world’s most important financial business newspaper probably the world’s important paper. Certainly, the best editorial page. Anyway, these were news reports and they tell a sad tale because the Biden’s obsession with climate change first and their left-wing ideology that global warming is an exponential threat even though the facts speak otherwise. Wall Street cash is no longer pouring into our great traditional fossil fuel energy companies. The rebound in oil and gas production is much lower and lighter than the rebound in most other sectors, check out this chart this is the Baker Hughes Rig Count, it is up from the pandemic crash lows, but it ain’t up much and a lot of that is because everyone is talking about green energy and the money is not flowing in and they aren’t tearing the switch on, that is not a v-shaped rebound.”

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What Kamala Harris told PM Modi in her first phone call to him [Video]

India will receive COVID vaccines from the United States and this news was communicated to PM Modi by US Vice President Kamala Harris in her first phone call to him. The Biden-Harris administration’s framework looks to share at least 80 million vaccines globally by the end of June. This will be a part of the US strategy on global vaccine sharing. Vice President Harris has been calling Heads of States and communicating the Global Allocation Plan for the first 25 million doses. PM Modi tweeted after the call, appreciating the US for its assurance of vaccine supplies. Watch the video for more.———————-About the Channel: Watch Business Today videos to get the latest news on Business, stock market, sensex – BSE India, NSE India, personal finance, gold prices, petrol prices and more. Also, get an insight into the dealings of the top companies in India from Business Today’s award-winning journalists. Get up to date with all investment options (Mutual Funds, SIPs, Debt, Equity, Insurance, Home Loans, Pension Schemes, Retirement Plans) from our Money Today team. Also, watch interviews of top CEOs. Regular shows to watch out: The Good The Bad and The Ugly with BusinessToday.in Editor Rajeev Dubey to know the top stories of the day specially curated from the world of business and economy. Watch Inside India’s Factories to find out how different products get manufactured and processed for final consumption. You can follow us at: Website: https://www.businesstoday.in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessToday Twitter: https://twitter.com/BT_India Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+businesstoday

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U.S. to Share Bulk of Donated Covid-19 Vaccines Through Covax Program [Video]

The Biden administration said it would work through the international Covax effort to share the bulk of the 80 million Covid-19 vaccine doses they plan to send to other countries by the end of June.

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Why Is America Steaming Out of the Pacific? [Video]

The Penatgon chief calls China the pacing challenge but is wearing out naval assets in the Middle East.

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Biden administration supports India-SA COVID vaccine patent waiver proposal – The Economic Times Video [Video]

The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy. The WTO’s General Council took up the issue of a temporary waiver for intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines and other tools, which South Africa and India first proposed in October.

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Biden to Steer Between Obama, Trump Policies on North Korea [Video]

The Biden administration intends to steer a middle course in negotiations over North Koreas nuclear and missile programs between Donald Trumps top-level summitry and the Obama administrations patient stance, U.S. officials said.