Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen testified to Congress on Wednesday about economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus. Yellen promoted Biden's policies on paid family leave and education as the best way to fix long-existing disparities.
The Wednesday airstrikes were in response to incendiary balloons sent into Israel by Hamas. The exchange came after tensions rose on Tuesday when Israel's new government permitted far-right Jews to march through Palestinian areas of Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, President Biden met with the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, in Geneva. The two global leaders are meeting as tensions between Washington and Moscow have escalated over the last year.
President Biden participated in a round-table summit on Tuesday in Brussels, where he announced the end of a bitter, 17-year dispute with the European Union over aircraft subsidies for Boeing and Airbus.
The prime minister of Britain, Boris Johnson, announced Monday he would delay lifting coronavirus restrictions by four weeks in order to allow the National Health Service to administer more vaccinations.
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