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Senior Republicans have begun urging Donald Trump to drop his challenges to the US election result after his lawyers advanced unsubstantiated conspiracy theories. The US president has reportedly personally pressured state officials to manipulate voting certification procedures.
“It’s hard to imagine a sitting American president doing worse, more undemocratic,” said Mitt Romney, Utah Senator and former Republican presidential candidate.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who heads the president’s legal team, vowed to file further lawsuits against the results of the vote while rejecting calls to provide evidence to support their claims that Democrats stole the election. While Paper presented at a press conference in Washingtonwhat looked like hair dye dripped down the side of Mr. Giuliani’s face.
The press conference also contained wild allegations of Venezuela’s involvement in the election rigging, as well as reports that Trump had invited Michigan Republican lawmakers to the White House.
Meanwhile, Georgia officials confirmed Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in battlefield state on November 3 after an examination Hand counting of 5m ballot papers. You can keep up with all of Mr. Trump’s legal challenges Process tracker. (FT)
Officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans not travel During Thanksgiving Week, the holiday could become a “super-spreader event” for fear. The US Treasury Department has decided not to extend several emergency loans Established by the Federal Reserve.
The World health organization advised doctors against it Prescribe Gileads Remdesivir to coronavirus patients in hospital. Moderna and BioNTech-Pfizer vaccines use the same mRNA technology, but with Main differences.
The United Kingdom The public deficit is on the right track a peace record in 2020-21.
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In the news
Perella Weinberg is to go public via Spac The boutique investment bank founded in 2006 by the experienced rainmakers Joseph Perella and Peter Weinberg is in talks to bring its consulting business to the public via a special detection vehicle. The deal, valued at $ 1 billion on the business, would not include the company’s familiar wealth management business. (FT)
GM is accelerating the planned introduction of electric vehicles General Motors plans to start Nov. fully electric models Worldwide by 2025 at “all prices,” said Mary Barra, general manager, on Thursday. The company will also increase investments in electric vehicles from $ 20 billion to $ 27 billion over the next five years and accelerate the rollout of existing EV brands such as GMC Hummer and Cadillac Lyriq. (FT)
Brexit talks are going virtual Negotiations are closed Switch to a virtual formatAfter a member of the EU team ran out of time to conclude an agreement, a positive test for Covid-19 was carried out. Traders get scared on market access after the transition period. Get the latest with the latest Brexit Briefing Newsletter – Register Here.
Venezuelan oil could become a stranded good According to Opec, Venezuela has the world’s largest proven oil reserves. However, experts warn that the global energy industry has changed dramatically it can become worthless. (FT)
Australian troops charged with the murder of Afghanistan Allegedly, special forces were involved in “bleeding” in which commanders made junior soldiers To run An investigation by the chiefs of defense has shown prisoners to obtain a first kill. (FT)
According to Braun from Wirecard, the supervisory authorities are not to blame Markus Braun, former managing director of Wirecard, told MPs that these were German regulators and politicians not to blame in the case of the ashamed payment company. His appearance before the Bundestag investigation into the group was his first in public since his arrest last summer, shortly after the company he ran collapsed in bankruptcy. (FT)
Booker Prize Winner Douglas Stuart won 2020 Booker price for his debut novel Shuggie Bain. Here are the three authors shortlisted for the FT and McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize 2020 for the best business book proposal; read Excerpts from their suggestions Here. (FT)
the following days
UK Equal Pay Day The gender pay gap will be at the fore on Friday when researchers calculate the average full-time average Gender pay gap – 11.5 percent this year, down from 13.1 percent in 2019. (Independent)
G20 summit Saudi Arabia this weekend is the first Arab nation to host a G20 summit. Riyadh took the opportunity to renew the nation’s archaic judicial system and rehabilitate its image. (FT)
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What else are we reading?
Artificial intelligence is changing finances Barclays’ collaboration with Amazon in Germany shows how artificial intelligence is invigorating the financial sector. writes Gillian Tett. This could be beneficial as a means of “democratizing finance”. However, the potential cost includes embedding bias, including racism, in decision-making. (FT)
Why Covid-19 vaccines are facing a new obstacle course The race for an effective vaccine seems to be on its way home. But Tim Harford says the route in front of us is more of an attack course than a marathon. Sanofi managing director Paul Hudson advocates globally coordinated sales systems and health campaigns. (FT)
The British military faces difficult choices Boris Johnson’s surge in spending for the armed forces is bursting with bold ambitions over land, sea and air. However, paying for new combat technologies requires cuts to older skills, defense experts warn. It came when the government was planning to cut the UK Foreign aid budget to 0.5 percent of GDP to save £ 4 billion annually. (FT)
Taylor Swift’s catalog was sold to the private equity group News this week that a private equity group has bought Taylor Swift’s old masters and bidders are lining up to buy Simon & Schuster book publisher underscores the value of back catalogs. writes John Gapper. (FT)
How Roblox became a business sensation The video game platform, which has become hugely popular with teens, grossed nearly $ 1.2 billion from virtual currency sales to its users in the first nine months of the year as activity increased under the influence of the lockdown. How did it achieve Business success?
Defiant women compete against aging autocrats The election of Maia Sandu as Moldova’s first female president shows a trend in Central and Eastern Europe. writes Tony Barber: Opposition leaders and activists are at the forefront of the pursuit of political change in authoritarian, illiberal and mal-governed states. (FT)
Podcast of the day
Culture call Simon Schama is one of the world’s leading historians and art historians. He joins Culture Call hostess Lilah Raptopoulos talk about Joe Biden’s victory after a tumultuous election and colonialism. They are joined by the West African correspondent Neil Munshi from Lagos. (FT)
Illustration of the day
Banx: Two weeks after losing the election, Trump is still calling out fraud