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China collaborates with WHO to trace origin of coronavirus

China will maintain contacts with the World Health Organisation, WHO, in search of the origin of COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday.

Georgia launches probe into Trump’s election phone call

Georgia’s Secretary of State’s office has opened a probe into ex-U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results, reports said.

Australian journalist Cheng Lei arrested in China

A Chinese-born Australian news anchor has been formally arrested after six months of detention, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne confirmed on Monday.

COVID-19: U.S records over 4,900 deaths in 1 day

The number of deaths recorded in the U.S. in one day with a confirmed coronavirus infection has reached a new high as the authorities reported 4,942 deaths in one day.

COVID-19: U.S. records over 4,900 deaths in 1 day

The number of deaths recorded in the U.S. in one day with a confirmed coronavirus infection has reached a new high as the authorities reported 4,942 deaths in one day.

#EndSARS protests: Lai Mohammed mocks Amnesty Int’l, says ‘you will soon lose credibility’

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says Amnesty International, AI, is becoming an irritant with disinformation and double standard and will soon lose its respect and credibility.

Taiwan’s independence means war, China warns

China toughened its language towards Taiwan on Thursday, warning after recent stepped up military activities near the island that Taiwanese “independence means war.”

Trump condemns Capitol Hill attack

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the Jan. 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Washington mayor asks for more security around Biden’s inauguration

Washington’s Mayor has asked for increased security around the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden after last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

U.S. Capitol police confirm death of officer injured in pro-Trump riot

The U.S. Capitol Police, USCP, has confirmed the death of the officer who was injured during a violent riot in support of President Donald Trump at the Capitol building on Wednesday.

Twitter, Facebook bar Trump from posting, threatens to permanently suspend his account

Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol.

BREAKING: Iraqi court issues arrest warrant against Donald Trump

An Iraqi court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the murder of a top Iranian general and the leader of an Iraqi Shiite militia a year ago.

US Congress certifies Biden as winner of presidential election

The US Congress on Thursday certified Joe Biden’s win in November’s presidential election, hours after President Trump’s supporters laid siege on the Capitol on Wednesday.

4 die, 52 arrested after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol

Four people died and 52 were arrested after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, Washington D.C.’s Police Chief said.

6 arrested as pro-Trump protesters clash with police in Washington

A mass demonstration in support of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. escalated into clashes with the police, resulting in the arrest of six people, U.S. media reported on Wednesday.

Trump’s attempts to overturn Georgia, ‘bold abuse of power’ – Harris

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris described outgoing president Donald Trump’s efforts to have election results in the state of Georgia overturned, a “bald-faced, bold abuse of power”.

U.S. deploys bombers to Middle East over Iran retaliation concerns

Amid concerns of possible Iranian retaliation, the U.S. has flown a pair of B-52H bombers over the Persian Gulf, according to a statement on Thursday by the U.S. Central Command, CENTCOM.

China slams UK for comments on ‘Hong Kong 12’ trial

China on Tuesday slammed UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, for his comments on the trial of 12 Hong Kongers facing charges for alleged illegal border crossing, the CGTN reported.

China slams UK for comments on ‘Hong Kong 12’ trial

China on Tuesday slammed UK Foreign Minister, Dominic Raab, for his comments on the trial of 12 Hong Kongers facing charges for alleged illegal border crossing, the CGTN reported.

Saudi court imprisons activist who fought for women’s right to drive

A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced Loujain al-Hathloul, one of the country's most prominent women's rights advocates, to a prison term of...

Germans, Iranians give Trump low approval rating – Survey

The international view of the U.S. administration of President Donald Trump is at a new low this year, according to a survey released on Thursday.

Nda-Isaiah: Farewell to a maverick dream chaser, by Danladi Ndayebo

My first encounter with Mr. Sam Ndanusa Isaiah, in the middle of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s first term as Nigeria’s President, hardly left the impression that we were destined to develop a working professional relationship,

US – Russia rivalry may continue under Biden, says Russian lawmaker

Senior Russian lawmaker, Konstantin Kosachev, says there will be no breakthroughs in the U.S.-Russia relations under President-Elect Joe Biden as Washington’s military and political rivalry with Moscow will continue.

Report: First Lady Melania Trump ‘wants to go home’

With U.S. President Donald Trump refusing to concede in the recently concluded presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden, First Lady Melania Trump ‘wants to...

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