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US says ready to extend START nuclear pact, but rebuffed by Russia

The US said Tuesday it had reached an agreement in principle with Russia to extend New START, the last major nuclear treaty still in force, but Moscow quickly rejected US conditions.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/14 17:08:40

Biden, Trump duel in last weeks

US President Donald Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd Tuesday that he's fighting “Marxists” and “lunatics” while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden accused him in Florida, another key electoral state, of having treated Americans as “expendable” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/14 16:43:40

US Navy Looks Back to Arleigh Burke Class as Model for Next Destroyers

The US Navy is looking back to its veteran DDG-51 class of Arleigh Burke missile destroyers as the model for its next generation of main surface warships instead of the more recent Zumwalt-class, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday told a Defence One State of the Navy podcast.
Source: sputniknews | 2020/10/14 11:51:17

UK journalist releases book detailing US military's contamination of Pacific region with toxic substances

A British investigative journalist has published a new book with extensive details of US military's contamination of islands and ocean in the Pacific region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/14 11:16:00

New York City mayor calls for complying with COVID-19 restrictions against possible 2nd wave

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio late Monday defended the city's recent restriction policies and called on people to continue to comply with them as a precaution against a possible second wave of COVID-19, which has cost the Big Apple a lot.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/14 10:44:07

US drugmaker Eli Lilly pauses antibody trial over safety concerns

US drugmaker Eli Lilly said Tuesday it has paused its trial of a combination antibody treatment for COVID-19 for safety reasons.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/14 10:17:20

Court pick faces tough questions

US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faced a sharply divided Senate Tuesday for her first question-and-answer session, with Republicans praising her faith and qualifications and Democrats set to bombard her over healthcare.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 18:23:41

'Santa Muerte' stands despite Church disavowal

Their arms raised toward the sky, worshippers of Mexico's “saint” of death pray before a giant cloaked skeleton asking for protection from the coronavirus and its devastating economic fallout.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 18:18:40

Mexico urges Austria to return Aztec emperor Moctezuma's headdress

Mexican president said Monday that he had given his wife the “almost impossible mission” of persuading Austria to return a feather headdress said to have been worn by Aztec emperor Moctezuma.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 18:13:40

Columbus Day marked by indigenous protests in Americas

Thousands of indigenous people demonstrated in southwestern Colombia on Monday demanding an end to violence, on the day commemorating Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 17:28:41

Black man led on rope sues police

An African-American man who was arrested and led by a rope by two white Texas police officers has sued the US city of Galveston for $1 million in damages, his lawyer told AFP Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/13 17:28:40

76 arrested as celebration of Lakers championship win turns chaotic in Los Angeles

A total of 76 people were arrested and more than 30 buildings were damaged Sunday night as a celebration of the Lakers NBA championship win turned chaotic in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 11:13:43

COVID-19 cases at NYC public schools up 67 pct in past week

The number of COVID-19 cases among New York City public school staff and students has gone up 67 percent in the last week, the city's Department of Education said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 10:39:32

Shortage of laptops leads to learning loss, further divides US school children: media

Millions of US children are encountering all sorts of inconveniences that come with digital instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, and a more basic challenge has been that they don't have computers and can't attend classes held online, The New York Times (NYT) reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 10:37:56

865,000 women leave US workforce last month: media

In September, about 865,000 women dropped out of the US workforce, compared to 216,000 men, while the US market added 661,000 jobs in all between August and September, The USA Today reported Monday, quoting the latest jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 10:32:10

Trump tests negative for COVID-19, set to hold rally in Florida

White House physician Sean Conley said on Monday that President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19, 12 days after the president tested positive with the virus.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/13 9:46:01

Barret hearings set to begin

The US Senate is expected to start confirmation hearings on Monday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump despite opposition from the Democrats, who appear largely powerless to block the move before the November 3 election.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/12 18:18:42

Campaigns sidestep Cambridge Analytica crackdown with new methods

"Your early vote has not been recorded," one text message said, with a link for more information. Other messages tell voters they are not registered, or offer unverified information about a political opponent.
Source: AFP | 2020/10/12 17:43:40