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Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the November 3, 2020 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 10:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalise the building. US...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:28 AM

Leaders around the world condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, expressing shock at the chaos unfolding in a country they once relied upon for global leadership. “Disgraceful scenes in US...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:28 AM

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, Merrick Garland walks into Federal District Court in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden is set to name Garland as Attorney General. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) Defying President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that he does not have the power to discard electoral votes that will make Democrat Joe Biden the next president on January 20. Pence said in a statement issued...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:16 AM

ATLANTA (AP) Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the US Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last days in office while dramatically improving the fate...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:13 AM

LONDON (AP): A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while UK courts decide whether he will be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. District...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 5:06 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the US Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last days in office while dramatically...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 4:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in a video message, is urging supporters to “go home” but is also keeping up false attacks about the presidential election. The video was issued more than two hours after protesters began...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 4:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has called the violent protests on the US Capitol “an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people’s business.” Biden also demanded President...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 4:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says about 1,100 D.C. National Guard members are being mobilised to help support law enforcement as violent supporters of President Donald Trump breached the US Capitol. Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 4:04 PM

The United States Capitol was locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and police. An announcement was played inside the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting and expected to...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — One person has been shot at the US Capitol as dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building and violently clashed with police. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 10:32 AM

Teachers' estimated grades will be used to replace cancelled GCSEs and A-levels in England this summer. The BBC is reporting that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told parliamentarians that he would "trust in teachers rather than...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 10:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 9:28 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that gives the 27-nation bloc a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:18 AM

PARIS (AP): France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families – the vast majority of whom are headed by single mothers –...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:13 AM

COPENHAGEN (AP): Norwegian authorities said Tuesday they have given up hope of finding survivors of a landslide that swept away homes in a residential area almost a week ago, killing seven people. Three people are still missing from the December...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:13 AM

CARACAS (AP): Nicolás Maduro was set to extend his grip on power Tuesday as the ruling socialist party prepared to assume the leadership of Venezuela’s congress, the last institution in the country it didn’t already control. Maduro’s allies swept...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 4:40 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge rejected President Donald Trump’s latest bid to overturn his election loss in Georgia during a hearing Tuesday that the president’s lawyer blocked members of the public from listening to remotely...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 4:29 PM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In Zimbabwe, where girls as young as 10 are forced to marry due to poverty or traditional and religious practices, a teenage taekwondo enthusiast is using the sport to give girls in an impoverished community a fighting...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 3:01 PM

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” Chinese officials haven’t finalised the permissions to allow a team of experts into China to examine the origins of COVID-19. WHO...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 11:55 AM

LONDON (AP) — England’s National Health Service is accustomed to tough winters and caring for people on overcrowded wards sometimes means moving patients into the corridor. But this is different. Now some are lucky just to get medical...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 10:09 AM

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa and Zimbabwe have re-imposed restrictions to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Starting January with record new confirmed cases and deaths, South Africa last week banned all sales of liquor, closed...

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