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Moscow has moved to ban the U.S. Embassy and consular offices from hiring Russian and third-country nationals as part of its retaliation to a set of new U.S. sanctions imposed over Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election(AFP)

US embassy in Moscow limits services after Russia hiring ban

AP | , Moscow
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The embassy said in a statement that starting May 12, it will only provide emergency U.S. citizen services and a very limited number of immigrant visas for such life-or-death emergencies.
Political candidates, groups and others will be able to place ads on Facebook and Instagram beginning on Thursday.(Reuters)
Political candidates, groups and others will be able to place ads on Facebook and Instagram beginning on Thursday.(Reuters)

Facebook lifts ban on US political, social issue ads

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:33 AM IST
Facebook halted U.S. political ads when the polls closed on Nov. 3, an extension of an earlier restriction on new political ads in the week leading up to Election Day.
US Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as rioters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol on Wednesday, in this file picture from Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP File)
US Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as rioters try to break into the House Chamber at the US Capitol on Wednesday, in this file picture from Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP File)

US Congress to question US Capitol security officials on Jan 6 siege

AP | , Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:11 PM IST
  • Three of the four scheduled to testify Tuesday before two Senate committees resigned under pressure immediately after the deadly attack, including the former head of the Capitol Police.
During the call, the US vice president and the Canadian prime minister agreed to remain in close touch and support all efforts to expand bilateral cooperation.(Bloomberg Photo)
During the call, the US vice president and the Canadian prime minister agreed to remain in close touch and support all efforts to expand bilateral cooperation.(Bloomberg Photo)

In her first call to foreign leader, Kamala Harris speaks to Canadian PM Trudeau

PTI | , Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Kamala Harris expressed strong solidarity with Canada regarding the issue of two Canadian citizens unjustly detained by China and made it clear that the US would continue to do everything it can to secure their release, the White House said.
US President Joe Biden walks to the podium to swear in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House.(Reuters Photo )
US President Joe Biden walks to the podium to swear in presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House.(Reuters Photo )

'Going home': Joe Biden's surreal walk to the White House

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:26 AM IST
Joe Biden popped the surreality of the moment with a quip as he made the short walk to the White House with Jill, followed closely by Vice President Kamala Harris and her family.
US Vice President Kamala Harris (REUTERS)
US Vice President Kamala Harris (REUTERS)

'Ready to serve': Kamala Harris' first tweet as US Vice-President

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:32 PM IST
Harris made history by becoming the first woman, first African-American, and first Asian-American to become the Vice-President of the US after taking oath in a historical swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.
File photo of the US Supreme Court (AFP)
File photo of the US Supreme Court (AFP)

Bomb threat at US Supreme Court ahead of Biden inaugural

AFP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:52 PM IST
"The court received a bomb threat, the building and grounds were checked out, and the building is not being evacuated," said high court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg.
US President-Elect Joe Biden will take oath on Wednesday. (AFP)
US President-Elect Joe Biden will take oath on Wednesday. (AFP)

Joe Biden oath ceremony: Schedule, India timing, how to watch

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Joe Biden oath ceremony: President-elect Joe Biden will be taking oath as the 46th President of the United States and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 49th Vice-President of the country.
The security in the capital has been beefed up amid a high level of security concerns following the January 6 Capitol riots.(REUTERS)
The security in the capital has been beefed up amid a high level of security concerns following the January 6 Capitol riots.(REUTERS)

78-yr-old Joe Biden will be oldest US president to take oath

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:28 PM IST
Joe Biden's inauguration is taking place under the shadow of the unprecedented health crisis and protests in the US.
Vice President Mike Pence .(AP)
Vice President Mike Pence .(AP)

Mike Pence expected to skip Trump's departure ceremony: Report

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:41 AM IST
It would be difficult for Pence to be at Joint Base Andrews for Trump's sendoff and attend President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural, as the outgoing vice president is expected to do, they said.
US President Donald Trump.(AP)
US President Donald Trump.(AP)

'We must unify around our shared values': Trump in farewell message

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:06 AM IST
Trump, in a pre-recorded video message released by the White House on Tuesday, said, to serve as the President has been an honour beyond description. “Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is -- a great privilege and a great honour,” he said.
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.(AFP)
US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.(AFP)

Kamala Harris formally resigns from US Senate ahead of inauguration

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:03 AM IST
Local media reported that Harris has submitted her letter of resignation to California Governor Gavin Newsom.
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Pro-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo(REUTERS)

US lawmakers aim to curtail face recognition as technology IDs Capitol attackers

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:42 AM IST
Senator Ed Markey said in a statement that the technology may not be worth the risks.
Uzra Zeya served most recently as CEO and President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, where she drew on over two decades of diplomatic experience in Near East, South Asian, European, human rights, and multilateral affairs.(Twitter/@UzraZeya)
Uzra Zeya served most recently as CEO and President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, where she drew on over two decades of diplomatic experience in Near East, South Asian, European, human rights, and multilateral affairs.(Twitter/@UzraZeya)

Biden nominates Indian-American Uzra Zeya to key State Department position

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:28 AM IST
Uzra Zeya has been nominated to be Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, according to key nominations for the Department of State announced by Biden.
The impact of US President Donald Trump's conservative judicial appointments is plain to see.(Reuters)
The impact of US President Donald Trump's conservative judicial appointments is plain to see.(Reuters)

On guns, abortion and voting rights, Trump leaves lasting mark on US judiciary

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:57 AM IST
When Trump took office, Democratic-appointed judges held majorities on nine of the 13 appeals courts. Under Trump, the 11th Circuit and two other regional appeals courts have "flipped" to have a majority of Republican appointees.
In a sign of his post-Trump ambitions, Pompeo urged followers of his official State Department Twitter account to start following his personal one.(REUTERS)
In a sign of his post-Trump ambitions, Pompeo urged followers of his official State Department Twitter account to start following his personal one.(REUTERS)

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:54 AM IST
With a potential eye on a 2024 presidential run, Pompeo has doubled down on his support for Trump, even as other Cabinet members have resigned or stayed out of sight in the aftermath of the Capitol violence.
Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)
Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)

Extremists could return to Washington, disrupt Biden’s inauguration: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Experts have warned that the calls for violence have only intensified as incoming Biden administration prepares for inauguration on January 20.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

Biden says Trump decision to skip inauguration a 'good thing'

AFP |
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:47 AM IST
Biden's remarks came after Trump tweeted earlier Friday that he would not attend the inauguration.
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

Explainer: Can Trump be removed from office before his term ends on Jan. 20?

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:30 AM IST
The chaotic scenes unfolded after Republican Trump, who has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, addressed thousands of protesters and repeated unfounded claims that the election was stolen from him.
A supporter of President Donald Trump takes a seat away from the action on the second floor of the US Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington.(REUTERS)
A supporter of President Donald Trump takes a seat away from the action on the second floor of the US Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington.(REUTERS)

Republicans recoil from Trump after mob violence proves too much

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:01 AM IST
Longtime Trump ally Tom Cotton, a senator from Arkansas, said in a statement, “It’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and repudiate mob violence.”
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:54 AM IST
“Disgraceful scenes in US Congress,” tweeted Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, a staunch ally of the United States over generations. “The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”
Former Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks will serve as the first female deputy defense secretary(Twitter/kath_hicks)
Former Pentagon official Kathleen Hicks will serve as the first female deputy defense secretary(Twitter/kath_hicks)

Biden picks first woman to serve as deputy defense secretary

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:02 AM IST
Colin Kahl, who served as Biden’s national security adviser when he was vice president, will be nominated for undersecretary of defense for policy.
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden.(REUTERS)

President-elect Joe Biden decries ‘obstruction’ in national security transition

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:55 AM IST
“We need to make sure nothing is lost in the hand-off between administrations,” he said after a meeting with his national security advisers as well as the teams responsible for the transition at related agencies.
FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks, with a flag behind him, during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks, with a flag behind him, during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo(REUTERS)

Donald Trump’s legacy: He changed the presidency, but will it last?

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Trump, governing by whim and tweet, deepened the nation’s racial and cultural divides and undermined faith in its institutions.
Joe Biden’s climate team will turn the crisis into an unprecedented opportunity to create millions of good paying union jobs in communities across the country; powering the economy with clean energy.(REUTERS)
Joe Biden’s climate team will turn the crisis into an unprecedented opportunity to create millions of good paying union jobs in communities across the country; powering the economy with clean energy.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden names key members of his climate team

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 46th US President on January 20. He has vowed to rejoin the Paris climate deal on the first day of his presidency.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)

Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:47 PM IST
The Kremlin had said it would wait for the official results of the election before commenting on its outcome, even as other nations congratulated Biden on the win in the days after the November 3 vote.
President Donald Trump and his party raised $207.5 million in a less than three-week stretch after the US election, fueled by outrage-filled solicitations to donors(Bloomberg)
President Donald Trump and his party raised $207.5 million in a less than three-week stretch after the US election, fueled by outrage-filled solicitations to donors(Bloomberg)

Donald Trump has raised $20S7.5 million since election day to fight lawsuits

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Money flooded into Trump’s coffers at a much higher rate after he began to seek contributions to fight widespread voter fraud and election rigging, despite no evidence of either, after his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission .
President-elect Joe Biden is facing pressure to ensure that Black and Latino leaders are prominently positioned in his administration.(AP)
President-elect Joe Biden is facing pressure to ensure that Black and Latino leaders are prominently positioned in his administration.(AP)

Joe Biden’s attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:58 AM IST
A decision hasn’t been finalized and the dynamics could shift in the coming days as Biden builds out his Cabinet with an eye to ensuring diverse leadership in the top ranks of his administration.
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