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Kiev needs at least $3 billion for gas overhaul

Kiev needs at least $3 billion for gas overhaul

KIEV, Ukraine, April 23 (UPI) -- More than $3 billion is needed to overhaul the Soviet-era natural gas transit network in Ukraine, Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said Wednesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Biden wraps up Ukraine visit as concerns over Russian invasion increase

Biden wraps up Ukraine visit as concerns over Russian invasion increase

KIEV, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden finished his trip in Ukraine pledging U.S. support to the fledgling government as the threat of Russian invasion heightens.
Aileen Graef
'Don't behave like gangsters,' Ukrainian PM tells Russia

'Don't behave like gangsters,' Ukrainian PM tells Russia

KIEV, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on Russia Tuesday to stop it's "gangster-like" behavior toward Ukraine.
JC Finley
Pro-Russian residents slam U.S. role in Ukrainian crisis

Pro-Russian residents slam U.S. role in Ukrainian crisis

DONETSK, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- Pro-Russian residents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk slammed the U.S. role in the Ukrainian crisis, accusing them of supporting an illegitimate power.
Aileen Graef
Ukrainian PM: Constitutional reform necessary to re-balance power

Ukrainian PM: Constitutional reform necessary to re-balance power

KIEV, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk reaffirmed Tuesday that constitutional reform is necessary to re-balance power in Ukraine.
JC Finley
Crimea cut off from gas, leader says

Crimea cut off from gas, leader says

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- A pro-Russian leader in the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine said the region was receiving less than its fair share of natural gas.
Daniel J. Graeber
Vice President Joe Biden: 'A united Ukraine' is 'within your grasp'

Vice President Joe Biden: 'A united Ukraine' is 'within your grasp'

KIEV, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- During a visit to Kiev, VP Joe Biden assured interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and acting President Oleksandr Turchynov the U.S. supports Ukraine.
Evan Bleier
Vice President Biden arrives in Kiev

Vice President Biden arrives in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, April 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev on Monday, a day in advance of his scheduled meetings with Ukrainian officials and civil society leaders.
JC Finley
Hillary Clinton's poll numbers reach 6-year low

Hillary Clinton's poll numbers reach 6-year low

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval ratings are at their lowest in 6 years at 49 percent.
Aileen Graef
Obama: Affordable Care Act bringing young adults into ranks of insured

Obama: Affordable Care Act bringing young adults into ranks of insured

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The Affordable Care Act is "working," President Obama said Thursday, citing statistics that more than one-third of those who have signed up are under 35.
Frances Burns
Joe Biden's former Cadillac up for sale on Craigslist

Joe Biden's former Cadillac up for sale on Craigslist

WILMINGTON, Del., April 17 (UPI) -- A man in Delaware has posted a Craigslist ad selling what was allegedly Vice President Joe Biden's Cadillac.
Aileen Graef
Beau Biden, son of VP, plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016

Beau Biden, son of VP, plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016

DOVER, Del., April 17 (UPI) -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, announced Thursday he plans to run for governor in 2016.
Frances Burns
World Cup Trophy Visits U.S.

World Cup Trophy Visits U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The World Cup trophy began its trip through the U.S. Monday, its last leg before the tournament kicks off this summer in Brazil.
Sean Kennedy, Medill News Service
Joe Biden joins Instagram, snaps selfie with Obama

Joe Biden joins Instagram, snaps selfie with Obama

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Welcome to Instagram, Mr. Vice President.
Kate Stanton
Joe Biden joins Instagram

Joe Biden joins Instagram

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- United States Vice President Joe Biden joined the image sharing site Instagram on Wednesday.
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Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (pronunciation: /ˈdʒoʊzɪf rɒbɪˈnɛt ˈbaɪdən/; born November 20, 1942) is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama. He was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until his resignation on January 15, 2009, following his election to the Vice Presidency.

Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and lived there for ten years before moving to Delaware. He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to a county council in 1970. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation, and is the 14th-longest serving Senator in history. Biden was a long-time member and former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. His strong advocacy helped bring about U.S. military assistance and intervention during the Bosnian War. He opposed the Gulf War in 1991. He voted in favor of the Iraq War Resolution in 2002, but later proposed resolutions to alter U.S. strategy there. He has also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dealing with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties, and led creation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and Violence Against Women Act. He chaired the Judiciary Committee during the contentious U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

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