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    Analysis: Joe Biden prioritizes experience with Cabinet picks

    Surrounding himself with longtime aides and veterans of the Obama administration, many of whom have already worked together for years, Biden has so far rolled out a team of careerists with bursting resumes and little need of a learning curve.

    Joe Biden prioritizes experience with Cabinet picks

    President-elect Joe Biden has prized staying power over star power when making his first wave of Cabinet picks and choices for White House staff, with a premium placed on government experience and proficiency as he looks to rebuild a depleted and demoralized federal bureaucracy.

    Pentagon begins transition to Joe Biden administration

    President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results, but across the federal government, preparations were beginning in earnest to support President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.Pentagon begins transition to Joe Biden administration

    'America is back' on world stage: Joe Biden

    Americans got their first look at President-elect Joe Biden's proposed national security team Tuesday. Biden says his national security team will lead the way in reflecting the fact that "America is back" on the world stage. During a speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said that his team would "embody my core believes that America is strongest when it works with its allies."'America is back' on world stage: Joe Biden

    Pennsylvania certifies Joe Biden as winner of Presidential vote

    Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday.

    Women to serve at key positions in Joe Biden's administration

    Creating his cabinet for when he takes the Oath, President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen many women for key positions in the White House. Among them is Kamala Harris, who will be the first Black, Indian-American woman Vice President of America.

    Joe Biden to nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary

    President elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary, breaking a 231-year gender barrier and putting a seasoned economist and labor market expert in charge of leading the country out of the steepest downturn since the Great Depression.Joe Biden to nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary

    Georgia governor certifies electors for Joe Biden

    Georgia's governor and top elections official on Friday certified results showing Joe Biden won the presidential race over Republican President Donald Trump. The certification brings the state one step closer to wrapping up an election that has been fraught with unfounded accusations of fraud by Trump and his supporters. Georgia governor certifies electors for Joe Biden

    Iran pressures Joe Biden with plan to increase underground enrichment machines

    The confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by Reuters said Iran plans to install several more cascades, or clusters, of advanced IR-2m centrifuges in the underground plant at Natanz, which was apparently built to withstand aerial bombardment.

    Will Joe Biden be a one-term President?

    According to an AFP report, Joe Biden, the oldest person ever to win the US presidency, will celebrate his 78th birthday on November 20. If he were to run and be reelected in 2024, he would be 86 at the end of a second term in 2029. With two months to go before he even gets the keys to the Oval Office, Washington insiders are already asking: will he be a one-term president?

    Joe Biden adjusting agenda to reflect narrow divide in Congress

    Rather than immediately pursue ambitious legislation to combat climate change, the incoming administration may try to wrap provisions into a coronavirus aid bill. Biden's team is also considering smaller-scale changes to the Affordable Care Act while tabling the more contentious fight over creating a public option to compete with private insurers.

    Joe Biden says asked Anthony Fauci to join his Covid team

    "I asked him to stay on in the exact same role he's had for the past several presidents," Biden said in an interview .

    Joe Biden time for that Indian connection

    Luckily Biden is not as common a name as Smith, so the chances of Bidens of US and India being (very distantly) related are not slim. But finding a definite connect will not be easy either.

    Joe Biden urges Americans to avoid Christmas travel to prevent spread of coronavirus

    The novel coronavirus has so far infected 13,921,374 people and claimed 273,799 lives in the US -- both the numbers highest in the world.

    View: Joe Biden the restorative, not the restorer

    The road to the Oval Office has been elliptical even before November 3. The fact that Biden was neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton put the former 47th vice-president in a tricky position. On the one hand, he was seen by many Democrat supporters as being ‘too Republican’.

    Joe Biden facing growing pressure over secretary of defense pick

    Black leaders have encouraged the incoming president to select an African-American to diversify what has so far been a largely white prospective Cabinet, while others are pushing him to appoint a woman to lead the Department of Defense for the first time.

    President-elect Joe Biden to meet with US workers hit by coronavirus pandemic

    Biden has selected many of his top national-security and economic advisers, though it unclear how many will win confirmation in a closely divided U.S. Senate, control of which will be determined by a pair of January run-off elections.

    Joe Biden takes lead in Pennsylvania

    Joe Biden currently has at least 253 electoral votes. The magic number is 270. If he wins Pennsylvania -- a state won by Trump in 2016 -- and its 20 electoral votes, he would pass that threshold.

    Joe Biden considers appointing White House 'tsar' for Asia: FT

    Biden's administration would appoint the "right people and structures" to promote U.S. interests and values alongside its allies, it said, citing a transition team official.

    Top secret: Joe Biden gets access to President's Daily Brief

    From now until Inauguration Day, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be reading the PDB crafted for Trump, who had delayed giving Biden and Harris access to it as he contests the outcome of the election. Trump, who prefers absorbing information in visual ways, likes short texts and graphics.

    'Trump Is Better’: In Asia, Pro-democracy forces worry about Joe Biden

    It might seem counterintuitive that Asian defenders of democracy are among the most ardent supporters of Trump. But Trump’s willingness to flout diplomatic protocol, abandon international accords and keep his opponents off-balance have earned him plaudits as a leader strong enough to stand up to dictators and defend democratic ideals overseas.

    President-elect Joe Biden unveils January 20 inaugural committee

    Biden is naming Delaware State University president Tony Allen to serve as CEO of his presidential inaugural committee and campaign chief operating officer Maju Varghese as the group's executive director. The inaugural committee works in coordination with Congress' planning group around arrangements for the Capitol ceremony, and organizes inaugural balls and other events surrounding the swearing-in.

    Joe Biden suffers 'hairline fractures' in foot, will need walking boot: Doctor

    "Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures of President-elect Biden's lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the midfoot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” said O'Connor, Director (Executive Medicine) in GW Medical Faculty Associates, on Biden's imaging results.

    Joe Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

    Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield will serve as Biden's White House communications director. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.

    Joe Biden takes Arizona, cementing presidential win

    Biden was projected to win Arizona after more than a week of vote counting from the November 3 election, Edison Research said. He becomes only the second Democratic presidential candidate in seven decades to win the traditionally Republican state.

    Israel's settlements could test ties with Joe Biden

    The episode could foreshadow what lies ahead under the Biden administration — with a U.S. president opposed to Israeli construction on occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians but seemingly limited in his ability to stop it, particularly when dealing with a changing Middle East and preoccupied by domestic priorities.

    Joe Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

    President Donald Trump had effectively ended the Obama administration's practice of reviewing the cases of men held at Guantanamo and releasing them if imprisonment was no longer deemed necessary. Now there's hope that will resume under Biden.

    Joe Biden will be a president who represents the best in us: Kamala Harris

    "Know that" Biden "will be a president who represents the best in us. A leader the world will respect and our children can look up to," Harris said in a tweet.

    Joe Biden a friendlier face for Indian students

    At education startup Collegify, the last three days have seen over 300 enquiries from smaller cities, including students focused on the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) keen on exploring US options, said cofounder Adarsh Khandelwal.

    Joe Biden will face this overlooked crisis on day 1

    Members of the new administration may have to reassemble a broken government before they can begin to use it for good.

    For Big Tech, Joe Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny

    The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies - a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone. Now Joe Biden is coming back, this time as president.

    Indra Nooyi is being considered for a position in the Joe Biden administration

    According to multiple media reports, Former PepsiCo chief executive officer and chairperson Indra Nooyi, who is currently serving as a board member at Amazon, is being considered for the Commerce Secretary position in the Joe Biden administration.

    Joe Biden, Donald Trump celebrate Thanksgiving quietly at home as pandemic rages

    Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and sitting Republican President Donald Trump, like millions of Americans, were celebrating Thanksgiving quietly at home on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the United States.

    Joe Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

    Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation, put the surging pandemic front and center, pledging to tap the "vast powers" of the federal government and to "change the course of the disease" once in office. But for that to work, he said, Americans must step up for their own safety and that of their fellow citizens.

    Joe Biden to get 1st presidential daily briefing

    Transition adviser Kate Bedingfield says the Biden team will begin briefings with the Trump administration on vaccine distribution, testing and the personal protective equipment supply chain on Wednesday.

    US president-elect Joe Biden shows off a new accessory: A Walking Boot

    The health of a president-elect is always an issue of vital national interest, and especially so for Biden, who at his inauguration will be the oldest president in American history.

    China's Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden, hopes for 'win-win' ties

    In a congratulatory message, Xi told Biden that "healthy and stable" relations were "the common expectation of the international community," according to a statement carried by the official Xinhua News Agency.

    'America is back': Joe Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

    "Together, these public servants will restore America globally, its global leadership and its moral leadership," Biden said Tuesday from a theater in his longtime home of Wilmington, Delaware. "It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it."

    President-elect Joe Biden calls on Senate to consider Cabinet promptly

    Joe Biden rolled out Cabinet picks for his national security team Tuesday, saying his choices will "make us proud to be Americans." Biden also called on the Senate to take up his nominations quickly and "in good faith." (AP)President-elect Joe Biden calls on Senate to consider Cabinet promptly

    A critical & quiet outreach with the Joe Biden camp

    The Indian establishment has wide-ranging contacts within the Democratic camp including figures who held key positions under the Obama administration. Some of these ex-officials are expected to hold important positions in the incoming administration in Washington.

    Will Joe Biden be able to defeat Trumpism in trade?

    While India could export in sectors like pharmaceuticals, textiles and clothing, gems and jewellery, machinery and automobiles, its imports were mostly in sectors like minerals, chemicals including pharma, gems and jewellery, and machinery.

    High hopes of WTO resuscitation under Joe Biden

    There are expectations the Biden administration may allow appointment of new judges under the international trade body and resumption of its appellate tribunal’s ability to undertake dispute resolution, thus restoring international trade standards.

    Joe Biden: A long-time friend of India

    While the India-US partnership has thrived under both the Republicans and Democrats, Biden has been a strong supporter of India and the India-US partnership as a senator (1973-2008) and later as a vice-president (2009-2016).

    America is a 'beacon for the globe': Joe Biden

    "We must restore the soul of America," Biden said late on Saturday while celebrating his electoral victory along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

    Six things Joe Biden will likely do on immigration

    When he enters the White House, Joe Biden will likely seek to reverse much of President Donald Trump's immigration legacy and push ahead with his own agenda. While some measures could be quickly rescinded, the multitude of Trump administration changes could take months or years to undo. Here is what to expect from Biden in six key immigration policy areas:

    President-elect Joe Biden tells mayors virus will be 'first priority'

    President-elect Joe Biden met virtually Monday with the U.S. conference of mayors to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Americans at the local level. Biden told the mayors that "the quality of life falls on your shoulders" and said that working with them and getting input from local officials will be "a priority for me as president." He added that "we're here for you, and we're gonna listen to you, and we're gonna work with you," regardless of party.President-elect Joe Biden tells mayors virus will be 'first priority'

    US elections 2020: State board certifies Joe Biden's win in Michigan

    Michigan election officials have certified Democrat Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his futile effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of fraud. The Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, confirmed the results Monday on a 3-0 vote with one abstention.US elections 2020: State board certifies Joe Biden's win in Michigan

    Joe Biden claims a mandate that will quickly be tested

    Biden carried some of the key battleground states, including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, by narrow margins. He won more votes nationwide than any presidential candidate — more than 74 million and counting — but Trump's popular vote total also topped previous records, reflecting the president's hold not only on his core supporters but the Republican Party at large. With victory in hand, Biden has claimed a mandate. Whether he actually has one will soon be put to the test.

    Joe Biden to pick Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, say reports

    Blinken, 58, has served as the Deputy Secretary of State in the second term of the Obama administration and National Security Advisor to Biden when he was the vice president.

    Donald Trump aims to box in Joe Biden abroad, but it may not work

    The Trump administration's determined efforts to thwart potential Biden policy reversals actually began months earlier, half a world away from the Jewish state, with China, even before the former vice president was formally declared the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

    More Republicans tiptoe toward acknowledging Joe Biden’s victory

    Chris Christie, the Republican former governor of New Jersey, called the conduct of President Donald Trump’s legal team, which has indulged in a web of conspiracy theories about voter fraud, “a national embarrassment,” given the blistering dismissals of their lawsuits in court and their failure to produce evidence of widespread improprieties.

    Mike Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Joe Biden presidency

    In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, he touted the Trump administration's Mideast strategy that focused on Iran as "the central threat inside the region" and for a maximum pressure campaign that hampered Iran's ability to support militias in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.

    Top Joe Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

    President-elect Joe Biden's top technology adviser helped craft California's landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects internet companies from liability, indicators of how the Biden administration may come down on two key tech policy issues.

    Joe Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more

    When executions resumed this year, the death-row inmates chosen were all white. Critics have argued that executing white inmates first was a political calculation in a nation embroiled in racial bias concerns involving the criminal justice system.

    'Confident' Joe Biden urges unity as votes are counted

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Wednesday he feels "confident" he will "emerge victorious" after all states finish their ballot counting, and he urged the nation to come together and unify once the election is finalized. (AP)'Confident' Joe Biden urges unity as votes are counted

    Joe Biden wants Congress to pass emergency COVID aid this year

    The new governing team is already facing intense pressure to approve another COVID-19 relief bill, come up with a clear plan to distribute millions of doses of a prospective vaccine, and Biden is just days away from unveiling the first of his Cabinet picks, which are subject to Senate confirmation.

    Donald Trump locked in tight race with Joe Biden

    President Donald Trump carried Florida, the nation's most prized battleground state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden were increasingly focused early Wednesday on the three Northern industrial states - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.Donald Trump locked in tight race with Joe Biden

    Joe Biden wins Arizona: US media

    Democrat Joe Biden has won in the southwestern US state of Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold which was captured by President Donald Trump in 2016, Fox News and the Associated Press projected early Wednesday.

    Joe Biden 'hopeful' as campaign winds down in Delaware

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has closed out his final day of campaigning in what has been an unprecedented election amid the coronavirus. He would not offer predictions for Tuesday night but said he remains "hopeful." (AP)Joe Biden 'hopeful' as campaign winds down in Delaware

    Incoming Joe Biden presidency exposes old French-German rift on defence

    Macron, a champion of European "strategic autonomy", said he was "in complete disagreement" with the German minister, arguing that the United States would only respect a Europe that was more self-reliant in defence.

    Joe Biden says has picked treasury secretary, announcement soon

    "We made that decision and you'll hear that just before or just after Thanksgiving," Biden told reporters, referring to the November 26 holiday. Financial sources close to Biden have named Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard as a frontrunner among people the president-elect is considering.

    Georgia confirms Joe Biden's victory in state as it completes hand audit of ballots

    The audit, launched after unofficial results showed Biden leading Republican President Donald Trump by about 14,000 out of more than 5 million votes cast, ended with Biden winning by 12,284, according to data from Raffensperger's office.

    Does Joe Biden really want this job?

    “Biden may see the most complicated set of problems in several generations,” said Mike Leavitt, a Republican who served as the governor of Utah for 10 years and as the U.S. secretary of health and human services for four, and was in charge of planning Mitt Romney’s possible transition to the presidency in 2012.

    Joe Biden calls for GSA to allow official transition to begin

    President-elect Joe Biden said on Wednesday the General Services Administration’s delay in allowing the official presidential transition to begin could set back the effort to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by weeks or months.

    President Donald Trump is the 'most irresponsible president': Joe Biden

    President-elect Joe Biden is denouncing President Donald Trump as the "most irresponsible president in American history." Biden warned that "incredibly damaging messages are being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions." (AP)President Donald Trump is the 'most irresponsible president': Joe Biden

    Can Joe Biden regain lost ground with Latinos?

    Several of the battleground states on a knife’s edge ahead of Election Day — Florida, Texas, Arizona and even Pennsylvania — have large Latino populations. If Biden loses those states, let alone the election, the Democratic Party’s post-mortem will surely include this question:

    Medical groups urge Trump to share info with President Elect Joe Biden

    The heads of the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association have issued a joint statement urging President Trump's administration to share "all critical information related to COVID-19" with President Elect Joe Biden.Medical groups urge Trump to share info with President Elect Joe Biden

    President-elect Joe Biden promises to prioritize state virus funding

    President-elect Joe Biden says he's hopeful that Congressional Republicans will be more willing to send money to state governments after President Donald Trump leaves office. He's promising to make such funding a priority when he takes office. (APPresident-elect Joe Biden promises to prioritize state virus funding

    Joe Biden's DIY transition proceeds without Trump assistance

    Blocked from the official intelligence briefing traditionally afforded to incoming presidents, Biden gathered virtually on Tuesday with a collection of intelligence, defence and diplomatic experts.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris receive briefing from national security experts

    The administrator of the GSA, Emily W Murphy, an appointee of incumbent Republican president Donald Trump, has so far refused to take the legally necessary step to begin the transition process, which would give Biden's team a budget, intelligence briefings and access to federal agencies.

    PM Modi speaks to US President-elect Joe Biden

    This was the first interaction between the two leaders after Democrat Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the US presidential election.

    Joe Biden filling top White House team with campaign veterans

    Biden confirmed that former campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon will serve as a deputy chief of staff, while campaign co-chair Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond and campaign adviser Steve Ricchetti will play senior roles in the new administration.

    Donald Trump rushes environmental rules that could handcuff Joe Biden

    The 11th-hour regulatory race underscores the extent to which federal agencies are anticipating Biden’s swearing-in as US president on January 20 even as President Donald Trump refuses to concede the election.

    Joe Biden urged to work with business, China to protect SE Asia rainforest

    Joe Biden's election as the next U.S. leader, replacing climate-change sceptic Donald Trump, has raised expectations that protecting Southeast Asia's rainforests, seen as a vital buffer against global warming, will get more attention in Washington.

    Women crucial to Joe Biden's win, even as gender gap held steady

    In Congress, the big news was significant gains for Republican women, and overall a record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress - at least 141, including 105 Democrats and 36 Republicans, according to current numbers from the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University.

    What mandate? Joe Biden's agenda faces a divided Congress

    Democratic allies, struggling to regroup after their own election losses, harbor deep divisions between progressive and moderate voices. Republicans, rather than graciously congratulating the incoming president, are, intentionally or not, delegitimizing Biden's presidency while catering to Trump's refusal to accept the election results.

    Joe Biden likely to break barriers, pick woman to lead Pentagon

    Michele Flournoy, a politically moderate Pentagon veteran, is regarded by U.S. officials and political insiders as a top choice for the position.

    Donald Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Joe Biden

    President Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep knowledge of, the British prime minister, is putting Churchill's observation to one of its greatest tests by refusing to accept the results of an election that delivered victory for Democrat Joe Biden. Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, calls this a "dangerous path" for the United States.

    Joe Biden faces tough choice of whether to back virus lockdowns

    For now, it's a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated President Donald Trump, Biden has devoted most of his public remarks to encouraging Americans to wear a mask and view the coronavirus as a threat that has no regard for political ideology.

    Joe Biden's possible India links spark genealogical frenzy

    The next leader of the United States has speculated that he might have had relatives in colonial India. While there is no proof, the Biden name has become a genealogical target of investigation across the country.

    First Dogs: With Joe Biden pets will be back in the White House

    For the first time in decades, there were no Presidential pets and in this, as in so many other ways, Biden’s two dogs represent a return to normality. But they also represent something new because Major, the younger dog, came from a litter of abandoned puppies at a rescue centre.

    Kamala Harris is smart as a devil: Joe Biden

    Biden named Harris as his running mate in August, making her the first Black woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket.

    China congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on election win

    "We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris," foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a regular daily briefing, referring to Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.

    Can Donald Trump block Joe Biden's apparent victory?

    Though US media projected Biden as the winner in key states like Pennsylvania, final votes were still being tallied. At the same time, Georgia has already announced its ballots will be recounted by hand and a recount is also possible in Wisconsin. However, each state has its deadline for officials to certify election results: Georgia has until November 20, Pennsylvania's is November 23 and in Arizona it is November 30.

    John Legend wants Joe Biden to 'continue to listen to us'

    John Legend says he wants President-elect Joe Biden to "continue to listen to us" after winning support from Black voters in both the Democratic primary and general election. John Legend wants Joe Biden to 'continue to listen to us'

    The first steps Joe Biden may take on foreign policy

    World leaders spoke to President-elect Joe Biden Thursday about cooperating on the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and other issues, even as President Donald Trump's refusal to concede complicates the U.S. post-election transition. In his conversations with key Asian allies, Biden seemed intent on easing their uncertainties about a less-engaged Washington, which built up during the four years of Trump's "America First" approach. Associated Press diplomatic writer Matt Lee says China, Iran and Russia are set to be on Biden's to-do list come Jan. 20, but he's so far had conversations with other foreign leaders.The first steps Joe Biden may take on foreign policy

    'Joe Biden likely to be pragmatic in dealing with Pakistan, press for action on terrorism'

    Pakistan's close ties with China and its lack of democracy and disregard for human rights will not be overlooked, said Haqqani, who currently is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute think-tank in Washington.

    This Japanese company is busy in making Joe Biden's rubber masks

    While surgical masks have been highly sought after this year, Joe Biden rubber masks are also seeing some demand. Ogawa Studios, a Japanese manufacturer, began producing masks resembling the US president-elect in the middle of October, ahead of last week's election.

    Election 2020 today: Smooth election, Joe Biden ready to work

    State officials and election experts say the 2020 election unfolded smoothly across the country and without any widespread irregularities.

    Gifts, popsicles and mass: Chinese villagers recall Joe Biden's 2001 visit

    Nearly two decades ago, the residents of a small Chinese village near Beijing were visited by a foreigner who is soon to become America's most powerful man: Joe Biden. In August 2001, now President-elect Biden was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he made an official visit to China and stopped at the village of Yanzikou, talking with villagers and buying ice creams for the children. Tang Shaojun, then aged 21, was at home caring for her two-month-old son when the foreign officials came knocking - a rare sight at the time in rural China. "I think they chose to visit us because our house was the poorest and shabbiest in the village at the time," Tang told AFP from her home in the village, which has since been rebuilt and is now filled with plants and mahogany furniture.

    President-elect Joe Biden introduces economic team, assures America ‘Help is on the Way’

    President-elect Joe Biden unveiled what he called his "first rate" incoming economic team Tuesday, promising "help is on the way" amid growing concerns about the nation's economic recovery, hindered by the global coronavirus pandemic. (AP)President-elect Joe Biden introduces economic team, assures America ‘Help is on the Way’

    Changes you can expect in immigration with Joe Biden as President of the United States

    The Biden administration plans to restore protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and stop using Pentagon funds to build a border wall. Biden unveiled a detailed, highly ambitious plan on immigration, but it will take time to undo many actions taken by Trump.

    Donald Trump sues to block Pennsylvania from certifying Joe Biden win

    The lawsuit claims Pennsylvania officials violated the U.S. Constitution by creating "an illegal twotiered voting system" where voting in-person was subject to more oversight than voting by mail.

    Joe Biden calls Donald Trump's refusal to concede 'an embarrassment'

    When asked what he would say to Trump, given the chance, Biden replied: "Mr President, look forward to speaking with you."

    Americans are learning to die with coronavirus: Joe Biden

    More than 220,000 Americans have lost their lives, which is more than one-fifth of the total global death, Biden said in a major policy speech on the coronavirus, a day after the final presidential debate he had with the Republican incumbent Donald Trump.

    Germany seeks 'new deal' with US under Joe Biden

    "Joe Biden's election victory means one thing in particular: new opportunities for the trans-Atlantic partnership," Heiko Maas told. "We need a kind of new deal in the trans-Atlantic partnership, the basis of which would consist of responding to international challenges with international solutions and not with a policy of America First or Europe First."

    Joe Biden's potential COVID-19 'czar' Zients would oversee daunting task of pandemic response

    In addition to confronting the disease's spread after Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20, the coronavirus czar will oversee a mammoth and unprecedented operation to distribute hundreds of millions of doses of a new vaccine, coordinating efforts across multiple federal agencies.

    Digital tax on US multinationals: Joe Biden election adds to the twist

    Under the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) framework, large economies—barring the US—have come together to tax the global income of digital companies. Indian taxman wants companies to discuss issues if any that they could face under pillar 1 and pillar 2. The US had refused to be part of BEPS claiming that it largely targets American multinationals such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google.

    Joe Biden, Kamala Harris send greetings on Guru Nanak's 551st birth anniversary

    The President-elect and the Vice President-elect said that for more than five centuries, Guru Nanak's teachings on spiritual enlightenment, service to humanity, and moral integrity have endured and are embodied each day by Sikhs in America and around the world, as was seen during this challenging year.

    Biden’s economic picks suggest focus on workers and income equality

    The selections suggest that Biden’s team will be focused initially on increased federal spending to reduce unemployment and an expanded safety net to cushion households that have continued to suffer as the coronavirus persists and the recovery slows.

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