Voter suppression is real, fraud is rare – Abrams

Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams in a Reuters interview Tuesday debunked Republican claims that mail-in-voting will lead to widespread fraud and instead called out Republican efforts to suppress votes of minorities and the young. “Voter fraud is not the issue. Voter suppression is the issue,” Abrams said. Republicans who are worried about unproven claims of … Read more Voter suppression is real, fraud is rare – Abrams

LIVE: The scene of a deadly massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

#Beirut #Lebanon BEIRUT (Reuters) – A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials expected the death toll to rise sharply as emergency workers … Read more LIVE: The scene of a deadly massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut

Election night 2020 will be different -Abrams

Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams in a Reuters interview Tuesday warned the announced winner of the November 3 U.S. presidential election could be delayed as the pandemic forces many to vote-by-mail instead of traditional in-person voting. Abrams said we may not know by 11pm who the next president of the United States will be, unless … Read more Election night 2020 will be different -Abrams

Long-running trial | Public divided by controversial Khachaturyan sisters’ case

The case of Kristina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan – three sisters who were arrested in Moscow two years ago on charges of the pre-meditated murder of their father, who allegedly abused them – has gained widespread media attention and divided the public over their actions. Charges against the two elder sisters will be now examined … Read more Long-running trial | Public divided by controversial Khachaturyan sisters’ case

Lebanon FM resigns as country nears bankruptcy

Lebanon’s foreign minister has resigned. Nassif Hitti says he could not continue because of the government’s poor performance. Lebanon is close to bankruptcy. And critics say politicians, accused of running the economy into the ground, have shown no willingness to fight corruption to receive a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. Patrick Mardini, the president … Read more Lebanon FM resigns as country nears bankruptcy

Facing Covid-19 Without Running Water on The Navajo Nation

What is it like to have Covid-19, when you don’t have running water or electricity? This was the reality for Morna Joe, a Navajo Elder, who is among the 1/3rd of households without these basic necessities on the Navajo Nation. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like … Read more Facing Covid-19 Without Running Water on The Navajo Nation

Ministers dismiss reports of draconian lockdown measures for London in event of second wave

Ministers have distanced themselves from reports that the Government is considering imposing draconian new lockdown measures on London – calling it “speculation”. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Reports claim the Prime Minister has been running through a range of drastic options if there’s another wave of coronavirus infections. The Australian state of Victoria has been forced into just … Read more Ministers dismiss reports of draconian lockdown measures for London in event of second wave

2020/07/30 COVID-19 surges/The doctor is in: David Ho

— The spread of COVID-19 is setting records in global hotspots … while infection are also spiking in north and southeast Asia. How worried should we be? — Running against time, scientists are racing to get potent treatment for COVID-19. Here’s the latest on the potential for a vaccine from David Ho, who invented the … Read more 2020/07/30 COVID-19 surges/The doctor is in: David Ho

Hong Kong blocks 12 democrats from election

Hong Kong disqualified a dozen pro-democracy candidates from running in a key election, citing reasons including collusion with foreign forces and opposition to the new China-imposed national security laws. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get … Read more Hong Kong blocks 12 democrats from election

Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from legislative election

Prominent activist Joshua Wong and 11 other opposition figures have been barred from running in Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, a move they decried as the latest assault on China’s critics in the semi-autonomous city. The government of Hong Kong, in a statement on Thursday, said electoral authorities had disqualified the 12 nominees for failing to … Read more Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from legislative election

UK fishing rights in focus as no-deal Brexit likely

A so-called no-deal Brexit, meaning the United Kingdom parting company completely with the European Union without any trade deal, is looking increasingly likely. Time is running out for the EU and the UK to agree to any sort of framework for a Brexit trade deal before the end of the year. Nothing is more polarising … Read more UK fishing rights in focus as no-deal Brexit likely

Trailblazers: Black women running for U.S. Congress

Joyce Elliott is one of at least 122 Black or multi-racial Black women who have filed to run for congressional seats this year Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow … Read more Trailblazers: Black women running for U.S. Congress