On Wednesday, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. His oath was preceded by with Kamala Harris taking office as the first-ever female Vice-President.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Democratic Party controls the White House and both houses of Congress, making forwarding their legislative agenda and confirming appointees much easier than it has been.
From newly imposed COVID-19 protocols to now-former US President Donald Trump departing the White House without attending the historic inauguration ceremony, the transfer of power between the two presidents was far from the picture of your run-of-the-mill presidential customs.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has not observed any deaths that have resulted from the use of the vaccine against COVID-19 produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, the organization's assistant director-general for access to medicines, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals, Mariangela Simao, said Wednesday.
The US has sharply increased its spy plane activity in the South China Sea in the last year, where Washington has challenged Beijing’s claims of sovereignty over islands and sea lanes, making the already-busy airspace increasingly crowded.
For over a year, the two have been feuding back and forth on Twitter, but Thunberg's joke may seem to bury the hatchet. Trump's account on the social media platform was suspended following the events in the US Capitol on January 6, for which Trump was blamed. His tweets are no longer available, but a separate website has reportedly archived them.
Even on such special occasions as Inauguration Day, the senator stays true to his casual and cozy look.
The number of infected worldwide has now surpassed 96,000,000, while the global COVID-19 death toll is over 2 million people, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University.