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Newspaper in Hong Kong featuring the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden
Newspaper in Hong Kong featuring the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden
Anne Sophie Goninet

"Hope," "unity," "a new era," "democracy,"... Newspapers around the world reacted to the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who were sworn Wednesday in Washington D.C. Biden pledged to make the pandemic his first priority and build his presidency on a commitment to unity following the violence at the Capitol sparked by the refusal of his predecessor, Donald Trump, to accept the results of November's election.

U.S.

The Washington Post

The New York Times

New York Post

USA Today


CANADA

The Globe and Mail

Le Journal de Montréal


MEXICO

Diario de Yucatan


BRAZIL

O Globo


COLOMBIA

El Espectador


ARGENTINA

La Gaceta


GERMANY

Frankfurter Rundschau


POLAND

Gazeta Wyborcza


FRANCE

Le Monde


UK

The Guardian

The Times


SPAIN

ABC


PORTUGAL

Diario de Noticias


ITALY

La Repubblica


TURKEY

Türkiye


IRAN

Shargh


ISRAEL

Israel Hayom


SAUDI ARABIA

Al Madina


SOUTH AFRICA

The Star


JAPAN

Mainichi Shimbun


CHINA

Global Times


AUSTRALIA

Herald Sun

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Vibhav Mariwala

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NEW DELHI — The COVID-19 pandemic marked the beginning of a period of heightened global tensions, social and economic upheaval and of a sustained increase in state intervention in the economy. Consequently, the state has acquired significant powers in managing people’s personal lives, starting from lockdowns and quarantine measures, to providing stimulus and furlough schemes, and now, the regulation of energy consumption.

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