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Bolivia’s socialists claim victory as unofficial count shows big win

Bolivia’s socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win the country’s presidential Election without the need for a run-off, an unofficial count indicated on Monday, putting the leftwing party of Evo Morales on the brink of a return to power. The quick-count from pollster Ciesmori, re

Head of Mexico's navy tests positive for COVID-19

The head of Mexico’s navy, Jose Rafael Ojeda, said on Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic and working from home as the number of confirmed cases in the country continues to climb. Ojeda is the latest high-ranking member of the Mexican government to test positive.

'Bring your own pen': How Bolivia is voting amid the pandemic

Deni Blanco used to sell food outside voting locations in La Paz each election cycle, an easy way to make some extra money. This year, as Bolivia holds elections in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, she is selling something else: pens. “My sister saw it on TV, that this time every vot

Michigan governor disturbed by Trump criticism and 'lock her up' chants

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday said U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of her at a rally was “incredibly disturbing” after he called her “dishonest” and drew shouts of “lock her up” from the crowd. Whitmer, the target an alleged kidnapp

Trump and Biden to court early voters as U.S. campaign gathers steam

 President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden were courting early voters on Sunday in the competitive states of Nevada and North Carolina, as the final presidential debate looms later this week. Some 27.7 million Americans have already cast ballots either by mail or in person a

Record 22.7 million Americans vote early in US elections

Almost 23 million Americans have cast or mailed in their ballot in the 2020 election, setting a new record, 17 days before the general election. According to the US election project that aggregates the number of early votes across the country, more than 22.7 million Americans in more than 40 stat

Trudeau: Canada Won't Stop Calling for Human Rights in China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China. On Thursday, the Chinese ambassador to Canada warned Ottawa against granting asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing the situation. Cong Peiwu said if Canada cares about 300,

Mexico's coronavirus death toll rises to 85,285

Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday reported 5,514 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 387 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 834,910 cases and 85,285 deaths. The government says the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than th

Trump on backfoot in televised coronavirus grilling

US President Donald Trump was on the back foot at the start of a live televised interview on Thursday night, struggling to defend his record on coronavirus nationally and within his own home. Mr Trump was grilled by voters and NBC News moderator Savannah Guthrie in a “town hall” forma

Duelling Trump and Biden town-hall forums highlight Covid-19 influence on election

  Instead of US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden honouring a longtime tradition and holding a second debate, the two appeared in duelling "town hall" meetings at the exact same time. The pandemic was front and centre during Mr Trump and Mr Biden’s separate meetin

US Court Jails Iranian over Sanction Evasion

A US judge on Thursday sentenced an Iranian citizen to 23 months in prison for running a business that helped people in Iran evade sanctions to buy from American firms, the Justice Department said. Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, 33, pled guilty to charges related to running PAYMENT24, which the Justice

Trump’s son Barron tested positive for COVID-19, says Melania Trump

President Donald Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, tested positive for COVID-19 but exhibited no symptoms after both of his parents contracted the virus, first lady Melania Trump said on Wednesday. “Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms,” Melania Trump said in

Trump: We will not shut down the country again, even with the increase in Corona injuries

US President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday, October 15, 2020 that his administration will not carry out new closures even with the increase in Corona virus infections in the country. He also repeated in an interview with Fox Business, which he posted clips of on his Twitter account, that the co

Washington Pleased With Baghdad Efforts to Protect US Embassy

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said Washington was pleased with the Iraqi government's efforts to protect the US embassy in Baghdad from Iran-backed militias but declined to provide an update on whether it was still considering to shut down its embassy. “We are ha

Mexican president's anti-corruption drive buffeted by scandals

Three months after taking charge of a new office created by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to compensate Mexicans for years of public sector embezzlement, its director quit, complaining the organization was tainted by corruption. The blow to the Institute for Returning to the People What W

U.S. Army Corps clearing debris from Louisiana Calcasieu Ship Channel after Delta

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday that it may be able to clear enough debris from Hurricane Delta to open the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana to vessels drafting up to 30 feet (9.14 m) with restrictions by the end of the week. The Army Corps, however, said it does not have a

Early voting opens in three more U.S. states as Trump heads to Iowa

Three more U.S. states opened polls for early voting on Wednesday, and President Donald Trump planned to hold another rally to make up for time lost on the campaign trail to his bout with the coronavirus.  More than 13 million Americans have cast ballots, setting a record early pace, accordi

Michelle Obama, LeBron James team to help boost early US voting

 A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major US cities starting next week to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3 election.Mrs. Obam

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