Author Archives: Benjamin Burton

U.S. election: Trump casts vote ahead of rallies as Biden zeroes in on Pennsylvania

More than 52 million votes have already been cast, with an additional 100 million or so expected before a winner is declared.

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U.S. election: Americans in Canada increasingly being counted in presidential race

There are an estimated 620,000 eligible American voters in Canada, but in 2016, only five per cent, or about 33,000, actually voted.

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Thailand’s prime minister calls for calm as protesters’ deadline nears

Prayuth’s office issued a statement repeating his plea to resolve differences through Parliament, which will discuss the political situation in a special session starting Monday.

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Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh continues despite U.S. mediated peace talks

Rocket and artillery barrage hit residential areas Saturday hours after the United States hosted top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan for talks on settling their decades-long conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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A look at the campaign promises Trump has and hasn’t kept as the U.S. election looms

Trump has checked off some items on his to-do list, but has also fallen short on many as he asks voters for a second term in the White House.

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Iran’s supreme leader urges authorities to prioritize fighting coronavirus

Iran’s death toll from the global pandemic topped 32,000 this week.

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18 dead, 57 wounded in suicide bombing at education centre in Afghanistan: officials

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the centre when he was stopped by security guards.

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Hundreds of protesters in Belarus continue to push for president’s resignation

Several hundred women marched across the capital of Belarus in heavy rain Saturday to demand the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president, continuing more than 2 1/2 months of protests against his challenged reelection to a sixth term.

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Joe Biden pitches Scranton roots in battle for blue-collar votes

Biden has long played up his blue-collar roots in Scranton, Pa., even when he was a senator in neighbouring Delaware.

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Armenian MP says conflict with Azerbaijan could become a ‘global catastrophe.’ Here’s why

The conflict escalated again on Sept. 27, when Nagorno-Karabakh officials said 16 military members and several civilians had been killed in heavy clashes not seen in several years.

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