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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.

US probing possible bribe for presidential pardon scheme

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.
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.
US President Donald Trump would have won the election in a “landslide” had he publicly showed empathy with regards to the coronavirus pandemic, former campaign manager Brad Parscale said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump lost by not showing empathy on pandemic – ex-campaign official

US President Donald Trump would have won the election in a “landslide” had he publicly showed empathy with regards to the coronavirus pandemic, former campaign manager Brad Parscale said on Tuesday.
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.
US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. – The Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with the Russians, Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday. “The special counsel’s report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” he said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

US attorney-general says no evidence of widespread voter fraud

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday said the Department of Justice had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could upturn the Nov. 3 elections.
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.

Wisconsin formally declares Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

Wisconsin became the last of six states to officially declare victory for Joe Biden late on Monday, in spite of the legal challenges posed by President Donald Trump to stop the certification of results.
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.
Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed arrangements about removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism in the coming weeks.

Sudan, U.S. discuss arrangements to remove Sudan from terror sponsors list

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed arrangements about removing Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism in the coming weeks.

Air strike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border – Iraqi officials

An air strike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday.
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.
FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at U.S. President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool/File Photo/File Photo

NATO must focus more on challenge of rising China – report

NATO must think harder about how to handle China and its military rise, though Russia will remain its main adversary during this decade, according to a report to be published on Tuesday on reforming the Atlantic alliance.
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.
In this photo illustration, the social media application logo, TikTok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on an American flag background on August 3, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. – President Donald Trump said Monday that Chinese-owned hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok will be “out of business” in the United States if not sold to a US firm by September 15, 2020.”I set a date of around September 15, at which point it’s going to be out of business in the United States,” he told reporters. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

ByteDance gets another extension from US government for TikTok sale

The Trump administration has once again extended the deadline for ByteDance to sell video sharing platform TikTok’s business in the US, Reuters reported. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given China-based ByteDance until December 4th to either sell or spin out its US business, according to a court filing. CFIUS reportedly granted the extension “to allow time to review a revised submission” that it recently received.
Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.

Pope installs new cardinals, including first African-American

Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff’s impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a screen with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, April 30, 2018.

Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist

Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday called for the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, a slaying the Islamic Republic has blamed on Israel.

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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.

US probing possible bribe for presidential pardon scheme

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.
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.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.

Britain approves Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the Department of Health said the vaccine offers up to 95 percent protection against the pandemic.