Saturday, 31 Oct 2020

US election: Huge clue suggests possible Donald Trump victory despite polls favouring Biden win

The mercury dipped to freezing during United States President Donald Trump’s election rally in Omaha, Nebraska this week – but even the brutal temperature couldn’t keep diehard fans away. Seven people were hospitalised after traffic issues left thousands stranded for hours following the event, reportedly including elderly attendees who were treated for hypothermia. But despite […]

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New Zealand votes to legalise euthanasia – but not marijuana

New Zealand has voted to legalise euthanasia, but looks set to reject a legal bid to allow the recreational use of marijuana. Two referendums took place at the same time as the general election that saw Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern win a second term this month. The first vote on assisted dying has already secured […]

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Speaking Of Asia: Power shifts in the Indo-Pacific

Anyone seeking a quick lesson in swiftly shifting weight in global affairs needs only look at this week’s share sale by Ant Financial, which operates the Alipay platform. Not only was the issue subscribed more than 284 times, drawing worldwide interest, including from Singapore’s wealth funds, it has placed the Chinese fintech firm, a product […]

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