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CNBC World NewsNov 23, 2020
Japan stocks set to trade higher amid Covid vaccine hopes; Biden picks Yellen as Treasury secretary
Investor focus on Tuesday will likely be on the continued positive momentum surrounding the race for a coronavirus vaccine.

Michigan certifies Biden election win, days after Trump leans on state's GOP lawmakers (CNBC World News)
Biden Picks Janet Yellen To Be Treasury Secretary In Historic Appointment (NPR Topics: News)

CNBC World NewsNov 23, 2020
Trump administration officially begins transition to Biden after weeks of delay
GSA chief Emily Murphy told President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is making resources available for his transition into office.

Trump Allows Formal Transition To Biden Presidency To Begin (NPR Headline News)
Trump accepts transition to Biden can begin (BBC Front Page)

MSNBC Int'l NewsNov 23, 2020
Once praised by U.S. conservatives, Sweden is forced to rethink after surge in Covid-19 cases
New measures command "both fear and respect," said Pady Cortinez, adding that she had stopped going out to bars and "did not hug."

Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine is highly effective (BBC Front Page)

ABC NewsNov 23, 2020
Biden announces historic picks for foreign policy and national security Cabinet posts
Joe Biden rolled out his first Cabinet nominations Monday afternoon who will help guide his administration's foreign policy and national security agenda.

Avril Haines Nominated As First Female Director Of National Intelligence (NPR Topics: News)

CNBC World NewsNov 23, 2020
Markets cheer Yellen pick for Treasury, seeing her focus on fixing the economy and not politics
Stocks rallied as news leaked out that President-elect Joe Biden has selected Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary.

Int'l Herald TribuneNov 23, 2020
Michigan Certifies Results, Making Biden's Win There Official
Michigan faces a potential deadlock. The last major effort to delay certification in Pennsylvania has failed. Here's the latest.

FT.com - EuropeNov 23, 2020
Coronavirus latest: Ohio has record one-day cases, Pennsylvania tightens restrictions
Fearing prolonged stagnation, governments are looking to Tokyo's experience during the past three decades

CNBC World NewsNov 23, 2020
Dow jumps 300 points on vaccine hope, hits high of day on news Yellen may be Biden's Treasury pick
Stocks rose on Monday after AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said their coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective.

3rd Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Reported To Be Effective (NPR Headline News)

Int'l Herald TribuneNov 23, 2020
Israeli Reports Say Netanyahu Met Saudi Crown Prince. Saudis Deny It.
Clashing reports about the meeting, which would be the first between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders, show how far apart the two countries remain.

Int'l Herald TribuneNov 23, 2020
Virus Surge, Once Centered in Midwest, Accelerates in 45 States
U.S. officials are imposing new restrictions. AstraZeneca said its vaccine candidate was up to 90 percent effective. Heres's the latest.

Small Gatherings Spread the Virus, but Are They Causing the Surge? (Int'l Herald Tribune)

NPR Headline NewsNov 23, 2020
Biden Choses Alejandro Mayorkas As His Secretary Of Homeland Security
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security, tapping the Cuban American to reverse President Trump's hard-line immigration policies.

CNBC World NewsNov 23, 2020
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security and Avril Haines to be the director of national intelligence.

BBC Front PageNov 23, 2020
Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Mexico reports jump of over 9,000 new Covid-19 cases in one day (MSNBC Int'l News)

NewsweekNov 23, 2020
GSA Tells Biden Transition Can Formally Begin As Trump Vows to Continue Election Lawsuits
With the General Services Administration recognizing Joe Biden as President-elect, Biden's transition teams will have access to more than $6 million in federal funds for the transition process.

Michigan Officials Certify Joe Biden's Election Win After Donald Trump's Legal Challenges Fail (Newsweek)

BBC Front PageNov 23, 2020
Covid-19: PM sets out 'tougher' post-lockdown tiers for England
England will return to a regional approach from 2 December but the tiers will be "tougher", the PM says.

NYTimes GlobalNov 23, 2020
No, Joe Biden Did Not Have a Maskless Birthday Party Last Week
The video of a crowd singing "Happy Birthday" to the president-elect was from 2019. Here's how it went viral.

NPR Headline NewsNov 23, 2020
Who Is Antony Blinken, Biden's nominee For Secretary Of State?
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with James Steinberg, former deputy secretary of state, about what to expect from Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state.

Biden's ‘alter ego' Blinken picked as secretary of state (FT.com - Europe)

ABC NewsNov 23, 2020
US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin
The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election

Biden's presidential transition can formally begin, U.S. agency says (CBC Top Stories)
Biden Admin to Feature 1st Women VP, Defense Sec, Treasury Sec and National Intel Director (Newsweek)
A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge (NPR Headline News)
John Kerry Tapped For Newly Created Role As Presidential Climate Envoy (NPR Topics: News)
Janet Yellen: Biden to pick 'first female treasury secretary' (BBC News Front Page | World)
54% of Americans Against COVID Lockdowns in Their State Despite Surge of Infections (Newsweek)
China Launches Moon Mission to Bring Back Lunar Rocks (Int'l Herald Tribune)
Biden chooses former Fed Chair Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary (CNBC World News)
Chinese spacecraft sets off on Moon sample quest (BBC Front Page)
Air Travel Rises Ahead of Thanksgiving, Despite Warnings: Live Updates (NYTimes Global)
Biden poised to pick Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary (FT.com - Europe)
Biden To Assign More Women To National Security Positions (NPR Headline News)
Michigan Faces Challenges Certifying Election Results (NPR Headline News)
Biden cabinet: Inner circle get key posts as John Kerry named climate envoy (BBC Front Page)
As COVID Increases, Open State Florida Leads List of Thanksgiving Destinations for Air Travel This Year (Newsweek)
Egypt Defiant As International Criticism Grows Over Arrest Of Human Rights Activists (NPR Topics: News)
US business leaders press Trump to start transition (FT.com - Europe)
US air travel rises despite Thanksgiving pandemic warnings (FT.com - Europe)
Biden Makes Historic Picks In Naming Foreign Policy, National Security Teams (NPR Topics: News)
Indigenous man and granddaughter handcuffed at Vancouver bank file human rights complaint against BMO, police (CBC Top Stories)
Saudi Arabia Denies MBS Secretly Met Israeli Officials During Pompeo Visit (Newsweek)
AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine might seem less effective than its peers — but it has some advantages (CNBC World News)
Bill Gates, Covid-19 and the Quest to Vaccinate the World (NYTimes Global)
COVID-19 lockdowns have little impact on rising greenhouse gas trend, UN agency warns (CBC Top Stories)
Surge in greenhouse gases sustained despite Covid-19 lockdowns, U.N. says (MSNBC Int'l News)
AstraZeneca's Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective on average, data shows (CNN World)
Israeli Prime Minister Secretly Flew To Saudi Arabia, Israeli Media Reports (NPR Topics: News)
NY Business Leaders Push Trump to Begin Transition (Int'l Herald Tribune)
Business Leaders, Citing Damage to Country, Urge Trump to Begin Transition (Int'l Herald Tribune)
Covid in North Dakota: One day inside a rural US hospital's fight (BBC Front Page)
Family of jailed Saudi activist implores Canada to call out kingdom's human rights record at G20 (CBC Top Stories)
'Slow Down,' 'Don't Quit': Advice From 7 Women Who Overcame Their Pandemic Struggles (NPR Topics: News)
The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Nov. 20 (CBC Top Stories)
Taiwan grounds entire fleet of US-made F-16 fighter jets after crash (CNN World)
Christian Science Monitor--worldOct 30, 2020
Blessing in disguise: Arab women find tech jobs during pandemic
Women still face many challenges in the workforce across the Middle East and North Africa, which has the world's lowest rate of female labor participation. But as the pandemic shifts work online, some are finding new opportunities.
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