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  •   Home > News > International

    US politics updates: Donald Trump agrees to 'orderly transition' after Congress confirms Joe Biden's election win

    Donald Trump agrees to an "orderly transition" of power on January 20, after the US Congress confirmed Joe Biden's electoral college win. It comes after an extraordinary day in US politics on which a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in an at


    President Donald Trump has agreed to "an orderly transition" of power to Joe Biden on inauguration day on January 20, while making it clear he "totally disagrees with the outcome of the election".

    Vice-President Mike Pence defied Mr Trump's push to overturn the election today, declaring the electoral college result approved by Congress after hours of debate and an assault on the US Capitol.

    Senate leaders from both parties denounced the attack by "domestic terrorists" who attempted to stop the electoral college vote count.

    This blog is now closed. Keep reading for a recap of the days' events.

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     Today's News

    International:
    US politics live updates: Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani facing $US1.3 billion lawsuit over Dominion claims 9:37

    Business:
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    Law and Order:
    Three women are now facing charges in relation to the murder of a 33-year-old Wellington man 9:07

    Law and Order:
    Police have arrested a 17-year-old in relation to an aggravated robbery in the Wellington suburb of Northland 8:17

    Christchurch:
    Seven firefighters are still at the scene of a scrub fire at Pines Beach near Christchurch 8:07

    Basketball:
    Corey Webster's Breakers basketball return could come tomorrow against the Adelaide 36ers 7:57

    Politics:
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    Cricket:
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    Living & Travel:
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