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Biden eyes Asia challenges in Singapore PM’s visit

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Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden, back from a high-stakes trip to Europe focused on Russia’s war against Ukraine, hosts the prime minister of Singapore Tuesday in a chance to address crucial US challenges across Asia. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet Biden in the Oval Office at 10:35 am (1435 GMT), and the two leaders will later make a joint media appearance. The get-together will hand Biden a welcome opportunity to delve into Washington’s long-touted “pivot to Asia.” “We are very happy” to host Lee, a senior US official said, “because we believe that the US-Singapore strategi…

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