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Trump fans false birther theory about Kamala Harris

Washington - US President Donald Trump has stoked false claims that Democratic vice-presidential contender Kamala Harris is ineligible to hold that office because her parents were foreign born.

'Torture chamber': Jailed Belarusians reveal prison abuse

Minsk - Emerging from a jail in Minsk with other Belarusians detained in a post-election crackdown, 27-year-old maths teacher Yana Bobrovskaya said she never expected to make it out alive.

Belarus strongman faces growing opposition and new EU sanctions

Minsk - Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko faced mounting opposition on Friday to his disputed re-election as factory workers joined popular protests and the European Union moved to impose new sanctions on his regime.

Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday he had heard Democratic vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris was not eligible to serve, stoking a false claim echoing the baseless "birther" theory he promoted about Barack Obama.

'Be a patriot': Biden backs nationwide mask mandate to fight virus

Wilmington - White House hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday called for a nationwide mask-wearing mandate for the next three months, drawing a contrast with President Donald Trump as the challenger makes coronavirus pandemic recovery a focal point of his campaign.

Protests persist despite Bolivia's new election law

La Paz - Supporters of exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales demonstrated Thursday though in smaller numbers following approval of a new law preventing further postponement of the country's general election, the government said.

'Be a patriot': Biden backs nationwide mask mandate to fight virus

Wilmington - White House hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday called for a nationwide mask-wearing mandate for the next three months, drawing a contrast with President Donald Trump as the challenger makes coronavirus pandemic recovery a focal point of his campaign.

Biden, Harris focus White House campaign on virus crisis

Wilmington - Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris put the coronavirus pandemic front and center in their campaign Thursday, targeting Donald Trump's response to the health and economic crises ahead of November's election.

Pompeo calls for joint US-EU effort on Belarus crisis

Bled - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Washington hoped to work with the EU to resolve the crisis in Belarus where veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko's controversial re-election has sparked unprecedented protests.

Thousands form human chains in Belarus after post-vote crackdown

Minsk - Thousands of protesters formed human chains in Belarus on Thursday in a growing wave of peaceful demonstrations over President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election and an ensuing brutal police crackdown.

'Impossible dream': Kamala Harris inspires in father's Jamaica

Kingston - Kamala Harris's boundary-breaking run at the US vice presidency has inspired hope and dreams in her father's native Jamaica, where locals claimed her as their own.

Biden, Harris launch campaign with call to 'rebuild' post-Trump US

Wilmington - Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden and his vice presidential pick Kamala Harris -- the first black woman tapped by a major party for the post -- rolled out their campaign Wednesday with a call to restore a broken nation.

Biden, Harris vow to 'rebuild' America post-Trump

Wilmington - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris launched their joint White House bid Wednesday, with the newly-minted vice presidential nominee saying Americans are "crying out for leadership" to overcome the triple crisis of a pandemic, racial injustice and a ravaged eco...

Jailed Belarus protester dies during crackdown

Minsk - Belarus on Wednesday confirmed the death of a jailed protester as demonstrators took to the streets for a fourth night of clashes with riot police over a disputed presidential election.

Belarusians should have the 'freedoms they are demanding': Pompeo

Prague - Belarusians should be given "the freedoms that they are demanding", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, urging authorities in the former Soviet republic not to harm protesters.

Beleaguered Belarus opposition finds Baltic refuge

Vilnius - Waves of repression in Belarus have turned its EU neighbours into places of refuge for pro-democracy Belarusians, with presidential challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya only the latest to shelter there.

New Zealand election date in doubt as virus returns

Auckland - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern weighed delaying New Zealand's upcoming election Wednesday, as experts investigated whether the coronavirus could have re-entered the country through freight shipments.

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

Washington - Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of color.

New Zealand could delay election after virus return

Auckland - New Zealand's looming general election could be delayed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned Wednesday, as the shock re-emergence of the coronavirus sent the country's largest city into lockdown and forced nursing homes nationwide to shut their doors....

Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

Washington - Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of color.

Harris under scrutiny for tough-on-crime prosecutor past

Los Angeles - Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate was hailed on Tuesday as a historic first for women of color, but some warn her record as a tough prosecutor could dent her appeal with two key constituencies -- black voters and liberals.

Trinidad opposition leader demands election recount

Saint James - Trinidad and Tobago's opposition leader Kamla Persad Bissessar demanded a recount Tuesday in three key constituencies despite Prime Minister Keith Rowley's declaration of victory in the general election.

Belarus election challenger flees to Lithuania after more clashes

Minsk - The main challenger in Belarus's disputed presidential election had fled to Lithuania on Tuesday after a second night of street clashes between police and opposition supporters left a protester dead.

Bolivia's military, police chiefs call for easing of tensions

La Paz - Bolivia's top military and police chiefs on Monday called on political leaders to hold a dialogue to ease tensions and lift a week-long blockade over postponed elections.

Trinidad PM declares election victory as opposition contests result

Saint James - Trinidad and Tobago's ruling People's National Movement party has declared victory in a close-run general election where it lost a seat to the opposition, which has said it will contest the result.

Lukashenko: Tainted strongman on Europe's doorstep

Minsk - Strongman Alexander Lukashenko has ruled over ex-Soviet Belarus for nearly three decades and says he cannot bear to part with his "beloved" country.

Belarus presidential challenger demands 'honest election'

Minsk - The main opposition candidate challenging Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko demanded a fair election as she cast her ballot in the presidential poll on Sunday.

Lukashenko: Soviet-style autocrat on Europe's doorstep

Minsk - Strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled over ex-Soviet Belarus for nearly three decades, is facing down the greatest challenge to his rule ahead of presidential elections on Sunday.

Tikhanovskaya: Stay-at-home mum rocking Belarus polls

Minsk - Stay-at-home-mother Svetlana Tikhanovskaya never had presidential ambitions.

Leading Belarus opposition candidate's campaign manager detained: spokeswoman

Minsk - The campaign manager of Belarus's leading opposition candidate was detained on Saturday on the eve of a tense presidential vote, her office said.
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