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US President Biden's UN speech struck high notes, but reality is rough

President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept 21, 2021. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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United States President Joe Biden in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday (Sept 22) hit all the necessary statesman-like notes, exhorting the international community to come together in the face of collective challenges.

"Instead of continuing to fight the wars of the past, we are fixing our eyes on devoting our resources to the challenges that hold the keys to our collective future" Mr Biden said.

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