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World 24 Nov 2020 | 6:15 AM

Biden's pick for top spy brings experience from CIA and White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Avril Haines, tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to be the top U.S. spy, is a former CIA No. 2 who would be taking over as the chief overseer of a U.S. intelligence community beset by low morale and charges its work has been used for political attacks.

World 24 Nov 2020 | 12:34 AM

Oxford English Dictionary names "words of the year"

LONDON, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced Monday for the first time that it has chosen not to name one single word of the year, but many words for the "unprecedented" year 2020.

World 23 Nov 2020 | 9:56 PM

Chinese scientist elected fellow of American Geophysical Union

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientist Yao Tandong has been elected as a 2020 fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for years of research on glaciers and the environment of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, sources at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on Monday.

World 23 Nov 2020 | 9:41 PM

Armed group deploys at Libya's NOC headquarters

TUNIS (Reuters) - An armed group attempted to storm Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli but was stopped by guards, the company said on Monday, underscoring the security risks that the North African nation's energy industry continues to face.

World 23 Nov 2020 | 11:11 AM

Biden expected to name Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.N. ambassador - reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, media outets reported Sunday, citing Democratic sources close to Biden.