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China says China, US and Europe should work together to uphold multilateralism

BEIJING: China, the United States and Europe should work together to uphold multilateralism, after US President Joe Biden called for democracies to coordinate their approach to China, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a briefing on Monday. Biden on Friday drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump, and […]

Sensex over 50K mark as Joe Biden, Budget fuel fast recovery hopes

NEW DELHI: Positive global cues and expectations of healthy quarterly results, along with that of a supportive Union Budget FY22, powered the ascent of India’s barometer index — the S&P BSE Sensex — to cross the 50,000 mark on Thursday. However, the barometer index dipped below the psychologically important mark due to profit booking at […]

Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

By Lisa Mascaro and Bill Barrow WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the country without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. […]

Joe Biden ropes in 20 Indian-Americans in his administration, 17 at key White House positions

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Less than 100 hours ahead of his historic inauguration, US President-elect Joe Biden has either nominated or named at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration, a new record in itself for this small ethnic community that constitutes one per cent of the country’s […]

Donald Trump to leave Washington on morning of Joe Biden’s inauguration

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON:President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida. He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity […]

Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BILL BARROW WILMINGTON:President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue Plan,” the legislative proposal would meet Biden’s goal of […]

Benjamin Netanyahu challenger Gideon Saar pledges change with Joe Biden

By JOSEF FEDERMAN TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top challenger in upcoming elections is promising a tough line toward Iran and the Palestinians, yet expressed confidence he has the tools to avoid what appears to be a collision course with the incoming Biden administration. In an interview, Gideon Saar voiced harsh criticism of […]

Led by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Donald Trump impeachment

By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON:Ten Republicans — including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader — voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The GOP votes were in sharp contrast to the unanimous support for Trump among House Republicans when he was impeached by Democrats in […]

President-elect Joe Biden pushes for $2,000 ‘stimulus check’ for Americans

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden has called for a USD 2,000 “stimulus checks” to his fellow Americans, arguing that the current USD 6,00 coronavirus relief payment is not enough to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. Biden has called the current USD 600 round of cash a “down payment,” and early […]

United States House could vote this week to impeach Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 10:10 a.m. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn says the House could vote this week to impeach President Donald Trump but delay sending the legislation to the Senate until after many of incoming President Joe Biden’s Cabinet secretaries are confirmed for their posts. The […]

Parler goes offline after Google, Apple and Amazon ban over US Capitol siege

NEW DELHI: Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. The action by Apple and Amazon follows a similar move by […]

Will introduce immigration bill ‘immediately’ after taking office: Joe Biden

NEW DELHI:US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will introduce an immigration legislation “immediately” after taking office, reversing the Trump administration’s policies. Biden will taken the oath of office on January 20. “I will introduce an immigration bill immediately and have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin movement,” he told reporters in Wilmington, […]

Google Play Store suspends microblogging app Parler; Apple threatens ban

WASHINGTON: Internet giant Google has suspended US-based microblogging platform Parler — where most of the supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump are shifting their base — from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding “robust” moderation for “egregious” content from the social networking service. Simultaneously, Apple also warned Parler on Friday that it […]

Twitter bans Donald Trump for Life

By TALI ARBEL Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” following the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Twitter has long given Trump and other world leaders broad exemptions from its rules against personal attacks, hate speech and other behaviors. But in a detailed explanation […]

President Donald Trump won’t attend Joe Biden’s inauguration

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON:President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, undercutting his message a day earlier that he would work to ensure a “smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” to his successor. Trump offered no clues for how he would spend his final […]

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