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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Investors get their Biden bounce
World stocks racked up record highs on Thursday and the dollar fell as investors bet major stimulus from new U.S. President Joe Biden and unswerving global central bank support would cushion the coronavirus's economic damage.
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.
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.
Rare twin suicide attack kills at least 28 in Baghdad
Islamic State militants could have launched a twin suicide bombing that killed at least 28 people in a Baghdad market on Thursday, the first such attack in years, Iraq's civil defence chief said.
Britain resists giving EU diplomats full status, sparking row
Britain is resisting an EU demand that it grant full diplomatic status to the bloc's ambassador in London, causing a row between the recently divorced parties that spilled out into the open on Thursday.
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