Joe Biden’s first overseas trip as US president will be to the UK for the G7 summit in Cornwall in June.
That will be followed by a NATO summit in Brussels, as he seeks to reassert America’s global leadership amid rising tensions with China and Russia.
Both countries have escalated their military activity recently – China around Taiwan – and Russia on the border of Ukraine.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by world affairs editor John Simpson.
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