Biden taps JFK daughter Caroline as Australia ambassador

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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Caroline Kennedy as the US ambassador to Australia, giving a new public role to the once reticent scion of the celebrated political dynasty. John F. Kennedy’s sole surviving child, who will need Senate confirmation, previously served as ambassador to Japan under president Barack Obama. The nomination, which had long been rumored, comes nearly a year into Biden’s presidency as his Republican rivals delay many of his key diplomatic appointments in the Senate. The former first daughter, 64, had brushed aside decades of calls within her Dem…

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