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Top Iran leader posts Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. “Those who ordered the murder of General Soleimani as well as those who carried this out should be punished. This revenge will certainly happen at the right time,” Khamenei tweeted on December 16, without naming Trump, who had ordered the strike. There was no apparent immediate action by Twitter over the Persian-language tweet on Friday by Khamenei, Iran's highest authority. Iran called for action and “not just words” shortly after Joe Biden was sworn in as U.S. president on Wednesday.
Persons: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Morteza, Donald Trump, Ali Khamenei, General Qassem Soleimani, General Soleimani, ” Khamenei, Khamenei, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: REUTERS, DUBAI, Reuters, Iran’s, Trump, Twitter, Wednesday Locations: Tehran, Iranian, U.S, Iraq, Washington, Iran
Elon Musk said Thursday he'll give $100 million as a prize for the "best carbon capture technology." Carbon capture is likely to play a major role in Biden's plans for addressing climate change. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teased his latest philanthropic endeavor on Thursday: a contest aimed at encouraging more innovative carbon capture technologies. "Am donating $100M towards a prize for best carbon capture technology," Musk tweeted, adding that he would provide "details next week." Specifically, Biden wants to make carbon capture more widely available, cheaper, and scalable, and plans to increase federal investments and tax incentives for developing the technology.
Persons: Elon Musk, Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Biden, Read, Joe Biden, Wednesday — Organizations: SpaceX, Amazon, Forbes, Wednesday Locations: Paris
Meet Joe Biden, America's imperfect leader
  + stars: | 2021-01-22 | by ( Marguerite Ward | May Teng | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +33 min
Joe Biden began leading the US on Wednesday amid a pandemic, an opioid crisis, and massive political instability. Vice President Joe Biden? Read more: President-elect Joe Biden knows the pain of grief — and that makes him the leader America needs right nowBut things had been getting harder recently, Biden said. He'd do his homework and consult the experts closest to him, Osnos wrote in "Joe Biden." AP Photo/Zach Gibson"Here's the one thing about Joe Biden: Joe Biden is a person who understands the word 'compromise.'
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will launch an array of initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging coronavirus pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership. On Thursday, he will sign another round of executive orders related to the pandemic, including requiring mask-wearing in airports and on certain public transportation, including many trains, airplanes, and intercity buses, officials said. Biden has pledged to provide 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine during the first 100 days of his administration. Biden has urged lawmakers not to let Trump’s trial interfere with his legislative priorities and confirming his Cabinet. But White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday Biden would leave the mechanics of how to proceed up to the Senate.
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FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on board a plane before the departure for the Russian capital Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Polina IvanovaMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has asked social networks, including video-sharing app TikTok, to stop the spread of posts encouraging minors to take part in unsanctioned rallies on Saturday in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. His supporters have called for nationwide protests against his detention on Saturday. “We request that you immediately take comprehensive measures to prevent the distribution of such unlawful information on the TikTok platform,” Roskomnadzor said in a statement. Russian lawmakers in 2018 backed legislation to make it a jailable offence to call on anyone under 18 to attend unauthorised street protests, a move Navalny at the time said was designed to frustrate his own activity.
Persons: Alexei Navalny, Polina Ivanova MOSCOW, Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s, Putin, Roskomnadzor, TikTok Organizations: REUTERS, Kremlin, . Communications, Wednesday Locations: Moscow, Berlin, Germany, Russia
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has asked social networks, including the video-sharing app TikTok, to stop the spread of posts encouraging minors to take part in unsanctioned rallies on Saturday in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on board a plane before the departure for the Russian capital Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021. The interior ministry said officers would be ready to enforce public order and would bring those calling for the protests to justice. Videos posted by Russian users on TikTok in support of Navalny saying they plan to join the rallies remained on the platform as of Thursday. In Russia, protests of more than one person require the authorities’ advance consent.
Persons: Alexei Navalny, Polina Ivanova Navalny, Vladimir Putin’s, Putin, Roskomnadzor, TikTok, Navalny’s, Leonid Volkov Organizations: REUTERS, Kremlin, Communications, Wednesday, Foundation Locations: MOSCOW, Russia, Moscow, Berlin, Germany
That's the estimated Powerball jackpot, and a single winning ticket was sold somewhere in the Old Line State, game officials said. Wednesday's winning numbers were 40, 53, 60, 68, 69, and Powerball 22It's the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the game, according to officials. Jackpots for Powerball and another popular game, Mega Millions, have soared since September, the last time someone won a jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot sits at an estimated $970 million, according to its website. No one has hit the jackpot on that game since Sept. 15, when someone in Wisconsin won a $120 million prize.
Persons: Wednesday's Organizations: Old, Powerball, Mega Locations: Maryland, State, Wisconsin
Siege, impeachment, inauguration: Three Wednesdays in America
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.93   time to read: 1 min
Kevin Seefried of Delaware, a supporter of President Donald Trump, carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, January 6, 2021. A portrait of abolitionist...moreKevin Seefried of Delaware, a supporter of President Donald Trump, carries a Confederate battle flag on the second floor of the Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, January 6, 2021. A portrait of abolitionist senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, who was beaten on the Senate floor after delivering a speech criticizing slavery in 1856, hangs above the couch. REUTERS/Mike TheilerClose
Persons: Kevin Seefried of, Donald Trump, Charles Sumner of, Mike Theiler Organizations: Capitol, Charles Sumner of Massachusetts Locations: Kevin Seefried of Delaware
(Reuters) - China’s move to sanction former Trump administration officials was “unproductive and cynical”, a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden’s National Security Council said on Wednesday, urging Americans from both parties to condemn the action. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC)'s booth during China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, China, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Jason LeeAround the time Biden was sworn in as president on Wednesday China announced sanctions against “lying and cheating” outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under former President Donald Trump, a striking repudiation of its relationship with Washington under Trump. “Americans of both parties should criticize this unproductive and cynical move. President Biden looks forward to working with leaders in both parties to position America to out-compete China,” Horne said.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Jason Lee, Biden, Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, Pompeo, Emily Horne, ” Horne, , Antony Blinken Organizations: Reuters, Trump, Joe Biden’s National Security, American International Chamber of Commerce, Fair for Trade, Services, REUTERS, Wednesday China, Washington, National Security, China, United Nations Locations: China, Beijing, America, U.S, Xinjiang, United States
White House press secretary Jen Psaki held the first press briefing of the new administration on Wednesday evening and pledged to bring "transparency and truth back to the briefing room." Psaki announced during the 30-minute event that the administration will restore daily weekday press briefings as well as regular briefings with public health officials to discuss the pandemic. White House press secretary Jen Psaki held the first press briefing of President Joe Biden's new administration on Wednesday evening and pledged to bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room" in an indirect critique of the previous administration. Psaki announced during the 30-minute event that the administration will restore daily weekday press briefings as well as regular briefings with public health officials to discuss the pandemic. These policies are a clear break from the Trump White House, which hosted numerous events that didn't require mask-wearing or social distancing and helped facilitate super-spreader events.
Persons: Jen Psaki, Psaki, White, Joe Biden's, Barack Obama's, Biden, Trump Organizations: White, House and State Department, Trump White House, Wednesday, Associated Press, Republicans, Congress Locations: COVID, Paris
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday told reporters that President Joe Biden's first world leader call would be to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "His first call, foreign leader call will be on Friday with Prime Minister Trudeau," she said during her first press briefing at the White House after Biden's inauguration. The press secretary added that Biden is likely to prioritize speaking with U.S. allies. Psaki was also asked if Biden will be speaking to Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, and whether they would discuss possible retaliation to the SolarWinds hack. "I don't have any plans … to read out for you in terms of a call with President Putin," she said.
Persons: Jen Psaki, Joe Biden's, Justin Trudeau, Trudeau, Psaki, Biden, Trump, Vladimir Putin, Putin Organizations: White, Wednesday, Keystone Pipeline, FBI, National Security Agency Locations: Canada
"The National Strategy provides a roadmap to guide America out of the worst public health crisis in a century," the plan says. Biden will also use his executive powers to direct agencies to use the Defense Production Act to compel companies to prioritize manufacturing supplies that are necessary to the pandemic response. Jeff Zients, Biden's coordinator for the Covid-19 response, said on a conference call Wednesday evening that that's just the beginning. The president will establish a new pandemic testing board to discover new kinds of effective and rapid tests and scale them up quickly. "To control the COVID-19 pandemic and safely reopen schools and businesses, America must have wide-spread testing," the plan says.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Jeff Zients, that's, Zients Organizations: White, Johns Hopkins University, Wednesday, Public Health, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health, Human Services, Occupational Safety, Health Administration, Equity, U.S Locations: Washington, United States, U.S, Covid, America, Gilead
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Fauci Throws U.S. Support Behind W.H.O. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci appeared before the U.N. agency’s board a day after President Biden moved to reinstate American ties with it. Dr. Anthony Fauci, seen here in December, said the United States would re-engage at all levels with the World Health Organization. If the United States had maintained a death rate comparable to Washington’s, there would be some 220,000 fewer coronavirus deaths. Neither the South African variant nor a similar mutant virus in Brazil has yet been detected in the United States.
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(CNN) This year has not started well for Real Madrid . The Spanish giant was booted out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday after a humiliating defeat to third-division club Alcoyano. Speaking after the match, Zidane took responsibility for the defeat but rubbished claims the result was an embarrassment. Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane watches his side slip to defeat.
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(CNN) Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in Juventus' Italian Super Cup win over Napoli on Wednesday took his career scoring tally to 760, making him the highest goalscorer of all time -- or is he? The 35-year-old, who is Portugal's leading goalscorer with 102 goals, previously played for Sporting Lisbon (five goals), Manchester United (118) and Real Madrid (450) and has scored 85 times for Juventus. While none of the Portuguese star's goals can be questioned, the same can't be said for his goalscoring predecessors. However, it notes that some of those goals came in amateur and reserve club matches, as well as non-official international games. Adjusting his total tally accordingly, multiple reports suggest Bican's official total is 759 goals.
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BY THE NUMBERSIN THE NEWS TODAYSTOCKS TO WATCHAlcoa (AA): Alcoa reported quarterly profit of 26 cents per share, compared to a consensus estimate of 11 cents a share. Discover Financial (DFS): Discover earned $2.59 per share for the fourth quarter, 17 cents a share above estimates. Truist Financial (TFC): The bank reported quarterly profit of $1.18 per share, beating the consensus estimate of 97 cents a share. Baker Hughes (BKR): The oilfield services company reported quarterly loss of 7 cents per share, compared to a consensus estimate of a 17 cents per share profit. Kinder Morgan (KMI) – Kinder Morgan beat estimates by 3 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of 27 cents per share.
Persons: KeyCorp, Baker Hughes, Kinder Morgan, – Kinder Morgan, Jim Collins, Collins, WATERCOOLER Organizations: Alcoa, Discover Financial, Discover, Truist, Revenue, Corteva, Baidu, Tencent Locations: China, Hong Kong
President Joe Biden marked his first day in office with a series of executive orders. Track all of Biden's executive actions in the interactive graphic below. Roughly five hours after being sworn-in as the 46th president on Wednesday, Biden signed a stack of actions, many of which targeted former President Donald Trump's policies. Presidents typically issue executive orders among their first duties as commander-in-chief. Click through this graphic to see all of Biden's executive orders, memoranda, and proclamations.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump's, Read, Joe Biden's, Obama, Trump Organizations: Wednesday, Trump, Affordable, Joe Biden's White House, of, World Health Organization, United Nations, White Locations: Mexico, COVID, Paris, China
The man had the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States. If the United States had maintained a death rate comparable to Washington’s, there would be some 220,000 fewer coronavirus deaths. I am also pleased to announce today that the United States plans to work multilaterally to respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Glastonbury Festival, Britain’s largest music event, has been canceled for a second year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers said on Thursday. Neither the South African variant nor a similar mutant virus in Brazil has yet been detected in the United States.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont wrote an opinion column this week pushing for Democrats to implement a bold economic agenda. Among the key measures Sanders urges the Senate to pass are $2,000 direct payments to Americans and raising the minimum wage to $15. "The Senate's 60-vote threshold to pass major legislation has become an excuse for inaction," Sanders wrote. They also used reconciliation to try and repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017," Sanders wrote. Considering the razor-thin Democratic majority, any reconciliation process will collapse if even a single Democrat fails to support it.
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Public Health Experts Are Divided Dr. Anthony S. Fauci appeared before the World Health Organization and in the White House briefing room. A line of people waiting to receive a coronavirus vaccine at a library in Lehigh Acres, Fla., last month. How he handles it will set the tone for how Americans view his administration going forward, as Mr. Biden himself acknowledged. Mr. Biden bristled at a reporter’s question when he was asked if the goal should be for a higher number. “The brutal truth is it’s going to take months before we can get the majority of Americans vaccinated,” Mr. Biden said.
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The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Jonathan Ellis | Douglas Alteen | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.98   time to read: 1 min
President Biden has recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming. The move by Mr. Biden fulfills a campaign promise to return to the pact on day one of his presidency. A letter to the United Nations signed by the president on Wednesday formally started the 30-day process of bringing the United States back into the accord. What does the decision mean? We have extensive coverage here at The New York Times, but it is a complex issue and you may be wondering where to start.
Persons: Biden Organizations: United Nations, Wednesday, The New York Times Locations: United States, Paris
Investors get their Biden bounce
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Marc Jones | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks racked up record highs on Thursday and the dollar fell as investors bet major stimulus from new U.S. President Joe Biden and unswerving global central bank support would cushion the coronavirus’s economic damage. Republicans in the U.S. Congress have indicated they are willing to work with Biden on his administration’s top priority, a $1.9 trillion U.S. fiscal-stimulus plan. “Biden has got the benefit of the doubt as far as markets are concerned and has had for some time,” said Shamik Dhar, chief economist at BNY Mellon investment management. “The benefit of higher stimulus is viewed as outweighing any negative impacts of higher corporate taxes and regulation. FAANGSTASY LANDIn the currency markets the dollar was off 0.15% against the yen at 103.37 amid the expectations of a Biden stimulus push and after the Bank of Japan left its policies unchanged overnight.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kim Kyung, Biden, “ Biden, , Shamik Dhar, Bond, Christine Lagarde, foreseeing, Donald Trump’s, Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, Emily Horne, Mark Rosenberg, ” Rosenberg, Brent Organizations: Nikkei, REUTERS, DAX, Central, Republicans, U.S, Congress, BNY Mellon, European Central Bank, ING, Bank of Japan, Netflix, Facebook, Apple, Wednesday China, National Security, Reuters, South China, . West Texas Locations: Tokyo, Japan, EU, France, Germany, U.S, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South
FILE PHOTO: European Commission Vice-president Frans Timmermans and European Commissioner for Transport Adina-Ioana Valean (not pictured) present the bloc's strategy for sustainable and smart mobility, during a news conference in Brussels, Belgium, December 9, 2020. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(Reuters) - The European Union welcomed the decision by President Joe Biden for the U.S. to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate change, European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans said bit.ly/2Kx6702 late on Wednesday. Biden on Wednesday began signing executive actions, which among others, addressed climate change and initiated the process of the United States rejoining the Paris climate accord. Former U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris deal.
Persons: Frans Timmermans, Transport Adina, Ioana, Stephanie Lecocq, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump Organizations: Commission, Transport, European Union, Wednesday, Former U.S Locations: Brussels, Belgium, United States, Paris
Biden takes sweeping Day One action on energy, climate, immigration
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.84   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 3 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump. The actions, fulfilling his promise to move quickly on Day One of his presidency, initiate the process of the United States rejoining the Paris climate accord and include the revocation of the presidential permit granted for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The steps Biden is taking will end a travel ban Trump put in place on some majority-Muslim countries. He is also calling upon his administration to strengthen the DACA program for immigrants brought to the United States as children. The new president is also ordering the wearing of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings and on all federal lands and is ending a national emergency declaration that was the basis for diverting some federal funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, Trump Organizations: Wednesday, Keystone XL Locations: WASHINGTON, United States, Paris, U.S, Mexico
UPDATE 1-Mexican president says cash bill must respect central bank's autonomy
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
(Adds quote, context)MEXICO CITY, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday said lawmakers should ensure a bill aimed at helping repatriate unwanted dollars does not affect the central bank’s autonomy, sharpening his message on the contentious legislation. The bill, pitched by the president’s National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), proposed making the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) buy up foreign cash that banks cannot offload. Supporters of the legislation, which passed the Senate last month, argued it would help migrants and hospitality workers exchange dollars which banks may be reluctant to take. “That must be avoided,” he said, noting that it was important to take the central bank’s opinion into account. One possible solution under review is for it to be optional, rather than obligatory, for the central bank to buy up excess dollars, a congressional source said.
Persons: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Banxico, Lopez Obrador, , Dave Graham, Paul Simao Organizations: MEXICO CITY, Wednesday, Regeneration, Bank of Mexico Locations: MEXICO, Mexico
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