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Biden declared healthy and 'fit' for presidency after exam******
US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press after a Marine One arrival at the South Lawn of the White House November 19, 2021, in Washington, DC.。
President Joe Biden got a clean bill of health from the White House doctor on Friday after undergoing an extensive, routine check-up during which his powers were briefly transferred to Vice President Kamala Harris.。
"The President remains a healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief," Kevin O'Connor, the White House physician, wrote.。
The detailed report said that Biden did have "perceptibly stiffer and less fluid" motion while walking than a year ago, and suffered "increasing frequency and severity of 'throat clearing' and coughing during public speaking engagements."
However, these two symptoms were not considered of immediate concern and did not appear to result from serious conditions, O'Connor's letter said.。
On a raft of tests, Biden came out with high marks.。
He has "no signs of heart failure," "no dental issues," has no "suspicions for skin cancer," and his eye health "is reassuring."
One reason for that solid report may be the doctor's finding that "the president does not use any tobacco products, does not drink alcohol, and he works out at least five days a week."
Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday and is the oldest president in US history, takes three common prescription medications and two over-the-counter medicines, as well as wearing contact lenses, the letter revealed.。
He measures 1.82 meters, weighs 83.46 kg and has a body mass index of 25.。
A smiling Biden returned to the White House from his checkup at Walter Reed hospital earlier, saying "I feel great."
"We're in great shape," he said, wearing his trademark aviator sunglasses.。
Historic 1.25 hours。
While the annual visit to Walter Reed hospital was routine for a president, the requirement for Biden to transfer power while sedated during a colonoscopy exam made history.。
For one hour and 25 minutes, Harris was the first woman to hold presidential power in the United States. She is already the first female vice president.。
The White House press office said that official letters to Congress declaring the temporary transfer of power were sent at 10:10am (3:10pm GMT). "The president resumed his duties at 11:35am," (4:35pm GMT), the White House said in a statement.。
"Today that was another chapter in that history for many women, young girls across the country," Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, noting Harris' trailblazing role.。
The details on Biden's health were being closely watched, given speculation on whether he will stand by his stated intention to seek a second term in 2024.。
The positive medical assessment mirrored an earlier letter from Biden's physician during his election campaign in December 2019, when he was described him as "a healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency."
He was vaccinated early on against COVID-19, and received a booster shot in September.。
Chinese skaters Wu, An qualify for 1,000m quarterfinals at ISU Short Track World Cup******
THE HAGUE, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Olympic champion Wu Dajing and his fellow Chinese An Kai advanced into the men's 1,000m quarterfinals at the 2021-2022 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on Friday.。
In the preliminaries, the duo and anther Chinese Ren Ziwei, a World Cup winner, all stood out as group leaders, but in the following heats, Wu and An took lead with a result of one minute and 24.613 seconds and 1:26.019 respectively, while Ren was penaltied off for contact with Park Inwook of South Korea.。
Also on Friday, Team China, consisting of An Kai, Li Wenlong, Sun Long and Zhang Tianyi, topped the heat to qualify for the men's 5,000m relay semifinals on 6:48.337. Canada, South Korea and Hungary also booked their spots in the semis as group leaders.。
In the women's 3,000m relay quarterfinals, Fan Kexin, Guo Yihan, Zhang Chutong, Zhang Yuting of China ranked top on 4:10.057 in their heat to secure a seat in the semis.。
Meanwhile, Chinese athletes Han Yutong, Zhang Yuting and Zhang Chutong all came in second in their heats and made it to the women's 1,000m quarterfinals.。
At the last ISU World Cup of the season taking place on November 25-28, the men's and women's 500m and 1500m finals will be held on Saturday. Enditem。
Erdogan, Putin agree to hold next round of Russia******
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Sunday agreed to hold the next round of Russia-Ukraine negotiations in Turkey's Istanbul city, the Turkish presidency said.
The two leaders had a phone conversation on Sunday and discussed the latest situation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the negotiation process, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.
The two leaders "agreed that the next meeting of the negotiation teams of Russia and Ukraine will be held in Istanbul," the statement said.
During the conversation, Erdogan told Putin that a ceasefire and peace between Russia and Ukraine must be achieved as soon as possible and the humanitarian situation in the region should be improved, adding that Turkey would continue to "contribute in every possible way during this process."
Earlier on Sunday, David Arakhamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation, said the next round of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia will take place next week in Turkey.
"Today, at the video talks, it was decided to hold the next live round by two delegations in Turkey on March 28-30," Arakhamia wrote on Facebook.
Meanwhile, head of Russia's negotiation team Vladimir Medinsky said the face-to-face talks will take place on March 29-30.
Ukrainian and Russian delegations have held three rounds of peace talks in-person in Belarus since February 28, and the fourth one started on March 14 in a format of video conference.
Previously, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, met in a resort town of Turkey's southern province of Antalya on March 10.
The meeting, held on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, was the first high-level talks between Moscow and Kiev since Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24.
During the meeting, the two sides failed to make progress on a ceasefire but agreed to continue negotiations over the conflict.