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Trump courts Michigan GOP leaders in bid to overturn election he lost

President Donald Trump has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the President and his legal team are mounting an effort to overturn the results of the election...

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Saturday that Fulton County election officials have discovered a reporting issue stemming from vote counting on Friday. "Officials are at State Farm Arena to rescan their work from Friday," Raffensperger tweeted. "I have...

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Khashoggi’s fiancee, rights group sue Saudi crown prince over his murder

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 12:06 The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Tuesday with allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered him killed. Advertising Read more The civil lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also named more than 20 other Saudis as defendants. It coincides with complications in the U.S.-Saudi relationship over the 2018 slaying of Khashoggi, Riyadh’s human rights record, its role in Yemen’s civil war and other issues. The Saudi embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit. The crown prince – known by his initials MbS – has denied ordering Khashoggi's murder. Khashoggi, who criticized the policies of the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, in Washington Post columns, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He went there to obtain papers he needed to..

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Brazil reaches deal to begin administering Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 10:05 Brazil's health minister said Tuesday the country would add the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 to its national immunization program, despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it. Advertising Read more Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said the federal government had reached a deal with Sao Paulo state, which is helping test and produce the vaccine, to buy 46 million doses to be administered starting in January. "This vaccine will be Brazil's vaccine," in addition to another developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, Pazuello told a video meeting of the South American country's 27 governors. "That's our big news. This is going to recalibrate the process" of eventually vaccinating Brazil's population against Covid-19, which has claimed more lives here than any country except the United States. CoronaVac, developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech, has b..

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Trump’s soft spot for authoritarian leaders

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 10:58 He "fell in love" with Kim Jong Un, praises Vladimir Putin and calls Recep Tayyip Erdogan "a friend": President Donald Trump's flattery of autocrats has confounded US allies and raised questions about his regard for democratic norms. Advertising Read more But analysts expect America's traditional friendships to be restored in a post-Trump era, saying his fascination with unfettered power is a personality quirk that has not translated into an official change in foreign policy. "He's psychologically terrified by weakness," Peter Trumbore, professor of political science at Oakland University in Michigan said. Trump's attraction to power was on display long before he won the White House on a promise to "make America great again." In a 1990 interview with Playboy magazine, the billionaire property developer declared that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who helped end the Cold War, had "not a firm enough hand" with pro-democracy de..

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