Over phone, Trump tells Pennsylvania hearing U.S. election must be ‘turned around’ – National

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday baselessly claimed anew that he had won the election and uttered repeated falsehoods when he called into an event held by Pennsylvania Republicans to investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud. “This was an election that we won easily. We won it by a lot,” Trump declared to the group gathered […]

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn – National

Donald Trump has pardoned his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, the outgoing president said it is his “Great Honor” to pardon Flynn. Read more: Trump, aides have discussed plans to pardon Michael Flynn: reports “Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family,” he wrote. “I know you will now have a […]

Push to end domestic violence — worsened by coronavirus — draws rallies around the world – National

In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders called for action to stop the abuse, which has worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Protests from France to Ukraine were held on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to draw attention […]

Israel’s Gaza blockade has devastated Hamas-ruled territory’s economy, UN agency says – National

Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it called on Israel to lift the closure. The report by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development echoed calls by numerous […]

French Senate urges Paris to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as independent republic – National

The French Senate voted Wednesday to urge the government to recognize the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic. The symbolic resolution does not mean the French government will recognize a sovereign Nagorno-Karabakh, but sends a message of support to France’s large Armenian community. No country recognizes the region, which Armenia and […]

Azerbaijani leader promises ‘life will return’ to region ceded by Armenia – National

Azerbaijan’s president vowed Wednesday to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, the latest territory that Armenian forces have ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. “We will restore Kalbajar, let no one have doubts about that, and life will return there,” President Ilham Aliyev said in an address […]

Trump, aides have discussed plans to pardon Michael Flynn: reports – National

U.S. President Donald Trump has discussed plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to U.S. media reports. A person familiar with discussions between Trump and his aides told The New York Times that the Republican president plans to pardon Flynn before leaving office. Read more: Here’s what you need to […]

Champagne, Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong spar over China approach – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 24, 2020 7:57 pm     Updated November 24, 2020 7:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging Foreign Affairs […]

Nevada certifies Biden win, approving state’s final U.S. election canvas – National

The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The […]

Trump vows to continue fight to overturn election results as Biden transition begins – National

U.S. 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. Within hours of the General Services Administration’s acknowledgement Monday evening of Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election, […]