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The Bavarian town where US troops are life and soul

by Isabelle LE PAGE When the United States said it would be withdrawing troops from Germany earlier this year, shockwaves rippled through the country -- but nowhere more than in the Bavarian town of Grafenwoehr. For the town located on the edge of the most important...

Fact Check: The US vice presidential debate

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by W.G. Dunlop and Arthur MacMillan 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. AFP breaks down some of the main topics...

Beau Biden, an ‘inspiration’ for US Democratic candidate

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by Elodie CUZIN Joe Biden once again paid tribute to his son Beau, who died of cancer in 2015, during the first presidential debate, yet another sign of how large a role he plays in the Democratic challenger’s campaign to reach the White House. “Even though...

Trump warns ‘toughest week’ ahead as global virus deaths top 60,000

by Chris Lefkow with AFP bureaux US President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days, ahead of a rare speech by Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday aimed at rallying hard-hit Britain. Global deaths from the...

WHO says virus at ‘decisive point’ as world battles spread

by Dario THUBURN The World Health Organization declared Thursday that the new coronavirus epidemic was at a "decisive point" as countries across the globe battled to contain the deadly outbreak. Saudi Arabia banned pilgrims from visiting Islam's holiest sites as the number of deaths jumped in...

Virus ‘peaked’ in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO

by Dario Thuburn and Agnes Pedrero with Laurent Thomet in Beijing The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should prepare for a "potential...

Iraqi armed factions call meeting to begin anti-US fight

Iraqi armed factions called on Tuesday for an urgent meeting to face "the war against the resistance," after a US strike on Baghdad last week killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders. "We will regroup the forces of the resistance in a single entity to respond...

Hong Kong turn backs on anthem then cheer team to first win

Hong Kong fans turned their backs to the Chinese national anthem once again but supported their team and were rewarded with a first win in Asian qualifying, 2-0, over Cambodia, on Tuesday. Before the match, home fans jeered and turned their backs to the pitch...

France, Iraq to discuss framework for putting jihadists on trial

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday said he would discuss a judicial framework for putting jihadists on trial during an upcoming visit to Iraq, as calls grow for an international court to judge the extremists. "We need to work things out with the...

“Hillary WILL run again” after “humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur”: Ex-senior aide

Former senior adviser to the Clintons Mark Penn and president of the New York City COuncil Andrew Stein have asserted that "Hillary will run again" and that "Reinventing herself as a liberal firebrand, Mrs. Clinton will easily capture the 2020 nomination." In a piece published...
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