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Nancy Pelosi speaks to US army chief regarding Trump’s access to nuclear codes – world news

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has spoken with the senior-most US military official about President Donald Trump and the safety of nuclear codes in his remaining days in office. She also said that Congress will move to oust him from office if members of his cabinet do not invoke the 25th Amendment to do so. Pelosi will speak with ...

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Murder probe opens after US police officer dies in Capitol mob attack – world news

A US Capitol Police officer died in the attack on the building by President Donald Trump’s supporters, taking the toll up to five as local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released photos of men and women involved in the riot, seeking public’s help to identify and prosecute them. The Capitol building area was fenced off on Thursday ...

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Shocked by Capitol siege, more aides, GOP backers desert Trump – world news

While Donald Trump on Friday said he will not attend US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, the outgoing president’s deputy, vice-president Mike Pence, is expected to, in a sign of growing fissures in the Trump administration, marked also by a steady stream of resignations. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, became on Thursday the second member of Trump’s cabinet ...

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Alok Sharma made president of UN climate conference in Glasgow – world news

Alok Sharma, who was appointed to the cabinet role of Business secretary in the Boris Johnson government following the December 2019 election, was on Friday appointed full-time president of UN COP26 climate conference scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among world leaders due to attend the key climate conference. COP26 will be the ...

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UK court to deliver judgement on Nirav Modi extradition on Feb 25 – world news

The judgement in the Nirav Modi extradition case will be delivered in the Westminster Magistrates Court on February 25, judge Samuel Goozee announced on Friday at the end of a two-day hearing after defence teams made concluding arguments. Claire Montomery, Modi’s lawyer, and Helen Malcolm of the Crown Prosecution Service representing India, quoted from emails, witness statements, bank and other ...

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Republican Ben Sasse would consider Democratic effort to impeach Trump – world news

At least one Senate Republican would consider supporting a possible effort by congressional Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time after his supporters, inflamed by his false claims of election fraud, stormed the US Capitol. Democrats in the House of Representatives, which holds the power to impeach the president, will hold a conference call at noon ...

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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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Covid-19 ‘out of control’ in London, mayor declares ‘major incident’ – world news

Facing continuing surge of new Covid-19 cases, London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a ‘major incident’ – which is equivalent to declaring an emergency response – and urged people in the capital to stay at home and help hospitals from being overwhelmed. A ‘major incident’ is defined as an event or situation with a range of serious consequences which ...

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UK regulator approves Covid-19 vaccine from Moderna – world news

The UK’s medicines regulator on Friday approved the vaccine developed by Moderna, making it the third Covid-19 shot approved for use in the country after those developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca, which have been administered to 1.5 million people so far. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said Moderna is the second mRNA vaccine (the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved ...

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UK approves Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine – world news

The UK’s regulatory authority on Friday approved a third Covid-19 vaccine for use in the country, made by the company Moderna. However, supplies of the new jab are not expected to be available until the spring in a few weeks’ time as the UK has pre-ordered 7 million doses. In trials with more than 30,000, the Moderna vaccine offered nearly ...

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