Biden to nominate Yellen to US Treasury, breaking a 231-year gender barrier

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as US Treasury secretary, breaking a 231-year gender barrier and putting a seasoned economist and labor…

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Morning news brief: Donald Trump accepts defeat, Pope calls out China and more

Start your day with WION's daily morning news brief

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Pope Francis refers to Uighur Muslims as a 'persecuted' group for the first time

In a new book titled “Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future”, Francis also urged world governments to set up a universal minimum wage, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19. The book…

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Transition Executive announces start of process for Joe Biden

The statement came at the same time as Trump dropping a hint of him finally admitting his defeat

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UK might pull British judges out of Hong Kong's highest court

The United Kingdom might pull its judges out of the highest court in Hong Kong. British Foreign Secretary on Monday claimed that this could happen due to China breaking its international…

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‘Do what needs to be done’: Trump clears the way for Biden's transition

Trump's tweet that the General Services Administration should "do what needs to be done" came after the agency's head, Emily Murphy, said she was releasing the long-delayed assistance. 

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China launches first unmanned spacecraft to moon to collect lunar rocks

If China is successful in its mission, it will the third country overall and first in nearly four decades to bring back lunar rock samples

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Joe Biden announces Cabinet team: Check out who gets what here

All the people whose name were announced were earlier seen in Obama-Biden administration

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Turkey's outreach to Europe is inflaming tensions

From stoking the rage of extremists to justifying violence in the name of terror, Erdogan has been lambasted by European leaders for several reasons

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Boris Johnson says 'escape route' from coronavirus 'in sight'

Johnson said that England would once again see a tiered system of restrictions once the current lockdown expires on December 2

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Japan should compensate Ghosn for 'arbitrary' detention: UN panel

Ghosn was dramatically arrested over financial misconduct allegations in November 2018 as he stepped off his private jet in Tokyo

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Apple rallying against bill to stop forced Uighur labour

The move by Apple lobbyists highlights the clash between its business imperatives and its official stance on human rights

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Childhood home of Jesus Christ discovered by a British archeologist

The site was first recognised as the house where Jesus grew up with Joseph and Mary in the nineteenth century, yet the hypothesis was excused during the 1930s and has been dismissed from that…

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Seven die in Russia after drinking hand sanitiser as they ran out of alcohol

Russian investigators on Saturday said nine people had fallen violently ill in the village of Tomtor in Yakutia after they consumed diluted hand sanitiser

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What to know about California’s vaccine rollout

Last week, in the midst of a worsening pandemic came a rare bright spot: Pfizer and Moderna announced that their vaccines were 90% effective or better against COVID-19. The news came as cases in…

via The New York Times
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