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Trump leaves Washington, skips incoming president Biden’s inauguration

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump bid farewell to the White House, his residence of the past four years, early on Wednesday morning, ready to head to Joint Base Andrews on Marine One for a send-off ceremony following which he will fly to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

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Trump leaves Washington, skips incoming president Biden’s inauguration

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump bid farewell to the White House, his residence of the past four years, early on Wednesday morning, ready to head to Joint Base Andrews on Marine One for a send-off ceremony following which he will fly to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Biden’s key national security nominees appear in Senate confirmation hearings

Key nominees in U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's national security team appeared Tuesday in confirmation hearings that jammed the Senate a day before Biden's inauguration, vowing to keep their agencies apolitical and tackle domestic violence.

Trump pardons 73 people, including ex-aide Bannon, on last day

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted pardon to 73 people, including his former White House adviser Steve Bannon, in his last day in office, the White House said.

Biden’s state department pick to alter Trump’s policy over Iran, arms control

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday proposed several changes to the Trump administration's foreign policy after taking office.

Trump delivers farewell speech touting achievements during presidency

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered his farewell speech to the nation, in which he touted what he had achieved during the four-year term, while asking Americans to pray for the success of Joe Biden, the incoming president.

Biden taps former financial regulator to head SEC

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said that he will nominate Gary Gensler, a former financial regulator and Goldman Sachs executive, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Trump leaves Washington, skips incoming president Biden’s inauguration

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump bid farewell to the White House, his residence of the past four years, early on Wednesday morning, ready to head to Joint Base Andrews on Marine One for a send-off ceremony following which he will fly to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

U.S. Texas to distribute largest COVID-19 vaccine this week: governor

U.S. state of Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Tuesday that the largest shipment of COVID-19 vaccine so far is set to be distributed this week.

Biden’s key national security nominees appear in Senate confirmation hearings

Key nominees in U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's national security team appeared Tuesday in confirmation hearings that jammed the Senate a day before Biden's inauguration, vowing to keep their agencies apolitical and tackle domestic violence.

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Brazil sees 1,192 new COVID-19 deaths

Brazil registered 1,192 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the nationwide tally to 211,491, the Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

New Aussie research helps rapid deployment of safe anti-virus vaccines

Australian researchers have found a new approach to overcoming a major problem in the traditional way of making novel vaccines, paving the way for rapid deployment of safe vaccines against new emerging respiratory pathogens, such as the COVID-19 virus.

Ukrainian FM, OSCE chairperson discuss conflict resolution in Donbas

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba held talks regarding the conflict resolution and the security situation in the East of Ukraine with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde during her working visit to Ukraine, the press service of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

UNICEF faces funding gap to meet needs of 2.8 mln in restive Ethiopian region

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday disclosed it has only received 30 percent of 33.3 million U.S. dollars it requires to meet the needs of 2,826,104 people in Ethiopia's restive northern Tigray regional state.

Archive: Armenian PM Pashinyan bows his head to those killed in Baku on January 20, 1990

Armenia's current Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan once admitted that he bows his head to those who died in Baku on January 20, 1990.
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Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump bid farewell to the White House, his residence of the past four years, early on Wednesday morning, ready to head to Joint Base Andrews on Marine One for a send-off ceremony following which he will fly to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

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Chinese Spring Festival gala to be staged online in U.S. Houston

A grand Spring Festival gala is going to be staged online to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, which fall on Feb. 12 this year, the organizer said Saturday in Houston, Texas.

CES organizer foresees U.S. tech industry jump in 2021

The retail sales revenue for the technology industry is expected to reach 461 billion U.S. dollars in the United States in 2021, a 4.3 percent increase year-over-year, according to a new report of the U.S. Consumer Technology Association (CTA), organizer of the the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

World’s largest consumer electronics show goes digital in 2021

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's most influential and largest annual technology event, kicks off today and runs through Jan. 14 -- but this time with a twist amid the pandemic.

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California on brink of hitting 3 million COVID-19 cases

California, the most populous U.S. state with a population of around 40 million, is about to top the grim mark of 3 million COVID-19 cases, showed data released by the state health authorities on Tuesday.

NYC COVID-19 test positivity rate down to 8.23 pct, new cases top 5,000: mayor

New York City's COVID-19 test positivity rate on a seven-day average went down to 8.23 percent, compared with 8.29 percent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Tuesday

U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 400,000 — Johns Hopkins University

The United States reached the grim milestone of 400,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

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Trump leaves Washington, skips incoming president Biden’s inauguration

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump bid farewell to the White House, his residence of the past four years, early on Wednesday morning, ready to head to Joint Base Andrews on Marine One for a send-off ceremony following which he will fly to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Brazil sees 1,192 new COVID-19 deaths

Brazil registered 1,192 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the nationwide tally to 211,491, the Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

New Aussie research helps rapid deployment of safe anti-virus vaccines

Australian researchers have found a new approach to overcoming a major problem in the traditional way of making novel vaccines, paving the way for rapid deployment of safe vaccines against new emerging respiratory pathogens, such as the COVID-19 virus.

Ukrainian FM, OSCE chairperson discuss conflict resolution in Donbas

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba held talks regarding the conflict resolution and the security situation in the East of Ukraine with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde during her working visit to Ukraine, the press service of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

UNICEF faces funding gap to meet needs of 2.8 mln in restive Ethiopian region

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday disclosed it has only received 30 percent of 33.3 million U.S. dollars it requires to meet the needs of 2,826,104 people in Ethiopia's restive northern Tigray regional state.

U.S. Texas to distribute largest COVID-19 vaccine this week: governor

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Archive: Armenian PM Pashinyan bows his head to those killed in Baku on January 20, 1990

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The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), in partnership with several other agencies, on Tuesday launched a global program on countering terrorist threats against vulnerable targets to help UN member states deal with this scourge.

Biden’s key national security nominees appear in Senate confirmation hearings

Key nominees in U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's national security team appeared Tuesday in confirmation hearings that jammed the Senate a day before Biden's inauguration, vowing to keep their agencies apolitical and tackle domestic violence.

Trump pardons 73 people, including ex-aide Bannon, on last day

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted pardon to 73 people, including his former White House adviser Steve Bannon, in his last day in office, the White House said.

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