Digest for international stories for week Nov 7 -Nov 13

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Saturday Washington: Joe Biden was inching towards a historic electoral victory over Republican President Donald Trump on Saturday, with the Democratic candidate declaring that the voting numbers tell a 'clear and convincing story' that he was going to win the race for the White House. Washington: US President Donald Trump has warned his Democratic challenger Joe Biden against 'wrongfully' claiming the presidency.

Sunday Washington: Pledging to be the president of all Americans, Joe Biden has sought an immediate end to the 'grim era of demonisation' in the deeply-polarised nation, as he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris celebrated their historic triumph over Donald Trump in a bitter and closely-fought presidential election.

Biden believes India-US partnership is defining relationship of 21st Century Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden believes India-US partnership is the defining relationship of the 21st century, and he plans to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has said that he would be honoured to be serving with a 'fantastic vice president' Kamala Harris, who scripted history by becoming the first woman and first daughter of immigrants ever elected to national office in this country.

Monday New York: Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Monday said their vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Washington: Indian-American physician Dr Vivek Murthy on Monday was named one of the three co-chairs of the COVID-19 task-force that will guide President-elect Joe Biden on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 236,000 lives in the country.

Tuesday Washington: As President-elect Joe Biden is gearing up for administering the country, the defiant Trump campaign has asserted that the 2020 US presidential election is far from over and indicated that it will explore all possible options to obtain 'an accurate and honest vote count.' Male: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday held a series of meetings with the Maldivian leadership and the Opposition and discussed ways to further strengthen India's relations with the island nation, and reviewed the progress of key infrastructure projects under the USD 1.3 billion bilateral package.

Wednesday Moscow: Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has shown 92 per cent efficacy in preventing COVID-19, according to interim trial results announced by the country's health ministry on Wednesday.

Washington: Donald Trump not conceding defeat in the US election is 'an embarrassment' and that 'will not help the President's legacy,' President-elect Joe Biden has said, asserting that his transition plans have remained unaffected and he has started talking to world leaders.

Thursday Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden was an early supporter of the India-US relationship and his administration will continue to prioritise the defence and security partnership with New Delhi, a key area which has progressed during Donald Trump's tenure as president, a senior official from the Barrack Obama-era administration has said.

Friday Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has narrowly won Arizona, major US media outlets projected on Friday, capturing the state's 11 electoral votes and consolidating his lead over his Republican rival and incumbent US President Donald Trump.

Washington: There is 'no evidence' that the 2020 presidential election, the 'most secure in American history,' was compromised, US election security officials have said, rejecting President Donald Trump's fraud claims.

London: The disquiet caused by a power struggle at the very top of the UK government, which spilled out into the open earlier this week with a high-profile exit from Downing Street, seemed to intensify on Friday as it emerged that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior-most aide is to also resign by Christmas next month. PTI TRS TRS