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Analysis: For Biden, chance to turn crisis into opportunity

Analysis: For Biden, chance to turn crisis into opportunity

WASHINGTON — In the 11 weeks since Election Day, the collision of crises confronting President-elect Joe Biden have gone from staggering to almost unimaginable.
Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson as UK welcomes Biden era

Theresa May rebukes Boris Johnson as UK welcomes Biden era

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the start of a new U.K.-U.S. chapter on Wednesday under incoming U.S. President Joe Biden, even as his predecessor Theresa May accused Johnson of “abandoning” the U.K.
Biden's first act: Orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

Biden's first act: Orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executives orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfil campaign promises.
Asia Today: China records new cases, defends response

Asia Today: China records new cases, defends response

BEIJING — China’s capital, Beijing, recorded seven more coronavirus cases on Wednesday amid a lingering outbreak in the country’s north.

China labels Pompeo 'doomsday clown' over genocide claims

BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry described outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper.
Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's leader on Wednesday assured relatives of 62 people killed in a Sriwijaya Air plane crash that they will be compensated.
Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

MAMUJU, Indonesia — Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Wednesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets and searchers continued to dig in the rubble for more victims.
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest

WASHINGTON — Inauguration Day for President-elect Joe Biden will look unlike anything the nation has seen before as the scars of COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals

WASHINGTON — Stop. Stabilize. Then move — but in a vastly different direction. President-elect Joe Biden is pledging a new path for the nation after Donald Trump’s four years in office.
India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighbouring nations

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighbouring nations

NEW DELHI — India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing coun