U.S. elected back to U.N. Human Rights Council after Trump era

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday elected the United States to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, more than three years after the Trump administration quit the 47-member body over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform. The United States, which was unopposed, received 168 votes in the secret ballot by the 193-member General Assembly. It begins a three-year term on Jan. 1 – pitting Washington against Beijing and Moscow, who began council terms this year. U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January pledging that h…

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