Divided US high court blocks limits on New York houses of worship

But chief justice John Roberts joined the court’s three liberals in dissent

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his conversation with the Russian ambassador to the US

China’s Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden on election win

Sino-US relations have deteriorated during US President's Donald Trump's four years in office

US initial jobless claims continue to rise as Covid-19 infections surge

In a separate report, the commerce department says GDP grew at a 33.1% annualised rate in  third-quarter

Joe Biden says US is ready to lead again and vows to work with allies

President-elect emphasises multilateralism and diplomatic approach aimed at repairing Washington's relationships with key US allies

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Dow moves above 30,000 for first time

Good news on vaccines and the potential for a peaceful US presidential transition drove the rally

Pennsylvania certifies Biden’s state win in a further blow to Trump

Donald Trump has said his goal is still to ‘decertify’ the state’s results one way or another

Biden starts formal transition with access to briefings, Covid-19 response and hiring

Stephen Schwarzman, Trump’s most high-profile supporter on Wall Street, has said it is time for the president to accept that he lost

Biden pick Yellen is more than a steady hand in tough times

Former Fed chair is highly qualified for the post of US treasury secretary

Business leaders call on Trump to concede election and begin transition

Among the 164 who signed the open letter to Trump are Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink

John Kerry, Biden’s climate envoy, plans to lift US ambition significantly

Biden’s choice of Kerry fulfils promises to elevate the issue of global warming to the highest levels in White House, but some critics say it does not go far ...

Joe Biden names Antony Blinken to reshape US foreign policy

President-elect announces former secretary of state John Kerry, who helped broker the landmark Paris climate accord,  as special climate envoy

Joe Biden moves forward with cabinet as D-Day looms for Donald Trump

Michigan is set to certify its results on Monday, and Pennsylvania is likely to move a step closer to doing so

Protesters set fire to Guatemala’s congress over 2021 budget

President Alejandro Giammattei targeted over cuts health care, education and the justice system

Trump campaign loses Pennsylvania election challenge

Judge issues a scathing opinion, likening the challenge to Frankenstein’s monster, in one of the highest-profile blows to president’s fight to overturn his ...

Meet the Republican voters who would go to war for Donald Trump

For some Americans, Trump not only won the election he’s the only person and true patriot they trust, with civil war not ‘off the table’

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