Biden declares America, transatlantic alliance 'back'

Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden declared the “transatlantic alliance is back” Friday in a powerful speech seeking to reestablish the United States as leader of the West against what he called a global assault on democracy. The address to the annual Munich Security Conference — held by video link because of the Covid-19 pandemic — dovetailed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s welcoming of a return to “multilateralism” after the confrontational years of Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump. Making his first major international address on foreign policy since becoming president in Januar…

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