Biden names ex-ambassador Power to lead U.S. international aid agency

FILE PHOTO: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addresses media following a United Nations Security Council vote, aimed at ensuring that U.N. officials can monitor evacuations from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Samantha Power, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as his choice to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

โ€œPower will rally the international community and work with our partners to confront the biggest challenges of our time โ€” including COVID-19, climate change, global poverty, and democratic backsliding,โ€ his transition team said in a statement.

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