US Election 2020: Trump suffers multiple legal setbacks in three swing states - newsheadline247.com
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Trump to face charges for Capitol attack under ‘Ku Klux Klan Act’

By AFP A senior Democratic congressman sued former President Donald Trump Monday, accusing him of violating the 19th century “Ku Klux Klan Act” by supporting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Bennie Thompson accused Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and extremist groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of violating the 1871 act Read more

Biden vows immediate, science-based action on COVID-19 - AFP-newsheadline247.com
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US President-elect Biden vows immediate science-based action on COVID-19

FOREIGN By AFP President-elect Joe Biden vowed on Saturday immediate action to contain the United States’ coronavirus crisis, signalling science would dominate the national response once Donald Trump leaves the White House. Biden’s pledge, in his first national address since defeating Trump, followed three days of record infections in the United States and came as Read more

US objection delays Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO DG - newsheadline247.com
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US objection delays Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO DG

By AFP Key World Trade Organisation (WTO) ambassadors on Wednesday tapped Nigeria’s nominee, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the best pick to lead the organization, but she was opposed by the United State of America (USA), which said it supported South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee instead. The ‘troika’ of ambassadors heading the WTO’s three main branches Read more

Trump, Biden slug it out in battleground states 21 days from election - AFP/ newsheadline247.com
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Trump, Biden slug it out in battleground states 21 days from election

By AFP President Donald Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd Tuesday that he’s fighting “Marxists” and “lunatics” while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden accused him in Florida, another key electoral state, of having treated Americans as “expendable” during the Covid-19 pandemic. With only 21 days until the November 3 election and badly down in the polls, Read more

World’s workers lost $3.5 trillion in wages amid pandemic: UN - newsheadline247.com
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World’s workers lost $3.5 trillion in wages amid pandemic: UN

By AFP The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Wednesday, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and workers suffering a “massive” drop in earnings. In a fresh study, the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that by the mid-year point, global working hours had declined by Read more