October 24th, 2020

World News

Analysis: Debate is brief interlude of normalcy in 2020 race

By Julie Pace, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The second and final presidential debate, it turns out, was actually a debate – a brief interlude of normalcy in an otherwise highly abnormal year, and a reprieve for voters turned off by the candidates’ noxious first faceoff. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden spent 90 minutes Thursday sparring over their ... Read More »

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UN says Libyan sides sign countrywide cease-fire deal

By The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

GENEVA – The United Nations said Friday that the two sides in Libyan military talks have reached “historic achievement” with a permanent cease-fire agreement across the war-torn North African country. After mediation this week led by U.N. envoy for Libya Stephanie Turco Williams, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission reached what the United Nations called an ... Read More »

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Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville, Will Weissert And Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate, largely shelving the rancour that overshadowed their previous face-off in favour of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation. ... Read More »

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Weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirting well east of Bermuda

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

MIAMI – A weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirted well east of Bermuda on Thursday night, prompting officials to lift a tropical storm warning for the Atlantic island. Epsilon’s top sustained winds had fallen during the day to 85 mph (140 kph), dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane ... Read More »

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Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus, taxes

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville, Will Weissert And Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply different visions of how to handle the surging pandemic and fought over how much Trump pays in taxes during their final debate of a tumultuous campaign. With Trump trailing and needing to change the campaign’s trajectory, the debate could prove pivotal though more ... Read More »

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It’s on: Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville, Will Weissert And Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE – Anyone responsible for that many deaths should not remain president of the United States of America If we just wore thee maks, we could save 100,000 lives. h President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden squared off Thursday night in their final debate, which stood as the trailing incumbent’s best chance to ... Read More »

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It’s on: Trump, Biden face off in campaign’s final debate

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville, Will Weissert And Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden squared off Thursday night in their final debate, which stood as the trailing incumbent’s best chance to change the race’s trajectory with just 12 days until the election. The Nashville debate offered them a final national stage to outline starkly different visions for a country ... Read More »

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Weakened Hurricane Epsilon skirting just east of Bermuda

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

MIAMI – Hurricane Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds dropped Thursday as it continues to skirt east of Bermuda over the Atlantic Ocean. Epsilon’s maximum sustained winds ebbed by Thursday afternoon to 85 mph (140 kph), dropping it from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm. The hurricane swirled near enough to Bermuda that the National ... Read More »

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High stakes for Trump, Biden heading into final debate

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville, Will Weissert And Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

NASHVILLE – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden hurtled toward Thursday night’s final debate, which could be the trailing incumbent’s best chance to change the race’s trajectory with just 12 days left until the election. The Nashville debate offered their final national stage to outline starkly different visions for a country in the ... Read More »

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Mexico broadcaster: Pope’s civil union quote not broadcast

By Nicole Winfield And Maria Verza, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety. Broadcaster Televisa said Thursday that the emphasis of its interview was on clergy sexual abuse and suggested it didn’t consider the comments on ... Read More »

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US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

By Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for tampering with the vote and undermining ... Read More »

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