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Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

Donald Trump United States (US) President Donald Trump’s administration wages its last major policy fight before the Supreme Court Monday as it seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the population count used to determine states’ representation in Congress. If the outgoing president’s plan goes forward, states with large numbers of undocumented immigrants could see their…

Ghana anti-graft prosecutor quits over ‘political interference’

Ghana’s former attorney general Martin Amidu Ghana’s special anti-corruption prosecutor has quit, accusing President Nana Akufo-Addo of “political interference” over a report into a controversial gold royalties deal. The move comes just three weeks ahead of a presidential election that sees Akufo-Addo facing a tight race against former leader John Mahama. Former attorney general Martin…

Mozambique’s insurgency displaces 33,000 in a week ― IOM

Mozambique Another 33,000 people in northern Mozambique fled their homes in the last week in response to the attacks by a jihadist group, the UN’s migration agency said Tuesday. The gas-rich province of Cabo Delgado is under assault from a shadowy extremist group known locally as Al-Shabab. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said violence…

Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command secretly killed in Iran ― NYT

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, indicted in the US for the 1998 bombings of its embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, was secretly killed in Iran in August, The New York Times reported Friday. Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists, was shot and killed in Tehran by two Israeli…

US Election: China declines to acknowledge ‘Biden victory’

President Xi Jinping of China China declined Monday to congratulate Joe Biden as the winner of the US presidential election, saying the outcome of the vote was still to be determined. While incumbent Donald Trump has yet to concede and has launched several legal challenges, many world leaders congratulated Biden and running mate Kamala Harris…

Russia says Putin awaiting official US result to congratulate winner

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin Russian President, Vladimir Putin awaiting official result to congratulate United States Presidential election winner according to a statement from Kremlin. However, Russia’s elections chief said Monday that voting by mail in the US presidential election had paved the way for massive voter fraud, echoing rhetoric from the campaign of Donald Trump.…

Trump defied political gravity; now falls back to earth

Donald Trump Donald Trump, who defied political gravity with his extraordinary rise from reality star and businessman to the presidency, has fallen back to earth. In the end, his flurry of raucous rallies, an unprecedented turnout operation and sheer force of will could not overcome the reality of his enduring unpopularity and a raging pandemic…

NEWS EXTRA: Joe Biden reveals his first task as President

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden U.S. President-elect, Joe Biden, says his first task in office is to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. Biden stated this in his acceptance speech, which he delivered before a crowd of supporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday night. “Our work begins with getting Covid-19 under control.…

Iran’s supreme leader mocks US democracy

Ali Khamenei Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has mocked the rancorous aftermath of election day in the United States, saying that the vote has exposed the reality of US democracy. Well over 24 hours after the last polling stations closed in the US state of Alaska, the battle for the White House remains undecided.…

Trump bid to stop vote counting ‘outrageous’ ― Biden

Joe Biden’s White House campaign slammed US President Donald Trump’s threat to try to stop the election vote count as “outrageous” early Wednesday, saying its legal team was ready to prevent such an “unprecedented” act. “The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect,”…

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