Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020
Focus on the big picture
Opinion: Is the UK Conservative party still conservative?
FT, 16 Sep 2020
As Boris Johnson shifts the Conservative party further from Thatcherite policies, the FT's Robert Shrimsley examines what it means to be conservative in 2020
McEnany breaks down Trump's debate prep
FOX, 29 Sep 2020
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany discusses Trump's strategy ahead of the first presidential debate.
Indian farmers protest against alleged "exploitative" new laws
Al Jazeera, 29 Sep 2020
In India, nationwide protests by farmers against new laws they say will exploit them are intensifying.
Protesters, police face off at protest for legalized abortion in Mexico
CA, 29 Sep 2020
Protesters charged at police lines in Mexico City on Monday during protests demanding the legalization of abortion, clad in the green bandanas that have become the symbol of the...
The scientist behind Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
Reuters, 29 Sep 2020
Meet Alexander Gintsburg, the scientist behind Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19.
Never-ending cemeteries stretch across Brazilian cities as Covid-19 cases soar
AFP, 29 Sep 2020
Drone images show cemeteries where new graves continue to be dug as Covid-19 cases soar in Manaus and Sao Paolo and deaths from the virus surge past one million worldwide.
Trump and Biden prepare for first debate amid report on Trump tax records
CBS, 29 Sep 2020
President Trump and Joe Biden are preparing for their first head-to-head presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle.
Deadly water microbe warning after Texas boy dies
AP, 29 Sep 2020
A Houston-area city manager says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that officials say infected and killed 6...
Amy Coney Barrett’s Judicial Record: What We Know | NBC News NOW
NBC, 29 Sep 2020
If the Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, issues including healthcare, abortion and LBGTQ rights could be on the line.
Your questions about the first debate, answered
CNN, 29 Sep 2020
Tonight, President Donald Trump and former VP Joe Biden will face off in the first in a series of three presidential debates before the November election.
1 million deaths: Where does the world stand in battling the coronavirus pandemic? | Covid Update
DW, 29 Sep 2020
The global death toll from the coronavirus passed the 1 million mark on Tuesday, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University.
Paramedics test jet suit to aid casualties in Lake District
Telegraph, 29 Sep 2020
Paramedics could soon arrive at accidents by jetpack after a trial launched in the Lake District saw their response time cut to 90 seconds.
Macron vows to support Belarus people in talks with exiled opposition leader
FRANCE24, 29 Sep 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron was in Lithuania Tuesday, in talks with exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in a bid to resolve the country’s political c...
Democratic Sweep Would Fuel Bottom-Up Rally: BlackRock's Pyle
Bloomberg, 29 Sep 2020
Sep.29 -- Mike Pyle, BlackRock Investment Institute global chief
2020 in 120 seconds: Tax bombshell, debate expectations and 6-3 twist
CGTN, 29 Sep 2020
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-29/2020-in-120-seconds-Tax-bombshell-debate-expectations-and-6-3-twist-UbrkexLN8Q/index.html With five weeks to go until the U.S.
Boris Johnson delivers speech on skills and further education – watch live
Guardian, 29 Sep 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks about skills and retraining
UK furlough scheme: what are your rights?
FT, 29 Sep 2020
Businesses and households are preparing for the winding up of the scheme in the UK at the end of next month.
[DISTURBING] Catalonian police bombarded with PIGS’ HEADS over regional president’s removal
RT, 29 Sep 2020
As hundreds took to the streets of Barcelona to decry the Supreme Court of Justice’s decision to suspend the leader of the autonomous region, the protests took a rather bizarre ...
Foraging for precious pine mushrooms on North Korea’s Mount Chilbo
SCMP, 29 Sep 2020
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube An Jin-hyok is a 28-year-old farmer who hunts for a precious fungus on North Korea’s Mount Chilbo.
From tea fields to university in Sri Lanka
BBC, 29 Sep 2020
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s top exporters of tea. It’s picked by women whose ancestors came from southern India and who live and work on isolated plantations, often in poor ...
Kamala Harris urges Americans to vote in Biden campaign video
PBS, 29 Sep 2020
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