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Philippines sees 'close and friendly' ties with Biden administration

The Philippines will maintain “close and friendly” relations with the United States under President-elect Joe Biden, a top Philippine official said on Wednesday (Jan. 20), amid a period of...

Biden intelligence pick favors 'aggressive' stance on China threat

The United States should take an “aggressive stance” toward the threat posed by the aggressive and assertive China that it faces today, Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden’s choi...

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global and Asia Pacific business risks

10th Allianz survey: Business interruption, Pandemic outbreak and Cyber incidents are the top three global business risks for 2021 -- all strongly interlinked. Globally, Pandemic outbreak rockets to #...

In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday (Jan. 20) and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President ...

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday (Jan. 13), charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capit...

Trump on verge of 2nd impeachment after Capitol siege

U.S. President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning the unprecedented vote one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to “fight like hell&rd...

Social media crackdown continues after siege of US Capitol

LONDON (AP) — Social media platforms are continuing to crackdown on fringe groups and conspiracy theories following last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter suspended mo...

Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

This time, they'll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last wee...

North Korea: Kim Yo Jong remains 'single person Kim Jong Un trusts'

Pyongyang bestowed Kim Jong Un the title of general secretary of the ruling Workers' Party — a title formerly held by his late father and grandfather — and reconfirmed his leadership, ...

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account, cites "incitement of violence" risk

Twitter Inc said on Friday (Jan. 8) that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the U.S. C...

Stocks climb, bonds fall after Democrats win Senate

Bonds licked their wounds and stocks rose on Thursday (Jan. 7) as investors bet Democrat control of the U.S. Congress would enable President-elect Joe Biden to borrow and spend heavily, with a bruised...

Ex-presidential contender Andrew Yang files papers to run for New York mayor

Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and former 2020 U.S. presidential contender, has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City as a Democrat in next year’s elections, according to the city’s...

After US cements election results, China-wary Taiwan sees rally for Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With throngs of people waving the stars-and-stripes and signs with slogans such as "Stop the steal" in central Taipei Saturday (Dec. 19), passersby would have be...

Google releases top 10 search terms in Taiwan for 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google on Wednesday (Dec. 9) released its Year in Search for 2020, including the results for Taiwan, which revealed that the two most searched terms this year were related to t...

Biden considering possible China ambassadorship for former Mayor Buttigieg: Axios

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is considering appointing former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg to a high-level ambassadorship, possibly to China, Axios reported on Tuesday (Dec. 8), citing ...