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  • US Presidential Elections: US imposes sanctions on Russia; Moscow vows retaliation Apr 16, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    US Presidential Elections: US imposes sanctions on Russia; Moscow vows retaliation

    The United States warned Russia that more penalties were possible but said it did not want to escalate.

  • Will leave White House if Electoral College declares Joe Biden winner: Donald Trump Nov 27, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Will leave White House if Electoral College declares Joe Biden winner: Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has allowed the official start of Joe Biden’s transition to power this week but has not yet conceded defeat.

  • As Joe Biden marches forward with Cabinet, Donald Trump hopes likely to fade in key states Nov 23, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    As Joe Biden marches forward with Cabinet, Donald Trump hopes likely to fade in key states

    Donald Trump, a Republican, lost both battleground states in the November 3 election, but he has refused to concede defeat and has, instead, launched a legal battle to overturn the results there and in other close races across the country.

  • US Election 2020 | Joe Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory Nov 19, 2020 01:33 PM IST

    US Election 2020 | Joe Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory

    With more than 155 million votes counted and California and New York still counting, turnout stands at 65 percent of all eligible voters, the highest since 1908, according to data from The Associated Press and the US Elections Project.

  • Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them. Nov 14, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    Democrats keep winning the popular vote. That worries them.

    President-elect Joe Biden has so far won 50.8 percent of the vote compared to the 47.4 percent who voted for President Donald Trump, a 5 million vote advantage that is likely to grow as Democratic bastions like California and New York continue to count ballots. Biden’s 77.5 million votes to date are the most for any winning candidate, and Trump’s 72.3 million also set a high water mark for a losing one.

  • US Election 2020 | November 3 election most secure in US history, says top official Nov 13, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    US Election 2020 | November 3 election most secure in US history, says top official

    The statement’s authors said they had no evidence that any voting system had deleted or lost votes, had changed votes, or was in any way compromised. They said all of the states with close results have paper records, which allows for the recounting of each ballot, if necessary, and for “the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors.”

  • China sends 'congratulations' to Joe Biden on US election win Nov 13, 2020 02:03 PM IST

    China sends 'congratulations' to Joe Biden on US election win

    "We respect the choice of the American people. We express our congratulations to Mr Biden and Ms Harris," said foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin at a regular press briefing, referring to incoming vice president Kamala Harris.

  • Congressman Ro Khanna among potential contenders to fill Senate seat being vacated by Kamala Harris Nov 13, 2020 01:35 PM IST

    Congressman Ro Khanna among potential contenders to fill Senate seat being vacated by Kamala Harris

    Daughter of an Indian-American mother and African-American father, Kamala Harris, 56, was elected a US Senator from California in 2016. The seat will become vacant after she is sworn in as the vice president in January.

  • US Election 2020 | Joe Biden wins Arizona, consolidates lead over Donald Trump Nov 13, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    US Election 2020 | Joe Biden wins Arizona, consolidates lead over Donald Trump

    Joe Biden, a Democrat, has won Arizona, flipping a longtime Republican stronghold, CNN reported. The state’s 11 Electoral College votes bring 77-year-old Biden’s lead to 290-217 and put further pressure on President Trump, who has yet to concede the election held on November 3.

  • US Elections 2020: Indian-Americans who won the US poll race Nov 09, 2020 08:39 PM IST

    US Elections 2020: Indian-Americans who won the US poll race

    With many candidates emerging victorious, is it a new dawn for Indian-Americans in US politics?

  • US Election 2020 | China declines to acknowledge Joe Biden victory Nov 09, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    US Election 2020 | China declines to acknowledge Joe Biden victory

    Donald Trump's four years in the White House have been marked by a costly trade war and increasingly icy relations with China, with the two powers sparring over areas from blame for the COVID-19 pandemic to Beijing's human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

  • Joe Biden to name virus team as worldwide cases top 50 million Nov 09, 2020 01:08 PM IST

    Joe Biden to name virus team as worldwide cases top 50 million

    The incoming leader made the pledge in his first speech since being projected as the winner of the presidential election, signaling he plans to prioritize the pandemic from the outset.

  • US Election 2020 | Kamala Harris' husband Douglas Emhoff will be America's first 'Second Gentleman' Nov 08, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    US Election 2020 | Kamala Harris' husband Douglas Emhoff will be America's first 'Second Gentleman'

    America has never in its history before had a female President and Vice President so it remains to be seen what formal title – Second Gentleman, Second Husband’ – will be given to the first male spouse of an elected leader.

  • 'Gajni Biden' won't last more than a year, says Kangana Ranaut Nov 08, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    'Gajni Biden' won't last more than a year, says Kangana Ranaut

    Kangana Ranaut compares US President-elect Joe Biden to Aamir Khan's character from Ghajini; says Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will run the show

  • Can Trump pardon his associates — or himself? Nov 08, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    Can Trump pardon his associates — or himself?

    Here is an overview of Trump's pardon power, which is sweeping but not absolute.

  • Bollywood celebrates 'new dawn' as Joe Biden becomes US President, Kamala Harris VP Nov 08, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Bollywood celebrates 'new dawn' as Joe Biden becomes US President, Kamala Harris VP

    The 77-year-old Democrat, who became the oldest man ever to be elected to the White House, will be the 46th president of the United States, after securing a major victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

  • From one of the youngest senators to the oldest US President - this is Joe Biden's journey Nov 08, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    From one of the youngest senators to the oldest US President - this is Joe Biden's journey

    A look at Joe Biden's journey through the years

  • Joe Biden plans to host a global Summit for Democracy in first year of presidency: Policy paper Nov 08, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Joe Biden plans to host a global Summit for Democracy in first year of presidency: Policy paper

    India, being the world's largest democracy, is likely to play an important role in such a summit.

  • US Election 2020 | Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won't congratulate Joe Biden until legal challenges resolved Nov 08, 2020 11:18 AM IST

    US Election 2020 | Mexico's president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won't congratulate Joe Biden until legal challenges resolved

    The Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador linked his caution to his own allegations of fraud in two presidential elections he contested, in 2006 and 2012, before winning on his third bid in 2018.

  • US Election 2020 | Here are six things Joe Biden will likely do on immigration Nov 08, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    US Election 2020 | Here are six things Joe Biden will likely do on immigration

    Here is what to expect from Joe Biden in six key immigration policy areas.

  • Slow US election count mostly for good reasons Nov 07, 2020 03:23 PM IST

    Slow US election count mostly for good reasons

    Even though the count is not yet complete, President Donald Trump has easily surpassed the number of votes he got four years ago: more than 70 million so far, versus about 63 million in his victorious 2016 run. Meanwhile, Democrat Joe Biden has gained some 73.9 million votes, versus the 65.9 that Hillary Clinton got.

  • US Election 2020: The wait continues for a result Nov 07, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    US Election 2020: The wait continues for a result

    As Americans wait, some have taken to the streets to protest, while many have been glued to TV screens or are frantically refreshing blue-and-red-tinted maps as they watch the vote count inch up.

  • US Election 2020 | How Georgia could leave US Senate control unclear until January Nov 07, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    US Election 2020 | How Georgia could leave US Senate control unclear until January

    As election results stand as of Friday, the Democrats and the Republicans will each hold 48 seats in the 100-member Senate. Two other races in addition to Georgia are still outstanding, but both are widely expected to be won by Republicans.

  • Federal watchdog probing Donald Trump campaign's use of White House: US lawmaker Nov 07, 2020 11:42 AM IST

    Federal watchdog probing Donald Trump campaign's use of White House: US lawmaker

    The New Jersey lawmaker said Donald Trump was also expected to be briefed in the White House residence and the Oval Office throughout the day by campaign officials, which he said put executive branch officials at risk of violating federal law.

  • US Election 2020 | Some Americans dance, others wield guns outside vote-tallying sites as counting draws to a close Nov 07, 2020 12:28 AM IST

    US Election 2020 | Some Americans dance, others wield guns outside vote-tallying sites as counting draws to a close

    Joe Biden has a 253 to 214 lead in the state-by-state Electoral College vote that determines the winner, according to Edison Research. Winning Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes would put the former vice president over the 270 he needs to secure the presidency.

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