Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ US Capitol riot

Donald Trump has become the first president in US history to be impeached twice, after being charged with “incitement of insurrection” over last week’s deadly storming of Congress. The House of Representatives accused Mr Trump of encouraging violence with his false claims of election fraud. He now faces trial in the upper chamber, the Senate, […]

Boeing 737 plane feared crashed in Indonesia

A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 people is believed to have crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in less than a minute, […]

Experts say 23% of lawyers’ work can be automated—law schools are trying to stay ahead of the curve

Go to law school, pass the bar, become a lawyer and retire at 65 with a gold watch? For decades, this was one of the clearest professional pathways students could pursue, but that’s changing. While law school graduates out-earn those with just a high school or bachelor’s degree on average, the legal profession is not immune to the […]

Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

US President Donald Trump has been recorded telling Georgia’s top election official to “find” enough votes to overturn the election result. “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Mr Trump told Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a recording released by the Washington Post. Mr Raffensperger is heard replying that Georgia’s results are correct. Joe […]

Biden election: Mike Pence ‘welcomes’ senators’ bid to derail result

US Vice-President Mike Pence has welcomed an effort by a group of senators to refuse to certify Joe Biden’s presidential election win. The 11 Republican senators and senators-elect, led by Ted Cruz, want a 10-day delay to audit unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud. The move is certain to fail as most senators are expected to […]

The best books of 2020 you should be reading right now

You’ve probably had a lot of time to put a dent in your reading list this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you actually did. Listen, things happen! Even in this seemingly endless period of quarantine and self-reflection known as 2020, there’s been a lot to keep up with—and that means the best books of 2020 […]

EU starts mass vaccination in ‘moment of unity’

The EU is launching a co-ordinated vaccine rollout to fight Covid-19, in what the bloc’s top official says is a “touching moment of unity”. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had been delivered to all 27 member states. Some countries started administering the jabs on Saturday, saying they […]

Biden aide tests positive for coronavirus

US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming White House senior advisor, congressman Cedric Richmond, has tested positive for Covid-19 after having open-air “interactions” with Biden, the transition team said Thursday. Richmond traveled independently to the state of Georgia to campaign Tuesday with Biden for a pair of Democrats in tight runoff elections against incumbent Republican senators.  “Richmond’s […]