US ELECTIONS | US is our closest and most important ally, says PM Johnson
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris address the nation after winning the election.
November 8 2020 - 20:51
Former US President Bush congratulates President-elect Biden, says outcome is clear
Former US President George W. Bush, a Republican, said on Sunday he has spoken to President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, to congratulate him on his victory.
November 8 2020 - 18:14
Georgians take to the streets in Tbilisi to protest election results
Thousands of people rallied in the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Sunday to support opposition parties that have rejected the result of Oct. 31 parliamentary elections and called for a fresh vote.
The Central Election Commission said the ruling Georgian Dream party won 48.23% of the vote, with the largest opposition party United National Movement (UNM) taking 27.18%.
After the result gave the ruling party the right to form a government, eight opposition parties, including the UNM, said they would boycott the parliament.
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November 8 2020 - 16:29
Biden calls for healing in appeal to Trump voters after winning US presidency
President-elect Joe Biden declared it was "time to heal" a deeply divided America in his first speech after winning in a bitter election, even as President Donald Trump refused to concede and pressed ahead with legal fights against the outcome.
Biden's victory on Saturday in Pennsylvania put him over the threshold of 270 Electoral College votes he needed to clinch the presidency, ending four days of nail-biting suspense and sending his supporters into the streets of major cities in celebration.
"The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered us a clear victory, a convincing victory," Biden told honking and cheering supporters in a parking lot in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
November 8 2020 - 16:23
US is our closest and most important ally, says PM Johnson
The United States is our closest and most important ally, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, adding London and Washington could do something on trade despite Washington being a tough negotiator.
November 08 2020 - 12:41
Prayers of gratitude for election of 'daughter of India' Harris as US VP
Harris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, both of whom immigrated to the United States to study, made history by becoming the first woman to win the second-highest US office in the election.
November 08 2020 - 12:26
Turkey says it will continue working with new US administration
Turkey will continue working with the new US administration on issues concerning the NATO allies, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday in the first Turkish comments since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US elections.
November 08 2020 - 12:00
Iranian president says next US administration should make up for Trump's mistakes
Iran's president said on Sunday the next US administration should use the opportunity to compensate for President Donald Trump's mistakes, Iranian state reported after Joe Biden captured the US presidency.
"Trump's damaging policy has been opposed ... by the American people. The next U.S. administration should use the opportunity to make up for past mistakes," President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying.
November 08 2020 - 12:00
Here's why Nevada is the butt of US elections social media jokes
All eyes were on Nevada, which many political analysts believed would hand Biden victory. His supporters wanted the win, and they wanted it fast - but no one sent Nevada the memo.
When questioned why their results were taking so long, the state's authorities said everything was going according to plan.
“Under Nevada law, mail ballots postmarked on or before election day and received no later than 5pm on November 10 will be counted,” they said.
November 08 2020 - 11:58
Loved or hated, Trump stamped his face on the Mideast conflict
"God Bless You Donald and Melania" read the poster hanging over an Israeli highway during the US election campaign. In nearby Palestinian areas, anti-Trump graffiti adorned walls.
Perhaps nowhere outside his own country did President Donald Trump polarise opinion more than in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, where to many he was either hero or villain.
November 08 2020 - 09:16
Ramaphosa congratulates US president-elect Joe Biden
President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated US president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris with their election victory.
November 08 2020 - 09:02
Biden calls for healing in appeal to Trump voters
"For all those of you who voted for President Trump, I understand the disappointment tonight. I've lost a couple times myself. But now, let's give each other a chance. It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again," he said.
"This is the time to heal in America."
November 08 2020 - 08:15
November 08 2020 - 07:03
Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Joe, we’ve had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of Israel. I look forward to working with both of you to further strengthen the special alliance between the U.S. and Israel.— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 8, 2020
November 08 2020 - 07:00
With full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and in each other, with a love of country — and a thirst for justice — let us be the nation that we know we can be.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 8, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is the culmination of a career that spanned a half-century of political and social upheaval. Now, his convictions about how to unite the country and move forward will be tested as never before. https://t.co/nrXUCQCSQo— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 8, 2020
November 08 2020 - 06:53
Trump campaign files lawsuit over rejected vote claims in Arizona
Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in downtown Phoenix on Saturday to contest Joe Biden's election as US president, charging the media with conspiring to steal the election and calling the results a "coup."
November 08 2020 - 06:53
Thousands take to streets of US in celebration of Biden victory
Days of pent-up post-election anxiety gave way to spontaneous street celebrations as Joe Biden supporters on Saturday cheered news of his presidential win with a cacophony of banging pots and pans, honking horns and dance music in cities across the United States.
Rallies by hundreds of supporters of Republican President Donald Trump, who insisted on Saturday "this election is far from over," were more muted in size and scope compared with the festive crowds that turned out by the thousands in some cities for Biden.