Analysis & Comment

Opinion | In Haiti, Coups Are in the Eye of the Beholder

Catherine Buteau, a 33-year-old marketing and communications specialist in Montreal, woke up on Feb. 7 to a lot of missed calls on her phone. Her relatives in Haiti had been desperately calling her. Her father, mother and aunt had been snatched from their beds in Port-au-Prince in the middle of the night. “No one knew […]

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US election: Most Americans don’t care about conspiracies, so how did ‘Stop the Steal’ fuel a riot?

OPINION: The 2020 US election, which delivered a resounding victory to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, was free and fair. The results of the election were scrutinised by officials, challenged legally, and eventually certified state-by-state. The head of the Department of Justice (appointed by outgoing President Donald J. Trump) said there was […]

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US election live: Final count underway in Georgia to decide Senate control

Georgia voters are deciding the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans are unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear […]

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US election: Legal experts label latest Trump lawsuit the ‘dumbest’ they’ve ever seen

Legal experts have shredded an audacious new lawsuit challenging the results of America’s presidential election in four swing states, calling it the “craziest” and “dumbest” case of the entire post-election period. Today Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton, a Republican, announced his intention to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the US Supreme Court. Joe Biden […]


Colorado’s 2020 election results are official with certified vote count

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold officially certified the state’s November election results Tuesday, a normally sleepy affair that took on unusual significance in the face of President Trump’s persistent rejection of 2020’s vote count showing Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential race. “I am so proud to report that despite having to […]

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US election: Donald Trump campaign witness Melissa Carone the star of fraud hearing

One of the Trump campaign’s star witnesses alleging election fraud has suddenly shot to fame after her testimony at a hearing in Michigan yesterday. US President Donald Trump’s legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, appeared before the state’s House Oversight Committee to delve into their claims that widespread voter fraud tainted last […]

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China's Xi congratulates Biden on U.S. election victory

FILE PHOTO: China’s President Xi Jinping speaks while taking part in an event marking the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army’s participation in the Korean War at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsBEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden […]


Biden to choose ex-Fed chair Yellen as first woman Treasury secretary, allies say

Slideshow ( 2 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury Secretary, according to two Democratic allies. A spokesman for Biden’s campaign declined to comment. Yellen, reached by phone, also declined to comment. Yellen, 74, would be the first woman to head […]


How the U.S. stock market has treated new presidents

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden is likely to start his term faced with the worst public health crisis in decades and an economy still reeling from a sharp coronavirus-led contraction earlier this year.FILE PHOTO: The Charging Bull or Wall Street Bull is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, […]

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US election: Unusual quirk to Boris Johnson’s congratulations tweet to Joe Biden

Keen-eyed political observers on Tuesday noticed an unusual feature in a tweet from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulating US President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory: the ghost of an alternative message congratulating Donald Trump. The words “Trump” and “second term” could be seen faintly in the background of the message, which was sent […]