Nathaniel Veltman, accused of murdering Canadian Muslim family, to face terrorism charges

A Canadian man who is accused of deliberately running over a Muslim family with his truck, killing four of them, now faces terrorism charges in addition to those for murder, prosecutors said on Monday.

20 killed as Mexico City rail overpass collapses

Twenty people were killed, including children, and 49 were hospitalised when a railway overpass collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night.

Biden sworn in as US president, takes helm of deeply divided nation

Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as president of the United States, 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.

Tensions rise among supporters

Backers of President Donald Trump, some carrying guns, ramped up demonstrations on Thursday night against what he has baselessly called a rigged election, in battleground states where votes were still being counted.

News in Brief / Trump administration advances $2.9 b drone sale to UAE

The US State Department gave Congress notification it plans to sell 18 sophisticated armed MQ-9B aerial drones to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth as much as $2.9 billion, people briefed on the notification said.

‘Stop the steal!’

A crowd of Donald Trump supporters, some armed with rifles and handguns, gathered outside an election center in Arizona on Wednesday night after unsubstantiated rumors that votes for the Republican president were deliberately not being counted.

Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.

Russia’s Putin congratulates Biden on winning US election

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election after weeks of holding out.

US sanctions 14 Chinese officials over Hong Kong

The United States imposed financial sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials over their alleged role in Beijing’s disqualification last month of elected opposition legislators in Hong Kong, prompting China to say it will retaliate.

Biden unveils diverse economic team

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions yesterday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.

Biden faces tough choice of whether to back virus lockdowns

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic.

Americans reject Trump’s victory claims

A bipartisan majority of Americans do not accept Trump’s premature victory declaration in the US presidential election and most are willing to wait for all votes to be counted before deciding who won, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

Win or lose, Trumpism stronger than ever

The US presidential election is still up in the air, but one thing is for certain: the movement created by Donald Trump is alive and well, and more solid than pundits expected.

US formally exits Paris climate pact

The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement yesterday, fulfilling an old promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter from the global pact to fight climate change.

Trump gains with Latinos, loses some white voters: exit polls

As the US presidential race remained undecided, President Donald Trump showed some surprising gains with Latino and other nonwhite voters, but they may have been offset by losses among those who supported him four years ago, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research.

World holds its breath

A day after Americans voted in a bitterly contested election, the rest of the world was none the wiser yesterday, with millions of votes still to count, the race too close to call and a mounting risk of days or even weeks of legal uncertainty.