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Donald Trump Left US ‘In Tatters’, Say Joe Biden And Kamala Harris In First Election Speech

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Joe Biden Vows To 'End Season Of Darkness' In DNC Speech

The California senator, Kamala Harris, who is the first black woman on a major presidential ticket in the United States history has criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy and Coronavirus pandemic.

A day after Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden chose the California Democrat as his running mate to take on the Trump-Pence Republican ticket in November’s election, Harris and Biden appeared together for the first time in Delaware, making history as the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to join a major political party’s ticket.

Biden said at a school in Wilmington, Delaware “the choice we make this November is going to decide the future of America for a very, very long time.”

He added “Donald Trump has already started his attacks, calling Kamala, quote, nasty, whining about how she is, quote, mean to his appointees.

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Alleging the president has problem with strong women Biden said “It’s not a surprise because whining is what Donald Trump does best, better than any president in American history” adding that “is anybody surprised that Donald Trump has a problem with a strong woman, or strong women across the board?”

Harris in her speech also on Wednesday, the 55-year-old Democratic candidate for vice president said Trump had “inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden” but “ran it straight into the ground”.

She said “everything we care about, our economy, our health, our children, the kind of country we live in, it’s all on the line. We’re reeling from the worst public health crisis in a century, adding that “the president’s mismanagement of the pandemic has plunged us into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”

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Harris, who rose to national prominence within the Democratic party by interrogating Trump nominees during senate hearings, from former attorney general Jeff Sessions to supreme court Justice Brett Kavanaugh accused Trump of making every “challenge we face even more difficult to solve.”

Criticizing the Trump administration handling of the pandemic, Harris emphasized on how other countries opened back up for business but for the US “we had to shut down again. This virus has impacted almost every country, but there’s a reason it has hit America worse than any other advanced nation,” adding that “it’s because of Trump’s failure to take it seriously from the start.”

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In anticipation of the November’s election she added “but here’s the good news. We don’t have to accept the failed government of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, she said “In just 83 days we have a chance to choose a better future for our country.”

The former California attorney-general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests.

Harris is now the third woman to serve as a vice presidential candidate for a major political party after Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008.

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Alexei Navalny Discharged From Berlin Hospital

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Alexei Navalny Discharged From Berlin Hospital

Medical authorities at the German hospital in berlin that has been treating Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny say he has improved enough to be released from the hospital.

Navalny is the most vociferous opponent of president Vladimir Putin who was flown to Germany two days after falling ill in August on A Russian domestic flight.  On his arrival in Germany, medical tests revealed he was poisoned with a Soviet-er nerve agent.

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Navalny was kept in an induced coma for more than two weeks.  Members of his team have accused the kremlin of involvement in the poisoning.  Russian, of course, has strongly denied that charge.

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Medical officials at the berlin hospital say it is possible Navalny would completely recover from the nerve agent poisoning.

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Greece: Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers On Lesbos Test Positive For COVID-19

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Greece- Hundreds Of Asylum Seekers On Lesbos Test Positive For COVID-19

Authorities in Greece have confirmed two hundred forty-three persons among thousands of asylum-seekers on the Island of Lesbos have tested positive for coronavirus infections.

Health officials say the average age of those confirmed positive was 24, and most were asymptomatic.

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All one hundred sixty police and administrative staff who had come in contact with the migrants tested negative for the virus.

Government spokesperson, Stelios Petsas says the positive cases from lesbos would be added to Greece’s official coronavirus figures.

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More than 12,000 asylum-seekers were left homeless nearly two weeks ago after fires on two successive nights destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp.

Greek authorities say the fires were deliberately set by a small group of Afghans angered by lockdown and isolation orders.

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The country is experiencing a resurgence of the virus with more than 15,000 confirmed positive cases and 338 deaths in this country of nearly 11 million persons.

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Italians Vote To Slash Size Of Parliament By A Third

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Italians Vote To Slash Size Of Parliament By A Third

Italians have voted in a referendum to reduce the size of the country’s parliament by more than a third.

Almost 70% of the people have voted in favour of the change, with almost all votes counted.

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The number of MPs in the lower house will be reduced from 634 to 400. The senate will also be downsized.

The referendum was pushed by the five star movement, a part of the governing coalition, which argues this new move will reduce costs.

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The referendum was held alongside several key regional elections.

The total number of MPs and senators will be cut from 945 to 600. The change had already been pushed through parliament.

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However, critics argue this will weaken the authority of parliament and deliver minimal cost-saving benefits.

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