Joe Biden’s transition team launched a new account for the president-elect on 14 January, @PresElectBiden. The account has a temporary Twitter handle as it will automatically become @POTUS when the Democrat is sworn in on 20 January, while President Donald Trump’s @POTUS account will be archived as @POTUS45.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Armin Laschet’s victory in the ruling German party's leadership race came as no surprise, as he has never stood out by his personal political views and is deemed to be the most "convenient" and please-all successor for Angela Merkel, Albert Breininger, an Alternative for Germany (AfD) party member, told Sputnik.
Bitcoin has been making rapid advances in the past month, topping $41,000 on 8 January – an all-time high mark since the cryptocurrency’s release 12 years ago. These figures have kindled regret among those who cashed in the digital currency before its peak this year.
The US intelligence community spent four years and tens of millions of dollars probing Donald Trump’s alleged ‘collusion’ with Russia during the 2016 election campaign. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller from in 2019 found no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy, but officials who started the hysteria have yet to face any consequences.
Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement in October after defeating US fighter Justin Gaethje. The Dagestani star said family issues were behind his decision, but his "archrival" Conor McGregor thinks the fighter hung up his gloves for another reason.
Earlier this month, India approved two vaccines – Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin – but the latter has been only been cleared for restricted use in emergency situations.
Despite being a lot bigger and more massive that Earth, TOI-561b's density is actually comparable to that of our planet, offering a clue about the age of the newly-discovered celestial body.
The United States, India and Brazil remain in the lead in terms of both COVID-19 cases and deaths. To date, more than 93.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide.