Biden warns ‘more people may die’ of coronavirus as Trump blocks transition
17 November 2020 | 2:07 pm
Donald Trump's refusal to concede defeat has made it difficult for President-elect Joe Biden's team to coordinate on critical issues, including coming up with a distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccines.
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The Czech Republic and Taiwan are keen on deepening ties after an unprecedented call between their leaders. China's ability to retaliate might be stymied by its attempt to improve relations with European nations.
Lael Brainard from the Federal Reserve and long-time adviser Jared Bernstein will join the president's team. The move comes as the US continues to battle high inflation.
Nigeria's ruling party candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared president-elect of Africa's most populous nation in the early hours of Wednesday after a weekend election that the main opposition parties have disputed.
For much of his political career, Nigerian President-elect Bola Tinubu has exerted power from behind the scenes, widely regarded as a "godfather" who uses an extensive patronage network to back candidates for office.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has come out victorious in the Nigeria's highly disputed presidential election. Who is this veteran politician and why is he widely regarded as a kingmaker and "godfather"?
US President Joe Biden has approved a massive oil and gas drilling project in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve. ConocoPhillips, the company behind the Willow Project, says it will create local investment and thousands of jobs. But the move has sparked significant backlash from environmental groups. We take a closer look.
The president-elect, Bola Tinubu has cast his vote in his polling unit at Alausa in Ikeja, Lagos state.
US President Joe Biden is set to deliver a keynote speech at the University of Ulster in the Northern Irish capital, Belfast. Later, he travels to the Republic for a meeting with officials and his own distant relatives.
The second day of the US President's Ireland tour takes him to Dublin. Biden will also stop at the town of his ancestors in County Mayo, where he plans to reconnect with distant relatives.
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Joe Biden has formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2024, asking Americans for four years to “finish this job”, possibly setting up an extraordinary rematch with Donald Trump.
As a deadline looms on raising the US government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, President Joe Biden began talks with congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday. Republicans are seeking concessions from the Biden administration to lift the borrowing limit, but the White House has said there should be no negotiations. Officials have warned that the US could default on its debt by as soon as June 1.
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As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
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The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
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