Politics Jan 06WATCH: Republicans raise first objection in Congress to Biden win
Outside, demonstrators trying to enter the building scuffled with Capitol Police. The extraordinary joint session is to deal with Trump's relentless effort to overturn the presidential election.
Politics Jan 06Read Pence’s full letter saying he can’t claim ‘unilateral authority’ to reject electoral votes
Defying President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that he does not have the power to discard electoral votes that will make Democrat Joe Biden the next president on Jan. 20.
World Jan 06UK leader vows to use ‘every second’ to vaccinate vulnerable
Lawmakers were recalled from their Christmas recess to discuss new restrictions that took effect at midnight as part of England's third national lockdown. They are expected to approve the government's stay-home order and other measures.
World Jan 06Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel
Sudan's Finance Ministry also said it had signed a "memorandum of understanding" with the U.S. for Washington to facilitate the payment of Sudan's debt to the World Bank.
World Jan 05Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration to ease rift with Qatar
Saudi Arabia also said it was restoring full diplomatic relations with Qatar, although it was not clear how soon the step would be followed by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt.