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US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

NYT: Joe Biden will not immediately end phase one China trade deal

US President-elect Joe Biden says he will not immediately end the phase one trade agreement with China or roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Adewale Adeyemo is President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s nominee for deputy Treasury secretary. Kriston Jae Bethel for The New York Times

NiDCOM congratulates Adewale Adeyemo on his nomination as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has congratulated Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo on his nomination as the US Deputy Treasury Secretary by President-elect Joe Biden.
Donald Trump at Walter Reed medical centre on Sunday. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was believed to have also been in the room. REX-Shutterstock

Donald Trump calls on Georgia governor to halt upcoming Senate race

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the governor of Georgia to halt the state’s upcoming senate race and reiterated his baseless claims that the November presidential election saw widespread voter fraud.
Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a Planned Parenthood Action Fund candidate forum in June 2019 in Columbia, S.C. Logan Cyrus-AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden introduces top economic advisers Tuesday, as pandemic threat worsens

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry- WANA (West Asia News Agency)-Handout via REUTERS

Iranian MPs seek hardening of nuclear stance after scientist killed

A bill requiring Iran’s government to step up uranium enrichment closer to the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and ignore other restraints on its nuclear programme agreed with major powers, cleared its first hurdle in parliament on Tuesday.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives to announce his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

Joe Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.

Joe Biden names his picks for top economic advisers, signaling more diverse White House

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.
President-elect Joe Biden slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog, Major, on Saturday, and his doctor said a CT scan indicated that he has hairline fractures in the mid-foot area.

Joe Biden sprains ankle while walking dog

US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his ankle while playing with one of his dogs over the holiday weekend, resulting in hairline fractures in his foot.
US President-Elect, Joe Biden, is set to announce a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, US-based media Politico reported on Sunday.

Joe Biden to appoint Nigerian-born attorney as US deputy treasury secretary

US President-Elect, Joe Biden, is set to announce a Nigerian-born attorney, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, US-based media Politico reported on Sunday.
A coffin with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, can be seen among the servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran November 29, 2020. Massoud Nozari-WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS 5

Iran to give a ‘calculated’ response to nuclear scientist killing – official

Iran will give a “calculated and decisive” response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, said a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, while a hardline newspaper suggested Tehran’s revenge should include striking the Israeli city of Haifa.
US President Donald Trump, on Monday, alleged that some poll watchers were thrown out of vote counting rooms in most states which led to the victory of Joe Biden.

Donald Trump loses another election court challenge

The US state of Pennsylvania’s supreme court has dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results.
Kim Jong Un arrives in Pyongyang and waves to a crowd as he disembarked from his train [KCNA via Reuters]

Where is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

A torrent of speculations has continued to trail the unusual “disappearance” of North Korean’s helmsman, the all-powerful Kim Jong Un.

US approves more methods of executing prisoners

The outgoing administration of President Donald Trump is paving the way for additional methods of executing prisoners who have been sentenced to death in the United States.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told foreign powers to withdraw their forces from the Middle East, warning that they may be in danger if they remain in the region.

Iran’s president says Israel aims for ‘chaos’ by assassinating scientist

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of trying to create “chaos” by assassinating one of Tehran’s top nuclear scientists, but said his country will not fall into a “trap”.
US President Donald Trump, on Monday, alleged that some poll watchers were thrown out of vote counting rooms in most states which led to the victory of Joe Biden.

Donald Trump’s bid to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania fails again

President Donald Trump’s attempt to upturn the victory of Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent in U.S presidential election again failed on Friday as a federal appeals court turned down his request for an emergency injunction to overturn the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results.
Donald Trump at Walter Reed medical centre on Sunday. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was believed to have also been in the room. REX-Shutterstock

Donald Trump gives condition to vacate White House

United States President Donald Trump says he will relinquish power if the Electoral College affirms Democrat Joe Biden’s win but he signals he may never formally concede defeat, Bloomberg reports.
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers' passport is placed outside the US Supreme Court, while it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries in Washington, DC, US [Yuri Gripas-Reuters]

New Trump rule could require up to $15,000 bond for travel to US

The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries – most in Africa – to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.
President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to take over from President Donald Trump, but his transition team isn’t getting the level of cybersecurity support usually provided by outgoing administrations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Joe Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.

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The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.

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