National governments

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 11, 2020 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is endorsing the chair of the Republican National Committee for another term, despite his electoral defeat. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “I am pleased to announce that I have given my full...
Read More
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York. The popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to intervene. "With the November 12 CFIUS deadline imminent and without an extension in hand, we have no choice but to file a petition in court to defend our rights and those of our more than 1,500 employees in the US,” TikTok said in a written statement Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/File)
November 11, 2020 - 4:07 pm
The popular video-sharing app TikTok, its future in limbo since President Donald Trump tried to shut it down earlier this fall, is asking a federal court to intervene. TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, has until Thursday to sell off its U.S. operations under an executive order that Trump signed in...
Read More
A sign hangs in front of an American flag, as a handful of supporters of President Donald Trump continue to protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 11, 2020 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — During a Pennsylvania court hearing this week on one of the scores of election lawsuits brought by President Donald Trump, a judge asked a campaign lawyer whether he had found any signs of fraud found among the 592 ballots challenged. The answer was no. “Accusing people of fraud...
Read More
President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden, attend a service at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
November 11, 2020 - 9:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden quietly pushed forward with the business of preparing to become America's next commander in chief on Wednesday, ignoring President Donald Trump's unprecedented push to block his Democratic rival's transition. Biden stepped away from his closed-door...
Read More
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, right, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attend a joint news conference at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Egypt's president is meeting with Greek officials in Athens on his first visit to the southern European nation since the two countries signed a deal demarcating maritime boundaries between them in the eastern Mediterranean. (Costas Baltas/Pool via AP)
November 11, 2020 - 5:20 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday that he expects U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration to play a more active role in attempting to calm tension in the eastern Mediterranean. “We have every reason to welcome, along with all our partners in the region,...
Read More
Demonstrators with the New York Immigration Coalition rally asking President-elect Joe Biden to prioritize immigration reform, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 11, 2020 - 3:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration...
Read More
A woman participates in a pro-Trump election integrity rally at the Orange County Registrar of Voters offices in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The rally was calling attention to what organizers see as a broken national election process that involve corrupt voter rolls, computer vote flipping and dumping illegal paper ballots into the system around the country. They were not protesting the O.C. Registrar's office. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In backing President Donald Trump's baseless claims of election fraud, Republicans risk leaving millions of Americans with the false impression that the results of the 2020 race are illegitimate. And that may be the point. None of Trump's legal challenges and assertions of voting...
Read More
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during media briefing, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
November 10, 2020 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is brushing aside results of last week’s presidential election showing that President Donald Trump lost his bid for a second term. Pompeo told reporters with a grin on Tuesday that the “transition” to a second Trump term would be “smooth,” but later...
Read More
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives as Senate Republicans hold leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 10, 2020 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday there’s “no reason for alarm” as President Donald Trump, backed by Republicans in Congress, mounts unfounded legal challenges to President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory — a process that could now push into December...
Read More
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 10, 2020 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Lincoln Project has announced plans to launch an advertising campaign against two law firms over their role representing President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in their voter fraud-related lawsuits...
Read More