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Trump fights on; Biden hires new team

US President-elect Joe Biden chose more senior aides to lead his administration's efforts to defeat coronavirus and rebuild the US economy, and his office confirmed on Sunday he would begin receiving classified briefings that are an essential step toward taking control of national security.
Source: Reuters | 2020/11/30 16:13:43

Losses for Bolsonaro, wins for center-right in Brazil local polls

Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's candidates suffered further defeats Sunday and the traditional center-right emerged stronger in municipal runoff elections seen as a gauge of where things stand in Brazilian politics ahead of presidential polls in 2022.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/30 16:08:40

Fauci warns of "surge upon a surge" of U.S. COVID-19 cases in weeks ahead

The United States may see "surge upon a surge" of COVID-19 cases in the weeks after Thanksgiving due to cold weather and travel, U.S. top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 12:17:39

U.S. Colorado governor tests positive for COVID-19

Governor of U.S. state of Colorado Jared Polis announced that he and his partner, Marlon Reis, had both tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fifth governor in the country infected by the fatal disease.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 10:59:48

Police raid home and clinic of Maradona's doctor

Diego Maradona's personal doctor is under investigation for possible manslaughter after the football legend's death last week, Argentine prosecutors said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:55:29

NYC COVID-19 infection rate hits new high of 3.9 pct: mayor

New York City's COVID-19 infection rate on 7-day average has reached a new height of 3.9 percent, compared with 3.64 percent reported one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:37:25

Canada extends int'l travel restrictions to stem COVID-19 spread

Canada on Sunday announced an extension of restrictions on international traveling to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:35:51

NYC announces plan to return to in-person learning at public elementary schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza on Sunday announced a plan to safely reopen New York City school buildings for in-person instruction with more rigorous testing protocols in place.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:32:01

NYC first responders to receive COVID-19 vaccination in December

The first vaccines available to some of New York City's first responders could be distributed in a matter of weeks, according to an internal memo of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:12:51

Recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin counties ends, reaffirms Biden's win

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's win in the U.S. state of Wisconsin was reaffirmed Sunday after two of the state's largest counties finished the recount of ballots with little change in the tally.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:07:53

U.S. President-elect Biden names White House communications team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday announced the nomination of an all-female White House communications team, with Jen Psaki being the press secretary.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/30 9:04:25

Canada grants poultry, egg producers aid over free trade losses

Canada on Saturday announced aid of C$691 million ($531 million) to its poultry and egg producers for losses caused by free trade deals with Europe and Asia-Pacific countries.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/29 18:28:41

Chile, China strategic partners with long history of cooperation, says former president

Chile and China are strategic partners with a long history of cooperation, trust and high-level exchanges, all of which lay the groundwork for strong future bilateral ties, said former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/29 9:58:27

NYS governor, NYC mayor ask people to shop locally to support small businesses

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday called on New Yorkers to shop locally on the occasion of the Small Business Saturday, as the raging COVID-19 pandemic forced most of them to stay at home during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/29 9:48:33

US Thanksgiving Day online sales hit record high, still shy of expectations

US consumers' online spending made a new record high of 5.1 billion U.S. dollars on Thanksgiving Day with a year-on-year growth of 21.5 percent, according to the data issued by Adobe Analytics.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/28 8:36:14

Chile sees 547,223 cases of COVID-19, 15,278 deaths

Chile on Friday reported 1,570 new daily cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing its accumulated caseload to 547,223.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/28 8:23:29

Black Friday in-store shopping drops amid COVID-19 pandemic

Christina, a 74-year-old woman, only spent about five minutes buying a toaster oven at Macy's flagship store in New York city on Black Friday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/28 8:17:46

US COVID-19 cases surpass 13 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 13 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/28 7:29:23