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Linda Thomas-Greenfield has been proposed as the new US ambassador to the United Nations. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

President-elect Joe Biden pushed ahead with preparations for his incoming presidency as he unveiled his foreign policy and national security team on M(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg: ‘We will continue to provide support to Afghan security forces.’

The Nato mission must remain in Afghanistan despite plans by the United States to pull soldiers out after 19 years of war, as withdrawal would risk th(...)

If nominated and confirmed, Anthony Blinken would be a leading force in the incoming administration’s bid to reframe the US relationship with the rest of the world after four years in which Donald Trump questioned long-time alliances. Photograph:  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced senior members of his cabinet, foreign policy and national security teams, as he accelerates preparations t(...)

Nancy Pelosi: the Democrats have reappointed her as speaker of the House of Representatives. Behind her, the finger pointing has already begun however after disappointing congressional results. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Democrats’ decision to appoint Nancy Pelosi as the next speaker of the House of Representatives this week was not surprising. But the real contes(...)

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi brushed off questions as to whether the next term would be her last in the role. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Democrat Nancy Pelosi was nominated by her party for a fourth term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, despite Democrats’ disappo(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: ‘I find this more embarrassing for the country than debilitating for my ability to get started.’ Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty

US president-elect Joe Biden has set out his coronavirus strategy and warned that more Americans may die if president Donald Trump refuses to co-ordin(...)

Pfizer expects to have 50m doses of its vaccine available by the year end and 1.2bn during 2021 – enough to inoculate only about 8% of the global population. File photograph: Getty

It may be premature to cancel the Zoom Christmas party. But survivors of countless Covid-19 virtual quizzes and team meetings would be forgiven for in(...)

File image from September 24th, 2015, of Pope Francis with then US vice-president Joe Biden, on a balcony at the US Capitol. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has pressed ahead with his transition plans, appointing a new chief of staff and holding a congratulatory phone call with(...)

President-elect Joe Biden has already started to appoint his cabinet. Photograph: The New York Times

More Republicans on Thursday broke with President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Joe Biden, saying Mr Biden is entitled to intelligence brie(...)

 US president-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden: World leaders have phoned him to offer congratulations on his election win.  Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Senior Democrats have lambasted Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the US presidential election, accusing him of undermining American dem(...)

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