Nearly after 107 days of absence, the US has officially re-joined the Paris Climate Accord on February 19. The move came, 30 days after the President Joe Biden took charge at US office. Global leaders are anticipating, US to go zero emission of greenhouse gasses by 2050. “It’s good to have the US back….but sadly we have no time to celebrate,” said Laurence Tubiana, the French Climate Change Ambassador.
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Breaking the tradition, US President-elect Joe Biden has created a new Twitter handle @PresElectBiden which will be declared as the official @POTUS page on January 20. The account, within six hours of creation, has garnered around 400,000 followers. Reportedly, Biden's campaign officials were not happy with this as they have to gain followers from the scratch. Earlier, when Donald Trump took over the administration from Barack Obama, the… read-more
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Following the US Capitol riots and subsequent developments, Donald Trump on January 13 became the first US President to be impeached twice. Amid heavy security deployment at the Capitol, the house voted 232-197 to impeach Trump, twice within 13 months. Notably, 10 Republicans had also supported the impeachment process, holding Trump responsible for the Capitol seize. The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump "a clear and present danger… read-more
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The US political turmoil, which resulted in death of four citizens, has now invited criticism from various global political figures. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the riots and stated, "Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue.” In the same series, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said, "The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and… read-more
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Releasing an official statement, US Attorney General William Barr said the Department of Justice and Department Of Homeland Security have found nothing that suggests fraud in the US elections. However, the investigation being done is yet to conclude. Meanwhile, Trump is still tweeting about the fraud in elections. Trump's election lawyers, in a joint statement, said that Barr's statements were made "without any knowledge".
The son of US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr has been quarantined after he tested positive for COVID-19. Trump Jr, who had campaigned vigorously during the presidential elections, is the eldest son of Donald Trump. "He has been asymptomatic and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," stated his spokesperson. Earlier, during the campaign, US President Trump, his wife Melania and his another son Barron had tested… read-more
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The former US president Barack Obama will feature on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on November 19. Reportedly, he will have a conversation regarding his new memoir, 'A Promised Land' - a book about his presidency. Obama, in an article for The Atlantic, mentioned that his book aimed to inspire the youth to believe in democracy. He has attended many talk shows including 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and the Jimmy Fallon's '… read-more
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Although the US election results started coming out from November 3, there are no conclusive results yet to decipher who will be the next American President. This is due to the different election rules that the US' states follow. Also, the votes postmarked by election day will be accepted till November 12. The delay can also be attributed to the COVID-19 risks, which forced 65.2 million people to opt-in for voting through mail.
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The United States has recorded over 70 million votes in the early voting for the Presidential Elections 2020. The huge turnout is equal to 50% of total votes in the 2016 elections. Experts opine that the 'Black Lives Matter' protests and the management of COVID-19 could be the driving forces for the high turnout. Officials also estimate a 65% total turnout this year, with over 150 million people casting their vote, highest since 1908.
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The COVID-recovered US President, Donald Trump, has plunged back to his election campaign, promising to provide free antibody-treatment to all the Americans. Speaking at an election rally in Wisconsin, Trump said the elections were a contest between “Trump super recovery and a Biden depression.” The President further asserted that if Democratic party gets to power, the COVID situation in the country would worsen with “draconian unscientific… read-more
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