Monday, 26 Oct 2020

Germany’s elite force ‘to be partially disbanded’

Germany’s defence minister says she has ordered the partial dissolution of the elite KSK commando force, which has come under growing criticism over right-wing extremism in its ranks. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told a newspaper it had become partly independent of the chain of command. In May, police seized explosives and weapons at the home of a […]

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Canada failing citizens stuck in Syria: report

A human rights group has criticised Canada for failing to repatriate dozens of citizens with alleged ties to the Islamic State (IS) back from Syria. Human Rights Watch, an international organisation, says 47 Canadians – including 26 children – have been detained for over a year. Included in the list is Jack Letts, an Anglo-Canadian […]

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Shares rise on upbeat data but COVID-19 spike dampens sentiment

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A global gauge of stock markets rose on Tuesday as investors continued to look for signs of an economic recovery while Treasury debt prices were little changed amid a fog of rising COVID-19 cases. The possible return of Libyan oil production, which has been down to a trickle since the start […]

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Moderate McGrath wins Kentucky Democratic Senate primary, media reports say

(Reuters) – Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath, an establishment-backed Kentucky Democrat, on Tuesday won the nomination to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November, NBC News and Politico projected on Tuesday, citing preliminary results. McGrath, 45, looked to have held off a late surge from fellow Democrat Charles Booker, an African-American state legislator, […]

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US officials warn ‘this is just the beginning’

Health officials across the US have expressed growing concern about the nation’s ability and willingness to slow or end the coronavirus pandemic. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said on Monday the US has “way too much virus” to control. It comes as top US disease expert Anthony Fauci, who is due to […]

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Biden to attack Trump's handling of COVID-19 as U.S. cases rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday will launch a fresh attack on President Donald Trump’s “historic mismanagement” of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in many states rises. Speaking at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, the former vice president will argue that […]

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Singapore GE2020: MBS and JW Marriott South Beach to be special polling stations for voters serving stay-home notice at the hotels

SINGAPORE – Marina Bay Sands and JW Marriott Hotel┬áSingapore South Beach have been designated as special polling stations for voters serving their stay-home notice in those hotels. According to a government e-gazette notice on Tuesday (June 30), these stations will be established for the July 10 polls under the Parliamentary Elections (Covid-19 Special Arrangements) Act. […]

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