U.S. Congress certifies Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately afterward, the White House released a statement from Trump in which he pledged an “orderly transition” when Biden is sworn into office on… Read More U.S. Congress certifies Joe Biden as winner of presidential election

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Egypt’s President Abdel al-Sisi as he embarks on Middle East tour

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence kicked off a trip to the Middle East on Saturday with a visit to Egypt, where he pledged firm U.S. backing to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the nation’s fight against militants. Pence said ties between the two countries had never been stronger after a period of drifting apart and… Read More U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meets with Egypt’s President Abdel al-Sisi as he embarks on Middle East tour