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Biden to immediately roll back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

Biden to immediately roll back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

Joe Biden will sign 15 executive actions after he is sworn in as US president on Wednesday, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change.

Building collapses in central Madrid explosion, one missing

Building collapses in central Madrid explosion, one missing

One person was missing after a building belonging to the church collapsed in a central Madrid explosion, Telemadrid broadcaster said on Wednesday.

Trump ends tumultuous term under cloud, faces uncertain future

Trump ends tumultuous term under cloud, faces uncertain future

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.

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus, which was discovered in Britain and has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released on Wednesday.

EU chiefs express relief as 'friend' replaces Trump

EU chiefs express relief as 'friend' replaces Trump

The European Union's top officials expressed relief on Wednesday that they would again have a friend in the White House as Joe Biden replaces Donald Trump.

UK death toll is 'horrendous', minister says, as grim milestone of 100,000 looms

UK death toll is 'horrendous', minister says, as grim milestone of 100,000 looms

As the United Kingdom's Covid-19 death toll approaches 100,000, Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Wednesday that the numbers were horrendous but that it was not the time to look back at the government's possible mismanagement of the crisis.

Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Bali

Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Bali

Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups.

India, 'pharmacy of the world', starts Covid vaccine exports

India, 'pharmacy of the world', starts Covid vaccine exports

India started exporting coronavirus shots on Wednesday with a shipment to the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the foreign ministry said, as the so-called pharmacy of the world looks to bolster its vaccine diplomacy.

Alibaba's Jack Ma appears for first time since regulatory crackdown

Alibaba's Jack Ma appears for first time since regulatory crackdown

Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese internet behemoth Alibaba, made his first public appearance in over two months in an online video Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his whereabouts.

Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon, on last day

Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon, on last day

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon and other allies, just hours before he was due to leave office

UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO

UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO

The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago.

Biden to assume US presidency amid deep division and raging pandemic

Biden to assume US presidency amid deep division and raging pandemic

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.

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