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After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden

Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He helplessly watched his country’s already battered economy decay further amid pandemic border closures while brooding over the collapse of made-for-TV summits with former President Donald Trump that failed to lift crippling sanctions from his country.

China to sanction US officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

US officials who have engaged in “nasty” behaviour over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and Taiwanese officials. ​​​​Ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month’s easing, announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of …

US carries out its 1st execution of female inmate since 1953

Lisa Montgomery, 52, was pronounced dead at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was the 11th prisoner to receive a lethal injection there since July when President Donald Trump, an ardent supporter of capital punishment, resumed federal executions following 17 years without one.

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

Twitter Inc said it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. QAnon backers have pushed conspiracies that include the baseless claim that Trump secretly is fighting a cabal of child-sex …

FBI warns of armed protests ahead of Biden inauguration

The FBI has warned of armed protests being planned for Washington and all 50 US state capitals in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration, a federal law enforcement source said on Monday. Threatened with more violence from outgoing President Donald Trump’s supporters, the FBI issued warnings for next weekend until Inauguration Day, …

Trump finally concedes – amid talk of ouster from office

With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality on Thursday amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off a video from the White House by condemning the violence carried out in his name a day …

Pelosi calls for Trump’s immediate removal through 25th Amendment

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for President Donald Trump’s immediate removal from office through the 25th Amendment, a day after the president’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in an assault on American democracy. “Yesterday, the President of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America,” Pelosi told reporters at the US …

Biden blames Trump for violence at Capitol that’s shaken US

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday denounced the rioters who stormed the US Capitol as “domestic terrorists” and he blamed President Donald Trump for the violence that has shaken the nation’s capital and beyond. The protest by Trump supporters that breached the security of Congress on Wednesday was “not dissent, was not disorder, was not protest. …

US Congress slams China’s LAC hostility

US Congress overrode President Donald Trump’s veto on the defence policy bill, which among other things, included calling out the Chinese government for its actions along the LAC. “China should work with India toward de-escalating the situation along the LAC through existing diplomatic mechanisms and refrain from attempting to settle disputes through coercion or force,” …

New Year arrives with US hitting 20 million Covid cases

The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases, after global celebrations welcoming in 2021 were largely muted by the pandemic. Nearly 2.8 million people in the US have already received their first jabs, but the figure fell well behind the 20 million inoculations that …