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Biden extends national emergency in U.S.

The national emergency declared by former U.S. President Trump on March 13, 2020, and dating back to March 1, 2020, will extend beyond March 1, 2021, under a notice sent to the Federal Register by President Joe Biden. A section of the …

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Allies worried Joe Biden shaky on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Axios published today a summary of Western politicians' reactions to the current U.S. activity in relation to pressure on Russia's pipeline project Nord Stream 2. The big picture, according to the article, is that Europe is now unhappy …

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U.S. officially rejoins Paris climate accord

The United States officially rejoined the landmark international accord to limit global warming known as the Paris Agreement on Friday. Hours after he was sworn-in on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive …

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Biden’s first phone call with Xi lasts two hours

U.S. President Joe Biden said his first phone call with Chinese leader Xi Jinping since taking office lasted two hours. "Last night, I was in the phone for two straight hours with Xi Jinping," Biden told reporters - an …

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Biden cancels funding for Trump border wall

U.S. President Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump's border wall. In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Biden wrote that the order was "unwarranted" and said that no further tax …

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Xi says China-U.S. confrontation to be disaster

Confrontation between China and the United States would be a disaster and the two sides should re-establish the means to avoid misjudgments, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden in their first telephone call as …

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Biden vows to allow more refugees into U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden announced he plans to raise the cap on the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. as he inherits a resettlement program whittled down by former President Donald Trump.  "Today, I’m …

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Biden ready to discuss differences with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden intends to discuss not only areas of cooperation with Russia, but also touch upon differences directly, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. She stressed that Biden made clear that while there are areas …

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