The US has withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty due to non-compliance by Russia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday, making good on a planned move by the outgoing Trump administration.Add your comment!
The United States and China must find some basis for cooperation or risk sliding into a catastrophe “comparable to World War I”, former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said at a global forum on Monday, delivering a stark warning on the state of ties between the two superpowers.2 comments
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a close ally of Republican President Donald Trump and one of the few prominent world leaders still not to have congratulated Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on his election win, asked on Thursday whether the vote in the U.S. was really over.
Pope Francis spoke with Joe Biden by telephone on Thursday to offer blessings and congratulations to the US president-elect on his victory, the Democrat's transition team said in a statement.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on his US election win. Mr Biden called the PM ahead of the leaders of other major European countries.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday dug in his heels as one of the few leaders of major countries yet to congratulate Joe Biden on his presidential election win, saying it was too early and that his country was “not a colony”.
US President-elect Joe Biden named Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic operative and a decades-long confidant, to be his White House chief of staff Wednesday evening, moving quickly to put in place the senior leaders of the government he will lead early next year.
The election of Joe Biden as US president gives the International Monetary Fund (IMF) a chance to reset its relationship with its largest shareholder and make green initiatives a bigger part of its global economic recovery plan.
The S&P 500 ended higher but closed just shy of a record on Monday as investors bet that a full economic reopening was finally in sight following the first positive data from a late-stage Covid-19 vaccine trial.
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday made an urgent plea for Americans to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, declaring that a mask is not a political statement as he vowed to make defeating the pandemic his No. 1 priority when he replaces President Donald Trump on Jan 20.