Trump: State of emergency

This was done after the services warned of security threats during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week.
The state of emergency was declared by the mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, last Wednesday, after the incursion of the demonstrators into the Congress, because after that, information about the planned riots during the inauguration began to appear.

Turkey says US sanctions have ‘shaken’ values of alliance

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday that US sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian defenses had shaken all values in their alliance and he called for renewed cooperation between the NATO allies.

On Monday, Washington imposed the sanctions targeting Turkey's Presidency of Defense Industry (SSB), its chairman and three other employees.

Biden formally confirmed as president-elect by U.S. Electoral College VIDEO

Electors in Arizona confirmed that 11 votes went to Biden, Pennsylvania gave 20, Nevada 6, Vermont 3, while Tennessee gave Trump 11.
Electors from the federal state of Washington cast their 12 votes to Biden.
Electors from Rhode Island and Virginia cast the votes to Trump.

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 20 million on Aug. 10, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Dendias, Le Drian discuss coronavirus, Eastern Mediterranean, investments

Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the coronation pandemic, attracting investment and migration were the main issues discussed in a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias with French counterpart Jean-Yves le Drian in Paris on Monday.

The two ministers also discussed the European perspective of the Western Balkans.