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Biden takes Arizona, cementing presidential win despite Trump’s refusal to concede

 President-elect Joe Biden will win the battleground state of Arizona, Edison Research projected on Thursday, dealing another blow to President Donald Trump’s struggling effort to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election.Biden’s win in Arizona gives the Democrat 29


Denying Biden victory, Pompeo heads to Europe, Mideast

After refusing to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s loss in last week’s election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leaving Friday on a trip to Europe and the Middle East, to countries where leaders have all congratulated former vice president Joe Biden for his victory.The seven-nat


New Bolivia president puts re-establishing ties with Iran top of his agenda

The newly elected president of Bolivia said on Sunday that re-establishing ties with Iran was at the top of his agenda. Socialist President Luis Arce added he also wanted to re-connect with Venezuela, which already boasts economic ties with Iran. On Wednesday, Arce received the credent


Biden chooses the character to be the White House chief of staff

On Thursday morning, November 12, 1010, US President-elect Joe Biden chose Ron Klein to fill the position of Chief of Staff of the White House. In a statement, Biden described Klein as an "invaluable" advisor, noting in particular the work they did together during the economic crisis in 2009 and


Canada condemns removal of Hong Kong lawmakers as assault on its freedoms

 Canada condemned China’s decision to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong as an assault on the former British colony’s freedoms, and is making an announcement later on Thursday regarding immigration for Hong Kong residents. “China’s decision to remove four dem


Factbox: Peru's presidential lineup: graft probes, suicide and impeachment

Peru, the world’s No.2 copper producer and for years one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies, has seen a litany of presidents ousted from office or imprisoned on allegations of corruption over the past three decades. This week, it was the turn of centrist Martín Vizcar


Biden reassures U.S. allies in calls with leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia

In their first calls with Joe Biden since the U.S. election, the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia on Thursday reaffirmed plans to form close ties with the president-elect to tackle issues including climate change and regional security. The three key Asian allies - Japanese Pr


Biden prepares for White House but Trump presses legal attack again

President-elect Joe Biden plans further meetings to lay the groundwork for his new administration while President Donald Trump’s fierce refusal to accept the election outcome as “inconsequential,” even as Democrats elsewhere warned that the Republican president’s actions we


Bolivia restores ties with Iran, Venezuela after socialists return to power

Bolivia’s new president, Luis Arce, has moved swiftly to restore ties with Iran and Venezuela, receiving the credentials of ambassadors from the two countries on Wednesday, just three days after his socialist party retook the reins of power.  Bolivia’s government said in a statem


Trump and Biden attended the Veterans' Memorial

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania attended the Veterans Day memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery, in the first official appearance after the presidential election. And the American media indicated that Trump did not make any statement to the media and limited his appearanc


The difference in votes between Biden and Trump widens to 5 million

The New York Times reported that the number of votes rose by 5 million for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, at the expense of President Donald Trump, as the count continues. The newspaper pointed out that Biden advanced by obtaining nearly 77.4 million votes, over Trump, who collected 72.3 million


Trump Makes First Appearance since Losing Election to Biden

US President Donald Trump made his first official post-election appearance Wednesday for what should have been a moment of national unity to mark Veterans Day, now marred by his refusal to acknowledge Joe Biden's win. On a rainy, gray day in Washington the president visited Arlington National Cem


Colombia hopes for COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021, working on cold storage

Colombia hopes to have supplies of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc or other drugmakers in the first half of next year, the government said on Tuesday, and is working on “ultra freezing” units in five cities to store the doses.Pfizer and German partner BioNTech said this week their e


U.S. Republican Senator Portman says Biden leading in enough states to win presidency

Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading in enough states to win the U.S. presidency, and President Donald Trump’s campaign must produce evidence to support allegations of election fraud, Republican Senator Rob Portman said in a statement. The Ohio lawmaker said Trump has the right to pur


US Justice Chief Authorizes Probes Into Vote Fraud Claims

US Attorney General William Barr gave federal prosecutors blanket authorization Monday to open investigations into voting irregularities, as President Donald Trump repeated unfounded claims he lost the presidential election due to fraud. Barr, long a close defender of Trump, stressed that h


Canada confident Biden administration will pressure China on foreign detainees

Canada is sure the U.S. administration of President-elect Joe Biden will reinforce the message to China that its policy of arbitrarily detaining foreign citizens is not working, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday. “(China’s) approach around coercive diplomacy is ineffective


Peru's Vizcarra warns of 'unpredictable consequences' as impeachment trial begins

Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra warned of “unpredictable consequences” on Monday as Congress launched an impeachment trial over corruption allegations, the second such effort to oust him in a matter of months. Vizcarra, 57, is expected to survive once again, though the i


Biden announces his advisory board to confront Corona

The American presidential candidate, Joe Biden, announced the names of the members of his advisory board to guide the future US administration on confronting the outbreak of the Corona virus. The board will be chaired by three of its principal advisors, former Food and Drug Administration Commiss




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