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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani arrives for a news conference in Tehran, Iran, in February 2020, with a portrait of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hanging on the wall behind him. Both men have signalled an interest in a new nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran’s leaders signal interest in new nuclear deal, but U.S. must act soon

Joe Biden has said he wants to return the United States to the Joint Collective Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. But the window of opportunity may be closing.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks after holding a virtual meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden-Trudeau meeting caps two and a half centuries of Canada-U.S. relations

Many Canadians see it as positive that Joe Biden's first meeting, albeit virtually, was with Justin Trudeau. Nonetheless, Canadians have learned over two centuries to be wary about their neighbour.
If a proposed law passes, this group of immigrants apprehended at the U.S. border near Mission, Texas, would be called ‘noncitizens,’ not ‘aliens.’ Sergio Flores for The Washington Post via Getty Images

From ‘aliens’ to ‘noncitizens’ – the Biden administration is proposing to change a legal term to recognize the humanity of non-Americans

Words matter, writes an immigration scholar. It is far easier to deny the humanity of an 'alien' than to do so for a 'noncitizen.'
Joe Biden has more top advisers who are women than any other U.S. president. They include Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Biden’s Cabinet of many women shows other world leaders that US takes gender equality seriously

Research shows that when one country – particularly a powerful one – puts more women in power, other nations tend to follow suit.
US president Joe Biden makes a foreign policy speech at the State Department in Washington, DC, on 4 February. EPA-EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

What African countries can expect from Biden: and what they should ask for

At the top of President Biden's foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong advocate for the establishment of a public health insurance system in the United States. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Fact check US: Can progressive and centrist Democrats finally agree on health care reform?

From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?

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