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With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

The Democratic governors of Colorado and New Mexico convened special legislative sessions in the closing days of November to address the virus-related emergency.

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US Elections 2020: Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

The week-old lawsuit, led by Republican US Rep. Mike Kelly of northwestern Pennsylvania, had challenged the state's mail-in voting law as unconstitutional.

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UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.

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Protests over security bill planned across France

Critics of a proposed French security law that would restrict sharing images of police are gathering across the country in protest on Saturday.

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.

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North Korea executed people, shut Pyongyang as part of frantic efforts to guard against coronavirus, says Seoul’s spy agency

Kim's government also ordered diplomats overseas to refrain from any acts that could provoke the United States as it's worried about President-elect Joe Biden's possible new approach on North Korea, lawmakers told reporters a

Asian stocks fall amid unease about coronavirus vaccine development

Investors have been encouraged by reports of progress toward a possible vaccine. But they were uneasy after researchers questioned data that showed a candidate from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca was 70% effective.

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street takes pause on optimism

The upbeat mood earlier in the week had been set off by news of the development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments.

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AstraZeneca manufacturing error clouds vaccine study results

In the group that got two full doses, the vaccine appeared to be 62 per cent effective, the drugmaker company said.

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US economy surges by record 33.1% in Q3

The overall increase in the gross domestic product, the country's total output of goods and services, remained the same as its first estimate, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, although some components were revised.

Switzerland sets post-Brexit quota for British migrants

The Swiss government says up to 3,500 migrants from Britain will be given permits to live and work in the Alpine nation next year, when Britain's post-Brexit transition with the European Union expires.

EU is willing to be ‘creative’ to get a Brexit trade deal

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said ''genuine progress" had been made on several issues "with an outline of a final text", little more than a month before Britain's transition period as a former EU member runs out.

Azerbaijani troops enter further territory ceded by Armenia

The cease-fire, brokered by Russia two weeks ago, stipulated that Armenia hand over control to Azerbaijan of some areas its holds outside Nagorno-Karabakh's borders. The first one, Aghdam, was turned over last week.

Explained | China’s claims of coronavirus on frozen foods

While experts say the virus can survive for a time on cardboard and plastic containers, it remains unclear how serious a risk that poses. Like so many issues surrounding the pandemic, the matter has swiftly become politicised

Asian shares rise after Dow crests 30,000 on coronavirus vaccine hopes

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7% to 6,691.80. South Korea's Kospi added 0.5% to 2,630.04. Hong Kong's Hang Seng surged 1.3% to 26,931.98, while the Shanghai Composite edged up 0.1% to 3,406.45.

German business confidence down for second consecutive month

Still, the decline was smaller than economists had predicted. And official data released separately on Tuesday showed that the economy performed a bit better in the third quarter than previously reported. The Ifo institute sa

Ifo's survey is based on monthly responses from about 9,000 companies in various sectors.

NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for Monday Night Football

Referee Jerome Boger led the crew, which also included umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw, field judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed.

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China reports 2 coronavirus cases after mass testing

The National Health Commission said that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city.

Britain partially lifts restrictions; fans can finally watch English Premier League games in stadiums

A maximum of 4,000 fans will initially be allowed into venues in the areas with the lowest COVID-19 infection rates.

Supporters are set to return to English Premier League games next week for the first time since March. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allowing a return of spectators to sports stadiums as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions when the national lockdown ends on December 2. A maximum of 4,000 fans will initially be allowed into venues in the areas with the lowest COVID-19 infection rates and up to 2,000 in the areas placed in the next tier of restrictions. The highest-risk areas still won't be allowed fans. Plans for the return of spectators in October were put on hold due to a spike in coronavirus cases. The government will announce on Thursday which tiers English cities and regions will be placed into. “We are able to get the turnstiles turning sooner than expected,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Monday, “taking a cautious approach and starting with the lowest risk areas first. I'm confident that sports will take every step to ensure their fans are safe, and fans will play their part and look out for each other until we can safely get everyone back in." Britain has been Europe's hardest-hit country during the pandemic, with 55,230 known deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test including another 206 in Monday's daily update.

Joe Biden names climate statesman John Kerry as climate envoy

Biden's team gave little immediate detail on Monday about how he envisioned Kerry shaping the new job, which many on social media and on all sides of the climate-action spectrum were quick to dub 'climate czar.'

President-elect Joe Biden taps ex-Fed chair Janet Yellen to lead treasury

Yellen, who is widely admired in the financial world, would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton in 1789.

China in final preparations for latest lunar mission

The four modules of the Chang'e 5 spacecraft are expected be sent into space Tuesday aboard a massive Long March-5 rocket from the Wenchang launch center along the coast of the southern island province of Hainan, according to

China tests millions after coronavirus flare-ups in 3 cities

As temperatures drop, large-scale measures are being enacted in the cities of Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, despite the low number of new cases compared to the United States and other countries that are seeing new waves of

Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work

On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden's administration on numerous foreign policy matters and cement President Dona

Trump campaign legal team distances itself from Powell

The Trump campaign's legal team moved to distance itself Sunday from the firebrand conservative attorney after a tumultuous several days in which Powell made multiple incorrect statements about the voting process, unspooled u

US President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks expected Tuesday amid roadblocks

Ron Klain, Biden's incoming chief of staff, offered no details Sunday about which department heads Biden would first announce.

Donald Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

Justin Levitt, a Loyola Law School professor who specializes in election law, called the Trump lawsuits dangerous.

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