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Biden seeks window on vaccine plans as Trump stalls handoff

Biden seeks window on vaccine plans as Trump stalls handoff

Washington:  President-elect Joe Biden’s scientific advisers plan to meet with vaccine makers in coming days even as a stalled presidential transition keeps them out of the loop on government plans to inoculate all Americans against COVID-19. President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept that he lost the election means that the Biden team lacks a clear […]

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Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won race he lost

Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won race he lost

Washington: Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town. I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him, one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker […]

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Azerbaijani leader: Christian churches will be protected

Azerbaijani leader: Christian churches will be protected

Moscow: The president of Azerbaijan has promised that Christian churches will be protected when the strongly Muslim country takes possession of areas formerly controlled by Armenians. President Ilham Aliyev’s office said he made the promise in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is deploying peacekeeping forces in the areas under an agreement […]

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Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

Jerusalem: When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalise relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a “betrayal” of both Jerusalem, where they hope to establish the capital of their future state, and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the city’s holiest Muslim site. But with Israel now courting wealthy Gulf tourists and establishing new […]

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US, Israel worked together to track and kill al-Qaida No. 2

US, Israel worked together to track and kill al-Qaida No. 2

Washington: The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on Tehran. Four current and former U.S. officials said Abu Mohammed al-Masri, al-Qaida’s No. 2, […]

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Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

Philadelphia (US):  Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania case. The legal blows began when a federal appeals court rejected an effort to block about […]

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Suicide car bomb in Afghan capital kills 2, wounds 4

Suicide car bomb in Afghan capital kills 2, wounds 4

Kabul:  A suicide car bomb exploded at the western entry gate of the Afghan capital Friday killing at least two government security troops and wounding four others, an Afghan official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the explosion targeted a government forces checkpoint near the gate. No one immediately claimed responsibility, though suspicion immediately […]

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Biden’s plea for cooperation confronts a polarised Congress

Biden’s plea for cooperation confronts a polarised Congress

Washington: President-elect Joe Biden feels at home on Capitol Hill, but the place sure has changed since he left. The clubby atmosphere that Biden knew so well during his 36-year Senate career is gone, probably forever. Deal-makers are hard to find. And the election results haven’t dealt him a strong hand to pursue his legislative […]

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Dems clinch House control, but majority likely to shrink

Dems clinch House control, but majority likely to shrink

Washington:  Democrats clinched two more years of controlling the House but with a potentially razor-thin majority, a bittersweet finale to last week’s elections that has left them divided and with scant margin for error for advancing their agenda. The party on Tuesday nailed down at least 218 seats, according to The Associated Press, and could […]

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Typhoon-ravaged Philippine region braces for new storm

Typhoon-ravaged Philippine region braces for new storm

Manila (Philippines):  A typhoon blew closer Wednesday to a northeastern Philippine region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just over a week ago, officials said, adding that thousands of villagers were being evacuated again to safety. Typhoon Vamco gained strength with sustained winds of 135 […]

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