Trump surrogates reassure the public that election will be held on time

The White House and Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president’s musings on delaying the 2020 vote, saying there will be an election on Nov. 3. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump was raising concerns about mail-in ballots when he floated the idea of delaying the U.S. vote. File photo … Continue reading Trump surrogates reassure the public that election will be held on time

Infantino staying on as FIFA blasts Swiss probe

Geneva (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino will continue in his post, world football's governing body insisted Sunday, as they blasted the launch of Swiss criminal proceedings against him. "There was and is absolutely no reason to open any investigation because nothing remotely criminal has happened and there is nothing at all to suggest any form … Continue reading Infantino staying on as FIFA blasts Swiss probe

Cartel boss ‘El Marro’ arrested in Mexico

The Mexican Army and state security forces on Sunday captured Jose Antonio Yepez, a notorious drug gang leader blamed for helping fuel a surge in violence that has severely tested the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Widely known as “El Marro” (The Mallet), Yepez was captured early on Sunday morning, according to the … Continue reading Cartel boss ‘El Marro’ arrested in Mexico

Afghan govt urges Taliban to extend ceasefire

Kabul (AFP) The Afghan government on Sunday urged the Taliban to extend a rare ceasefire hours before it was due to end, as a contentious prisoner swap between the two warring sides edged closer to completion. Officials said there were no reports of fighting between the enemies across much of Afghanistan during the three day … Continue reading Afghan govt urges Taliban to extend ceasefire

Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Mecca (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths Sunday in the final ritual of the hajj, the smallest in modern history as Saudi authorities sought to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took … Continue reading Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Australia targets Big Tech: Could Google and Facebook be made to pay for news?

US tech companies Google and Facebook are in the crosshairs of government regulators in Australia where a new proposal seeks to make them pay for news content. The sweeping changes are a global first in what the government says is an attempt to salvage the future of news by providing a “level playing field” for news businesses. Under the legally binding … Continue reading Australia targets Big Tech: Could Google and Facebook be made to pay for news?

‘Heart stopping’ Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels

Silverstone (United Kingdom) (AFP) World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to clinch a record seventh victory in Sunday's British Grand Prix, claiming "my heart almost stopped". The six-time world champion led from lights to flag, and through two Safety Car interventions, before he suffered … Continue reading ‘Heart stopping’ Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels

Italian PM set to reopen Genoa bridge two years after fatal collapse

Rome (AFP) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday described the opening of the new Genoa bridge, which replaces one that collapsed two years ago killing 43 people, as a "symbol of a new Italy" on the eve of its inauguration. On August 14, 2018, the Morandi motorway bridge, named after the engineer who designed … Continue reading Italian PM set to reopen Genoa bridge two years after fatal collapse

TikTok must be sold or blocked in US, says Mnuchin

Washington (AFP) TikTok must either be sold or blocked in the US due to national security concerns, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday in the latest ominous US warning to the Chinese-owned app. TikTok, he said, simply "cannot exist as it does." President Donald Trump said on July 31, 2020 that he planned to bar … Continue reading TikTok must be sold or blocked in US, says Mnuchin

7 Ways To Beat And Overcome Self-Doubt😇.

Originally posted on A_V_E_M: There was a time when I used to find myself constantly worrying about what others think or might about me. I used to be worried that people love judging me and what I am doing.Then once while taking to my mama, she made realize that I am worrying…7 Ways To Beat … Continue reading 7 Ways To Beat And Overcome Self-Doubt😇.

Ciro Immobile: Opta focus on Lazio star’s stunning Golden Shoe season

Ciro Immobile completed a sensational individual season by scoring against Napoli in Lazio's final Serie A outing. The 30-year-old's first-half strike in Saturday's 3-1 defeat was his 36th goal in 37 top-flight appearances during 2019-20. That astonishing return secured Immobile the Capocannoniere as Serie A's top scorer, along with the coveted European Golden Shoe. Here, … Continue reading Ciro Immobile: Opta focus on Lazio star’s stunning Golden Shoe season

Tourist sites are empty as Covid-19 travel restrictions limit movement

With no American visitors to show around the D-Day beaches or the Loire Valley’s chateaux, and no work on the immediate horizon, Paris tour guide Linda Zenou frets about how she’ll pay off a loan and continue to care for her ailing mother in the achingly lean months ahead. “My situation is going to become … Continue reading Tourist sites are empty as Covid-19 travel restrictions limit movement