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Biden reverses key policies of Donald Trump

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Washington, Jan 21: On day one in office, US President Joe Biden has signed 15 executive orders, reversing some of the key foreign policies and national security decisions of his predecessor Donald Trump. The executive orders ranged from rejoining the Paris agreement on climate change, halting America’s withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), revoking Muslim travel ban and stopping immediate construction of Mexico bor-der wall.

 “I’m proud of today’s ex-ecutive actions, and I’m going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American people. A long way to go. These are just executive actions. They are important, but we’re going to need legislation for a lot of the things we’re going to do,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House as he signed the fast lot of executive orders Wednesday The President said he will be signing a number of ex-ecutive orders over the next several days of the week.

“And I’m going to start today on the compounding crisis of Covid, along with the economic crisis follow-ing that, and climate crisis, racial equity issues,” he said. His first executive order was launching his 100-dayChina sanctions ‘frump officials BEIJING: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Thursday that the government has decid-ed to impose sanctions against former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking offi-cials of the Trump adminis-tration, accusing them of “prejudice and hatred” against Beijing. The announcement came a day after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the US Wednesday. 

masking challenge, asking Americans to mask up for 100 days. The President signed an executive order reversing Trump’s decision to with-draw from the World Health Organisation, she said. “This will strengthen our own efforts to get the (coro-navirus) pandemic under control by improving global health, and tomorrow we are not wasting any time,

” she said. Biden also officially ap-pointed a Covid-19 response coordinator, a position and team that he had already previously announced but made it official today to create a unified national response to the pandemic. He reestablished the na-tional security team re-sponsible for global health, security and bio-defence. 

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