All but five Senate Republicans voted in favour of an effort to dismiss Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former US president for “incitement of insurrection” after the deadly Capitol siege is unlikely.
A growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to impeachment proceedings, dimming the chances that former president Donald Trump will be convicted.
Facebook’s “supreme court” has been asked to decide whether Donald Trump should remain suspended indefinitely after the Capitol riots which led to a social media backlash against the former US president.
A woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the attack on the US Capitol will be released from jail, a federal judge has decided.
Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders from the Oval Office hours after his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.
Three new senators have been sworn into office after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate.
Joe Biden has been safely sworn in as president of the United States two weeks after rioters loyal to former president Donald Trump besieged the Capitol.
Joe Biden declared that “democracy has prevailed” after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.
China’s foreign ministry described outgoing US secretary of state Mike Pompeo as a “doomsday clown” and said his designation of China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity was merely “a piece of wastepaper”.
President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration’s accomplishments and wished his successor luck in a farewell video as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will take place in a Washington on edge, after the deadly riot at the US Capitol unleashed a wave of fear and unmatched security concerns.
A tiny, lush-green Indian village surrounded by rice paddy fields was beaming with joy on Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office and becomes the US vice president.
Joe Biden will swear the oath of office at noon local time to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said the mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by US President Donald Trump.
The head of the Arab League expressed hope that the Biden administration will change President Donald Trump’s policies and launch a political process supported by regional and international parties to achieve independence for the Palestinians.
Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill aimed at repelling an attack from China, which has increased its threats to reclaim the island and its own displays of military might.
Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on day one of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status.
The US Capitol complex temporarily locked down during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after a fire in a homeless encampment roughly a mile away sent a plume of smoke into the air and caused security concerns.
President Donald Trump and president-elect Joe Biden are already breaking with tradition in failing to travel to the Capitol together for Wednesday’s inauguration and it remains to be seen whether the outgoing president will leave a note in the Oval Office for its new occupant.
Just before a mob ransacked the US Capitol, two Georgia runoff wins for the Democrats ensured a 50-50 balance in the US Senate.
Kamala Harris will make history when she becomes the US’s first female vice president — and the first black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office.
US defence officials said they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
The lead prosecutor for US President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment has begun building his case for conviction at trial, asserting that Mr Trump’s incitement of the mob that stormed the US Capitol was “the most dangerous crime” ever committed by a president against the United States.
President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in on Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies, his incoming chief of staff has said.
The US National Park Service has closed Washington’s National Mall to the general public as part of greatly intensified security ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration.
The pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials”, US federal prosecutors said in court documents.
A-listers absent from President Donald Trump’s inauguration four years ago will be performing when President-elect Joe Biden takes the keys to the White House on January 20.
A five-time Olympic swimming medallist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the US Capitol has been released from custody but ordered to stay away from Washington DC until after next week’s inauguration.
A Delaware man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag during a deadly riot in the US Capitol has been arrested.