U.S. swears in Joe Biden, Kamala Harris as president and vice-president

Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, assuming the helm of a country reeling from deep political divides, a battered economy and a raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans. With his hand on a five-inch thick heirloom Bible that has been in his family… Read More U.S. swears in Joe Biden, Kamala Harris as president and vice-president

U.S President Donald Trump ends term, leaves Washington

President Donald Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths. Trump, 74, will bid farewell to the White House hours before President-elect Joe Biden is… Read More U.S President Donald Trump ends term, leaves Washington

U.S. capitals brace for pro-Trump armed protests ahead of presidential inauguration

Protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the United States on Sunday in support of baseless claims that electoral fraud robbed President Donald Trump of a second term, as law enforcement officials girded for possible violence. More than a dozen states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings following an… Read More U.S. capitals brace for pro-Trump armed protests ahead of presidential inauguration

FBI issues warning of possible armed protests ahead of U.S. presidential inauguration

The FBI has warned of possible armed protests being planned for Washington, D.C., and in all 50 U.S. state capitals in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s January 20 inauguration, a federal law enforcement source said on Monday. Threatened with more violence from outgoing President Donald Trump’s supporters following last Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol,… Read More FBI issues warning of possible armed protests ahead of U.S. presidential inauguration

Washington mayor Muriel Bowser requests for increased securing around U.S. presidential inauguration

Washington’s mayor has asked for increased security around the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden after last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Describing last week’s assault as an “unprecedented terrorist attack”, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that Biden’s inauguration on January 20 will require a “different approach” compared to… Read More Washington mayor Muriel Bowser requests for increased securing around U.S. presidential inauguration