Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Final Bid to Block Release of Tax Returns

The crucial next phase in the Manhattan inquiry will begin this week when investigators collect a vast trove of digital records from a law firm that represents Mazars, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation, as well as former […]

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Final Bid to Block Release of Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York. The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who […]

Harry and Meghan make final split with British royal family

NAIROBI: The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of supporting armed groups that at times have included tens of thousands of fighters.The new report by the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan was a […]

Bayern Munich beat Al Ahly to reach Club World Cup final

Bayern Munich reached the Club World Cup final after goals in each half by Robert Lewandowski sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a host venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The German side will face Mexico’s Tigres in the final on Thursday after the […]

Opinion | A Final Interview With Hank Aaron: ‘I Recognized That I Had a Gift’

I was born in Atlanta in 1960, and when the Braves moved to town from Milwaukee after the 1965 season, Hank Aaron became my all-seasons hero. That didn’t seem unusual in my family, because my New Jersey-bred mother and Pennsylvania-raised father considered themselves civil rights foot soldiers. But it was anathema to my white classmates. […]

Donald Trump’s final speech as president: Full transcript

Ahead of Joe Biden’s swearing-in as president, Donald Trump departed the White House for the last time on Wednesday, delivering one final speech as president at Joint Base Andrews in front of family, staff and supporters. Following his remarks, which ran just under 10 minutes, he and First Lady Melania Trump walked up a red […]

Trump administration carries out 13th, final federal execution

US President Donald Trump’s administration carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden – an opponent of the federal death penalty. Dustin Higgs, convicted in the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge in 1996, was the third […]

US slaps more sanctions on Iran in final days of Trump presidency

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says seven companies were targeted for shipping steel to or from Iran. The United States has imposed more sanctions on companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities for conventional arms proliferation. They […]

Final step: US Congress meets to certify Biden election victory

The United States Congress will meet on Wednesday to certify the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. Some Republicans in both the Senate and House have said they will object to certifying the results in at least three states, in a last-ditch attempt in support of President Donald Trump that is all-but-assured to fail. Democrat Raphael […]

On cusp of Brexit trade deal, EU and UK hash out final details

The United Kingdom and European Union were on the cusp of striking a narrowly focused trade deal on Thursday, swerving away from a chaotic finale to the Brexit split that has dealt a blow to the 70-year attempt to forge European unity from the ruins of World War II. While a last-minute deal would avoid […]

Four things Trump is considering for his final weeks as president

President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn into office exactly four weeks from Wednesday – on January 20 – but in the meantime, departing President Donald Trump still occupies the White House and has been busy plotting behind the scenes. Trump is reportedly mulling over several ideas to hatch in his final month in office ranging […]

EU giving a ‘final push’ to reach Brexit deal, says Barnier

With less than 10 days left till the new year, EU and UK leaders and negotiators intensify talks to reach a trade deal. The European Union is giving a “final push” to reach a potential deal on future trading ties between the bloc and the United Kingdom, according to the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel […]

Barr publicly breaks with Trump in final days as attorney general

On the election results, Hunter Biden and the source of a cyberattack, Barr and Trump do not see eye to eye. In his final days as attorney general, William Barr is separating himself further from Donald Trump on key issues of concern to the president. Trump has reportedly been considering appointing special counsels to investigate […]

‘Final throw of the dice’: UK, EU to resume Brexit trade talks

Negotiators to meet in Brussels in last-ditch attempt to strike a post-Brexit deal before transition agreement ends on December 31. British and European Union negotiators are set to meet in Brussels in a last-ditch attempt to strike a post-Brexit trade deal before a transition period ends on December 31. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and […]

The Trumps’ final White House Christmas decorations unveiled

First responders and front-line workers being challenged by the deadly coronavirus pandemic are highlighted in White House Christmas decorations that also give a special nod to Melania Trump’s redesigned Rose Garden. It’s the final Christmas in the White House for the Trump family, although US President Donald Trump continues to insist — despite evidence to […]

E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency was rushing to complete one of its last regulatory priorities, aiming to obstruct the creation of air- and water-pollution controls far into the future, when a senior career scientist moved to hobble it. Thomas Sinks directed the E.P.A.’s science advisory office and later managed the agency’s rules and […]

Ethiopia to begin ‘final phase’ of Tigray offensive: PM Abiy

BREAKING In statement hours after an ultimatum for TPLF to surrender expired, the prime minister has asked Tigrayan residents to ‘stay indoors’. The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the rebellious northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said in a statement, hours after an ultimatum for Tigray forces […]