Transition delay could impede Biden’s ability to address issues like coronavirus: experts – National

In the three days since Joe Biden was projected to be U.S. president-elect by all major news outlets, the Trump administration has refused to concede and has reportedly stalled the transition process. Matthew Lebo, political science department chair at Western University said normally, from now until inauguration day in January, the various departments of […]

Here are 10 numbers that help explain the U.S. election – National

Democrat Joe Biden captured the U.S. presidency on Saturday, emerging the victor over Republican President Donald Trump in a tight election that was not decided until days after the polls closed on Tuesday. Here are 10 numbers that help explain a historic U.S. election that was conducted in the middle of both a worldwide […]

‘Loser’: SNL cold open spoofs Biden’s U.S. election victory, Trump’s loss – National

Saturday Night Live (SNL) wasted no time spoofing U.S. president-elect Joe Biden’s and vice president-elect Kamala Harris‘ victory speeches. The latest episode aired just hours after the real-life politicians delivered their remarks, and its cold open featured Jim Carrey as Biden, while Maya Rudolph reprised her role as Harris. Read more: President-elect Joe Biden […]

Trump considers how to continue fight, find a graceful exit after Biden’s victory – National

U.S. President Donald Trump never admits defeat. But he faces a stark choice now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House: Concede graciously for the sake of the nation or don’t — and get evicted anyway. After nearly four tortured days of counting yielded a victory for Biden on Saturday, Trump was […]

Iran calls on U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to return to nuclear deal – National

Iran’s president called on President-elect Joe Biden to “compensate for past mistakes” and return the U.S. to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a state-run news agency reported Sunday. Hassan Rouhani’s comments mark the highest-level response from Iran to Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris clinching the Nov. 3 election. “Now, an opportunity has […]

Joe Biden projected winner of U.S. election – National

Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States after winning a stunningly narrow election victory over incumbent Donald J. Trump, according to a projection from the Associated Press. The divisive and bitterly contested campaign came to an end four days after election night as Biden secured critical victories over Trump in […]

U.S. election: Protesters carrying weapons seen outside vote-counting centres – National

The most turbulent and norm-breaking presidential election of a lifetime has led to an extraordinary spectacle in the United States over the past three days: armed protesters gathering nightly outside offices where workers are counting the votes that will decide who wins the White House. Some carry shotguns. Some have handguns. Often, they carry […]

U.S. election shows ‘perilous’ divide between Republicans and Democrats: experts – National

Presidential elections can be revealing moments that convey the wishes of the American people to the next wave of elected officials. So far, the big reveal in the contest between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is the extent of the cavernous divide between Republican and Democratic America, one that defines […]

America could learn from elections in Canada, other countries: expert – National

The United States could have avoided the “crippling political paralysis” it is experiencing if it had a central elections administrator like in other democracies, says an American professor who teaches in Canada. Prof. Jason Opal of the history and classical studies department at McGill University in Montreal said he worries his country’s “hyper-partisan hatred” […]

Oil prices rise after Trump falsely claims victory in U.S. election – National

Oil prices rose nearly three per cent on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory in a tight U.S. election with millions of votes still to be counted and the final result not yet clear. A victory by Trump is viewed as bullish for oil because of sanctions on Iran and his support for Saudi-led OPEC oil cuts to support prices. […]