Mr Biden’s propensity for verbal gaffes haunted the US president again after he referred to Afghans as “Afghanis” – the country’s currency.
The slip was noticed by Idrees Ali, a Pentagon correspondent with the Reuters news agency who voiced his irritation on Twitter.
Others joined in, with Eric Nelson, a biomedical researcher, suggesting that the term Afghani was in fact offensive.
Dominic Green outlines how the President’s extended honeymoon with the US media is over, starting the countdown to Vice President Kamala Harris’ shot at the White House.
Attacked for wearing jeans
What happens after the Aug 31 deadline passes, then?
A group of young Afghans have said they were flogged by Taliban fighters for the crime of wearing jeans.
In a post widely shared on Facebook, an Afghan youth said they were “walking with friends in Kabul,” when they encountered a group of Taliban soldiers who accused them of disrespecting Islam.
Afghan teachers have said they are ready to die for the right to give girls an education as the Taliban issued demands for universities to be segregated.
Speaking to the Telegraph, teachers and learning coordinators said they had pleaded with members of the hardline group to let girls continue to attend schools.
Pashtana Durrani, who is hiding with her family, has said she will raise an army, just like the Taliban did – except that hers will be of educated, determined Afghan women.
EU’s row over refugees
Meanwhile, the European Union will not agree to a bloc-wide programme to resettle Afghan refugees, its president has warned, amid infighting over how to handle a wave of people fleeing the chaos in Afghanistan after it fell to the Taliban earlier this month.
Janez Jansa, the Slovenian prime minister and firebrand politician nicknamed the bloc’s “Mini-Trump”, said there could be no repeat of the “strategic mistake” of the 2015 migrant crisis.
Read how he quickly became involved in a Twitter row with Davide Sassoli, the European Parliament president.
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Around the world: Proud Boys rally turns violent
Protests by rival far-right and left-wing groups in Portland descended into violence, as the opposing sides engaged in clashes and at least one man was arrested for firing a gun at demonstrators. Nobody was hurt in an exchange of gunfire – and by Sunday evening there was no word on any injuries in numerous other skirmishes that saw opposing sides brawling, dousing each other in what appeared to be bear spray and breaking car windows. Shocking images show the moment a member of the Proud Boys and a left-wing counter protester fight in a truck.
‘It’s heartbreaking to watch something that defines you fall apart’