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US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s victory after deadly attack

The US Congress has certified Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election, hours after Trump supporters stormed the building in an attack that saw...

Democrats on course for US Senate control

The Democratic Party of US President-elect Joe Biden is on the verge of taking control of the Senate as results come in from two...

Biden and Trump rally voters in Georgia

In dueling rallies, President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden have urged voters in Georgia to turn out for elections on Tuesday that will...

Trump caught making attempts to overturn US election results

The Washington Post on Sunday published an extraordinary phone call between President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), which is making...

Wikileaks founder’s extradition to US blocked by UK judge

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a court in London has ruled. The judge blocked the request because of concerns...

Twitter to wipe Trump’s followers before Biden handover

Twitter has confirmed that the official US presidential accounts will be wiped of their millions of followers before being transferred to the Biden administration. Mr...

Trump signs COVID relief and spending package into law

US President Donald Trump has belatedly signed into law a coronavirus relief and spending package bill, averting a partial government shutdown. Mr Trump had previously...

Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

US President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, ex-adviser Roger Stone and the father of Mr Trump's son-in-law. Mr Manafort was...

Joe Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine live on TV

President-elect Joe Biden has received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, saying he was getting the jab to show Americans it is...

Covid-19: UK isolation grows as more countries ban travel

More countries have banned arrivals from the UK because of concerns at the spread of a new variant of coronavirus. India is the latest state to suspend...

Confirmations for Biden nominees not going to be a garden party – US Senator

Republicans plan to make President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees “run the gauntlet” at their confirmations if they keep their Senate majority in January, their...

US energy department caught up in cyber attack

The US energy department is the latest agency to confirm it has been breached in what is being described as the worst-ever hack on...

EU leaders self-isolate after French president tested positive for COVID-19

A host of European leaders are self-isolating after the French President, Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for Covid-19. Mr Macron, 42, will self-isolate for seven days...

Top Trump ally Senator Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden

A top member of US President Donald Trump's Republican Party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the presidential election...

Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife gives away $4.2bn in four months

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated more than $4bn (£3bn) to food banks and emergency relief funds in four...

Biden builds a team of longtime allies, with few fresh faces at the top

President-elect Joe Biden added Denis McDonough and Susan E. Rice to his governing team Thursday, bolstering a strategy of turning to Obama-era figures and...

Trump uses final days to rush federal executions

As President Donald Trump's days in the White House wane, his administration is racing through a string of federal executions. Five executions are scheduled before...

Trump says lawyer Rudy Giuliani has Covid-19

President Donald Trump says his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for Covid-19. The president wrote in a tweet: "Get better soon Rudy, we...

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