"It is somewhat of a liberating feeling,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden's chief adviser, in his first briefing in weeks, following the president's unveiling of measures to battle COVID-19.
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Swiss court to rule in Steinmetz trial over Guinea mining deal
A Swiss criminal court will rule on Friday whether Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz is guilty of corruption and forgery charges in one of the mining world's most high-profile legal disputes.
Analysis: Wall Street hedges against possible bumps in U.S. vaccine rollout
As U.S. stock prices have marched to record highs, futures contracts for Wall Street's "fear gauge" show some investors are buying insurance against market turbulence that could erupt if surprise glitches hit the U.S. rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
Japan stands firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation
Japan stood firm on Friday on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied reports of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a global pandemic.
Asian markets step back from record highs made on Biden's stimulus proposal
Asian shares slipped off record highs on Friday as investors took profits after a recent rally that was driven by hopes of U.S. economic stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden.
U.S. Senate's Schumer reviewing Republican request for Trump impeachment trial delay
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reviewing a request from Republicans to put off the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial until mid-February, a Schumer spokesman said Thursday.
Trump hires South Carolina lawyer Bowers for impeachment defense
Former President Donald Trump has hired South Carolina-based lawyer Butch Bowers to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial over a charge that he incited insurrection, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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