After chaotic 4 years, Wall Street is itching to unfollow @realDonaldTrump

In the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, President Donald Trump began telling his supporters that if former Vice President Joe Biden was elected, market mayhem would follow. “If Biden wins,” he told a cheering crowd at an airport near Reading, Pennsylvania, on Halloween, “you’re going to have a stock market collapse the likes of … Read more After chaotic 4 years, Wall Street is itching to unfollow @realDonaldTrump

US President-Elect Joe Biden announces key members of Foreign Policy, National Security Team

Washington: The US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (November 23, 2020) announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team, ahead of officially entering the White House on January 20, 2021.  The Joe Biden-led team includes Antony Blinken, Secretary of State; Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security; Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence;  … Read more US President-Elect Joe Biden announces key members of Foreign Policy, National Security Team

Top news of the day: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies aged 84; IMD warns of ‘severe cyclonic storm’ approaching Tamil Nadu, and more

The major news headlines of the day, and more. Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi died here on Monday while undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Apparently stung by widespread criticism, the Kerala government on Monday shied away from enacting a controversial ordinance that sought to empower the police … Read more Top news of the day: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies aged 84; IMD warns of ‘severe cyclonic storm’ approaching Tamil Nadu, and more

Joe Biden to Name Veteran Diplomat Antony Blinken as Secretary of State: Report

File photo of Antony Blinken (Reuters) Antony Blinken, if confirmed by the US Senate, would replace Mike Pompeo, whose priorities have included a more confrontational approach to China and containing Iran. AFP Washington Last Updated: November 23, 2020, 9:14 IST FOLLOW US ON: President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate veteran diplomat Antony Blinken as his … Read more Joe Biden to Name Veteran Diplomat Antony Blinken as Secretary of State: Report

Saudi confident of ‘friendly’ ties with Biden: Official – Times of India

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia expects no major change in its relationship with the US under Joe Biden, a senior official told CNN, despite the president-elect pledging to turn the kingdom into a “pariah”. OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, a close ally of President Donald Trump, has appeared wary of Biden after he promised a stern stance against … Read more Saudi confident of ‘friendly’ ties with Biden: Official – Times of India

Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon – Times of India

ANKARA: Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah said on Saturday that the US decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon, as his country is still struggling to attain peace and security amid an ongoing conflict. In an interview with The Associated Press, Abdullah also described as “shocking” an Australian military report … Read more Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon – Times of India

Government hopes Biden reviews e-tax policy – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government expects the Joe Biden administration to review Donald Trump’s stance on countering India’s digital service tax, which is levied on companies such as Google and Netflix. “They may not be able to do it by January 20 and we expect things to change after that,” said a government source. Companies hit … Read more Government hopes Biden reviews e-tax policy – Times of India

Fed faces ill political winds as Biden prepares for White House

By Ann Saphir and Howard Schneider The U.S. Congress’ rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic in March was meant to unleash a $4 trillion fire hose of credit for a stricken economy, distributed broadly by the Federal Reserve to help firms and markets survive a once-in-a-century collapse. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin‘s decision on … Read more Fed faces ill political winds as Biden prepares for White House

Mike Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists – Times of India

JERUSALEM: US secretary of state Mike Pompeo wrapped up a trip to Israel on Friday with a visit to a museum in Jerusalem that honors Christian Zionists and was founded by a prominent evangelical adviser to the Trump administration. The museum visit came a day after Pompeo became the first secretary of state to visit … Read more Mike Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists – Times of India