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All eyes are on the US Capitol this week where the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden is set to take place on Wednesday.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 12:38 pm
First Lady Melania Trump released a farewell message on Monday as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that "violence is never the answer," weeks after the president's supporters stormed the US Capitol.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 12:17 pm
A raging pandemic. An economic crisis. A nation divided. Deep racial wounds.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 10:48 am
A young woman identified as having taken part in the storming of the US Capitol reportedly stole a laptop belonging to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
Posted: January 19, 2021, 7:18 am
China and the World Health Organisation could have acted faster to avert catastrophe during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, a panel of independent experts said.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 9:02 pm
The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including Intel, that it is revoking certain licences to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications to supply the telecommunications firm.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 8:00 pm
BMW has Tesla in its sights, saying Friday that it aimed to double sales of fully electric vehicles this year.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 7:00 pm
Russia's most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Monday for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organised court ordered him jailed for 30 days.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 5:45 pm
As the coronavirus spreads rapidly, hospitals are becoming overwhelmed, making patients and doctors anxious.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 4:42 pm
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Monday his treatment was beyond a "mockery of justice" as he was brought before a hastily organised court a day after his dramatic airport arrest.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 3:09 pm
Bitcoin retreated further from the $40 000 level on Monday, a decline that could portend more losses based on the latest analysis from strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 2:02 pm
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was due to address parliament's lower house on Monday at the start of a make-or-break week in a crisis that could bring down his government.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 12:55 pm
Dubai-based airline Emirates on Monday launched a coronavirus vaccination programme for its staff based in the UAE, seeking to bolster the tourism sector.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 12:37 pm
Nearly three million people were put under lockdown in China on Monday after a surge in coronavirus cases linked to a travelling salesman in the country's northeast.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 11:59 am
Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy.
Posted: January 18, 2021, 9:46 am
The ruling creates a vacuum atop the world’s largest producer of memory chips, smartphones and consumer appliances
Posted: January 18, 2021, 8:29 am
California utilities are warning that they may need to cut power to almost 280 000 homes and businesses to prevent live wires from sparking wildfires.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 3:17 pm
Turkmenistan on Friday opened a gas compressor station it hopes will help boost natural gas supplies to China and elsewhere.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 2:15 pm
Institutions meeting across the world are pondering the prospect of another lost quarter amid renewed lockdowns to contain the pandemic.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:58 pm
The US State Department has said it is 'deeply troubled' by reports of violence and irregularities surrounding Uganda's presidential election, which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth term in office.
Posted: January 17, 2021, 1:36 pm