At U.N., Biden aims to start new chapter in world affairs

President Joe Biden heads to Marine One as he departs the White House on Monday. Foto: Washington Post photo by Demetrius Freeman.

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden, who was welcomed by much of the world as the steady hand who would restore trust in American leadership and repair alliances ruptured by President Donald Trump, has some repair work to do on his own account as he meets world leaders this week.

Biden faces skepticism from many and hostility from a few as he prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, his first address there as president. The global bill of complaint includes his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan and coronavirus pandemic policies such as alleged vaccine hoarding and the continuation of Trump's policy to deport most would-be migrants on public health grounds. And Biden's hopes to link arms with European allies against China were soured by a new, unprecedented breach with ally France in the days leading up to the assembly...

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