Monday 18th October 2021

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    • Chinese envoy criticizes UK for breaching international obligations

      Britain has breached its international obligations by interfering in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming said on Tuesday. Liu made the remarks during an online briefing with representatives from the Chinese and British business communities on the fifth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee in late October. In response to a question on London’s recent criticism of Beijing over Hong Kong, the ambassador said it is Britain, not China, that has violated its international obligations. The British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) recently accused China...

    • US announces plans to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

      United States President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of US forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 before he leaves office, the Pentagon has announced. The Pentagon also outlined a modest withdrawal of US forces in Iraq that will reduce troop levels from 3,000 to 2,500. Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said about 2,000 troops would be pulled out of Afghanistan by January 15 and 500 more would come back from Iraq, leaving 2,500 in each country. The moves reflect Trump’s policy “to bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a successful and responsible conclusion...

    • U.S. election updates: Biden widens lead over Trump in crucial states

      SUMMARY Here is what we know: – Donald Trump and Joe Biden need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Biden is leading with 264 electoral votes, according to the AP, while President Trump is on 214. – Vote-counting is still underway in five states of Alaska, Georgia,  North Carolina, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, according to AP projection, – Biden now leads in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, AP call shows. – Georgia’s secretary of state on Friday said he expects a presidential vote recount in the battleground state, where Biden has a small lead over Trump. – Trump on Friday evening...

    • Biden moves closer to 270 votes, Trump seeks recount

      SUMMARY – Donald Trump and Joe Biden need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Biden is leading with 264 electoral votes, according to the AP, while President Trump is on 214. – Votes are still being counted in five states: Alaska, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania. – Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia and asked for a recount in Wisconsin, a state the AP called for Biden. – Around 140 million votes have been counted so far, and many states are expecting record turnout.

    • Trump claims ‘fraud,’ Biden confident as election hangs on Midwest

      Donald Trump has held Florida, Texas and Ohio but Joe Biden has flipped Arizona and the race in Georgia remains tight, with eyes now turning to the Midwestern states that look increasingly likely to decide the winner of a nail-biting U.S. presidential election. The Republican president claimed without basis Wednesday that he had won the election and a “major fraud” had been committed on the American public – a reference to the continuing counting of early votes, which are expected to skew Democratic, in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. He made the remarks in a short early-morning speech from the...

    • Trump-Biden differences laid bare in final US presidential debate Trump-Biden differences laid bare in final US presidential debate

      From the moment the two septuagenarian leading men stepped onto the stage, the contrast between them leaped off the screen: US President Donald Trump in his trademark red tie, his Democratic challenger Biden in electric blue. Trump maskless, Biden removing a black mask from his face as he strode towards his lectern. And for the next 90 minutes that sense of contrast persisted, not only stylistically but in the candidates’ approach to the issues that confront the nation. Unlike the previous presidential debate, in which policy discussions were overshadowed by the interplay of personalities, this follow-up encounter allowed for...

    • Next Trump-Biden debate scuttled by virus: US election news joe biden

      US President Donald Trump said he does not believe he is contagious and is feeling good enough to resume campaign rallies. Joe Biden and Mike Pence both campaigned in Arizona, a key battleground state. Trump said he will not participate in next week’s debate with Democratic nominee Biden after organisers announced it would take place virtually. Pence and Kamala Harris faced off on Wednesday night in a civil debate focused on the pandemic.

    • Trump, Biden campaign after chaotic debate: US election us election

      Donald Trump and Joe Biden are back on the campaign trail on Wednesday after a debate that often felt like a chaotic verbal brawl. Trump will hold a rally in Minnesota, a state he hopes he can turn in the wake of racial justice protests there. Biden sets off on a train tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Kamala Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, and Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, will campaign in New Hampshire and Florida, respectively, with 34 days until November 3.

    • US claims UN sanctions on Iran reinstated. The world disagrees US claims UN sanctions on Iran reinstated. The world disagrees

      Tehran, Iran – The United States has broken with all other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and unilaterally declared the re-imposition of all UN sanctions against Iran – a claim rejected by Iran and the international community, including Washington’s close allies, as having no legal basis. In a statement on Sunday following the expiration of a deadline set by the US, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened “consequences” for any UN member state that does not comply with the punitive measures, which were lifted under a landmark nuclear deal that was signed between six world powers and...

    • Trump defends supporters accused in deadly clashes

      US President Donald Trump has defended supporters of his for their alleged roles in recent deadly street clashes. He suggested a teen accused of killing two in Wisconsin last week and Trump fans involved in clashes in Oregon on Saturday were acting in self-defence. Mr Trump pointed out his Democratic White House challenger, Joe Biden, has not specifically disavowed far-left activists accused of civil disorder. Mr Biden is leading in opinion polls ahead of November’s election. What did Trump say? At Monday’s White House news conference, Mr Trump blamed Mr Biden and his allies for violence in cities run...