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How Biden fared in his (virtual) global debut as US President

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London Without setting foot outside the White House, US President Joe Biden arrived on the world stage Friday, not once but twice. Biden joined virtual meetings in London and Munich, almost inconceivable before the p...

Biden to announce billions in aid for global vaccine effort at G7

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President Joe Biden will unveil a $ 2 billion US contribution to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative when he speaks with the leaders of the world's leading market economies on Friday, according to senior admini...

Biden to join virtual G7 event Friday with global leaders on Covid-19 efforts

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President Joe Biden will participate in a virtual G7 event on Friday where he plans to discuss efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and rebuild the world economy. It's his first meeting with leaders from the Grou...

Myanmar will test Biden’s commitment to defending global democracy

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This was excerpted from the February 2 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. Myanmar's military coup is a traged...

Almost two-thirds of people believe climate change is a global emergency, UN poll finds

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Nearly two-thirds of respondents believe that climate change is a "global emergency," according to a survey of 1.2 million people in dozens of countries around the globe -- and many want urgent action to tackle the ...

China’s President Xi Jinping pushes global cooperation, saying ‘arrogant isolation will always fail’

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a return to multilateralism, with leaders working together to put the global economy back on track, in his first speech since his US counterpart, Joe Biden, took office. ...

Biden’s decrees vault America back onto the global stage. A whiplashed world wonders for how long

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Within hours of taking office, US President Joe Biden set to work signing a blizzard of executive orders, memorandums and directives to agencies, ranging from steps to combat the coronavirus to beginning the process...

How to help teens cope in a global pandemic

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Teens are struggling during the pandemic, with social isolation, loss and financial woes on top of what's already a tumultuous time in their young lives. Parents worry it will only get worse as holiday celebrations ...

Air pollution a cause of UK girl’s death, finds global landmark ruling

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London A nine-year-old girl who died after an asthma attack is thought to be the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as a cause of death in a landmark coroner's ruling. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived in L...

Religious leaders call for global ban on so-called gay conversion therapies

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London Hundreds of religious leaders have joined forces to push for a global ban on gay conversion therapies, treatments that claim to be able to change a person's sexual orientation or identity. More than 370 figure...

Canada begins Covid-19 vaccinations, but officials fear supply issues due to global scramble

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Ottawa It may not have been Santa's sleigh but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knows that for most of the country, the UPS flight was nearly as good. Within minutes of the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech va...

The teen who sparked a global movement with her video of George Floyd’s final moments receives an award for her bravery

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Darnella Frazier's impulse to pull out her cell phone and hit record on May 25 had a profound impact. The 17-year-old had ventured out to the store with her younger cousin that day when she saw a man handcuffed and ...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prize — and gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

Federal watchdog: ‘substantial likelihood of wrongdoing’ at US Agency for Global Media

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The Office of Special Counsel says it "found a substantial likelihood of wrongdoing" at the US Agency for Global Media, led by a controversial Trump political appointee. According to a letter dated Wednesday and ob...

Fighting anti-Semitism online requires a global effort

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The Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism is made up of a multiparty group of lawmakers from Israel, the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the...

Trump’s loss dealt a blow to global populism. But the movement is still alive and kicking

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For four years, Donald Trump has been the world's standard-bearer for right-wing populism. The movement didn't begin with Trump, but the US President championed it in a way no other leader could, using the weight of...

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