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Capitol siege raises security concerns for Joe Biden inaugural – us presidential election

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at an inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden already reshaped by a pandemic and the prospect that his predecessor may not attend. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office from the Capitol’s West Front, one of the very locations where a violent mob ...

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Joe Biden blames Donald Trump for violence at Capitol that’s shaken US – world news

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday denounced the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorists” and he blamed President Donald Trump for the violence that has shaken the nation’s capital and beyond. The riot by Trump supporters who breached the security of Congress on Wednesday was “not dissent, was not disorder, was not protest. It was chaos.” Those who ...

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Biden: Most closely watched man of 2021 – world news

No government will be watched as closely as that of United States President-elect Joe Biden’s. After four rollercoaster years of Donald Trump, the world will look for proof of the new Democratic President’s claim, “America is back.” Despite an emphatic election victory and an administration of Washington veterans, the going will not be easy. The political guerrilla war Trump is ...

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China expects Joe Biden to end Donald Trump’s ‘cold war’ policy, restore ties – world news

As Joe Biden is set to assume power this month, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday hoped that the US President-elect would end the incumbent Donald Trump’s “Cold War” policy towards Beijing and return to a “sensible approach” by restoring normal ties. The Trump administration launched a broadside against China on all fronts, including trade, Tibet and Taiwan besides, ...

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In dueling New Year messages, Trump reflects while Biden looks ahead – world news

President Donald Trump in a New Year’s Eve message reflected on his accomplishments in office, calling them “historic victories,” while his successor, President-elect Joe Biden, struck an upbeat tone in looking ahead to 2021. After weeks of vowing to win his fight to remain in office, Republican Trump said in a video posted on Twitter: “We have to be remembered ...

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Joe Biden to block still-Pending Trump administration regulations – world news

President-elect Joe Biden will issue a memo effective Inauguration Day that will block actions taken by the outgoing administration that haven’t yet become official, the transition team announced Wednesday. Jen Psaki, incoming White House press secretary, said the move will curb “midnight” regulations and actions. She cited a Trump Labor Department plan to make it easier for companies to classify ...

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Joe Biden criticizes pace of vaccine rollout, vows to accelerate – world news

President-elect Joe Biden criticized the Trump administration Tuesday for the pace of distributing Covid-19 vaccines and predicted that “things will get worse before they get better” when it comes to the pandemic. “We need to be honest — the next few weeks and months are going to be very tough, very tough for our nation. Maybe the toughest during this ...

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Joe Biden blames Trump for slow vaccine rollout, pledges faster pace – world news

President-elect Joe Biden slammed the slow roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine by President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday, saying the plan was falling “far behind” where it needs to be. “As I long feared and warned, the effort to distribute the vaccine is not progressing as it should,” he said. “If it continues to move as it is now, it’s going ...

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Biden slams Chinese abuses, stresses security and prosperity in Indo-Pacific – world news

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday slammed China once again for “abuses” on trade, technology and human rights and said America can best pursue its goals relative to Beijing, which include “security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region” when it is “flanked” by like-minded partners and allies. He reiterated his plans to pivot away from outgoing President Donald Trump’s unilateral ...

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Joe Biden warns of Donald Trump officials’ ‘roadblocks’ to transition – world news

President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and “roadblocks” in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Americans’ security. During remarks Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said his team has faced “obstruction” from the “political leadership” at the Defense Department and the Office of Management ...

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