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National Mall closed for Biden inauguration amid security fears

National Mall closed for Biden inauguration amid security fears

The National Mall in downtown Washington will be closed because of security concerns until after Wednesday's inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden, the National Park Service said Friday.

Biden unveils plan to pump $1.9 trillion into pandemic-hit economy

Biden unveils plan to pump $1.9 trillion into pandemic-hit economy

President-elect Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal on Thursday, saying bold investment was needed to jump-start the economy and accelerate the distribution of vaccines ...

Washington Monument closed due to threats to disrupt Biden inauguration

Washington Monument closed due to threats to disrupt Biden inauguration

The US National Park Service said on Monday it has closed the Washington Monument through Jan. 24 due to continuing threats, from groups involved in last week's US Capitol riot, to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration.

End to Gulf crisis, Biden win confirmation bolster sentiments

End to Gulf crisis, Biden win confirmation bolster sentiments

The end to the Gulf crisis and the US Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden’s presidential win had its positive influence in the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which inched near 10,700 levels this week ...

Despite Trump pressure, Pence will not block Biden's election certification: advisers

Despite Trump pressure, Pence will not block Biden's election certification: advisers

Despite pressure from US President Donald Trump to help overturn his election loss, Vice President Mike Pence will stick to his ceremonial duties and not block Wednesday's certification by Congress of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, advisers said.

Razor-thin margins in Georgia Senate races that will decide fate of Biden's agenda

Razor-thin margins in Georgia Senate races that will decide fate of Biden's agenda

Democrats and Republicans were locked in tight US Senate races in Georgia on Tuesday as final votes were counted in a showdown that will decide whether President-elect Joe Biden enjoys control of Congress ...

In dueling New Year messages, Trump reflects while Biden looks ahead

In dueling New Year messages, Trump reflects while Biden looks ahead

President Donald Trump in a New Year's Eve message reflected on his accomplishments in office, calling them ‘historic victories,’ while his successor, President-elect Joe Biden, struck an upbeat tone in looking ahead to 2021.

Biden to get Covid-19 vaccine next week, Pence to receive it Friday

Biden to get Covid-19 vaccine next week, Pence to receive it Friday

President-elect Joe Biden will get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as next week, transition officials said on Wednesday, as US authorities try to build public confidence in a measure that promises to stanch the deadly pandemic.

Leaders of Mexico and Brazil congratulate Biden on US election win

Leaders of Mexico and Brazil congratulate Biden on US election win

The leaders of Latin America's two biggest economies, Brazil and Mexico, congratulated Joe Biden on Tuesday on his election victory after a long delay that ignited criticism they were courting danger ...

'Democracy prevailed,' Biden says after US Electoral College confirms his win

'Democracy prevailed,' Biden says after US Electoral College confirms his win

Democrat Joe Biden called on Americans to ‘turn the page’ on the Trump era in a prime-time speech on Monday, hours after prevailing over the Republican in the state-by-state Electoral College vote ...

US Supreme Court swiftly ends Trump-backed Texas bid to upend election results

US Supreme Court swiftly ends Trump-backed Texas bid to upend election results

The US Supreme Court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four states, dealing him a likely fatal blow in his quest to undo his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden

Biden pledges to publicly get a Covid-19 vaccine and retain Fauci

Biden pledges to publicly get a Covid-19 vaccine and retain Fauci

US President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety to the public and pledged to retain the nation's top adviser on the pandemic, Anthony Fauci ...