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Japan PM Defends Travel Subsidy Program Amid Virus Resurgence

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday defended his government's decision to continue its economy-boosting travel subsidy campaign, repeating his claim that there is no evidence it caused the nation's recent coronavirus resurgence.

Trump’s Legal Team Cried Vote Fraud, but Courts Found None

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania.

Biden Presidency: Beijing Hopes ‘U.S. Will Meet China Halfway’

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China will follow international customary practices over the U.S. election result, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

Candidate Concessions Have Been Colorful, Funny — or Absent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Losing presidential candidates have conceded to their opponents in private chats, telegrams, phone calls and nationally televised speeches. Al Gore conceded twice in the same race. President Donald Trump isn’t expected to concede at all — not even with a tweet.

Japan Minister Bashes Trump Over Refusal To Accept Election Loss

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan's land minister said Tuesday he posted, then deleted, a tweet criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's refusal to accept defeat in last week's election.

China Gears up for World’s Largest Online Shopping Festival

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year’s Singles’ Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic.

Pfizer Says Early Data Signals COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective

Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, indicating the company is on track later this month to file an emergency use application with U.S. regulators.

Biden Wins White House, Vowing New Direction for Divided U.S.

The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency.

Suspended Animation: Count Drags on as Biden Nears Victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four days after the election, the U.S. presidential race hovered in suspended animation Saturday as the long, exacting work of counting votes brought Democrat Joe Biden ever closer to a victory over President Donald Trump.

Some in GOP Break With Trump Over Baseless Vote-Fraud Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election, saying Trump’s comments undermine the U.S. political process and the bedrock notion that all Americans should have their vote counted.

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