Editorial: Welcome, Biden

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the country without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. Continue Reading

US woman charged over Capitol riots

A woman from the US state of Missouri, who was seen with a fractured sign belonging to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 Capitol riots, has been charged, according to court documents. Continue Reading

Trump admin takes final swipes at China

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea and imposing an investment ban on nine more firms. Continue Reading

No invite from Biden, says Mexican President

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he has not received an invitation to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, when asked if he would travel to Washington for the 20 January event. Continue Reading

Capitol ‘Coup’ in US, Trump accused of triggering riots against Biden

Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the US Capitol. Washington DC Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead included a woman who was shot by the US Capitol Police, as well as three others who ‘died in medical emergencies’. Continue Reading

Chaos in US, as Trump supporters lay siege to Capitol

Protesters supporting outgoing US President Donald Trump, swarmed the Capitol on Wednesday, putting it on lockdown, as Vice President Mike Pence rebuffed the president’s demand to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden and the Senate’s Republican leader denounced a bid in Congress to undo the election outcome. Continue Reading

Biden inauguration to feature memorial for Covid victims

President-elect Joe Biden is planning a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to honor those killed by the coronavirus the day before he is sworn into office on 20 January. Continue Reading

India-born bags senior position in Biden’s digital team

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his White House Office of Digital Strategy, where Kashmir-born Aisha Shah has bagged a senior position. Continue Reading