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US elections 2020

Biden speeds efforts to bring US back into global fold

Paris climate accord and WHO top the list as former VP prepares for transition

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced Washington's withdrawal from the World Health Organization, among other international frameworks.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has hit the ground running in his push to mend ties with key allies and embrace international frameworks snubbed by the current administration.

The U.S. has veered sharply toward isolationism under President Donald Trump, abandoning such agreements as the Paris climate accord. Biden is placing a greater focus on international cooperation.

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