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US president Donald Trump will not attend Biden’s inauguration ceremony on January 20 – world news

President Donald Trump says he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Jan. 20. He will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successors inauguration. In a Friday tweet Trump said, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” Trump offered no clues for how he ...

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Congress opens new session as coronavirus, Joe Biden’s win dominate – world news

Congress convened Sunday for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a growing number of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surges. Democrat Nancy Pelosi was reelected as House speaker by her party, which retains the majority in the House but with the slimmest margin ...

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A dozen Republican senators to oppose certification of Joe Biden’s win – world news

A total of 12 US Republican senators, sitting and incoming, have made it known that they will oppose the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election at a joint sitting of congress on January 6. Vice-president Mike Pence, who will preside, welcomed the move to overturn the presidential election. Eleven senators, including former presidential candidate Ted Cruz, made the announcement on ...

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Biden’s pick to lead Treasury, Janet Yellen, made over $7 million in speaking fees – world news

President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, collected more than $7 million in speaking fees over the past two years from major financial firms and tech giants including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Google, according to disclosure forms filed as part of her nomination. Yellen’s was among three financial disclosures turned in by Biden transition officials that were ...

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Joe Biden’s camp adds pressure on EU to hit brakes on China deal – world news

The European Union (EU) came under mounting pressure to slow down its push for a major investment deal with China, as opposition grew to any agreement with Beijing that fails to tackle forced labour. Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to US President-elect Joe Biden, weighed in with a tweet late on Monday referencing a story on the proposed EU-China accord. ...

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Joe Biden’s transition team expresses concern over tensions with Defense Department – world news

US President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Friday expressed concern regarding an ‘abrupt halt’ in cooperation with the Defense Department, according to The Hill. US media reported that acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller ordered a halt in cooperation with Biden’s transition amid frustration within President Donald Trump’s administration with the President-elect’s team. “We were concerned to learn this week about ...

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‘Congrats’: Vladimir Putin accepts Joe Biden’s triumph, at last – world news

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Joe Biden a congratulatory telegram after the electoral college formalised his victory in the November 3 election, making him among the last world leaders to recognise the US president-elect. Putin wished Biden luck and said Russia and the US can contribute to solving global problems, according to a Kremlin statement on Tuesday. “For my part, ...

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Electors meet to affirm Biden’s win; Georgia run-off voting starts – world news

The 538 electors are meeting on Monday to reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 White House victory as early in-person voting began in Georgia for a January special election that will determine which party controls the US Senate for the next two years. The electors will vote separately in their respective states either virtually or in person, in yet another election ...

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Status report of Joe Biden’s all-inclusive cabinet – world news

US president-elect Joe Biden is facing some severe challenges and criticism on his mission to create an all-inclusive cabinet that ‘looks like America’. The Democrat leader had pledged to nominate an unprecedented diverse cabinet and bring in representation from all the sections of the society. He is trying hard to fulfil the promise and return rewards to his loyalists who ...

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Joe Biden’s China plan and India’s role – columns

United States (US) President-elect Joe Biden has a China plan and India has a role in it. Though it may look as if it begins by making Chinese president Xi Jinping sweat for his return call — Xi sent Biden a congratulatory message but they haven’t spoken — there is a lot more to it. Biden has not spoken about ...

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