President Joe Biden launched initiatives to rein in the raging COVID-19 pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House.
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Wall Street set to open at record high on stimulus optimism
Wall Street's main indexes were set to open at record highs on Thursday as investors counted on more pandemic relief and speedy vaccine rollouts under the Biden administration to support the economy after data showed a weakening labor market recovery.
Twitter locks account of China's U.S. embassy over its defence of Xinjiang policy
Twitter has locked the account of China's U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China's policy towards Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, which the U.S. social media platform said violated its stand against "dehumanizing" people.
Analysis: Jack Ma's reappearance fails to soothe all investor concerns about regulatory crackdown
Billionaire Jack Ma's 50-second video reappearance has done little to resolve Alibaba Group's troubled relationship with regulators that is making some investors hesitate about owning the Chinese e-commerce giant's stock.
First big suicide attack in Baghdad for three years kills at least 32
Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq's first big suicide bombing for three years, authorities said, describing it as a possible sign of the reactivation of Islamic State.
Anti-fascist protesters vandalize buildings in Portland and Seattle
Anti-government and anti-fascist protesters in Portland and Seattle vandalized a Democratic Party office and other buildings and scuffled with police on Wednesday, protesting against President Joe Biden's inauguration.
Wanted: Communist Party leadership to keep Vietnam in sweet spot amid U.S.-China tensions
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party gathers for a congress next week that will help shape the country's global role for the next five years, selecting new leaders and setting policy as tensions bubble with Beijing and Joe Biden settles in at the White House.
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