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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK Finally Seals Brexit Deal

Mailonline Boris Johnson today declared that a Brexit deal has been done after four years of desperate wrangling – with a furious propaganda war already underway. The PM has made history by sealing future trade terms to avert a chaotic split when the transition period ends on January 1, after Lord Frost and Michel Barnier

Donald Trump

Trump urges Congress to amend ‘wasteful’ coronavirus aid bill

BBC US President Trump has urged Congress to amend a $900bn (£670bn) coronavirus relief bill to more than triple its stimulus payments to Americans. In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package “really is a disgrace”, full of “wasteful” items. “It’s called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to

More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant

BBC A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Bulgaria all announced restrictions

Corona virus vaccine

Poor countries face long wait for vaccines despite promises

AP With Americans, Britons and Canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive coronavirus vaccines, the route out of the pandemic now seems clear to many in the West, even if the rollout will take many months. But for poorer countries, the road will be far longer and rougher. The ambitious initiative known as COVAX created

Joe Biden

Joe Biden says ‘time to turn the page’ after victory confirmed

BBC Joe Biden has said it is “time to turn the page” after his presidential election victory was confirmed by the US electoral college. In a speech after the announcement, he said US democracy had been “pushed, tested and threatened” and “proved to be resilient, true and strong”. He condemned President Trump’s attempts to overturn

Joe Biden

Biden vows 100m vaccinations for US in first 100 days

BBC US President-elect Joe Biden has set a goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. He said his first months in office would not end the outbreak and gave few details on rollout strategy but he said he would change the course of Covid-19. Introducing his health team for

US President-elect Joe Biden

Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

BBC US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to curtail the spread of coronavirus. He told CNN he believed there would be a “significant reduction” in Covid-19 cases if every American wore a face covering. Mr Biden also said he would order

Donald Trump

Trump signals he is prepared to leave White House

BBC Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed as the next US president. Answering reporters’ questions for the first time since losing the 3 November vote, Trump insisted, however, that “this race is far from over”. He has refused to concede, citing unsubstantiated claims of voter

Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa Holds Phone Talks With Biden

BBC South Africa’s President Cyril Ramapahosa held phone talks with US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday evening and discussed strengthening of US-Africa relations. The two leaders also talked about ways of overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a statement from President Ramaphosa’s office. “President-elect Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris have identified Africa as a major

China President Xi Jinping

US election: China congratulates Biden after long silence

BBC China has finally congratulated Joe Biden on his projected win in the US presidential election, breaking a frosty period of silence. “We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Biden and Ms Harris,” a foreign ministry spokesman said on Friday. The China-US relationship is crucial to both sides, and the

Ex-US President Barack Obama

Obama slams ‘dangerous’ vote rigging claims by Trump

BBC Former President Barack Obama has said senior US Republicans are undermining democracy by going along with President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. In an interview with CBS News, due to air on Sunday, Obama said President-elect Joe Biden had “clearly won” this year’s race for the White House. The result was called

Joe Biden

Trump refusal to concede ‘an embarrassment’

BBC Joe Biden has said President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede victory in last week’s White House election is “an embarrassment”. But the US president-elect – who has been making contact with foreign leaders – insisted nothing would stop the transfer of power. Trump meanwhile tweeted he would ultimately win the race that all major

Donald Trump

Trump camp vows legal fight just began

BBC US President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman has vowed the legal battle to contest Joe Biden’s White House election victory is only just beginning. “This election is not over,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told a news conference. “Far from it.” She made a flurry of allegations of election corruption, although no evidence of systemic

President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s Magufuli wins re-election by a landslide

Africa News Tanzania’s president John Magufuli was Friday declared winner of a second term amid allegations of widespread election fraud, while the ruling party won an absolute majority in parliament. The national electoral commission late Friday said Magufuli received 12.5 million votes, or 84%, while top opposition candidate Tundu Lissu received 1.9 million, or 13%.