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Obama warns against complacency over Biden poll lead

Philadelphia - Former US president Barack Obama excoriated Donald Trump and warned on Wednesday against complacency despite favorable opinion polls during his first public rally in support of Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the November 3 election.

US to sell air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan

Washington - The US government on Wednesday said it had approved the sale of $1 billion worth of advanced air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan as the island tries to shore up its defenses against China.

How 3D printing is surviving the pandemic Special

Glendale - The pandemic hasn’t been doing the business world too many favours. In 3D printing, which is typically a collaborative multi-party business, you need to know how to get business done.

NASA asteroid surface sampling likely successful

Washington - NASA on Wednesday released its first images of a sampling operation carried out on the asteroid Bennu, which appeared to show successful recovery of rock and dust, or as one official put it, "the kind of mess we were hoping for.

Former FARC rebels march on Colombian capital to demand protection

Apo - Former left-wing FARC guerrillas began a 10-day march in Colombia on Wednesday to protest the murder of 234 ex-rebels who laid down their arms under the historic 2016 peace accord that ended a half century of conflict.

Belgian child killer Dutroux's lawyers postpone parole bid

Apo - Lawyers for Belgian child killer Marc Dutroux will postpone a long-planned parole request after a psychiatric report concluded he remains dangerous, a member of his legal team said on Wednesday.

EU's Barnier moves to break Brexit stalemate

Apo - EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday that Europe is ready to move to break the Brexit stalemate, in comments welcomed by London that raised hopes negotiations could be saved.

COVID-19 restrictions are varying significantly across the U.S.

The autonomy of states in the U.S. has led to considerable variation in coronavirus control measures. There is a balance between what the federal government requires and what individual state governors think is suitable.

Trump records show Chinese business pursuits and bank account: NYT

Washington - Donald Trump spent years cultivating business projects in China, where he maintained a previously unknown bank account, The New York Times reported Tuesday, as the US president attempts to portray election rival Joe Biden as weaker on Beijing.

Protesters ready in case Trump refuses to accept election result

New York - Sean Eldridge says he's "preparing for the worst" in case President Donald Trump tries to undermine the results of next month's vote or refuses to accept a victory for the Democrats.

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

Washington - 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.

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

Washington - 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?

Cathay Pacific to close Cathay Dragon subsidiary, slash workforce

Fpo - Cathay Pacific is to slash up to 5,900 jobs and shutter its Cathay Dragon subsidiary, the Hong Kong carrier said Wednesday, joining a growing list of airlines making swingeing cuts as they reel from the coronavirus pandemic.

US and Taliban agree to cease fighting in Afghanistan

US negotiator Zalmay Khalizad along with General Austin Miller had a meeting with the Taliban and reached an agreement that the Taliban would cease their Helmand offensive and the US would halt airstrikes.

US election 2020: two weeks to go

Washington - One candidate for the White House is crisscrossing the United States; the other is at home, preparing for the final debate.

Barnier warns 'little time left' as Brexit stalemate drags on

Apo - The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier urged Britain Tuesday to use the little time that remains to clinch a post-Brexit deal, with London refusing to restart talks until Brussels signals willingness to make concessions.

Khashoggi fiancee sues Saudi prince in US over murder

Washington - The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia's crown prince and other officials Tuesday in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago.

Trump flies to Pennsylvania, Biden sits back

Washington - US President Donald Trump campaigned frantically and frontrunning challenger Joe Biden stayed mostly out of sight Tuesday ahead of a pivotal televised debate with only two weeks until Election Day.

Indigenous Colombians protest violence with mock trial for president

Apo - Thousands of indigenous Colombians staged a symbolic trial of President Ivan Duque in the country's capital on Monday to demand an end to growing violence on their land.

UN arms embargo on weapons sales to Iran expires

The UN arms embargo on Iran has expired. Despite months of opposition from the US UN officials are unanimous in believing that the ban has actually expired.
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