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Outgoing vice president mike pence will attend the inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. president on January the 20th.
The confirmation comes a day after he defied Donald Trump by certifying Mr Biden's election victory.
As the Trump administration enters its final days in office, the secretary of state Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is lifting long-standing restrictions on its relationship with Taiwan.
At least four people have died in the worst snowstorms to hit Spain for up to half a century.
Weather warnings have been issued.