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Fact Check: The final presidential debate

Washington - President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred over the coronavirus response, US policy on China, and race in America in their second and final debate of the 2020 election.

Trump could campaign Saturday as Pelosi questions his fitness for office

Washington - Donald Trump said he hopes to resume campaigning Saturday after receiving a green light from his doctor, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares to unveil plans to probe the president's capacity to govern after contracting Covid-19.

Fact Check: The US vice presidential debate

Washington - Mike Pence and Kamala Harris went head to head in the US vice presidential debate on Wednesday, sparring over issues including the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, taxes and health care.

Op-Ed: 'Proud Boys' cheers Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacy

President Donald Trump, when asked on national television to explicitly condemn white supremacy, responded by saying: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left."

'I don't pull punches': debate moderator Chris Wallace

Washington - Chris Wallace, the Fox News anchor who will moderate the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, is a veteran newsman who has a reputation for playing it straight at a network where the opinion hosts skew to the right.

Tax bombshell throws Trump on defensive ahead of debate

Washington - President Donald Trump reeled Monday on the eve of his first televised debate against challenger Joe Biden after a bolt-from-the-blue report showed he has been avoiding paying almost any federal income tax for years.

Bombshell report claims Trump avoided taxes for years

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday faced allegations that he paid little or no federal income tax for years before he came to power, as his cloudy financial past stoked controversy ahead of the first election debate.

Democrats back out hunting for votes after bruising debate

Las Vegas - Democratic presidential candidates fanned out on a quest for votes Thursday following a bruising debate that saw billionaire Michael Bloomberg take a pummeling from his rivals.

US Democrats lock horns over war, gender in last debate before Iowa

Des Moines - Leftist Bernie Sanders attacked frontrunner Joe Biden on foreign policy Tuesday but found himself fighting accusations of sexism in the final presidential debate before Democrats begin choosing who challenges incumbent Donald Trump in November's electi...

Former Trump spokeswoman apologizes for mocking Joe Biden over stuttering

Washington - President Donald Trump's former press secretary was forced to apologize to presidential hopeful Joe Biden for mocking the candidate, who has struggled with stuttering, after he touched on the matter during Thursday's Democratic debate.

Democrat debate exposes divides despite united front on Trump

Atlanta - Divides between Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election were laid bare in a combative debate Wednesday, as the campaign's rising star Pete Buttigieg acknowledged he faced challenges in attracting black voters.

Afghan leader nixes debate with main rival ahead of election

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is seeking re-election later this month, on Monday refused at the last minute to take part in a TV debate with his main rival, current chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.

Biden fights off rivals in Democratic 2020 debate

Houston - Frontrunner Joe Biden went on the offensive Thursday in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, clashing with top rivals on the fraught issue of health care in America and brushing off attacks from lesser challengers.

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll

Tunis - Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy on Saturday began three nights of televised debates between the candidates, a rare event in the Arab world.

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll

Tunis - Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy is holding three nights of televised debates between the candidates, a rare event in the Arab world.

Biden scrambles after slipping in Democrats' debate

Washington - A wounded Joe Biden scrambled to defend his frontrunner status Friday after getting pummeled over his record on race relations at a Democratic election debate, throwing the battle for the party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump wide open...

Warren leads US Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

Miami - Ten Democrats clashed Wednesday in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race, with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

Spain PM, rivals clash over Catalonia in election debate

Madrid - Spain's outgoing prime minister faced an onslaught of criticism Monday from his right-wing rivals over Catalonia's secession crisis in a testy four-way debate ahead of elections, while he warned them against cozying up to the far-right.

French debates rally Macron's supporters but rebels hold out

Arni - On a midwinter evening in northern France, a group of people gathered in a local hall with the air of barely suppressed excitement of those about to witness a momentous event.

Macron kickstarts 'great debate' to win back French

Bourgth - French President Emmanuel Macron attempted Tuesday to rebound from two months of often violent anti-government protests by launching a nationwide debate over the grievances fuelling the "yellow vest" movement.

Can Macron's 'great national debate' calm yellow vest protesters?

Paris - Emmanuel Macron swept away France's traditional parties in 2017 with a grassroots campaign that promised more participative democracy. He is hoping the same tactics will now defuse the biggest crisis of his presidency.

Ford campaign confirms actors were hired for Monday debate rally

Doug Ford’s campaign has confirmed that actors were hired to play Progressive Conservative supporters outside the Monday night Ontario leaders’ debate in the June 7 provincial election.

US gun lovers defend rights amid debate for more restrictions

Miami - Pistols, rifles and ammunition are on display at a gun show in Miami, where Mike Vallone is buying an AR-15, a firearm at the center of debate on gun control as the weapon of choice of several mass shooters.

Merkel ahead as Schulz fails to land knock-out punch in sole debate

Berlin - Angela Merkel appeared to be powering ahead Monday to a fourth term as chancellor of Germany, after her rival Martin Schulz failed to halt her advance in a crucial televised debate three weeks before elections.

Merkel wants to stop Turkey's EU membership talks

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her intention to seek an end to EU membership talks with Turkey during her sole face-to-face TV showdown with challenger Martin Schulz on Sunday, putting ties with Ankara centre-stage in Germany's election camp...

Last-chance saloon for Merkel's rival at TV showdown

Berlin - Germany's cool and collected chancellor, Angela Merkel, will face off Sunday with her fiery challenger Martin Schulz in a television debate being billed as her Social Democrat rival's last chance at saving his election campaign.

British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

London - Angry voters rounded on British Prime Minister Theresa May in a live television grilling on Friday, just six days before the general election and at the end of a tough week for her campaign.

UK PM boycotts TV debate despite Labour challenge

Reading - British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she would not join a live television election debate on Wednesday after opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn announced a last-minute decision to attend.

Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani vowed Friday to continue rebuilding ties with the world and get rid of remaining sanctions during a fiery final debate a week ahead of the election.

Le Pen's father slams her performance in French debate

Paris - French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's estranged father Jean-Marie said Thursday his daughter had failed to "rise to the occasion" in a bruising debate with election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.
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