In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill
In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill
China’s capital Beijing recorded another seven coronavirus cases on Wednesday amid a lingering outbreak in the country’s north. Another 46 were recorded in Jilin province, 16 in Heilongjiang on the border with Russia and 19 in Hebei, the province surrounding Beijing. China has now recorded a total of 88,557 cases since the virus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, with 4,635 deaths.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], January 20 (ANI): A proposed world-class hockey stadium in Odisha's Rourkela will be developed within one year, State Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) today welcomed the government’s decision to engage with private sector healthcare providers to ease the Covid-19 burden on public...
Marge Hobley has waited four years for the day she could finally celebrate the end of Donald Trump's chaotic presidency. But after the events of recent months – the coronavirus pandemic, Trump's false attacks on the election results, and the shocking assault on the U.S. Capitol – the 77-year-old Indianapolis Democrat said any jubilation has yielded to a more muted mix of relief, sadness and cautious optimism. "The idea of, let's have a champagne toast – we'll have a Maalox or Pepto Bismol toast, maybe," she said when asked how she would mark Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
Deep inside the reaches of the Amazon rainforest, medical personnel rolled out long-awaited COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday for Brazil's indigenous tribes. Villagers clapped as 68-year-old Isabel Ticuna became the first to be vaccinated in Umariaçu (ooo-ma-rya-su), a remote village of wooden houses on the banks of the Amazon River. She was innoculated with the CoronaVac shot, developed by China's Sinovac. Village medic Tarcis Marques Ticuna says it's a collective sigh of relief for a community where over three dozen residents have died from the disease, and some 2,000 more have been infected. "I was waiting for this moment, this D Day and it has finally arrived after so many deaths here and in the world. This is hope for us, the indigenous people." Brazil's more than 800,000 indigenous people have been particularly devastated by the pandemic, many of them llive in isolated villages, days away from the closest medical post by river boat. According to Brazil's Indigenous Peoples Articulation, a tribal umbrella organization, the coronavirus has killed nearly a thousand indigenous people in Brazil, and infected over 46,000. The country's right-wing government has faced criticism for its slow response to the disease, which has killed more than 210,000 Brazilians so far. Following weeks of setbacks, Brazil finally began its nationwide vaccination drive Monday using China's Sinovac vaccine. But shipments of the active ingredients needed for local manufacturers to fll the vaccine doses have still been delayed, threatening to further hamper their distribution.
PETALING JAYA, Jan 20 — BTS member Jungkook surprised fans recently after he appeared on the web series Run BTS with several tattoos on his right arm. During the episode, the 23-year-old and his...
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said foreign investors will not be so easily tricked into believing that the declaration of a state of Emergency and the suspension...
India started exporting coronavirus vaccines on Wednesday with the first shipment to the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the foreign ministry said. "First consignment takes off for Bhutan!" Anurag Srivastava, spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, said on Twitter. "India begins supply of Covid vaccines to its neighbouring and key partner countries."
The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, as of 6:00 a.m. ET, the agency said. A total of 1,745,441 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said. According to the tally posted on Jan. 15, the agency had administered 12,279,180 doses of the vaccines and distributed 31,161,075 doses.
Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country beset by deep political divides and battered by a raging coronavirus pandemic. Biden, 78, will become the oldest U.S. president in history at a scaled-back ceremony in Washington that has been largely stripped of its usual pomp and circumstance, due both to the coronavirus as well as security concerns following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. With only a small number of attendees present, the Democrat will take the oath of office before U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts just after noon (1700 GMT), placing his hand on an heirloom Bible that has been in the Biden family for more than a century.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has spent much of his long career casting Israel's Arab minority as a potential fifth column led by terrorist sympathizers, is now openly courting their support as he seeks reelection in the country's fourth vote in less than two years. The Joint List, an alliance of Arab parties that secured a record 15 seats in the 120-member Knesset last March, is riven by a dispute over whether it should work with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud at a time when less objectionable center-left parties are in disarray.
As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen. There is no evidence of the widespread fraud that Trump and his allies have claimed. Courts have rejected lawsuit after lawsuit, and a clear majority of Congress has confirmed the final result despite a riotous mob earlier this month that sought to disrupt the process.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office at noon ET Jan. 20, in the midst of the pandemic and new national security concerns, and CBS News will have all the coverage you need, for free. CBS News’ special coverage of the election begins at 9 a.m. ET on Jan. 20 on CBS News channel or streaming on the CBS News app or CBSNews.com. Later that evening, CBS’ Entertainment division will host a primetime inauguration special called “Celebrating America,” which will have Tom Hanks as the emcee, along with introductions from actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. Also Read: How To Stream PBS NewsHour's Coverage of Biden's Inauguration Live “Celebrating America” — which is the name for Biden’s inauguration party — kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET. The special will feature musical performances from the Foo Fighters, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen. Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons are also scheduled to appear. Harris and Biden are expected to briefly join the program to give remarks following the inauguration. After the swearing-in but prior to “Celebrating America,” CBS News will air a half-hour multi-network special called “One Nation: Indivisible.” In addition to the traditional television broadcast, CBS News will livestream inauguration news coverage and the events for free on all i, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video. Also Read: How to Stream CNN's Coverage of Joe Biden's Inauguration Live Harris and Biden will take their oaths of office on the West Front of the Capitol Building at noon Wednesday, in front of attendees from Congress who each got a ticket to bring one guest. Despite the expected legislative crowd, this year’s inauguration will be limited in scope — voters and ordinary citizens can’t access the grounds of the National Mall, Capitol or White House unless they can provide “proof of essential purpose.” After a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building two weeks ago, National Guard troops were stationed there and all of D.C. has been on high alert. CBS News subscribers can tune into the proceedings on cable or watch live in the CBS News app, which requires a valid TV provider login. Read original story How to Stream CBS News’ Coverage of the Biden-Harris Inauguration Live At TheWrap
In the fraught final hours of Donald Trump’s presidency, he issued a raft of pardons, including ones for Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. Amid talk of the prices Trump was charging for pardons, some type of deal between him and Wayne, who was facing up to 10 years on a federal gun charge, seems likely: […]
When followers of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago, countries with questionable democratic track records seemed to relish the chance to denounce the United States. "Yesterday’s events showed that the U.S. has no moral right to punish another nation under the guise of upholding democracy," tweeted Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, calling for Washington to end "painful" economic sanctions it imposed over human rights and rule of law concerns. While unlikely to convince the world, the barbs from Harare - and other capitals antagonistic to Washington - underscore the fragile state of America’s global reputation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-legacy-analysis/analysis-trumps-legacy-a-more-divided-america-a-more-unsettled-world-idUSKBN29O15W as Joe Biden is sworn in as president on Wednesday.
As finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman prepares to announce India's union budget for fiscal 2021-22 on Feb. 1, she could tackle a myriad of issues by relentlessly focusing on solving the unemployment problem.
President Donald Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths. Trump, 74, will bid farewell to the White House hours before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. Trump and his wife, Melania, will depart the South Lawn on the Marine One helicopter for Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, where he will preside over a military-style sendoff before boarding Air Force One one last time to fly to Florida.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Just shortly after his fellow party leader Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was confirmed to be positive for Covid-19, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said...
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden vowed to fight for the soul of America. As he formally assumes office as the next U.S. president on Wednesday, Biden now faces the steep task of repairing a nation's soul in battered and desperate shape. A Democrat, Biden will preside over a deeply polarized electorate, with millions of voters still believing defeated Republican President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, and a divided Congress, where gridlock looms as the default and success will come only by compromise.
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