U.S. House narrowly passes Biden’s $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill, clearing 1st hurdle

U.S. President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats faced challenges to their hopes … Read More

U.S. faces dark milestone as nation nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths

The United States faces a dark milestone despite a recent decline in COVID-19 cases as it prepares to mark a staggering half million deaths this week, nearly a year after … Read More

Frozen pipes, electricity woes remain in southern U.S. as warmer temperatures move in

Higher temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing relief to a winter-weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and … Read More

China hits back at allegations from U.S. of lack of transparency about coronavirus

China fired back at the U.S. on Sunday over allegations from the White House that Beijing withheld some information about the coronavirus outbreak from World Health Organization (WHO) investigators. In a … Read More

Calls mount for U.S. to take advantage of rapid coronavirus tests to fight pandemic

When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 students in a week, including … Read More

Point Roberts pins COVID-19 border exemption hopes on President Biden

Residents of the Washington state community of Point Roberts are hoping an executive order from U.S. President Joe Biden could lead to eased COVID-19 border restrictions. Point Roberts lies just … Read More

Roy Green: We don’t deserve dogs, but we are blessed to have them

It is a relationship developed over millennia: that between dogs and humans. It’s a relationship cemented by wagging tails and wide smiles. A relationship defined by phrases like “dogs are … Read More

Masks, testing, distancing: Coronavirus measures now the rule in Biden’s White House

Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced. The clearest sign that there’s a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus … Read More

America braces for Inauguration Day like no other as Biden set to emphasize call to unity

President-elect Joe Biden will officially become President of the United States in just a few short hours. But he is set to do so amid a political climate with tensions … Read More

Fauci says 100M coronavirus vaccinations in 100 days ‘absolutely a doable thing’

President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency “is absolutely a doable thing,” Anthony Fauci, director of the … Read More

Canada unlikely to see election violence akin to U.S. unrest: Vance

Canada’s former chief of defence staff says he thinks the country is unlikely to encounter civil unrest similar to the sectarian election violence gripping the U.S. ahead of its upcoming … Read More

The world needs a ‘re-engaged’ America amid global power shift: Trudeau

Canada and other U.S. allies are looking to President-elect Joe Biden to re-engage with the world amid shifting global power struggles and pressing challenges facing the environment and free trade … Read More

Biden promises vastly different approach to COVID-19 pandemic

When Joe Biden is sworn-in as president of the United States, it will mark the beginning of a new era in the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans … Read More

‘Nothing to worry about’: Biden receives coronavirus vaccine in Delaware

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations … Read More

Foreign minister raised troubling U.S. report on ‘Havana syndrome’ with Cuban counterpart

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says he raised with his Cuban counterpart a troubling new report by leading U.S. scientists that found the most plausible cause of ‘Havana syndrome’ is … Read More

U.S. experts hope Biden team will develop national coronavirus testing strategy

As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not — a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, … Read More

Biden to meet with U.S. coronavirus vaccine adviser this week, official says

The chief adviser for U.S. efforts on coronavirus vaccines said on Sunday he planned to meet with President-elect Joe Biden this week to discuss coronavirus vaccines as they are expected … Read More

Biden to immediately ask Americans for 100 days of wearing masks after swearing-in

Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the … Read More

Biden outlines plan to ease economic inequity in U.S amid coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday outlined his plans to alleviate economic inequality and boost the U.S. economy but said any structural reforms depend first on reining in the coronavirus … Read More

Canadian MPs unanimously call for visit from Biden, Harris after COVID-19

Members of Parliament from all political stripes passed a motion unanimously on Monday calling on the government to invite U.S. president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris to visit and … Read More

Biden advisers to meet with coronavirus vaccine firms as Trump stalls transition

Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the … Read More

Biden faces critical question of national lockdown as U.S. coronavirus cases soar

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming U.S. president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging coronavirus pandemic. For now, it’s a question … Read More

What Joe Biden’s election means for the U.S. coronavirus crisis

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden says the coronavirus pandemic is his top priority as he prepares to enter the White House against the backdrop of an unprecedented health crisis that has … Read More

World leaders react after Joe Biden projected to become next U.S. president

The U.S. election that has captivated the world for four days now has a projected winner — Joe Biden. The former vice president and now president-elect has been steadily consolidating … Read More

U.S. adds over 91,000 coronavirus cases on Election Day

The United States reported an alarming increase in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations on the same day Americans went to polls to elect their next president under the shadow of the … Read More

Fact check: A look at recent Trump, Biden claims on coronavirus, Supreme Court

“I believe we’re rounding the corner.” “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” … Read More

U.S. election: Trump to restart campaign with White House, Florida events

Looking to shove his campaign back on track, U.S. President Donald Trump and his team laid out an aggressive return to political activities, including a big White House event on … Read More

U.S. election: Trump restarts campaign with 1st live address since COVID-19 diagnosis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after being treated for the coronavirus. The White House has refused to declare … Read More

Biden says 2nd presidential debate should be cancelled if Trump still has coronavirus

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Tuesday that next week’s scheduled debate with Republican President Donald Trump should not take place if Trump is still infected with COVID-19. Biden … Read More

Pence, Harris to be separated by plexiglass barrier at debate after coronavirus outbreak

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and challenger Kamala Harris will be separated by a plexiglass barrier during their debate on Wednesday in an effort to lower the risk of coronavirus … Read More

Biden calls Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis a ‘bracing reminder’ of health crisis

Democrat Joe Biden offered sympathy to President Donald Trump over his coronavirus diagnosis on Friday while casting the moment as a reminder of the worldwide health crisis that has hit … Read More

‘Incompetence and dishonesty’: Biden says he trusts vaccines, scientists — not Trump

Joe Biden said Wednesday that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus vaccine, he doesn’t trust President Donald Trump. His comments come as the debate over a … Read More

Trump holds indoor campaign rally in Nevada despite coronavirus threat

U.S. President Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, a … Read More

Trump to hold indoor campaign rally in Nevada despite coronavirus threat

LAS VEGAS — U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally indoors on Sunday despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, a … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. federal government’s mixed messages on masks creates confusion

Forgive the American people if they’re in a fog about face masks. U.S. President Donald Trump and the federal government have done a number on them. First there was the … Read More

Trump, Biden highlight contrasting views on U.S. coronavirus response

LANCASTER, Pa. — Both U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are swinging through key battleground states on Thursday, presenting dueling events that haven’t happened much in … Read More

Biden calls Trump ‘a fool’ for appearing to mock mask use amid coronavirus pandemic

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who … Read More

Coronavirus: COVID-19 outbreak upends U.S. primary elections

U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other … Read More

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