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US election

Congress to grill US internet giants

Congress to grill US internet giants

SAN FRANCISCO: The heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter will testify before Congress Thursday on disinformation,...
Published 25 Mar, 2021 05:08am
Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account
World

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump's account

  • "After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in a statement.
Published 09 Jan, 2021 04:46am
Biden to be sworn into office in largely virtual event as COVID-19 rages
World

Biden to be sworn into office in largely virtual event as COVID-19 rages

  • Both the ceremony and traditional parade that follows will have limited attendance and be reimagined, the committee planning the event said in a statement.
  • The committee is urging members of the public to refrain from traveling to Washington for the inauguration, which in the past has drawn hundreds of thousands.
Published 16 Dec, 2020 12:09pm
Fresh off Electoral College win, Biden to stump in Georgia for Democratic Senate candidates
World

Fresh off Electoral College win, Biden to stump in Georgia for Democratic Senate candidates

  • A day after the Electoral College confirmed his presidential victory, Joe Biden will travel to Georgia on Tuesday to campaign for two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates.
  • Biden’s narrow win in the Southern state in November’s presidential election completed its transformation from Republican stronghold to one of the country’s most competitive political battlegrounds.
Updated 15 Dec, 2020 06:57pm
US judiciary, shaped by Trump, thwarts his election challenges
World

US judiciary, shaped by Trump, thwarts his election challenges

  • Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy," Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote on behalf of a unanimous US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals panel.
  • Two judges appointed by President George W. Bush, also a Republican, signed onto Bibas' decision.
Published 02 Dec, 2020 12:28am
As Trump challenges Biden victory, attorney general OKs fraud probes
World

As Trump challenges Biden victory, attorney general OKs fraud probes

  • Pennsylvania Republican state lawmakers plan to call for an audit of the results in the state that gave Biden enough electoral votes to win.
  • The dispute is slowing Biden's work in preparing for the work of governing, as a Trump appointee who heads the office charged with recognizing election results has not yet done so.
Published 10 Nov, 2020 07:28pm
China, Russia hold off on congratulating Biden; US allies rally round
World

China, Russia hold off on congratulating Biden; US allies rally round

  • Some of the United States' biggest and closest allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia quickly congratulated Biden over the weekend despite Trump's refusal to concede.
  • "We noticed that Mr. Biden has declared election victory," China's foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.
Published 09 Nov, 2020 05:48pm