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U.S. ‘appalled by persecution of pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong’

The United States government said on Thursday it was "appalled by the Hong Kong government’s political persecution of Hong Kong’s courageous pro-democracy advocates." "The use of courts to silence peaceful dissent is a hallmark of authoritarian regimes and underscores...

Democrats and Republicans finally get serious about COVID-19 relief deal before Christmas

The Democrats and the Republicans are finally serious about reaching a COVID-19 deal before Christmas, as new cases increase and hospitalizations and deaths expand across the country. On Wednesday, more than 2800 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the United...

President-elect Biden appoints Brian Deese as Director of the National Economic Council

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced on Thursday that veteran economic and climate expert Brian Deese will be appointed to serve as Director of the National Economic Council, a top White House advisory position created in 1993 to help inform,...

U.S. marks another grim milestone with 2800 coronavirus deaths in one day

The United States marked another grim milestone on Wednesday with over 2800 coronavirus deaths in a single day, the highest since the pandemic began early this year. On Tuesday, about 2600 people died of coronavirus in the United States, a...

Battle for U.S. senate: worries over equitable voting access in Georgia runoffs

State and local election officials in Georgia should take immediate steps to ensure that every voter in the state has easy and equitable access to absentee ballot drop boxes in the lead up to the January 5, 2021, Senate...

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris names new White House senior staff

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday announced new members of her White House senior staff. Harris named Hartina Flournoy as Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Rohini Kosoglu as Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President and...

Coronavirus hospitalizations top 100k in US

More than 100,000 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States, the highest number of hospitalizations since the outbreak began early this year. There are nearly 20,000 patients in ICU and about 7000 of them on ventilator, according to...

Trump releases video message he labeled “the most important speech I’ve ever made” full of lies

U.S. President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday released a video message he labeled "the most important speech I've ever made" which was full of baseless election fraud allegations he has failed to prove in court. Mr. Trump has...

Adeyemo, Nigerian-American nominee for deputy treasury secretary: everyone deserves a fair shot when they need it most

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has nominated Nigerian-American Adewale 'Wally' Adeyemo, for Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. On Tuesday, Biden introduced Adeyemo to the American people. Adeyemo, a veteran of the Executive Branch and expert on macro-economic policy and...

Harris: economic team to deliver immediate relief to Americans

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden "on choosing this outstanding economic team." "This is the team we need to deliver immediate economic relief to the American people, to get our economy back on track,...

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President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja appreciated Nigerians and Organized Labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the...

Harris: economic team to deliver immediate relief to Americans

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden "on choosing this outstanding economic team." "This is the team we need to...

In their own words: Biden’s economic team vows to rebuild America’s economy better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominees and appointees on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the American economy. The President-elect on Monday announced key members of his...

Joe Biden: My first-rate economic team will get us through on-going crisis and help us build back better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday introduced his economic team to the nation, saying it will help the nation get through the...

President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja appreciated Nigerians and Organized Labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the country tackles myriad economic challenges,...
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