Cindy McCain, right, Joe Biden and Kamala Haris.
President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly expected to name Cindy McCain as his ambassador to the UK.
The widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain has been a fierce critic of Donald Trump and crossed party lines to endorse Mr Biden.
Ms McCain, 66, is a known Anglophile and thought to be a frontrunner for the job as a reward for helping to win the state of Arizona for the Democrats.
A source told The Times: “It’s hers if she wants it. She delivered Arizona. They know that.”
It is not clear if Ms McCain would be interested in the role. After her husband’s death, she has concentrated on philanthropic work related to her husband’s charitable foundation.
Ms McCain’s employment by the incoming administration would be seen as a fitting end to a feud between her husband and President Trump.
Trump upset Senator McCain after mocking his status as a former prisoner of war. The Republican’s plane was shot down over Hanoi, Vietnam, in 1967.
His captors found out his father was a senior officer for US forces and offered him early release - he refused and spent five years as a prisoner.
The President angered Mr McCain, by saying he was not “a war hero because he was captured.”
The former senator, who was one of the few Republicans to stand up to Mr Trump, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour and later died in August 2018. The President was not invited to the funeral.
In September Ms McCain backed Mr Biden’s White House campaign after the President had called veterans “suckers and losers”.
She told 60 minutes on CBS: “For me, the final straw was the, you know, ‘They’re losers and suckers.’”
Memos from Kim Darroch were leaked to a British Sunday newspaper, infuriating Trump who lunched a stinging Twitter attack on both the envoy and British Prime Minister Theresa May who had given him her full support.
Biden, a Democrat, said about 2 million people have been vaccinated, well short of the 20 million that outgoing Republican President Donald Trump had promised by the end of the year. Biden defeated Trump in a November election.
Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly, said on Friday amid tensions with Iran.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the embassy would be in a temporary office while a permanent location is prepared.
The Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, said that private parties and meetings are responsible for the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Abu Dhabi continues to top the list created by data crowd-sourcing website Numbeo as the safest city in the world for the fifth year in a row with 88.46 %. It is a testament to the security and stability the UAE enjoys, confirmed Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police.
The system is part of RTA’s efforts to make use of modern and smart technologies in delivering better services to public parking users in Dubai. Currently, there are 190,000 paid parking slots in Dubai out of a total of 550,000.