As President-elect Joe Biden chose more senior aides to lead his administration’s efforts to defeat the coronavirus and rebuild the economy, President Donald Trump pledged to maintain his legal fight to overturn the result of the election.
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China's factory activity expands at fastest pace in over three years
China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in November, while growth in the services sector also hit a multi-year high, as the country's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic stepped up.
Monolith mystery deepens as Utah desert object vanishes
No word as to whether Star Trek's Scotty "beamed it up," but the mysterious, shiny monolith that was spotted in a remote southeastern Utah desert two weeks ago is gone.
Australia demands apology from China after fake image posted on social media
Australia's prime minister said a fake image of an Australian soldier posted on a Chinese official's Twitter account was "truly repugnant" and Canberra was demanding it be taken down, amid deteriorating relations between the two countries.
Tigray forces claim to have shot down Ethiopian plane, taken town
Rebellious forces from Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray said they had shot down a military plane and retaken a town from federal forces on Sunday, as war dragged on a day after the government announced its military offensive was over.
OPEC+ yet to find compromise on oil policy for 2021, say sources
OPEC and allies led by Russia have yet to find a consensus on oil output policy for 2021, after an initial round of talks on Sunday and ahead of crucial meetings on Monday and Tuesday, four OPEC+ sources told Reuters.
Exclusive: Twitter suspends Thai royalist account linked to influence campaign
Twitter has suspended a Thai pro-royalist account linked to the palace that a Reuters analysis found was connected to thousands of others created in recent weeks spreading posts in favour of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the monarchy.
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