Amazon, the Seattle based company congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris and assured that “Amazon is ready to help in their efforts to address climate change, control the spread of Covid-19, restart our economy and promote common sense immigration reforms that honor America’s diversity.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has implored the Joe Biden administration to get back to the Iran nuclear deal that was signed by the Obama administration in 2015. Under the agreement, Iran would adhere to uranium enrichment restrictions in exchange for a sanctions reprieve.
The lockdown in Israel against the Coronavirus has been extended for another two weeks. The lockdown has not been successful in getting down the number of daily infections. Instead, Israel has seen a change in the number of younger people that have become hospitalized from the Coronavirus in the last two weeks.
North Korea has showcased a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). It was on display was during the military parade held this week marking the end of the Workers’ Party congress. KCNA news, the country’s state-run news agency, said the advanced weaponry will help to deter the nation’s adversaries.
The Russian government decided to withdraw from the Open Sky Treaty. The Open Sky Treaty is an important tool for the intelligence gathering purposes by the signatory nations, which include military inspections from the air. The Treaty was signed in Finland in the 1992 by the 27 members.
Joe Biden has refrained from making any decisive statements regarding the current impeachment motion against outgoing US President Donald Trump. Speaking about the situation, Mr. Biden has indicated that he has no interest in taking part in the impeachment plans.
On Monday, Joe Biden proposed diplomat William Burns as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Burns has held, among other positions, that of Ambassador to Russia. He has worked in the service of five administrations, both Democrats and Republicans and he commands high respect from his former work stations.
The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, used the events that unfolded on January 6th in the US as an opportunity for propaganda to the Iranian populous. This week, four Americans lost their lives in the process. Amongst the deceased were a police officer and a female US military veteran.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that she was “sad” and “furious” at the invasion of the Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump, and reiterated that the outgoing president should be held responsible for the fracas. The German chancellor spoke to news reporters yesterday.
The Senate rejected, by overwhelming majority, the objection of some Republican senators to the victory of Joe Biden in the state of Arizona. The objection to the results in Arizona– led by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)— was dismissed by 93-6 on Wednesday night, local time.
The Iran addressed the Coronavirus pandemic this weekend during the National Committee meeting. The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani said: “Coronavirus infection is not a common disease, but a historic test for the peoples and leaders of the world.”
In an interview with official media, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemned the Trump administration’s actions to contain China and provoke a new Cold War, saying that this has brought harm to the world. He also hoped that the new administration led by Biden would “regain rationality and reopen dialogue.”
Yohannes Abraham, the head of Joe Biden’s transitional team has admonished the Office of Management and Budget for putting up barriers aimed at frustrating the process. “(We) have encountered obstruction from political leadership at various agencies, most notably at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget.
Joe Biden continues to build his incoming cabinet. In his latest series of appointments, Mr. Biden has appointed former Pentagon official Dr. Kathleen Hicks as Deputy Secretary of Defense in his incoming administration. If confirmed, she would make history as the first woman to hold that position.
This year has been tumultuous for Ukraine. The Coronavirus pandemic and the rampant corruption has lead to an economic collapse in the country. Furthermore, the situation with Russia will not be resolved. Ukraine may get its wish with newly elected US president Joe Biden.
Joe Biden has chosen Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, as the nation’s next Secretary of Education. Mr. Biden, in making public his next choice for cabinet secretary, stated that Dr. Cardona is an experienced and dedicated public school teacher who will play a pioneering role in the Department of Education.
The US government experienced a massive hack this month. According to the experts the hacked networks would have to be burned. The Washington Post immediately accused Russia of the hack. There are have been reports that hackers also gained access to Microsoft. Most strongly believe that Russia is behind the hack.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has directly blamed Russia for launching the worst cyber-espionage attack on the US government so far. Pompeo accused Moscow of being behind the recent cyberattacks. In Friday’s statements, he added that Russian President Vladimir Putin remains a real danger.
The lawyer for American Paul Whelan, who was convicted in Russia for espionage, believes that the newly-elected US President, Job Biden, will advocate on behalf of Mr. Whelan. In reality, Mr. Whelan has multiple citizenships and very questionable professional interests.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced Tuesday he was nominating former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. “Mayor Pete” was Mr. Biden’s former rival in the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Buttigieg would be America’s first LGBT cabinet official.
Congratulations are in order for Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Some top world leaders, who initially went mum on his victory, have finally recognized the Democrat as the US President-Elect. Just hours after Russia’s Vladimir Putin recognized and congratulated Joe Biden on his victory, the presidents of Brazil and Mexico followed suit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally congratulated Joe Biden for his apparent victory in the US presidential election Monday. It has been over a month since the US held its presidential elections, subsequently won by the Democrat, Mr. Biden. It is worth noting that several world leaders already congratulated Mr. Biden within days of the election.
The Kremlin announced Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on his election victory, in a move that followed Mr. Biden receiving a majority of votes from the Electoral College. The ritual Monday formally determines who will be the next President of the United States.
The 538 members of the Electoral College voted on Monday and confirmed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s victory, dealing incumbent President Donald Trump a big blow in his maneuvers to have his apparent defeat overturned. President Trump has alleged electoral fraud, albeit without tangible proof.
It would be a “mistake” to return to normalcy with Iran,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint news conference with US National Security Adviser, Robert O’Brien on Sunday. Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of Israel’s resistance to the usual approaches of the past regarding the international nuclear dispute with Iran.
The United States began shipping the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to all states in the United States at low temperatures from December 13, and is expected to be distributed to 636 distribution centers across the United States before the 16th. Pfizer and BioNTech have obtained emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for the vaccine.
Joe Biden assured on Saturday that the United States will return to the Paris Climate Agreement “on the first day” of his government. He also said he plans to convene a world summit on the topic in his “first 100 days” at the White House.
On Monday, each of the 50 US states brings together the group of electors who will vote for the next US President. The US Electoral College is the group of electors mandated by the US Constitution to elect the country’s President and Vice President, after the state elections that take place every four years.
The UN Climate Summit is being held online with the participation of more than 70 world leaders as the effects of fossil energy use, deforestation, forest burning, ocean pollution and human conflict with nature become more apparent than ever. During this pandemic, they are also saving carbon emissions by conducting their meeting online.
The experts predict new sanctions will be laid against Russia within a year. The predictions are based on Joe Biden favoritism to the Ukraine. Ukraine has been vocal to remove Russia from the Swift payment system. SWIFT is a vast messaging network used by banks and other financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send and receive information, such as money transfer instructions.
President Donald Trump isn’t giving up just yet on his claims that the elections were rigged in favor of his opponent, Joe Biden. On Saturday, Trump was at it again. Claiming as he has done several times in recent days. Speaking during his first post-election rally that he is a victim of elections thievery.
Aurora Cannabis (ACB) and related cannabis stocks fell Friday following a vote by the US House of Representatives to legalize cannabis. The motion, which experienced resistance from House Republicans, was passed after garnering 228 votes in favor compared to 164 votes against. Marijuana is currently legal in a number of major states in America.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will ask Americans to wear a mask during his first 100 days of his presidency, due to begin on January 20. The Democrat said that in federal facilities or in means of interstate transportation, such as airplanes or buses, he will make the use of the mask mandatory. A broader order will remain in the hands of local governments.
The Rand Corporation has published a repot on how to “contain Russia.” The purpose of the report is to provide recommendations to the newly-elected US President, Joe Biden. According to the report, the US will use any means necessary, except starting a militarized conflict with Russia.
Even though he hasn’t conceded defeat yet, President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday at a possibility of running again for the US presidency in the nation’s 2024 presidential election. “It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years,” President Trump told the crowd at the White House Christmas party.
The US Attorney General, William Barr, has indicted that the Department of Justice– which he leads– has not found evidence of massive electoral fraud sufficient to overturn the results of the presidential election. The Attorney General made his comments in an interview with the Associated Press.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke this Monday with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as with Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Mr. Biden thanked the four leaders for congratulating him on his electoral victory.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has set the ball rolling, in as far as constituting his team of staff is concerned. On Sunday, Mr. Biden unveiled his dream team White House communication team. For the first time in history, the communications team is comprised entirely of women.
A senior US administration official said on, Sunday that Jared Kushner, senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, will meet within the next few days, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Saudi city of NEOM and with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha.
The slaying of Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has threatened to escalate tensions between the United States and Iran. According to reports by Iranian officials, the scientist was ambushed as he headed to his home in Absard. The scheme, which was meticulously planned, involved a squad of over 50 people.
US President Donald Trump gave the green light for Joe Biden to gain access to crucial intelligence briefings, funds, and direct communication with top government officials. On whether he intends to make another presidential bid in 2024, Trump has declined to talk about related plans.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Saturday accused Israel of the murder of it’s scientist,“sowing chaos” and acting as a “mercenary” of the United States. The murdered scientist was one of the top scientists in Iran working on the Iranian nuclear program. Iran has thus vowed retaliation over the murder.
President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that he will hand over power and vacate the White House on January 20 if the Electoral College declares Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election but nonetheless insisted that such a decision would be a “mistake.”
According to French officials, company executives, and consultants, a number of US technology companies, such as Facebook and Amazon, have recently received information from French tax authorities requesting them to pay millions of euros in digital taxes for 2020. This reportedly angered the US government.