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Feb 23, 2021 - Washington, District of Colombia, USA - President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to the Oval Office. (Credit Image: Adam Schultz/White House/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com Photo: White House/ZUMA Wire/dpa

U.S. businesses urge Biden administration to remove tariffs amid rising costs, inflation concerns

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The U.S. business groups have urged the Biden administration to remove punitive tariffs on U.S. imports imposed by the previous administration, as tariffs continue...
Ebrahim Raisi speaks after casting his ballot at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60 percent of votes, the Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Three major challenges Iranian president-elect faces

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The Iranian Interior Ministry on Saturday announced Ebrahim Raisi as the winner of the country's 13th presidential election. The president-elect will assume office in August...
Israeli-Palestinian

Israeli-Palestinian clashes spiral, international community urges de-escalation

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Israel carried out airstrikes against the Gaza Strip after rockets were fired Monday from the territory toward Jerusalem. After hundreds of Palestinians were injured in...
Covid

Vaccine hesitancy and variants growing concern for U.S. battle against COVID-19

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Vaccine hesitancy and spreading variants are causing growing concern for the U.S. battle against the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 575,000 Americans over...
Africa Map

Africa ratchets up vaccination as COVID-19 cases surpass 4 million

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Africa's vaccination drive against COVID-19 has gathered momentum as countries rush to protect their citizens. As of Friday, the number of...
China-U.S.

Hollywood’s filmmakers aspire for fluid exchanges between United States and China

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As the United States heads into its first month under President Joe Biden's administration, Hollywood's entertainment industry hopes that the United States and China...
china-usa

China-United States urged to focus on cooperation and manage differences to restore ties

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It was a warm spring day 50 years ago. At China's invitation, a flight with nine U.S. table tennis players on board just landed...
Covid

U.S. anti-COVID-19 strategy faces hurdles amid new virus mutations

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Erin Blake, a resident of New York City in his 70s, said he received the COVID-19 vaccine last week. Getting the shot was a relief,...
Chilean President

Chilean president welcomes arrival of Sinovac vaccines

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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday welcomed a shipment of nearly 2 million vaccines developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech as the South American...
President Xi Jinping speaks during the G20 Extraordinary Leaders' Summit on COVID-19 on Thursday. Photo: Li Xueren/Xinhua

Multilateralism, climate change top agenda at virtual Davos gathering

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech and his pledge on multilateral cooperation set the tone for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Virtual Event of the...
Georgia State

Political jitters creep up ahead of Senate runoffs in U.S. state of Georgia

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Political jitters are creeping up in the United States ahead of two high-stake Senate runoffs in the southeastern state of Georgia, the races that...
Donald Trump And Joe Biden

Efforts to challenge Electoral College results divide Senate Republicans

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U.S. Senate Republicans have been divided by efforts to challenge the 2020 Electoral College results affirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over sitting President Donald...