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      Mute buttons, Lincoln and a watch: Six takeaways from the Trump-Biden debate
      Oct23

      Mute buttons, Lincoln and a watch: Six takeaways from the Trump-Biden debate

      Andy SullivanTrailing in opinion polls with the November 3 election just 12 days away, President Donald Trump was under pressure during Thursday’s final debate to revive his flagging campaign against Democratic rival Joe Biden.Here are six takeaways from the debate:A MORE CIVILISED EVENINGAfter the first Trump-Biden debate in September...

      WATCH: Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash sharply over Covid-19 pandemic in less chaotic final debate
      Oct23

      WATCH: Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash sharply over Covid-19 pandemic in less chaotic final debate

      Trevor Hunnicutt and Jeff MasonNashville – US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday’s final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before the November 3 election.Trump, a Republican,...

      Hunter Biden email leak story may be a Russian plant, says former US spooks
      Oct20

      Hunter Biden email leak story may be a Russian plant, says former US spooks

      By dpa correspondentsWashington – The recent release of emails supposedly belonging to Hunter Biden, son of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, has “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,” 50 former senior intelligence officials said in a letter published on Monday.The New York Post last week reported on a...

      Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 39.82 million, death toll exceeds 1.1 million
      Oct18

      Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 39.82 million, death toll exceeds 1.1 million

      By Lynx Insight ServiceWashington – More than 39.82 million people have been reported to be infected with the novel coronavirus globally and 1 110 571​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.Interactive...

      Twitter briefly restricts Donald Trump campaign account, Republicans decry company’s actions
      Oct16

      Twitter briefly restricts Donald Trump campaign account, Republicans decry company’s actions

      Elizabeth Culliford and Nandita BoseUS President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign’s Twitter account was briefly restricted on Thursday, causing an outcry from Republican lawmakers who accused social media companies of acting like “speech police” and vowing to hold Twitter responsible.Twitter temporarily blocked the...

      Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, one survivor reported
      Sep26

      Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, one survivor reported

      Moscow— Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived.The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviation school when it crashed and burst into...

      Worldwide coronavirus cases stands at 32.34 million as death toll reaches 983 486
      Sep26

      Worldwide coronavirus cases stands at 32.34 million as death toll reaches 983 486

      By Lynx Insight ServiceWashington – More than 32.34 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 983 486​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.The following...

      More than 200 women detained at anti-Lukashenko protest in Minsk
      Sep19

      More than 200 women detained at anti-Lukashenko protest in Minsk

      Kyiv, Ukraine — Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 200 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country. More than 2 000 women took part in the march...

      Belarus protest leader Maria Kolesnikova threatened with expulsion ‘alive or in bits’
      Sep10

      Belarus protest leader Maria Kolesnikova threatened with expulsion ‘alive or in bits’

      Moscow – Belarus opposition politician Maria Kolesnikova said security officers put a bag over her head and threatened to kill her when they tried to forcibly deport her to Ukraine earlier this week, according to a statement filed by her lawyer on Thursday.Kolesnikova, one of the most prominent leaders of month-long protests against the...

      Another prominent opposition leader detained in Belarus
      Sep09

      Another prominent opposition leader detained in Belarus

      By Yuras KaramanauKyiv, Ukraine – Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.Lawyer Maxim Znak, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to...