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Biden calls for unity on 'day of history and hope'

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States, vowing a "new day" for the United States after four years of tumult under Donald Trump who in an extraordinary final act snubbed


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Biden's top diplomat vows US will lead but restore alliances

Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's choice to be secretary of state, will vow Tuesday (January 19) that the United States will "outcompete" a rising China while reviving frayed alliances, in a


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Nations failing to fund climate adaptation: UN

The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United N


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UN head warns of 'vaccinationalism' as virus deaths top two million

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday (January 15) deplored the "heart-wrenching milestone" of the global death toll from Covid-19 topping two million, and lamented the fact that "solidarity


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World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer migrants between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN report released on Friday (January 15).


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WHO tackles new virus strains, fresh restrictions imposed

Global health experts gathered on Thursday (January 14) to tackle new coronavirus strains blamed for a fresh surge in infections as countries including Britain and France tightened restrictions to hea


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Biden pledges 'new chapter' but Trump impeachment trial looms

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled plans Thursday (January 14) for fighting Covid and injecting $1.9 trillion into a battered US economy, but already his ambitious first 100 days agenda is overshadowe


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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday (January 13) to charge him with inciting last week's mob attack on Cong


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VP Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence told House leaders Tuesday (January 12) he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump, all but guaranteeing an impeachment vote against th


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US Democrats move to impeach Trump in final days of presidency

US Democrats began the process Monday (January 11) of impeaching President Donald Trump for a historic second time, accusing him of "incitement of insurrection" over his supporters' deadly storming of


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EU buys Covid-19 vaccines in bulk as WHO urges rich nations to share

Europe rushed to bulk buy more coronavirus vaccine doses and approved more drugs on Friday, as the World Health Organization called on wealthy nations not to hog all the available jabs and millions in


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Twitter boots Trump to stop violence-sparking tweets

Twitter shut down President Donald Trump's account Friday (January 8), booting him from the global service to prevent another attack on the US Capitol building.


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Officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob: US Capitol Police

A US Capitol Police officer has died of injuries sustained during clashes with a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters who overran a session of Congress, police said late Thursday (January 7).


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US Congress certifies Biden win over Trump

Congress formally certified Joe Biden as the next US president on Thursday (January 7), dealing a hammer blow to Donald Trump whose supporters stormed the Capitol hours earlier, triggering unpreceden


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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held Wednesday (January 6) to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy a


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Rejecting Trump veto, Republican-led Senate backs defense bill

President Donald Trump suffered a stinging rebuke in the US Senate on Friday (January 1) when fellow Republicans joined Democrats to override a presidential veto for the first time in his tenure, push


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With little ado, a divided United Kingdom casts off into the Brexit unknown

The United Kingdom left the European Union’s orbit on Thursday (December 31), turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an uncertain post-Brexit future in its mos


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In dueling New Year messages, Trump reflects while Biden looks ahead

President Donald Trump in a New Year’s Eve message on Thursday (December 31) reflected on his accomplishments in office, calling them “historic victories,” while his successor, President-elect Joe Bid


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US detects first case of COVID-19 variant as Biden offers gloomy vaccine outlook

The first known US case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant discovered in Britain was detected in Colorado on Tuesday (December 29) as President-elect Joe Biden warned it could take years for m


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At least 50 journalists killed in 2020, most in 'countries at peace': RSF

At least 50 journalists across the world were killed for reasons related to their work this year, according to Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF).


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