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43 articles published


Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

World Oct 18, 2020

Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

It's Friday night in Moscow, and popular bars and restaurants in the city center are packed. No one except the staff is wearing a mask or bothers to keep their distance. There is little indication at all that Russia is being swept by a ...

China passes biosecurity law to prevent infectious diseases

Asia Pacific Oct 18, 2020

China passes biosecurity law to prevent infectious diseases

China's top legislative body passed a new biosecurity law aimed at preventing and managing infectious diseases, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Saturday. The National People's Congress Standing Committee voted to adopt the law on Saturday, according to Xinhua, and it would come into ...

Biden leads Trump, but can polls be trusted this year?

World / Politics Oct 18, 2020

Biden leads Trump, but can polls be trusted this year?

Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election four years ago brought into question as never before the reliability of opinion polls. Can they be believed this time around? What do the polls say? With 16 days to go before the Nov. 3 election, Democrat ...

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at U.S. rallies

World / Politics Oct 18, 2020

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at U.S. rallies

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march ...

Fenway first: Ballpark becomes voting venue amid pandemic

MLB Oct 18, 2020

Fenway first: Ballpark becomes voting venue amid pandemic

Bostonians who lined up at the nation’s oldest ballpark on Saturday were far more focused on the ballot box than the batter’s box. Hundreds of people cast their votes at Fenway Park, which city officials are using as an alternative to indoor venues during the ...

Barcelona and Madrid lose ahead of Champions League openers

Soccer Oct 18, 2020

Barcelona and Madrid lose ahead of Champions League openers

Barcelona and Real Madrid lost for the first time this season on Saturday against modest Spanish league opposition, increasing the doubts over their stalled attacks ahead of Champions League openers and their own "clasico” clash. Barcelona had its first defeat under Ronald Koeman when it ...