Georgia elections official announces investigations, defends state’s voting integrity – National

ATLANTA — Georgia’s top elections official on Monday announced investigations into potential violations of election law even as he continued to defend the integrity of the state’s election against what he said are baseless attacks. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has repeatedly said there has been no evidence of systemic election irregularities or fraud, […]

‘America is back’: Biden announces national security team in shift from Trump era – National

Declaring “America is back,” U.S. President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers. “Together, these public servants will restore America globally, its global […]

Congo announces end to 11th deadly Ebola outbreak – National

Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa. The outbreak, which infected 130 people and killed 55, emerged in June, weeks before a separate Ebola epidemic in the east drew to a close. That one killed more than […]

Ceasefire to take place in Nagorno-Karabakh region, U.S. announces – National

BAKU/WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) — The United States on Sunday said a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides who blame each other for the failure of previous truces. The ceasefire is […]

China announces plans to boost climate targets after Trump blasts country for pollution – National

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to boost his country’s Paris climate accord target on Tuesday and called for a green revolution, just minutes after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted China for “rampant pollution.” Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Xi said China would achieve a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and carbon […]

Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus restriction for Britain as cases surge – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed the brakes Tuesday on the country’s return to offices and a normal social life, saying the U.K. was at a “perilous turning point” in its fight against coronavirus. Saying that Britain had to act now or face a huge second wave of the disease, Johnson announced a package […]

China announces new restrictions on activities of U.S. diplomats amid rising tensions – National

China has announced new restrictions on the activities of U.S. diplomats working in mainland China and Hong Kong, in what it called a justified response to similar measures imposed on Chinese diplomats in the U.S. last year. In a statement posted online late Friday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said the rules would apply to […]

Daniel Prude case: New York AG announces grand jury probe

Attorney General Letitia James said the grand jury would be part of an “exhaustive investigation.”