Biden to attack Trump's handling of COVID-19 as U.S. cases rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday will launch a fresh attack on President Donald Trump’s “historic mismanagement” of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in many states rises. Speaking at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, the former vice president will argue that earlier action by Trump would […]

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White House to brief Democrats on alleged Russian payments to kill U.S. troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has been preparing to react if necessary to intelligence that Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said as the White House prepared on Tuesday to brief Democratic lawmakers on the matter. “The Administration, including the National Security Council staff, have been preparing should […]

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Singapore GE2020: Single seats to watch include Bukit Panjang and Marymount

SINGAPORE – The 14 single-member constituencies (SMCs) in the coming general election will see a mix of fresh faces and experienced hands fighting for votes. At Marymount SMC, which was carved out of the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, People’s Action Party (PAP) new face Gan Siow Huang was a surprise choice as earlier talk had been that incumbent Bishan-Toa Payoh MP Chong […]

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Singapore GE2020: WP's Dennis Tan set to defend Hougang SMC

SINGAPORE – One is looking to retain the constituency firmly under the Workers’ Party (WP) banner, and the other intends to usurp the longest-held opposition ward in Singapore. In the battle for Hougang, the single-member constituency held by the WP since 1991, candidate of the incumbent party Dennis Tan, 49, will be going up against the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) […]

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Singapore GE2020: PAP team in Sembawang will 'go all out', says Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE – The People’s Action Party (PAP) and the National Solidarity Party (NSP) are up for a rematch in Sembawang GRC. And the PAP intends to “go all out”, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, who has taken over as anchor from retiring Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. The rest of the team include familiar faces lawyer Vikram Nair and […]

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'Wear a mask!' Republicans break with Trump as COVID-19 surges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a rare split with mask-averse President Donald Trump, fellow Republican leaders are making a public push for face coverings as COVID-19 cases surge in some Republican-leaning states. The top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said every American has a responsibility to follow the recommendations of health officials to wear masks and socially distance […]

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