This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you accept our use of cookies and similar technologies,Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

Jan 21 2021 - 10:04 AM
Daily News From Around the World: 1/21/21

Happy Thursday! Today’s headlines feature stories of how Biden’s Inauguration was seen globally. The world looked on in confusion and sadness January 6th with the storming of the capital, but many are singing a tune of hopefulness with the ringing in of Biden’s presidency. These headlines of daily news are courtesy of Newseum.

The Royal Gazette, Published in Hamilton, Bermuda

Pastor prays for for US to unite at Inauguration 

The Reverend Silvester Beaman, a former Bermuda pastor delivered the benediction at the historic event in Washington DC. Beaman’s prayer included a list of qualities the newly elected officials should have or seek to obtain in order to make a better America.

National Post, Published in Toronto, Canada 

Straight to work

Newly elected President Joseph Biden took no time to celebrate after his historic inauguration on January 20th. After a brief stint of celebrations, Biden signed seventeen executive orders mere hours after being sworn in. The president deemed there was no time to waste. Amongst these executive orders were a mask mandate, rejoined the Paris climate accord, and revoked the presidential permit to the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The Irish Times, Published in Dublin, Ireland

Reversing Trump’s policies

Besides passing seventeen executive orders on his first official day as President, Biden's two most ambition goals deal with COVID relief and immigration. In order to kickstart the economy he has presented a multi billionaire dollar bill in which money will go to businesses, schools, and the American people. Biden has also introduced a immigration plan- a pathway for thousands of illegal immigrants to become citizens. 

The Jerusalem Post, Published in Jerusalem, Israel

Jewish people in Joe Biden’s administration 

With every new president comes a clearing of house. People all around the world were interested to see who Biden would elect into key official roles. Israel takes a look at all the Jewish people Biden has put into top roles. These positions include Secretary of State, CIA Deputy Director, and Attorney General. 

Jamaica Observer Published in Kingston, Jamaica

Work on social justice issues

Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith spoke about deepening ties with the United States after Joseph Biden’s Inauguration yesterday. Newly elected VP Kamala Harris is a child of Jamaican immigrants, and Johnson Smith sees the potential for a great partnership here. She notes the strong democratic foundation in America and hopes to be part of that.  


All images courtesy of Getty Images


Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Check News Cafe on the Library Blog for more.

Posted in: News CafeLearning at the Library|By: Annette Mims|264 Reads