Trump drags Biden into the mud in a rough and tumble debate

TOPICS: debate, disqualifications, Donald Trump, election, head-to-head, Joe Biden

The first debate between the two leading candidates for the White House will not go down in history for its depth or for the political messages that were put forward in it, but for the more than obvious struggle between a president, Donald Trump, comfortable between disqualifications and half-truths, and an aspirant, Joe Biden, struggling […]

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U.S. approaching seven million coronavirus infections

TOPICS: California, coronavirus, COVID-19, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Texas, United States

The United States reached this Wednesday the 201,882 deaths by COVID-19 and totaled 6,940,721 cases, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University. This balance at 20.00 local time (00.00 GMT on Thursday) is 50,707 more infections than on Tuesday and 1,228 new deaths. Despite the fact that New York is no longer the […]

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There may be at least 5 kinds of depression and anxiety

TOPICS: anhedonia, anxiety, anxious arousal, depression, disorders, general anxiety, melancholia, mental illness, tension, treatments

Researchers have identified five new categories of mental illness that cut across current diagnoses of anxiety and depression. The five categories, which researchers define by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are: tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure), and melancholia. “By refining the diagnosis, better treatment options could […]

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Warning to Turkey: joint manoeuvres by Greece, France, Italy and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean

TOPICS: Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean Sea, navy, ships, Turkey

Greece, France, Italy and Cyprus are planning, between 26 and 28 August, a “joint military exercise” south of Crete, in the eastern Mediterranean, a possible “dissuasive warning” aimed at Turkey. Days ago, Emmanuel Macron ordered the sending of two “Raphael” and a ship to the eastern Mediterranean, when the Greek-Turkish tensions broke out. The discoveries […]

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Kim Jong Un is in a coma and his sister has reportedly taken control of the country, according to a South Korean diplomat

TOPICS: coma, Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo Jong, North Korea, rumors

The international press, based on the claims of a South Korean diplomat, reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is in a coma and his younger sister Kim Yo Jong has taken over the government in his absence. The diplomat, named Chang Song-min, was working to help the South Korean president. “I can say […]

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Cuties, Netflix’s controversial new film accused of inciting paedophilia

TOPICS: controversy, Cuties, Maïmouna Doucouré, Netflix, paedophilia

One way or another, Netflix ends up managing to incite controversy around the products they launch on their platform, regardless of their theme. This time, however, it’s quite serious, as many people have caused a stir on the networks with Cuties, the new film to be launched on the platform in September, which they accuse […]

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Airbnb starts the process to go public: does it make sense with the current state of the tourism sector?

TOPICS: Airbnb, coronavirus, home rental, IPO, SEC

Airbnb has already promised, in far-off 2019, that 2020 would be their year for the IPO. The arrival of the coronavirus, and the direct effect that the pandemic has had on the international tourism market, suggested that Airbnb would relax its intentions. The reality is that this has not been the case. In an announcement, […]

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Joe Biden is now officially a candidate for the presidency of the United States

TOPICS: candidates, Democratic Convention, Democratic Party, Joe Biden, US election 2020

Joseph Robinette Biden is the official Democratic Party candidate for president of the United States. This is what the delegates of that party decided today in an online vote, on the second day of the Democratic Convention, which is being held over the Internet because of the coronavirus, which has already caused 172,000 deaths in […]

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Over 100 police raid Hong Kong’s China-critical newspaper and arrest its owner

TOPICS: Apple Daily, China, Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai, journalists, newspapers, press freedom

Hong Kong police on Monday arrested media mogul Jimmy Lai and searched the offices of his flagship newspaper, Apple Daily, in the most high-profile case to date against democracy activists in the former British colony under a national security law, which has heightened tensions between the United States and China. In a statement, Hong Kong […]

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 75 years after the first nuclear bombings

TOPICS: atomic bombs, B-29, Bockscar, bombers, Enola Gay, Fat Man, Hiroshima, Little Boy, Nagasaki, nuclear bombings, plutonium-239, uranium-235

The Enola Gay was the plane that on August 6, 1945 dropped the first nuclear bomb used in real combat on the city of Hiroshima and was named ‘Little Boy’. The aircraft, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets and with eleven other crew members, was accompanied on the mission by four other aircraft, two for reconnaissance […]

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