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House Republicans are ready for a brutal fight in the next Congress and looking to use the thin Democratic majority as leverage, said Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, and his team will use a strategy of coalition-building to effectively run the floor despite being in …

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he will hear Sen. Josh Hawley make his case next week against Congress certifying President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory, but cast doubt on his colleagues prospects for success.

Senator Hawley has every right to object, said Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican and chairman of …

A group of Republicans led by Rep. Louie Gohmert on Monday sued Vice President Mike Pence in an unusual gambit aimed at overturning President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory next week.

The lawsuit says Mr. Pence has the exclusive authority to decide which electors should be counted when Congress meets …

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Friday without passing legislation to provide millions of Americans with $2,000 stimulus checks, kicking the issue to the new Congress.

President Trump had called on the Republican-led Senate to approve the bigger checks, saying the $600 payments in a $900 billion coronavirus relief package he …

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The fate of the annual defense policy bill hit a standstill this week as Senate Democrats held strong to their demand of holding a vote to increase stimulus checks to millions of Americans before enacting the military legislation, temporarily suspending a handful of military pay and benefit provisions.

The Senate …

The Senate is gearing up to vote to override President Trumps recent veto of the annual defense policy bill and must obtain a two-thirds majority to successfully do so.

Senators approved the National Defense Authorization act earlier this month with the necessary two-thirds support, but the legislation was later vetoed …

Early voting in Georgias two runoff elections for Senate passed the 2 million mark on Thursday, according to an independent analysis, prompting speculation that President Trump is hurting the Republican candidates.

The vigorous early voting is on pace to match turnout in the Nov. 3 general election, which is remarkably …

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin has died after contracting the coronavirus, Senate Republicans said Friday.

Chafin represented southwest Virginia and was from Russell County. A Republican, he was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2013 and then moved to the state Senate in 2014. He …

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Friday without passing legislation to provide millions of Americans with $2,000 stimulus checks, kicking the issue to the new Congress.

President Trump had called on the Republican-led Senate to approve the bigger checks, saying the $600 payments in a $900 billion coronavirus relief package he …

The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

COVID (3)

Many analysts believe that Wall Street will continue its upward trend in the coming year as part of a rebound from the COVID pandemic. The search for strong returns, on the other hand, is likely to be much more tricky.

Hardly any other sector was as hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic as aviation. But COVID also brought unexpected opportunities for an industry seemingly in peril.

Cancellations, delays, extensions: the COVID pandemic still promises to overshadow events in the near future to come. Regardless, here are some cultural highlights to look forward to in the New Year.

European Union (4)

The European Union and the United States want to introduce tighter rules for tech giants like Google. Search engine rivals are ready to step up as efforts are made to create a fairer competitive environment.

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister, says hell apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britains exit from the European Union.

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.

EU (5)

The transition period for Brexit ends on December 31. This will affect Ireland more than any other EU member state. But hopes are strong that it will at least not reignite the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Flight and freight bans from the UK due to a new strain of the coronavirus have sparked a stock market sell-off across Europe. The blow comes while Britain and the EU remain deadlocked over a trade deal.

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.

EU leaders have agreed on more ambitious CO2 reduction targets for 2030. Its not just necessary but very welcome news in an otherwise bleak year, says Neil King.

Brexit (3)

As global trade recovers, shipping and air freight capacity is in short supply, in some cases threatening Christmas deliveries. The problem is particularly acute in the UK, just as the next Brexit deadline looms.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to work on policy fields that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. He also wants enhanced relations with India.

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly for an EU-UK trade deal to avert the feared prospect of a cliff-edge no-deal Brexit in less than two days time.

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Mike Pence (3)

Vice President Mike Pence, through the Justice Department, asked a federal court on Thursday to turn aside a lawsuit a Texas congressman filed against him seeking to empower Mr. Pence to overturn President-elect Joseph R. Bidens win in the 2020 election.

The Justice Department said Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, …

A group of Republicans led by Rep. Louie Gohmert on Monday sued Vice President Mike Pence in an unusual gambit aimed at overturning President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory next week.

The lawsuit says Mr. Pence has the exclusive authority to decide which electors should be counted when Congress meets …

A federal judge on Friday night dismissed a lawsuit by Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that sought to empower Vice President Mike Pence to overturn President-elect Joseph R. Bidens victory.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee, dismissed the suit by Mr. Gohmert and Arizona voters that asked …

Joseph R. Bidens (5)

Vice President Mike Pence, through the Justice Department, asked a federal court on Thursday to turn aside a lawsuit a Texas congressman filed against him seeking to empower Mr. Pence to overturn President-elect Joseph R. Bidens win in the 2020 election.

The Justice Department said Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, …

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he will hear Sen. Josh Hawley make his case next week against Congress certifying President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory, but cast doubt on his colleagues prospects for success.

Senator Hawley has every right to object, said Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican and chairman of …

Walmart got into a tweet war with Sen. Josh Hawley on Wednesday when the companys official Twitter account called the Missouri Republican a sore loser over the lawmakers pledge to object to President-elect Joseph R. Bidens electoral college votes.

The now-deleted tweet on Walmarts account told Mr. Hawley: Go ahead. …

A group of Republicans led by Rep. Louie Gohmert on Monday sued Vice President Mike Pence in an unusual gambit aimed at overturning President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory next week.

The lawsuit says Mr. Pence has the exclusive authority to decide which electors should be counted when Congress meets …

A federal judge on Friday night dismissed a lawsuit by Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that sought to empower Vice President Mike Pence to overturn President-elect Joseph R. Bidens victory.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee, dismissed the suit by Mr. Gohmert and Arizona voters that asked …

Louie Gohmert (3)

Vice President Mike Pence, through the Justice Department, asked a federal court on Thursday to turn aside a lawsuit a Texas congressman filed against him seeking to empower Mr. Pence to overturn President-elect Joseph R. Bidens win in the 2020 election.

The Justice Department said Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican, …

A group of Republicans led by Rep. Louie Gohmert on Monday sued Vice President Mike Pence in an unusual gambit aimed at overturning President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory next week.

The lawsuit says Mr. Pence has the exclusive authority to decide which electors should be counted when Congress meets …

A federal judge on Friday night dismissed a lawsuit by Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas that sought to empower Vice President Mike Pence to overturn President-elect Joseph R. Bidens victory.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee, dismissed the suit by Mr. Gohmert and Arizona voters that asked …

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House Republicans are ready for a brutal fight in the next Congress and looking to use the thin Democratic majority as leverage, said Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Mr. McCarthy, California Republican, and his team will use a strategy of coalition-building to effectively run the floor despite being in …

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he will hear Sen. Josh Hawley make his case next week against Congress certifying President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory, but cast doubt on his colleagues prospects for success.

Senator Hawley has every right to object, said Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican and chairman of …

The National Republican Senatorial Committee released an ad Wednesday featuring police camera footage of a domestic dispute between Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock and his distraught then-wife.

The ad shows a visibly distressed Ouleye Ndoye Warnock, who had accused Mr. Warnock of running over her foot, saying, Ive tried to keep …

Its President-elect Kamala Harris once again.

Its Déjà vu for President-elect Joseph R. Biden, who referred to his running mate as the incoming commander-in-chief on Tuesday. 

The 78-year-old Democrat raised eyebrows prior to Election Day for doing the same thing; at one time he also referred to himself as a …

A wounded Democratic Party is terrified that President Trump has laid the groundwork for an expansion of the Republican base in the 2020s, said a veteran pollster.

Despite his loss on Nov. 3, Mr. Trump made significant inroads with Hispanic and Black voters. The GOP also managed to stave off …

On the same day that Attorney General William P. Barr left office, President Trump renewed his call on Wednesday night for a special counsel to investigate election fraud immediately.

After seeing the massive Voter Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, I disagree with anyone that thinks a strong, fast, and …

President-elect Joseph R. Biden introduced Miguel Cardona as his pick for education secretary Wednesday, declaring the public school chief from Connecticut to be as American as apple pie and rice and beans.

The multicultural reference underscored Mr. Cardonas Hispanic heritage and Mr. Bidens determination to have the most diverse Cabinet …

ELKO, Nev. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a 27-year-old man to life in prison for the 2018 murder of an Elko County homeowner during a home-invasion robbery.

The life sentence imposed recently on Alan Joseph David Honeyestewa for his first-degree murder conviction includes the possibility of parole after 20 …

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) – A man who barricaded himself in his home and prompted a brief shelter-in-place order in a Massachusetts town was placed in custody Friday, police said.

The incident happened Friday morning in Newburyport near the New Hampshire state line.

Police say the 57-year-old man, who they …

Every day in Germany a man tries to kill his partner or ex-partner. One in three attempts is successful. Activists say too many perpetrators are getting off lightly.

The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

Saman Haddad came to Germany at the age of 13 as the child of Iraqi refugees. Now, hes a well-known cultural figure in Bonn, unafraid to do things his own way.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he will hear Sen. Josh Hawley make his case next week against Congress certifying President-elect Joseph R. Bidens election victory, but cast doubt on his colleagues prospects for success.

Senator Hawley has every right to object, said Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican and chairman of …

Its President-elect Kamala Harris once again.

Its Déjà vu for President-elect Joseph R. Biden, who referred to his running mate as the incoming commander-in-chief on Tuesday. 

The 78-year-old Democrat raised eyebrows prior to Election Day for doing the same thing; at one time he also referred to himself as a …

President Trump spurned Democrats and Republicans alike on Wednesday as he left Washington defiantly for the holidays, vetoing a major defense bill, imperiling a COVID-19 relief package and setting the stage for a possible government shutdown after Christmas.

Mr. Trump vetoed the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act as promised, …

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Life is changing for two Bismarck-area judges, with a state judge retiring after 38 years on the bench and a federal judge moving into senior status that will allow him a lighter workload if he chooses.

South Central District Judge Thomas Schneider stepped down at the …

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin has died after contracting the coronavirus, Senate Republicans said Friday.

Chafin represented southwest Virginia and was from Russell County. A Republican, he was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2013 and then moved to the state Senate in 2014. He …

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Friday without passing legislation to provide millions of Americans with $2,000 stimulus checks, kicking the issue to the new Congress.

President Trump had called on the Republican-led Senate to approve the bigger checks, saying the $600 payments in a $900 billion coronavirus relief package he …

British fishers are less than delighted about Boris Johnsons Brexit deal, even though he said that as a result of the agreement they will be able to catch and eat prodigious quantities of extra fish.

In an exclusive interview with DWs Konrad Busen, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin explains how the firm will respond to a new virus variant and why he hasnt been vaccinated.

Heinrich Schliemann established archaeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multimillionaire, who died 130 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.

Joseph R. Biden (5)

President-elect Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday announced that Jessica Hertz, a former associate general counsel for Facebooks regulatory team, will be the staff secretary in the incoming administration.

Ms. Hertz was one of 27 staff appointments Mr. Biden announced on Wednesday.

The appointees named today will draw from their expertise …

President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala D. Harris are heading south next week for some last-minute campaigning ahead of two U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia that will determine control of the chamber next year.

Mr. Biden is scheduled to campaign in Atlanta on Monday ahead of the …

Its President-elect Kamala Harris once again.

Its Déjà vu for President-elect Joseph R. Biden, who referred to his running mate as the incoming commander-in-chief on Tuesday. 

The 78-year-old Democrat raised eyebrows prior to Election Day for doing the same thing; at one time he also referred to himself as a …

President-elect Joseph R. Biden introduced Miguel Cardona as his pick for education secretary Wednesday, declaring the public school chief from Connecticut to be as American as apple pie and rice and beans.

The multicultural reference underscored Mr. Cardonas Hispanic heritage and Mr. Bidens determination to have the most diverse Cabinet …

President Trump said hes still pursuing all legal options to stop the theft of the presidential election, declaring that President-elect Joseph R. Biden didnt win.

It did not happen. He did not win. We won by a landslide, Mr. Trump said in a 14-minute video posted on Facebook. The presidents …

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President-elect Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday announced that Jessica Hertz, a former associate general counsel for Facebooks regulatory team, will be the staff secretary in the incoming administration.

Ms. Hertz was one of 27 staff appointments Mr. Biden announced on Wednesday.

The appointees named today will draw from their expertise …

President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala D. Harris are heading south next week for some last-minute campaigning ahead of two U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia that will determine control of the chamber next year.

Mr. Biden is scheduled to campaign in Atlanta on Monday ahead of the …

The EU-China investment deal is a major step towards negotiations on a free-trade agreement. But it also leaves the incoming Biden administration with a headache over US-China relations in the post-Trump era.

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee released an ad Wednesday featuring police camera footage of a domestic dispute between Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock and his distraught then-wife.

The ad shows a visibly distressed Ouleye Ndoye Warnock, who had accused Mr. Warnock of running over her foot, saying, Ive tried to keep …

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City police are looking for a hit-and-run driver they say fled the scene Friday after a crash that killed a married couple in Far Rockaway.

The New Years Day crash claimed the lives of Thelma Reid, 60, and her husband, 57-year-old Donovan Gibbon. …

Born 150 years ago, beauty business pioneer Helena Rubinstein made it to the top during her adventurous life, and became an inspiration to strong women everywhere.

Trump (7)

A wounded Democratic Party is terrified that President Trump has laid the groundwork for an expansion of the Republican base in the 2020s, said a veteran pollster.

Despite his loss on Nov. 3, Mr. Trump made significant inroads with Hispanic and Black voters. The GOP also managed to stave off …

Early voting in Georgias two runoff elections for Senate passed the 2 million mark on Thursday, according to an independent analysis, prompting speculation that President Trump is hurting the Republican candidates.

The vigorous early voting is on pace to match turnout in the Nov. 3 general election, which is remarkably …

President Trump spurned Democrats and Republicans alike on Wednesday as he left Washington defiantly for the holidays, vetoing a major defense bill, imperiling a COVID-19 relief package and setting the stage for a possible government shutdown after Christmas.

Mr. Trump vetoed the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act as promised, …

President Trump granted full pardons to 26 more people on Wednesday night, including former 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort, longtime confidante Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, father of the presidents senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The second wave of clemency this week followed 20 pardons and commutations issued on …

On the same day that Attorney General William P. Barr left office, President Trump renewed his call on Wednesday night for a special counsel to investigate election fraud immediately.

After seeing the massive Voter Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, I disagree with anyone that thinks a strong, fast, and …

President Trump said hes still pursuing all legal options to stop the theft of the presidential election, declaring that President-elect Joseph R. Biden didnt win.

It did not happen. He did not win. We won by a landslide, Mr. Trump said in a 14-minute video posted on Facebook. The presidents …

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Friday without passing legislation to provide millions of Americans with $2,000 stimulus checks, kicking the issue to the new Congress.

President Trump had called on the Republican-led Senate to approve the bigger checks, saying the $600 payments in a $900 billion coronavirus relief package he …

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President Trump said hes still pursuing all legal options to stop the theft of the presidential election, declaring that President-elect Joseph R. Biden didnt win.

It did not happen. He did not win. We won by a landslide, Mr. Trump said in a 14-minute video posted on Facebook. The presidents …

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin has died after contracting the coronavirus, Senate Republicans said Friday.

Chafin represented southwest Virginia and was from Russell County. A Republican, he was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2013 and then moved to the state Senate in 2014. He …

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to work on policy fields that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. He also wants enhanced relations with India.

Donald Trump (3)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vetoed a bill Friday that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California, saying such legislation would increase reliance on imported seafood and worsen a multibillion-dollar seafood trade deficit.

Trump also said in …

NEW YORK — Three Chinese companies will be booted off the New York Stock Exchange this month under an executive order signed in November by President Donald Trump.

The exchange says China Telecom Corp. Limited, China Mobile Limited, and China Unicom Hong Kong Limited will be delisted from the exchange. …

The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

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