Axios first broke that news; their report says appointing Thomas-Greenfield, a Black woman who served as the assistant secretary of state for Africa under Obama, was intended to help fulfill Biden's promise for a diverse cabinet.
Blinken's appointment is likely to be announced on Tuesday.
As the President Joe Biden administration takes shape, India will continue to remain engaged at all levels and will work together, said Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava during a press briefing in New Delhi on January 22. "On January 20th after President Joe Biden assumed charge, PM Modi had sent him best wishes via Twitter. As the new administration takes shape, we will continue to remain engaged at all levels and work together," said MEA Spokesperson Srivastava.
China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against "lying and cheating" outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. Gloria Tso reports.
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China - even if he did not agree with all his methods - and endorsed the assessment that it was committing genocide in Xinjiang.
Appearing before a Senate panel on Tuesday, Antony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden's pick for chief U.S. diplomat said, "American leadership still matters" and without it "some other country tries to take our place" or "maybe just as bad, no one does, and then you have chaos."
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's request for a delay. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Social media giant Facebook said it will start allowing users to prepare physical safety keys as a way to confirm their identity before logging into the social network's mobile app, beginning next year. According to Mashable, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned company is now offering a choice to use a hardware security key to connect to one's desktop computer prior to each log-in. The users could purchase a hardware key through retailers, and register with Facebook, the social media giant said, confirming an earlier report by Axios. The world's biggest social network said it also intends to enlarge 'Facebook Protect', that is, its own security program for high-profile accounts for example election applicants, to more kinds of accounts globally next year. Presently available in the US, Facebook Protect offers a means for politicians, government agencies, and election personnel to set up additional safety provisions such as two-factor authentication and real-time tracking for potential hacking threats.
U.S. President Donald Trump has told allies he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday (November 24). Gloria Tso reports.
The world responded to the coronavirus pandemic with a series of global failures, according to an independent panel established by the World Health Organization. A damning interim report from the panel highlights how too many countries and institutions were slow to act and take the threat seriously. CNN’s Cyril Vanier reports.
Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to supply their COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization co-led COVAX vaccine access scheme, two sources familiar with the deal said, the latest in a series of shots to be included in the project aimed at lower-income countries. Gloria Tso reports.
Conservationist Jane Goodall, Environmentalist and UN Youth Advisor Nathan Méténier, Copernicus climate scientist Carlo Buontempo, and WMO emissions expert Oksana Tarasova , are hosted by Climate Now presenter Jeremy Wilks in this live Euronews YouTube debate on climate change vs. COVID-19.
While President Donald Trump sends his lawyers hither-and-yon to try to overturn the election, President-elect Joe Biden has been busy filling Cabinet slots.
HuffPost reports Biden named John Kerry on..