1. A key U.S. government agency has given President-elect Joe Biden formal approval to begin his transition to the White House. The move by the U.S. General Services Administration unlocks funding for the incoming administration. It also allows Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris access to regular national security briefings.
  2. The Japanese government plans to suspend travel subsidies for new bookings to the cities of Sapporo and Osaka, where coronavirus cases are increasing. The government has been planning to exclude regions with a spike in cases from its “Go To Travel” campaign.
  3. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden says he will name former Secretary of State John Kerry to serve in the new post of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.


November 24, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Raja Pradhan