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US Elections: Joe Biden inches ahead

As counting in many States continues, Joe Biden seems to have pulled ahead, taking a lead in key States. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been making insinuations about mail-in ballots

‘Titans of tech’ face grilling in US Congress

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.

US withdrawal from WHO US starts process of withdrawing from WHO 

The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress

Iran anti-war bill in tatters after Trump veto and Senate failure to uphold it

The presidential veto is set to be challenged in the US Congress, where the resolution would require a two-thirds majority in both houses to override the veto

Anti-China memo US China warns against bid to politicize COVID-19 for electoral gain

A Chinese foreign ministry response warning against using the pandemic for electoral gain is being analyzed in the light of a recently revealed anti-China memo circulated among senior Republican Party legislators

Bernie ends campaign Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign, but “struggle for justice continues”

Sanders has stated that he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination over the possible impediments it can pose in efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, especially when his chances of winning are low

Trump Impeachment Impeachment plot thickens as Trump releases transcript of call with Ukrainian president

The transcript of the call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyer Zelenskiy has the former asking the latter to look into the issue of Joe Biden

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