"It is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's chief adviser, in his first briefing in weeks, following the president's unveiling of measures to battle COVID-19.
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Asian markets set for messy open after U.S. stocks peak following Biden inauguration
Asian investors were expecting a mixed day of trading after Wall Street peaked on Thursday, pushed upward by continued optimism about economic stimulus to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic promised by newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden.
Biden seeks five-year extension of New START arms treaty with Russia
U.S. President Joe Biden will seek a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia, the White House said on Thursday, in one of the first major foreign policy decisions of the new administration ahead of the treaty's expiration in early February.
Google says it will remove search function in Australia if media code becomes law
Google said on Friday it will disable its search function in Australia if the government proceeds with a media code that would force it and Facebook Inc to pay local media companies for sharing their content.
New China swine fever strains point to unlicensed vaccines
A new form of African swine fever identified in Chinese pig farms is most likely caused by illicit vaccines, industry insiders say, a fresh blow to the world's largest pork producer, still recovering from a devastating epidemic of the virus.
In blow to Trudeau, queen's representative in Canada quits after harassment allegations
Canadian Governor General Julie Payette, the representative of the country's head of state, Queen Elizabeth, quit on Thursday amid allegations of workplace harassment in an embarrassment for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for 'best' carbon capture tech
Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday took to Twitter to promise a $100 million prize for development of the "best" technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions.
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