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Trump's birther lie about Kamala Harris magnifies racist themes of his campaign

President Donald Trump once again drove the dignity of the American presidency into the ditch this week by raising a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris, elevating the efforts of the alt-right to portray her as "other" because of her mixed-race heritage.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 9:45 am

Doubts spread around the world over Covid vaccine

Susan Bailey, a 57-year-old retired nurse from Florida, has had all her jabs and gets a flu shot every year. She's a vocal Joe Biden supporter -- and one of a growing number of people globally who say they wouldn't take a coronavirus vaccine even if one becomes available soon.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 4:01 am

Overcrowded, overpriced and overwhelmed. The UK's Covid-19 staycation nightmare

Beaches strewn with waste, wild campers destroying fragile habitats, warnings from an increasingly overstretched Coastguard, unaffordable accommodations. What was supposed to have been a Great British summer has, for many, become a staycation nightmare.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 5:14 am

British tourists rush back from France to avoid quarantine

Thousands of British holidaymakers have been trying to return home from France in an attempt to avoid new quarantine restrictions imposed by the UK government.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 10:51 am

Pandemic power play: It's China vs. US in Latin America

At first glance, the picture China's ambassador to Barbados tweeted on July 23 shows nothing more than an online meeting — a typical, screen-based representation of what life has become during the pandemic.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 11:34 am

Faulty election mailers create confusion

Mailers meant to help voters with the absentee voting process amid the ongoing pandemic are instead sowing confusion for voters and leading some officials to levy allegations of attempted voter suppression ahead of the November election.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 10:05 am

Taiwan risks being caught up in the power struggle between the United States and China

It took less than 24 hours after United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar touched down in Taiwan, in an historic visit intended to convey President Donald Trump's support for the democratic island, for China to deliver its own message.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 10:42 am

The US-China fight began with trade. Now it's the one thing still working for them

Tensions between the United States and China have soared as the two superpowers fight over everything from the coronavirus pandemic, human rights and Hong Kong, to who controls the technologies of the future.

Posted on 14 August 2020 | 9:05 pm

Trump orders TikTok's Chinese-owned parent company to divest interest in US operations

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday evening directing ByteDance, the Chinese-owned parent company of TikTok, to divest interest in the app's US operations within the next 90 days.

Posted on 14 August 2020 | 10:15 pm

A 12-year-old girl was caught on camera gambling at an Australian casino

A 12-year-old girl was among three minors caught gambling at a casino in Sydney, Australia, regulators said Saturday.

Posted on 15 August 2020 | 12:21 am

Marge Simpson responds to Trump adviser's Kamala Harris comparison

Doh! Politics have really gotten serious when a beloved but fictional animated character feels compelled to defend herself against a real-world slight.

Posted on 14 August 2020 | 4:45 pm

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Posted on 14 August 2020 | 1:44 pm

Hong Kong media tycoon says 'the fight has to go on' after 'symbolic' arrest under new law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has called his arrest a "symbolic exercise" by local authorities to demonstrate that the sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing last month has "teeth."

Posted on 14 August 2020 | 9:30 am