US president Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Joe Biden offered Americans hope as he used his first speech since becoming president to announce his plan to make all adults coronavirus(...)

Ellen DeGeneres with US President Barack Obama is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

US President Barack Obama paid tribute to comedian Ellen DeGeneres as he awarded her the nation’s highest civilian honour saying she risked her caree(...)

US President Barack Obama wipes away a tear while announcing steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence while delivering a statement in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Frustrated by a divided Congress unwilling to impose tighter gun controls in the wake of mass shootings, an emotional US President Barack Obama has un(...)