Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

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FGN21 US-TRUMP-ELECTION-MEDIA Why does ‘fake media’ continuously assume Biden will ascend to Presidency, asks Trump Washington: President Donald Trump has accused the mainstream American media of taking sides and not reflecting on his side of the story, asking as to why does the “Fake News Media” continuously assume that President-elect Joe Biden will ascend to the presidency next January.

FGN22 VIRUS-UK-3RDLD JOHNSON I feel great, says UK PM Boris Johnson as he remains in COVID-19 self-isolation London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that he feels “great” as he remains in self-isolation at 10 Downing Street here after coming in contact with an MP who later tested positive for COVID-19.

FGN16 PAK-GB-LD POLLS Ruling PTI wins most seats in Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday won most of the seats in the legislative assembly election in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, keeping alive the tradition of success in the region by the party ruling the country.

FGN15 US-OBAMA-VOTERS Not just politicians, even voters are divided now: Obama Washington: Former US president Barack Obama has said that not just politicians, even the voters are divided now as the priority is to 'beat the other guy' rather than discussing issues, facts and policies, and the current media environment adds to that greatly.

FGN11 US-OBAMA-TRUMP It is time for Trump to concede: Obama Washington: It's time for US President Donald Trump to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, as there is no scenario to reverse the outcome of the election, his predecessor Barack Obama has said.

FGN13 PAK-FIA-SHAHBAZ Pak's FIA files case against Shahbaz Sharif, PM Khan's friend, others in multi-billion sugar scam Lahore: Pakistan’s top investigative body has registered an FIR against top Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s friend and three others in a multi-billion sugar scam.

FGN20 VIRUS-US-MURTHY-WINTER COVID-19: Easier to spread indoors than outdoors; winter perfect set-up for contagion: Dr Murthy Washington: It is easier for coronavirus to spread indoors than outdoors as people stay inside their homes during winter which is a perfect set-up for the contagion, according to Dr Vivek Murthy, the top Indian-American advisor to President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19. PTI PMS PMS