Month: July 2020

Coimbra train crash: Two dead after train derails in Portugal – BBC News

Image copyright EPAImage caption The train derailed near the town of Soure in Coimbra A high-speed train has derailed in the Portuguese district of Coimbra, killing two and injuring at least 30 others. The train was travelling north from Lisbon to Braga, with scheduled stops in the cities of Coimbra and Porto. However, at about …

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As Trump suggests delaying election, White House condemns Hong Kong for postponing its own vote – ABC News

A day before, Trump suggested the vote in the United States should be postponed. July 31, 2020, 5:58 PM 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The White House on Friday condemned Hong Kong for delaying its upcoming legislative elections for a year even as President Donald Trump a day earlier elicited …

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AG Barr willing to consider forgoing death penalty to secure prosecution of ISIS detainees allegedly involved in beheadings of American hostages – The Washington Post

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Challenges The Longtime Leader Of Belarus – NPR

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White House ‘condemns’ election delay in Hong Kong after Trump raised idea of postponing US vote – USA TODAY

John Fritze USA TODAY Published 1:24 PM EDT Jul 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – A day after President Donald Trump faced withering, bipartisan blow back for floating the idea of delaying the U.S. presidential election, a senior White House aide condemned the year-long postponement of an election in Hong Kong as undemocratic. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced …

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US citizen shot dead in court during Pakistan blasphemy trial – The Independent

An American citizen has been shot dead in court while standing trial for blasphemy in Pakistan, according to the US State Department. Tahir Naseem was shot multiple times at close range in a crowded courtroom in Peshawar, a city in the country’s northwest, on Wednesday. The US State Department said in a statement that it …

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This Poll May Explain Why Trump Spends So Much Time Attacking China – Forbes

TOPLINE A majority of Americans see eye to eye with the Trump administration’s hawkish stance on China, according to a new poll, signaling a possible rare, winning message for the president as his campaign flounders and the legislature grapples over a coronavirus stimulus package. President Trump holds a news conference at The White House. Photo …

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Concern as Hong Kong postpones elections for a year, citing Covid-19 – The Guardian

The Hong Kong government has postponed its upcoming elections for one year, citing the growing coronavirus outbreak in the territory but sparking immediate accusations that the pandemic was being used as a pretext to suppress democracy. The city’s leader, Carrie Lam, announced on Friday she had invoked colonial-era emergency regulations to delay the 6 September …

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Coronavirus US: Fauci appears at house hearing on virus ‘raging out of control’ – live – The Guardian

The Trump administration has proposed a change to the Endangered Species Act that would reduce protections for imperiled animals, potentially putting more at risk as climate change upends ecosystems. The proposal, obtained in advance by the Associated Press, will restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” under the Endangered Species Act …

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Vietnam records first COVID-19 death after virus re-emerges: state media – Reuters

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam confirmed its first novel coronavirus fatality on Friday, state media reported, after the death of an elderly man who had tested positive in Danang, the city where the virus re-emerged in the country last week after 100 days. Vietnam is battling a new outbreak of the virus following months of successful …

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