US Congress votes to override Trump’s veto of massive defence bill

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 — The US Congress has voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a US$740.5-billion defence policy bill, Xinhua news agency reported. The Republican-led Senate voted 81 to 13 in a rare New Year’s Day session on Friday to join the House, controlled by Democrats, in overriding Trump’s veto, making the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021 a law. It is the first time one of Trump’s vetoes has been surmounted. The president vetoed last week the NDAA, which authorises appropriations through September 2021 and sets… Read More

Biden elected new US President

Joe Biden has been elected as the United States new President, CNN and other US media reported on Sunday. Earlier projections of victory was made when Biden crossed the 270 votes count but several media held back but now he has gained past 290 votes, making him the clear winner against Republican Donald Trump, almost all media organisations here said. BERNAMA

Berita Ringkas |COVID-19: Trump umum kontrak keenam vaksin, membabitkan 100 juta dos

WASHINGTON: Presiden Donald Trump semalam mengumumkan kontrak bernilai AS$1.5 bilion (RM6.3 bilion) dengan syarikat bioteknologi Amerika Syarikat (AS) Moderna untuk 100 juta dos vaksin COVID-19, perjanjian keenam yang dicapai sejak Mei. Moderna dengan kerjasama Institut Kesihatan Kebangsaan AS (NIH), sedang melakukan ujian klinikal Tahap 3 terhadap calon vaksin dan pembuatan dos vaksin akan dilakukan semasa percubaan sedang dijalankan. Vaksin, yang dinamakan mRNA-1273, sedang dibangunkan bersama oleh Moderna dan Institut Alergi dan Penyakit Berjangkit Kebangsaan NIH (NIAID), yang diketuai oleh Dr Anthony Fauci. BH ONLINE