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When Dr. Deborah Birx was brought into President Donald Trump’s orbit to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, she had a sterling reputation as a former U.S. Army physician, a globally recognized AIDS researcher, and a rare Obama administration holdover.

Trump claims he will intervene in SCOTUS election case

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted he would be intervening in a Texas case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court against other states, alleging election fraud.

Macron gave Sisi France's highest award on Paris visit: official

President Emmanuel Macron gave his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi France's highest award on his state visit to Paris this week, a presidential official said Thursday, adding to controversy over the hugely contentious trip.

Just can't wait to be King? China shuns 'wolf' tag, says like Disney's Simba

The "wolf warrior" label applied to Chinese diplomats using aggressive language on social media is unfair, one of their colleagues said Thursday, suggesting the communist country's envoys have more in common with Simba from Disney's "The Lion King".

Detention of two Canadians in China lawful, Beijing says

China's detention of two Canadians for two years on spying charges is lawful, Beijing said Thursday when asked whether the pair would be freed if a Chinese tech boss held in Vancouver returns 扑克王游戏下载home.

Longshot Texas election lawsuit keeps Trump hopes alive

A longshot Supreme Court lawsuit from Texas against four states key in the November 3 election gave President Donald Trump fresh hope of stalling if not overturning Democrat Joe Biden's victory.

Turkey hopes for 'good start' with Biden

Turkey hopes for a positive start with US President-elect Joe Biden, a senior official said Wednesday, after pre-election friction as the Democrat criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Poland says EU closer to resolving budget row

Poland's President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday that the European Union was a step closer to finding a compromise that would unlock its budget and virus rescue package after veto threats from Poland and Hungary.

EU and UK give each other until Sunday to save Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave themselves until Sunday to decide on the future of post-Brexit negotiations, after a three-hour dinner left the two sides "far apart".

Supreme Court refuses to overturn Trump's Pennsylvania loss

The US Supreme Court dealt the latest blow Tuesday to Donald Trump's effort to overturn his election loss when it denied his allies' attempt to block the certification of votes in key state Pennsylvania.

Op-Ed: Another Trump lawyer hit with COVID-19 - WH staff starts worrying

Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to the Trump campaign and one of the attorneys leading the president's efforts to overturn the election results, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a source confirmed Tuesday.

'Safe Harbor Day' — This law locks in Biden's electoral votes

Happy "Safe Harbor Day," America. The Safe Harbor provision under U.S. election law will make President Donald Trump’s already floundering campaign to overturn his election loss even more improbable.

Puerto Rico votes for statehood, but does this matter to anyone?

On Nov. 3, while Americans were voting in one of the most divisive presidential elections in modern history, Puerto Ricans decisively voted in favor of becoming the 51st U.S. state, electing pro-statehood Pedro Pierluisi as governor.

Arizona legislature closes for one week after Giuliani's visit

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani has succeeded in shutting down Arizona's state Legislature. After Giuliani tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, the state legislature closed for a week, "out of an abundance of caution."

Attorney General Barr considers leaving office before January 20

Attorney General William Barr is considering leaving his post before January 20, the day President Donald Trump leaves office. Barr has been the target of growing criticism from President Trump and his supporters.

Macron rejects calls to get tough with Egypt's Sisi on rights

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday rejected criticism of his close ties with visiting Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, saying that to take a tougher line on respect for human rights would be "counterproductive".

China calls for new talks with US after Biden win

China's top diplomat on Monday called for the resumption of talks with the incoming US administration of president-elect Joe Biden, as relations between the world's two largest economies continued to nosedive.

Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

President Donald Trump made clear Saturday he had no intention of relinquishing his baseless claims that last month's election was stolen from him, telling a raucous crowd at his first post-poll rally he would somehow still win.

Macron urged to press ally Sisi on rights in Paris visit

President Emmanuel Macron hosts Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from Sunday for a three-day state visit with France facing calls from activists that Egypt should not be "indulged" despite the close alliance between Cairo and Paris.

US ends China-funded exchange programs, calls them 'propaganda tools'

The US State Department said Friday it was terminating five Chinese-funded exchange programs with the United States, calling them propaganda tools for Beijing.

Op-Ed: Romney condemns Trump's 'lack of leadership' as thousands die

Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday night issued a scathing condemnation of President Donald Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, calling the president's rhetoric a “great human tragedy.”

What happens if the President-elect dies before being sworn in? Special

With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spreading across the U.S., and both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden both being in their seventies, harsh questions need to be asked - such as, who becomes president if Biden withdraws or dies?

Erdogan hopes France will 'get rid of Macron' as soon as possible

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hopes France will get rid of Emmanuel Macron as soon as possible, the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two leaders.

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

India on Friday summoned Canada's ambassador and warned of serious damage to diplomatic ties after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on growing protests by farmers, ities said.

Romania's liberals favourites in general election

Romanians head to the polls in parliamentary elections on Sunday, with pro-European liberals tipped to win despite criticism for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic while in government.

Margin for compromise limited as Brexit talks go down to wire

European diplomats warned Thursday they have made all the concessions they can in trade talks with Britain, as Downing Street vowed to press ahead with a UK law that could undermine Brussels' remaining trust in London.

Trump floats idea of 2024 White House run

Still irate and bitter one month after his election defeat to Joe Biden, Donald Trump is openly musing about a second run at the US presidency in 2024.

Trump to Veto Defense Bill unless social media rule repealed

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night threatened to veto a defense bill if it does not include the repeal of a legal shield for internet companies, throwing down the latest gauntlet in a fight over a piece of must-pass legislation.

Biden pledges help 'on the way' for US economy

President-elect Joe Biden presented his economic team on Tuesday and pledged they would lead the charge on a plan to provide more relief for the faltering US economy, which his nominee for Treasury secretary called an "American tragedy.

US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

US Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has found no evidence of voter fraud significant enough to reverse Democrat Joe Biden's defeat of President Donald Trump in the November 3 election.

Israel's Gantz says will back bill to dissolve parliament

Israel's Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday his party will vote for an opposition bill to dissolve parliament, a move that could force a fourth election in under two years.

Bipartisan lawmakers propose $908 billion COVID-19 relief bill

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID-19 relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, 2021.

US denounces China on North Korea sanctions as Trump hopes fade

The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized China for not enforcing sanctions on North Korea and vowed to step up its own efforts, as hopes fade for a last-minute breakthrough under outgoing President Donald Trump.

Trump administration wages census fight at Supreme Court

The right-leaning US Supreme Court appeared doubtful Monday about President Donald Trump's plan to exclude potentially millions of illegal immigrants from the national census count, which could shift the balance of US politics over the next decade.

Biden taps Yellen to lead barrier-breaking economic team

President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday he will nominate former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury, topping a slate of economic officials who would break racial and gender barriers in the US government.

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

US President Donald Trump's administration wages its last major policy fight before the Supreme Court Monday as it seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the population count used to determine states' representation in Congress.

One year later, EU duo yet to convince, say analysts

Running the European Union is no simple matter and the duo at the head of the bloc of 27 very distinct nations has struggled mightily to have their voices heard.

Will Britain's establishment of national cyber force work? Special

As the U.K. takes a step back from the world stage as Brexit bites, Boris Johnson has unveiled ambitious plans for a national cyber force and a 'space command' to ensure the nation remains an important player on the global stage.

Iran assassination could undercut Biden's diplomatic options

The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, risks not only sharpening tensions across the region but also severely complicating plans by US President-elect Joe Biden to resume dialogue with the Islamic repub...

Spain's minority government relies on controversial allies

Spain's leftist minority government is managing a delicate balancing act to govern with the support of several smaller regional nationalist parties, including the heirs of the former political wing of armed Basque separatist group ETA.

Cash and Carrie: US sanctioned Hong Kong leader has no bank account

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at 扑克王游戏下载home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.
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