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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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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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Any COVID-19 cases will not come in way of Sri Lanka tour, says Joe Root – cricket

England’s Test captain Joe Root on Saturday said any positive cases of COVID-19 will not derail the team’s tour of Sri Lanka but stressed on his players’ physical and mental well-being under the circumstances, including travelling with a psychologist. England are embarking on a three-month tour of the subcontinent, starting with two Tests in Sri Lanka, which were supposed to ...

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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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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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David Warner returns as Australia drop Joe Burns for third Test against India – cricket

Opening batsmen David Warner and Will Pucovski have been included in Australia’s 18-man squad for the third test against India in Sydney but Joe Burns has been dropped after twin failures in Melbourne. Regular opener Warner missed the first two tests with a groin strain while the uncapped Pucovski was ruled out after suffering concussion when hit on the helmet ...

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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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