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Alexei Navalny’s supporters vow protests despite looming crackdown in Russia

Allies of the opposition leader say they’ll take to the streets despite police warnings that unsanctioned public events will be ‘immediately suppressed’.

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Allies of the opposition leader say they’ll take to the streets despite police warnings that unsanctioned public events will be ‘immediately suppressed’.

Alexei Navalny’s supporters vow protests despite looming crackdown in Russia
Joe Biden to seek full 5-year extension of New START nuclear pact with Russia

The news comes days before the expiration of the last nuclear reduction treaty between the two powers.

22 Jan 2021 - 9:02PM

The news comes days before the expiration of the last nuclear reduction treaty between the two powers.

Joe Biden to seek full 5-year extension of New START nuclear pact with Russia
Mitch McConnell proposes allowing Donald Trump two weeks to prepare impeachment defence

US House speaker Pelosi said earlier that she would ‘soon’ take steps to launch the trial against the former president.

22 Jan 2021 - 7:34AM

US House speaker Pelosi said earlier that she would ‘soon’ take steps to launch the trial against the former president.

Mitch McConnell proposes allowing Donald Trump two weeks to prepare impeachment defence
Joe Biden seeks to bring normalcy back to White House after tumultuous 4 years

The aftershocks of Trump’s presidency, however, are likely to continue to disrupt Biden’s administration for months to come.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:19PM

The aftershocks of Trump’s presidency, however, are likely to continue to disrupt Biden’s administration for months to come.

Joe Biden seeks to bring normalcy back to White House after tumultuous 4 years
Inside the ugly transition at the Pentagon: how Joe Biden’s team was denied critical info

The obstruction efforts, led by Trump appointees, will hobble the new administration on key national security matters, officials say.

21 Jan 2021 - 4:11AM

The obstruction efforts, led by Trump appointees, will hobble the new administration on key national security matters, officials say.

Inside the ugly transition at the Pentagon: how Joe Biden’s team was denied critical info
Donald Trump leaves parting Oval Office letter for Joe Biden

The presidential tradition was started by Ronald Reagan; Obama’s note to Trump urged him to ensure the ‘instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them’.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:18PM

The presidential tradition was started by Ronald Reagan; Obama’s note to Trump urged him to ensure the ‘instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them’.

Donald Trump leaves parting Oval Office letter for Joe Biden
Pelosi says Trump could be accessory to murder after Capitol riot

House speaker has repeatedly decried Donald Trump’s role in inciting violent insurrection on January 6 that claimed the lives of five people.

21 Jan 2021 - 12:46AM

House speaker has repeatedly decried Donald Trump’s role in inciting violent insurrection on January 6 that claimed the lives of five people.

Pelosi says Trump could be accessory to murder after Capitol riot
Joe Biden to give ‘most important inaugural speech since Lincoln’

There is a heightened urgency to Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, as he confronts multiple crises and seeks to bridge a deep political divide.

20 Jan 2021 - 12:29PM

There is a heightened urgency to Joe Biden’s inaugural speech, as he confronts multiple crises and seeks to bridge a deep political divide.

Joe Biden to give ‘most important inaugural speech since Lincoln’
Top Republican Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump ‘provoked’ US Capitol attackers

‘The mob was fed lies,’ the Senate majority leader says in his strongest condemnation yet of the president’s actions ahead of the coming impeachment trial.

20 Jan 2021 - 5:12AM

‘The mob was fed lies,’ the Senate majority leader says in his strongest condemnation yet of the president’s actions ahead of the coming impeachment trial.

Top Republican Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump ‘provoked’ US Capitol attackers
Joe Biden taps Asia expert Ely Ratner as top Pentagon adviser on China

The move may help reassure China watchers concerned that Lloyd Austin, Biden’s pick for defence chief, does not have enough experience in Indo-Pacific affairs.

20 Jan 2021 - 3:07AM

The move may help reassure China watchers concerned that Lloyd Austin, Biden’s pick for defence chief, does not have enough experience in Indo-Pacific affairs.

Joe Biden taps Asia expert Ely Ratner as top Pentagon adviser on China
FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office to sell it to Russia

Riley June Williams, who appears to be on the run, was seen near the House Speaker’s office in footage of the US Capitol attack.

19 Jan 2021 - 2:22AM

Riley June Williams, who appears to be on the run, was seen near the House Speaker’s office in footage of the US Capitol attack.

FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office to sell it to Russia
US airports and transit agencies brace for chaos in run-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration

The riot at the US Capitol building last week has officials from airports, airlines, transit agencies, Amtrak and more preparing for a repeat.

17 Jan 2021 - 3:55AM

The riot at the US Capitol building last week has officials from airports, airlines, transit agencies, Amtrak and more preparing for a repeat.

US airports and transit agencies brace for chaos in run-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration
Department of Justice internal watchdog opens investigation into riots at US Capitol building

DOJ’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, said the investigation will examine the intelligence the department had preceding the deadly riots.

16 Jan 2021 - 5:04AM

DOJ’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, said the investigation will examine the intelligence the department had preceding the deadly riots.

Department of Justice internal watchdog opens investigation into riots at US Capitol building
Joe Biden taps Trump appointee David Norquist to be his temporary defence secretary

The confirmation of the US president-elect’s permanent nominee, retired general Lloyd Austin, has been delayed.

15 Jan 2021 - 3:39AM

The confirmation of the US president-elect’s permanent nominee, retired general Lloyd Austin, has been delayed.

Joe Biden taps Trump appointee David Norquist to be his temporary defence secretary
Analysis | Trump impeachment: what happens next, and how can Senate speed up the trial?

The impeachment trial could be slow, which is bad news for Joe Biden’s first 100 days. But there is a way to speed up proceedings.

14 Jan 2021 - 9:16PM

The impeachment trial could be slow, which is bad news for Joe Biden’s first 100 days. But there is a way to speed up proceedings.

Trump impeachment: what happens next, and how can Senate speed up the trial?
Republicans begin turning on Donald Trump over impeachment

Liz Cheney, the No 3 House Republican, says she will vote to impeach the president, joining a growing number of voices from Trump’s own party.

13 Jan 2021 - 2:33PM

Liz Cheney, the No 3 House Republican, says she will vote to impeach the president, joining a growing number of voices from Trump’s own party.

Republicans begin turning on Donald Trump over impeachment
Congress sees signs of coronavirus spike following US Capitol attack

The trio had been in a room with Republican colleagues who refused to wear masks while sheltering during the siege by Trump supporters.

13 Jan 2021 - 2:37AM

The trio had been in a room with Republican colleagues who refused to wear masks while sheltering during the siege by Trump supporters.

Congress sees signs of coronavirus spike following US Capitol attack
Chad Wolf steps down from US Department of Homeland Security

The president withdrew Chad Wolf’s nomination to head the DHS in a permanent capacity last week after the acting secretary condemned the Capitol attack.

12 Jan 2021 - 7:13AM

The president withdrew Chad Wolf’s nomination to head the DHS in a permanent capacity last week after the acting secretary condemned the Capitol attack.

Chad Wolf steps down from US Department of Homeland Security
Another Trump impeachment? Democrats weigh impact of fresh trial on Biden’s presidency

Most Democrats would vote to remove Trump from office, but there are concerns an impeachment trial would hamstring the first critical weeks of Joe Biden’s presidency.

10 Jan 2021 - 7:45PM

Most Democrats would vote to remove Trump from office, but there are concerns an impeachment trial would hamstring the first critical weeks of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Another Trump impeachment? Democrats weigh impact of fresh trial on Biden’s presidency
Tech bites back against Trump machine as war between Silicon Valley and Washington takes a new turn

After more than 1,400 days of trying to placate and handle US President Donald Trump, the tech industry is taking on the Trump machine.

10 Jan 2021 - 2:45PM

After more than 1,400 days of trying to placate and handle US President Donald Trump, the tech industry is taking on the Trump machine.

Tech bites back against Trump machine as war between Silicon Valley and Washington takes a new turn
Donald Trump’s next challenge: how to keep grip on Republicans without Twitter

The president has used Twitter to punish perceived disloyalty within his party. Now he’s lost his favourite tool at a defining moment

9 Jan 2021 - 9:27PM

The president has used Twitter to punish perceived disloyalty within his party. Now he’s lost his favourite tool at a defining moment

Donald Trump’s next challenge: how to keep grip on Republicans without Twitter
FBI arrests man who posted photo of himself sitting at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk after raid on US Congress

Richard Barnett was arrested in Little Rock on federal charges including unlawful entry into a restricted area, FBI officials said.

9 Jan 2021 - 8:50PM

Richard Barnett was arrested in Little Rock on federal charges including unlawful entry into a restricted area, FBI officials said.

FBI arrests man who posted photo of himself sitting at Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk after raid on US Congress
Top Democrats sack Capitol security officials after deadly siege by Trump supporters

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund will resign effective January 16, before Joe Biden‘s Inauguration, according to a police spokesperson

8 Jan 2021 - 8:12AM

Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund will resign effective January 16, before Joe Biden‘s Inauguration, according to a police spokesperson

Top Democrats sack Capitol security officials after deadly siege by Trump supporters
Mike Pence expected to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration

The vice-president’s appearance at the event would show support for the peaceful transition of power after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.

8 Jan 2021 - 5:53AM

The vice-president’s appearance at the event would show support for the peaceful transition of power after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.

Mike Pence expected to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration
Joe Biden picks Gina Raimondo for US commerce secretary

The Rhode Island governor had impressed the president-elect‘s team when she was under consideration to be his running mate.

8 Jan 2021 - 4:14AM

The Rhode Island governor had impressed the president-elect‘s team when she was under consideration to be his running mate.

Joe Biden picks Gina Raimondo for US commerce secretary
Pop culture that defined the Trump years: from Jordan Peele’s films to teenage social media stars to Kanye West for US president

As America’s Trump years come to an end, there is only one pop culture figure for it: Donald Trump himself. Here are some others worth remembering.

8 Jan 2021 - 1:32AM

As America’s Trump years come to an end, there is only one pop culture figure for it: Donald Trump himself. Here are some others worth remembering.

Pop culture that defined the Trump years: from Jordan Peele’s films to teenage social media stars to Kanye West for US president
How a sparse pro-Trump protest turned into unrest in the US capital

Within hours of Donald Trump speaking to a throng of supporters in front of the White House, the US Capitol building was being overrun. Here’s how it happened.

7 Jan 2021 - 11:56PM

Within hours of Donald Trump speaking to a throng of supporters in front of the White House, the US Capitol building was being overrun. Here’s how it happened.

How a sparse pro-Trump protest turned into unrest in the US capital
Washington DC chaos: loyalty to Trump cracks on a day that will define his presidency

The uprising at the Capitol followed two months of provocation from President Trump who has called into doubt the result of November’s election, which he lost.

8 Jan 2021 - 3:18AM

The uprising at the Capitol followed two months of provocation from President Trump who has called into doubt the result of November’s election, which he lost.

Washington DC chaos: loyalty to Trump cracks on a day that will define his presidency
Manufacturers suggest Donald Trump’s removal as business groups condemn violence at US Capitol

The top lobbying group for US factories suggested that the VP could invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

7 Jan 2021 - 3:23PM

The top lobbying group for US factories suggested that the VP could invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

Manufacturers suggest Donald Trump’s removal as business groups condemn violence at US Capitol
Jon Ossoff scores victory over David Perdue in Georgia Senate run-off

Jon Ossoff’s victory has huge implications for Joe Biden’s presidency, as he no longer has to navigate a Republican majority in the chamber.

7 Jan 2021 - 9:59AM

Jon Ossoff’s victory has huge implications for Joe Biden’s presidency, as he no longer has to navigate a Republican majority in the chamber.

Jon Ossoff scores victory over David Perdue in Georgia Senate run-off