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Trump and the strongmen: how US leader fell for autocrats

Wednesday  07:31,   21 october 2020

He "fell in love" with Kim Jong Un, praises Vladimir Putin and calls Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a friend": President Donald Trump's flattery of autocrats has confounded US allies and raised questions about his regard for democratic norms. While some... >>>

Hannity Stalks Biden’s Home: ‘If You’re Still Awake... Walk Outside’

Wednesday  07:31,   21 october 2020

Fox News host Sean Hannity took his already over-the-top promotion of the Hunter Biden laptop story to new heights on Tuesday night, setting up a camera outside Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s house and calling for Biden to “walk... >>>

Asian markets lifted by stimulus optimism, vaccine hopes

Wednesday  07:31,   21 october 2020

Asian markets rose Wednesday on signs US lawmakers are edging towards agreeing a new stimulus for the struggling economy, while hopes for a vaccine helped temper worries about surging virus infections around the world. Hong Kong rose more than one... >>>

India hands over China soldier who crossed border

Wednesday  07:31,   21 october 2020

The PLA soldier was apprehended by India after he strayed across their contested border on Monday.The People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was apprehended in the Demchok area of Ladakh, India said on... >>>

Trump maintains a Chinese bank account, says NYT

Wednesday  07:31,   21 october 2020

Mr Trump, who sparked a trade war with Beijing, is critical of US firms doing business in China.The account is controlled by Trump International Hotels Management and paid local taxes between 2013 and... >>>

China says India returns soldier who strayed across Ladakh border

Wednesday  07:26,   21 october 2020

India detained the Chinese soldier after he strayed across a contested de facto border in the western Himalayas.The soldier was handed over early on Wednesday morning, according to the PLA Daily report, a state-owned media... >>>

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways slashes jobs, kills Dragon

Wednesday  07:26,   21 october 2020

Hit by Hong Kong protests and coronavirus, Cathay plans to cut 5,900 jobs and end low-cost Cathay Dragon brand.The airline would also seek changes in conditions in its contracts with cabin crew and pilots as part of a restructuring that would cost... >>>

Tanzania readies for polls after years of 'hell' for opposition

Wednesday  07:26,   21 october 2020

Tundu Lissu, shot 16 times in an assassination attempt, returned to Tanzania to run for president -- but he did not know what to expect after the "hell" experienced by the opposition under President John Magufuli. Political rallies had been banned... >>>

Mali: in the north and the center, schools and teachers plagued by the jihadist threat

Wednesday  07:25,   21 october 2020

© Getty Images / BSIP In the north and the center of Mali, schools have been closed under terrorist pressure. For a time closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Malian schools are now officially open. The baccalaureate is currently in progress. Yet... >>>

Florida. Illegal trafficking of flying squirrels dismantled

Wednesday  07:25,   21 october 2020

© Hummingbird Art - stock.adobe.com Seven people have been indicted in Florida for having captured and then sold thousands of flying squirrels, a protected animal (photo illustration). Seven smugglers were notably indicted for money laundering and... >>>

Have US media outlets gone too easy on Joe Biden?

Wednesday  06:36,   21 october 2020

President Donald Trump's testy relationship with the US media is no secret, but his election rival Joe Biden has had a rather different experience during the 2020 campaign. The Democratic former senator and vice president has largely faced... >>>

If Biden wins, will US see a return to normal in abnormal world?

Wednesday  06:36,   21 october 2020

Joe Biden vows to revive the moral leadership of the United States in the world if he is elected president, but after nearly four years of Donald Trump smashing through norms, is the veteran Democrat's vision even possible? A senator for 36... >>>

Brexit waves threaten to wreck Belgian fishing

Wednesday  06:30,   21 october 2020

Britain's departure from the European single market will disrupt many long-standing economic relationships and could yet devastate one of the oldest -- the Belgian fishing fleet's work in UK waters. In 1666 -- three centuries before Britain... >>>

After chaotic term, 'Trump Doctrine' remakes US approach to world

Wednesday  06:30,   21 october 2020

With his insults of US allies, soft spot for autocratic rulers and contempt for international agreements, President Donald Trump has turned US foreign policy on its head over a chaotic four years. But behind the bombast, is there in fact a "Trump... >>>

Thailand shuts down online TV channel, as protests continue

Wednesday  06:30,   21 october 2020

Voice TV has broadcast anti-government protests live on social media and was one of four outlets under investigation.The authorities imposed emergency measures banning gatherings of more than four people last Thursday amid growing protests against... >>>