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Trump ‘Bears Responsibility’ for US Capitol Riots

Washington: US House of Representatives Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is responsible for inciting the riot at the US Capitol last week, but he should not be impeached in such a short time frame. "I believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake... that doesn't mean the president is free from fault. The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters," McCarthy said. The House of Representatives is currently…

US State Dept. cancels all planned travel this week due to transition

Washington: The US Department of State is cancelling all planned travel this week, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Europe, due to the presidential transition, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Tuesday. "We are expecting shortly a plan from the incoming administration identifying the career officials who will remain in positions of responsibility on an acting basis until the Senate confirmation process is complete for incoming officials," Ortagus said. "As a result, we are cancelling all…

US Ohio governor warns against seeing nCoV tests as unreliable

Washington: Governor Mike DeWine of U.S. midwestern state of Ohio on Sunday warned Americans against seeing coronavirus tests as unreliable after he received a false positive result ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to the key swing state. "I think what people should not take away from my experience (is) that testing is not reliable or doesn't work," DeWine told CNN. DeWine took a rapid point-of-care antigen test for COVID-19 on Thursday morning in Cleveland as part of the White House protocol for anyone…

Lukashenko wins Belarus Presidential polls amid widespread protests

Minsk: Belarus incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko won the Presidential elections after receiving over 80 per cent of votes, amidst massive widespread protests. "Data from all closed polling stations applies only to 35,500 people, but still it is very indicative ... President Lukashenko gained the biggest number of votes - 81.35 percent. Tikhanovskaya is in second place with 8 percent of votes," Ermoshina said as aired by Belarus 1 broadcaster", Lidia Ermoshina, the chairwoman of the Belarusian Central Election…