As America counts, the world holds its breath for U.S. election outcome

A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump pumping his fist during a campaign event at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. October 27, 2020, and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden making a fist during a drive-in campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., October 30, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

LONDON/LAGOS/SARAJEVO (Reuters): A day after Americans voted in a bitterly contested election, the rest of the world was none the wiser on Wednesday, with millions of votes still to count, the race too close to call and a mounting risk of days or even weeks of legal uncertainty.Donald Trump’s pre-emptive declaration of victory at the… Continue reading As America counts, the world holds its breath for U.S. election outcome

Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

File Photo Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, also attended by Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo Courtesy: AP

DETROIT (AP) — Calling Joe Biden his “brother,” Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America’s first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on the final weekend of the 2020 campaign.Obama, the 44th president, and Biden, his… Continue reading Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after killings in France

Muslims hit the effigy depicting the French president Emmanuel Macron after Friday prayer as they take part in a protest calling for the boycott of French products and denouncing French president Emmanuel Macron for his comments over Prophet Mohammed’s caricatures, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 30, 2020. Photo courtesy: Reuters

Dhaka/Islamabad (Reuters): Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday after killings in a French church prompted a vow from President Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom of belief.French Interior Minister Gerald Damarnin said France – home to Europe’s largest Muslim community and… Continue reading Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after killings in France

Strong earthquake strikes Aegean Sea, shaking Turkey, Greece

Search and rescue works are being conducted at debris of a building in Bayrakli district of Izmir after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Anadolu Agency

Istanbul (Reuters): A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, authorities said. People flooded onto the streets in the tourist city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck the region with a magnitude of up… Continue reading Strong earthquake strikes Aegean Sea, shaking Turkey, Greece

Three dead as woman beheaded in France, gunman killed in second incident

Police officers stand guard at the scene of a reported knife attack at Notre Dame church in Nice, France, October 29, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

NICE, France (Reuters) – A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a suspected terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a man waving a gun was shot dead by police in a separate incident.Within hours of the Nice attack, police… Continue reading Three dead as woman beheaded in France, gunman killed in second incident

A second wave of covid-19 sends much of Europe back into lockdown

Amsterdam (The Economist) : For a few months this summer it was almost possible for Europeans to believe that life had returned to normal. Parisian museums and Barcelona’s cafés were open, if less crowded. Germans, Dutch and Danes jetted off to holidays on Mediterranean beaches. In August and September, as children across the continent returned… Continue reading A second wave of covid-19 sends much of Europe back into lockdown

Boeing posts fourth straight quarterly loss as sales slump

A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020. Photo Courtesy: AFP

(Reuters): Boeing Co BA.N reported its fourth straight quarterly loss on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic and 737 MAX grounding hurt sales, while reaffirming its expectation that U.S. deliveries of the jet would resume before year-end.The U.S. planemaker also said it was sticking with the deeply reduced twin-aisle production rates announced in July, as well… Continue reading Boeing posts fourth straight quarterly loss as sales slump

Food workers, rural Americans go hungry despite U.S. government farm aid

Volunteer Wally Rositzki maneuvers a shopping cart filled with food next to a pickup truck with a Confederate flag plate outside the West CAP Food Pantry in Boyceville, Wisconsin, U.S., October 22, 2020. Picture taken October 22, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Reuters) – Yessenia Cendejas pulled up to a moving truck filled with donated food in northeastern Wisconsin, arriving at the mobile food bank straight from her job at a pizza-crust factory, to get sustenance for herself and five children. Cendejas, 35, took a second job at a fast-food restaurant in Green Bay… Continue reading Food workers, rural Americans go hungry despite U.S. government farm aid

India and US sign defense agreement

Photo Courtesy: Indian Ministry of External Affairs

Kathmandu: India and the United States have signed a landmark defense agreement on Tuesday.The agreement, reached at a time when tensions between India and China have been rising for months since the Ladakh incident, has been taken seriously. According to the agreement, some sensitive satellite images, maps and other information related to defense will be… Continue reading India and US sign defense agreement

Turkish President’s Appeal: Don’t Buy French Products

A protester in Istanbul holds a picture of Emmanuel Macron, which has been defaced with a shoe print Photograph. Photo courtesy: AFP

France: France has appealed for foreign governments to stamp out calls by what it calls a “radical minority” for a boycott of French products after Emmanuel Macron’s public backing of the Muhammad caricatures.According to a report of The Guardian, the appeal came as anger escalated across the Islamic world over the president’s remarks at a… Continue reading Turkish President’s Appeal: Don’t Buy French Products