November 27th, 2020

World News

Trump refuses to accept Biden’s win as transition proceeds

By Jill Colvin And Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday baselessly claimed anew that he had won the election and uttered repeated falsehoods as he called into an event held by Pennsylvania Republicans to investigate unproven allegations of voter fraud. “This was an election that we won easily. We won it by a lot,” Trump declared to the ... Read More »

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UN agency: Israel’s Gaza blockade has devastated economy

By Josef Federman, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

JERUSALEM – Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it called on Israel to lift the closure. The report by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development echoed calls by ... Read More »

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Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full ... Read More »

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Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage

By Martin Crutsinger And Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – Gripped by the accelerating viral outbreak, the U.S. economy is under pressure from persistent layoffs, diminished income and nervous consumers, whose spending is needed to drive a recovery from the pandemic. A flurry of data released Wednesday suggested that the spread of the virus is intensifying the threats to an economy still struggling ... Read More »

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Trump administration denies permit for divisive Alaska mine

By Mark Thiessen, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Trump administration on Wednesday denied a permit for a controversial gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. The Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement that the permit application to build the Pebble Mine was denied under both the Clean ... Read More »

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Consumer spending up a slight 0.5% as virus maintains grip

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their spending by a sluggish 0.5% last month, the weakest rise since April, when the pandemic first erupted, and a sign that Americans remain wary with the virus resurging across the country and threatening the economy. The October gain reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department followed a seasonally adjusted 1.2% ... Read More »

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Iran says British-Australian academic freed for 3 Iranians

By The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran state TV says Tehran has released detained British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians held abroad. The state TV report offered no further details Wednesday beyond saying that the three Iranians released in the swap had been detained for trying to bypass sanctions. Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer ... Read More »

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Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, again

By David Rising, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

BERLIN – A car crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said. The driver, who authorities say had been involved in an almost identical incident six years ago, was detained. The Volkswagen station wagon hit the gate to the German chancellery ... Read More »

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US economy surges by record 33.1% in Q3

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy rebounded at a record pace of 33.1% in the July-September quarter, unchanged from the first estimate a month ago. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the spectre of a double-dip recession. The overall increase in ... Read More »

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US economy surges by record xx.x% in Q3

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on November 25th, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy rebounded at a record pace of 33.1% in the July-September quarter, unchanged from the first estimate a month ago. But a resurgence in the coronavirus is expected to slow growth sharply in the current quarter with some economists even raising the spectre of a double-dip recession. The overall increase in ... Read More »

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