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China remains the focus

President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees promised Tuesday that the United States would stay tough on China but vowed a new era of international cooperation after Donald Trump’s divisive “America First” approach.

Trump leaves White House

Trump leaves White House

Republican President Donald Trump left Washington on Wednesday ahead of Joe Biden's swearing in as the 46th president of the United States, with the Democrat assuming the helm of a country beset by deep political divides and battered by a raging coronavirus pandemic.

In one of his final acts, Trump declassifies documents on FBI's Russia probe

In one of his final acts, Trump declassifies documents on FBI's Russia probe

US President Donald Trump, hours before leaving office, ordered the declassification of a binder of documents related to the FBI’s Russia probe that led to a long investigation of his 2016 presidential campaign.

12 US Guard troops pulled from inauguration after far-right probe

12 US Guard troops pulled from inauguration after far-right probe

Twelve US National Guard troops have been pulled from duty protecting the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden, partly due to an investigation of extremist sympathies in the ranks, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

A ‘difficult’ balancing act

A ‘difficult’ balancing act

Converting large areas of land for farming to boost food supplies increases planet-heating emissions and places a greater burden on poorer nations already bearing the brunt of climate change, researchers warned yesterday.

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