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Biden, a Democrat, devoted much of his first several weeks in office to passing a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill to limit the pandemic's economic fallout. The American Rescue Plan, passed over Republican opposition, delivered on the key economic promise Biden made on the campaign trail: checks for Americans.
ON APRIL 29, the United States will celebrate the first 100 days of 46th president Joseph Biden. After four years of the chaotic Donald Trump governance, the world is relieved how quickly Biden was able to deliver calm and competent professionalism in tackling the pandemic, economy and setting the tone on foreign affairs.
TORONTO: As China imposed a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong last year after massive protests, residents of the city moved tens of billions of dollars across the globe to Canada, where thousands are hoping to forge a new future.
KUALA LUMPUR/NAIROBI: Joe Biden's U.S. presidential election win has raised hopes of resettlement for refugees from Asia to Africa, many in countries where they are denied work and education and have no formal status
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian companies that are highly dependent on foreign labour need to strengthen their practices, as allegations have arisen about forced labour in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd says it is "disappointed" in the US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) ban on the import of its palm oil products, and will engage with the agency towards clearing its name.
GENEVA: The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour period
THE infectious and deadly coronavirus disease Covid-19 has hit many countries on all continents.
RIYADH: Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged on Thursday to inject US$5 trillion (4.1 trillion pounds) in fiscal spending into the global economy to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus and "do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic."
GENEVA/DUBA: All countries need to prepare to combat the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, as authorities raced to contain the epidemic's rapid global spread and Wall Street looked set for its biggest weekly fall since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.