Biden administration faces pressure over US sanctions on ICC

March 02, 2021

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The mosaic glass facade of the International Criminal Court is seen in a photograph from street level looking up.

The International Criminal Court is seen in The Hague, Netherlands.

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The Biden administration is evaluating the sanctions former President Trump imposed on members of the International Criminal Court over the ICC's investigation of possible war crimes by US forces in Afghanistan. Prominent groups are calling on the Biden administration to lift those sanctions. And, President Biden held his first video conference with his Mexican counterpart, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Also, Erika Rischko has been posting fitness and dance videos on the app TikTok over the past year from her home in Germany. The 81-year-old now has more than 125,000 followers and millions of likes.

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