State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being vaccinated before those in more perilous posts.
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Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year.
On Tuesday, President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada held a joint news conference in which they emphasized working together against climate change.
“The United States has no closer friend than Canada,” President Biden told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mr. Biden’s first virtual meeting with a foreign leader.
President Biden is trying to untangle an interlocking web of Trump-era border restrictions, leading for now to disparate treatment of migrants and rampant confusion.
The new limits appeared to be lighter than the country had threatened, giving Western nations three months to see if they can revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.
The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler in 2017 for corruption in Africa. In Donald Trump’s final days in office, they were rolled back with no explanation.
Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, hosted a virtual meeting with leaders of the Group of 7 nations on Friday and outlined the need for a multilateral approach to global vaccinations and the fight against climate change.
President Biden, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France will speak at the Munich Security Conference. Mr. Biden is expected to call for a restoration of the trans-Atlantic alliance.
Nations that were fierce opponents to the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran responded cautiously to the Biden administration’s decision to re-engage. In Russia, a government spokesman called the move a “plus.”