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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 […]

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 […]

Donald Trump says ‘tremendous anger’ in nation over impeachment

By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON: With the House set to impeach, President Donald Trump is blaming Democratic congressional foes for “tremendous anger” in the country and last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol by his supporters after he urged them on their way. The embattled president, in his first remarks […]

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 […]

Won’t be silenced: Donald Trump after Twitter permanently suspends his account

NEW DELHI: Outgoing US President Donald Trump has slammed Twitter for permanently suspending him, vowing that he and his support base would not be silenced. The unprecedented move by the California-based microblogging site on Friday comes after Trump tweeted that he would not attend the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden on January 20. “After […]

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 […]

How 25th Amendment provides for transfer of power from US president

President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls Thursday to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier. Adopted in 1967, the 25th Amendment lays out the provisions for a transfer of power from a US president who dies, resigns, […]

Donald Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory hours after he appeared to excuse the violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Trump acknowledged defeat in the […]

China says opposes U.S. politicizing trade issues on U.S. delisting of Chinese telcos

BEIJING: China said on Monday it firmly opposes the United States government’s behaviour of politicizing trade issues after the New York Stock Exchange began delisting three Chinese telecom firms that Washington says have military ties. Beijing will adopt the necessary measures to safeguard the legal rights of Chinese companies, foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, told […]

Donald Trump signs $900 billion Covid-19 pandemic relief package

WEST PALM BEACH:President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies through September and contains other […]

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