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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Getty North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim's health has been the subject of rumors throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South Korean lawmakers, fueling speculation that he would experience complications if he were to contract COVID-19. Visit Business ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Cia, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, David Choi


Arizona certifies Biden's win as Trump's legal team holds an event in the state over the president's baseless claims of voter fraud

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest in front of a local hotel where Arizona Republicans have scheduled a meeting as a "fact-finding hearing" to discuss the election, featuring members of Trump's legal team and Arizona legislators, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo Arizona officially certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in the state, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Monday. "This election was conducted...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, Hobbs, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Biden's decision to pick Neera Tanden for a top economic role exposes an ongoing rift with Bernie Sanders-allied progressives

CAP President Neera Tanden moderates the "Why Women's Economic Security Matters For All" panel discussion at The Center For American Progress on September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has angered both progressive Democrats and Republicans with his announcement that he will nominate Neera Tanden to direct the Office of Management and Budget.  Tanden, head of the influential liberal think tank Center for American Progress, is a longtime a...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, Israel, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Social Security, Warren, Republican


Arizona certifies election, affirming Joe Biden's victory and granting him state's 11 electoral votes

The state of Arizona today certified results of the 2020 presidential election, affirming Joe Biden's victory and granting him the state's 11 electoral votes. This also clears the way for Senator-elect Mark Kelly to be sworn in Wednesday. Congratulations to Joe Biden on winning the 2020 election for the 22nd time this month. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Joe Biden, Arizona, Biden, Mark Kelly


Trump and his allies have won zero out at least 26 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed more than two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've notched zero victories, 19 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have seven cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuit...
Tags: Post, Politics, Texas, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Liberty, Arizona, Wisconsin, Philadelphia


Mass testing for Covid-19 and a messy Brexit | Letters

Dr Simon Warne says Boris Johnson’s Liverpool experiment needs to be evaluated properly, while Stephen Bates is wondering what will happen when the crises of Covid and Brexit coincideWe should not unquestioningly accept the government’s line that mass testing has played a crucial role in bringing infection rates down in Liverpool (A tale of two cities: Manchester, Liverpool and the journey of Covid tiers, 26 November). When the infection rate in Liverpool was high, so were the rates in the neigh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Liverpool, Manchester, Boris Johnson, Kent, Merseyside, Dover, Ramsgate, Brexit, Manchester Liverpool, Stephen Bates


Blatant racism in the immigration system | Letter

The plans for a mass deportation bring back memories for Louise Christian, who secured an injunction for one man Afua Hirsch and others are protesting against a planned mass deportation to Jamaica just before Christmas (The Home Office, mired in racism claims, now plans another mass deportation of black people, 27 November). This brought back memories of a Christmas over 20 years ago, when there was another mass deportation of Jamaicans – they had travelled to the UK, intending to visit relative...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, Conservatives, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Jamaica, Priti Patel, Afua Hirsch, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Louise Christian


Georgia secretary of state calls out 'dishonest actors' for 'exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters' and 'misleading the president as well'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. Brynn Anderson/AP Photo Georgia's secretary of state criticized "dishonest actors" for spreading disinformation about the 2020 election in a news conference on Monday. "Frankly, they are misleading the president as well, apparently," Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said. President Donald Trump still has not conceded the election and has attacked Georgia's state leaders for ...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Don, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Brian Kemp, 2020 Elections, Raffensperger, Brad Raffensperger, Gabriel Sterling Georgia, Atlanta Brynn Anderson AP Photo Georgia


EU will not fall into Brexit 'negotiating trap', UK told

Irish foreign minister also calls for avoidance of blame game as ‘truth of Brexit’ becomes clearSenior Irish and French and ministers have warned that the EU is not going to fall into a Brexit “negotiating trap” being laid by the UK as both sides entered into what the British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has described as “the last week or so” of substantive talks. Simon Coveney, who has had a leading role in the first phase of negotiations over the Irish border, said at the same time both si...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Foreign, Brexit, Simon Coveney, Dominic Raab, Fishing Industry


EU will not fall into Brexit 'negotiating trap' over fishing, UK told

Irish foreign minister also calls for avoidance of blame game as ‘truth of Brexit’ becomes clearThe Irish foreign minister has warned that the EU is not going to fall into a Brexit “negotiating trap” being laid by the UK as both sides entered into what his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, has described as “the last week or so” of substantive talks.Simon Coveney, who has had a leading role in the first phase of negotiations over the Irish border, said at the same time both sides must avoid enga...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Simon Coveney, Dominic Raab, Fishing Industry


Fox News host Eric Shawn debunked the false voter fraud claims Trump made on the network hours earlier

Fox News Fox News host debunks Trump's false election claims following the president's interview on the network. Eric Shawn was joined by Axios political reporter Hans Nichols in debunking the claims. "Local and national election officials, as well as federal and state courts in multiple states — and in some cases the Trump campaign's own lawyers — have said there is no evidence to prove [claims of widespread voter fraud]" Shawn said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Arizona, Fox News, Biden, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Election 2020, Sean Hannity


Campaigners launch legal challenge over Stonehenge road tunnel

Grant Shapps is served with notice of potential action and has been asked to respond within 10 daysA legal challenge is being launched to halt government plans for a two-mile tunnel under Stonehenge that will cut through a world heritage site.Earlier this month the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, approved the £1.7bn project, which will include 8 miles of extended dual carriageway along the A303 in Wiltshire. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Law, UK News, Culture, Unesco, Heritage, United Nations, Road transport, Stonehenge, Grant Shapps, Wiltshire Continue


Rishi Sunak's wife owns part of firm that funnelled money through Mauritius

Exclusive: Akshata Murty owns 5% of IMM, which used structure that could reduce taxes payable in India The wife of the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is a shareholder in a restaurants business that funnelled investments through a letterbox company in the tax haven of Mauritius, in a structure that could allow its backers to avoid taxes in India.The business, International Market Management (IMM), is hoping to build a chain of dozens of restaurants across India, via franchise agreements with the celebr...
Tags: Politics, India, Africa, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Tax and spending, South and Central Asia, Jamie Oliver, Mauritius, Hedge Funds, Wendy, Tax Havens, Rishi Sunak, Akshata Murty


UK carmakers plead for clarity as they stockpile parts and cars for Brexit

WTO tariffs could add 10% to car prices if deal is not agreed before 2021Carmakers are bracing for the final Brexit deadline by moving cars and parts both ways across the Channel to make sure they are not hit by tariffs if the UK and EU fail to agree a trade deal.Trade between the UK and EU will be governed by new rules from 1 January, but the imported cars will become 10% more expensive overnight if tariffs are imposed under the World Trade Organization regime. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, General Motors, Eu, European Union, UK News, World Trade Organization, WTO, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing sector, Honda, Nissan, Renault, Brexit, Vauxhall


Biden-Harris Announce All-Female Communications Staff

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday announced members of the incoming administration's communications staff. For the first time in U.S. history, the staff will be comprised entirely of women.
Tags: Politics, News, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris


President-elect Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with his dog Major

Biden's doctor said he will likely need a walking boot for several weeks. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with his dog Major on Saturday. Biden's doctor, Kevin O'Connor, said in a statement that a CT scan "confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden's lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot." Biden's doctor also said he will likely need a walking boot for several weeks. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Dog, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Injury, Associated Press, Connor, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, Bidens, Kevin O Connor, Newark Delaware


President-elect Joe Biden hires all-female communications staff

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks one day after Americans voted in the presidential election, on November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The communications team for the Biden-Harris administration will be all-female, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Biden selected Democratic spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki as his White House press secretary. Kate Bedingfield, communications director for the Biden campaign, will lead his press team at the White Hou...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, House, John Kerry, Biden, Communications, Kamala Harris, Democratic, State, HARRIS, The Post


Trump baselessly claims the FBI and DOJ may be involved in a ploy to 'rig' the election and says the agencies have been 'missing in action' in his legal battles

President Donald Trump, followed by his grandchildren walk on the south lawn of the White House on November 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Sunday said he believed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice may be involved in an effort to steal the election from him. There is no evidence to support this, nor is there evidence to support his baseless claims of voter fraud in the election, and the president offered non...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fox Business, Trump, Maria Bartiromo


Stonehenge tunnel will square the circle | Letter

Criticism of the A303 tunnel beneath the Stonehenge world heritage site is rejected by Kate Mavor, Hilary McGrady and Duncan Wilson of English Heritage, the National Trust, and Historic EnglandThe Council for British Archaeology is quite right that Stonehenge is much more than the ancient, iconic stones (Letters, 24 November). The current road severs this world heritage site and hampers access to hundreds of other prehistoric monuments across the site. That is why we want to see the road placed ...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Planning policy, Transport, Archaeology, The National Trust, Stonehenge, Duncan Wilson, Kate Mavor Hilary McGrady


Trump said world leaders complained to him about the election results — but most of them have already congratulated Biden

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on September 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump suggested on Fox Business that several world leaders have supported his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. Neither Trump nor the White House offered any evidence of such conversations.  Numerous world leaders have congratulated and recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect, almost imm...
Tags: Politics, Elections, UK, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, China, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Xi Jinping, Washington Dc


Obama's former top economist says Democrats should accept a smaller stimulus package now and try to pass a larger relief plan later

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee gestures as he addresses the 2010 meeting of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic advisor under President Barack Obama, said congressional Democrats should pass a relief plan now and seek a larger one later. "So if they have to accept half a loaf, then they should take half a loaf, and then let's try to get another half of a loaf,"...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, Policy, Democrats


Trump wanted to file 'one big, beautiful lawsuit' claiming election fraud, but says his lawyers told him he didn't have legal standing

(Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) President Donald Trump in an interview with Fox Business on Sunday continued to make unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the latest instance of his refusal to accept his loss in the 2020 presidential election.   Trump said he had asked his lawyers to file "one nice, big, beautiful lawsuit" encompassing his claims of voter fraud, but said his legal team told him he didn't have the standing to do so. Instead, the Trump campaign h...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Fox Business, Trump, Maria Bartiromo, Mandel, Mandel Ngan AFP, Connor Perrett


South Dakota's governor encouraged people to go shopping the same day the state reported its highest single-day COVID-19 death total

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Republican National Convention in August. Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images The South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday reported 54 new deaths from COVID-19, surpassing the state's previous record death total of 53. The same day, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem encouraged state residents in a tweet to go shopping, writing that small "businesses are the lifeblood of ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, Trends, Ap, South Dakota, Kansas, Associated Press, Andrew Cuomo, Republican National Committee, Committee, Hopkins, Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University, South Dakota Department of Health


Jeb Bush's weeklong feud with the Room Rater Twitter account was 'a joke,' but conservatives still claim the social media site is biased

Jeb Bush during a morning television appearance. Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images Former Florida governor Jeb Bush had a Twitter feud with Room Rater, a profile that judges on-camera interiors, accusing it of being a "hyper partisan" gimmick.  Bush, who later said his comments were not serious, became the latest high-profile conservative to accuse Twitter and its users of leaning liberal.  President Donald Trump has joined a chorus of conservative voices raising concern about Twitter.  V...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Politics, Politico, Trends, Social Media, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Battle, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Cbs, Scarborough, Republican, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


Kamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to thank her for her work fighting on the COVID-19 frontline

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photos Kamala Harris called a nurse on Thanksgiving to thank her for work fighting on the COVID-19 frontline. Harris spoke to Talisa Hardin, a registered nurse at the University of Chicago Medical Center and posted a video of the call. She ...
Tags: Politics, Thanksgiving, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago, United States, Healthcare, News UK, Kamala Harris, Joe, HARRIS, Wilmington Delaware, Kamala, El Paso Texas, University of Chicago Medical Center


Jamaicans who came to UK as children will be left off deportation flight

Exclusive: Home Office quietly agrees deal with Jamaica amid outcry over charter planeA deal has been quietly agreed between the Home Office and Jamaica not to remove people who came to the UK as children on a controversial charter flight to the Caribbean island this week, its high commissioner has said.Seth Ramocan told the Guardian that following diplomatic overtures to the Home Office, officials agreed not to deport Jamaicans who came to Britain under the age of 12. The Home Office has declin...
Tags: Politics, UK, Americas, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Home Office, Jamaica, Caribbean, The Home Office, Seth Ramocan


'It's impossible': how Brexit has left British families unable to return to the UK

Up to 40% of Britons in dual-national relationships likely to want to return fear they do not fulfil the income requirement What will change for Britons in the EU on 1 January? When Britain’s new immigration bill became law earlier this month, the home secretary, Priti Patel, tweeted her “delight, after many years of campaigning,” that free movement between the EU and Britain would at last end on 31 December.But the bill does not just repeal EU citizens’ right to work and live in UK – a key Brex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Brexit, Priti Patel


Culture secretary to ask Netflix to play 'health warning' that The Crown is fictional

Oliver Dowden says younger viewers might take historical drama’s portrayal as factThe culture secretary plans to write to Netflix and request a “health warning” is played before The Crown so viewers are aware that the historical drama is a work of fiction, he said in an intervention that prompted criticism.Oliver Dowden said that without the caveat younger viewers who did not live through the events might “mistake fiction for fact” following complaints that the fourth series of the drama had abu...
Tags: Politics, Television, Drama, UK News, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, The Crown, Oliver Dowden, Historical drama (TV


Dominic Raab warns UK at risk of third wave of coronavirus – video

The UK is at risk of a third wave of Covid-19 in the new year if the right balance is not struck on restrictions, Dominic Raab has told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show. The foreign secretary also refused to rule out the prospect of a third nationwide lockdown next year. The Commons will vote on Tuesday on whether to approve the three-tier system replacing the national lockdownEngland at risk of third Covid wave in new year, says Raab Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Bbc, Health policy, Andrew Marr, Raab, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


England at risk of third Covid wave in new year, says Raab

The foreign secretary said infection rates could rise if the right balance of restrictions is not struckCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland is at risk of a third wave of coronavirus in the new year if the right balance is not struck on restrictions, Dominic Raab has warned, as Downing Street faces an angry rebellion from Tory MPs on its strengthened tiers measures.The foreign secretary also refused to rule out the prospect of a third nationwide lockdown next year....
Tags: Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, Downing Street, Raab, Lisa Nandy, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus



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