The suspension of denuclearization negotiations and weapons testing by North Korea will likely continue until after the US presidential election, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been able to covertly build up his country’s nuclear capabilities during US President Donald Trump’s term, according to new analyses from US-based think tanks.
Social media platform Facebook announced Wednesday it had removed advertisements created by US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign that claimed - without evidence - accepting refugees from abroad would increase the risk of the novel coronavirus spreading in the US.
Moscow has continuously called on Berlin to provide samples and evidence that would back up its allegations that Russian opposition figure and political blogger Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group.
Russian opposition figure Navalny, who has been discharged from the Charité hospital in Berlin where he was treated after an alleged poisoning, claimed in an interview with Der Spiegel that Putin "was behind the crime". But some analysts pour scorn on the suggestion that the Russian president ordered the political figure to be poisoned.
After President Trump stated during Tuesday night’s debate that the right-wing political activist group Proud Boys must "stand back and stand by", the public, including a number of Trump's Republican allies, have urged the president to clarify his stance and unequivocally denounce white supremacy.
Renewed clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been underway since Sunday when both sides accused each other of aggression along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh. The two subsequently announced the marshalling of their respective forces, with Baku declaring partial mobilisation and Yerevan full mobilisation.
In 2019, the Danish energy agency issued a permit for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. At present, most of the construction work has been completed.
Due to the rising numbers of infections, numerous countries have extended current pandemic restrictions or introduced new measures, including travel bans, quarantine for arrivals, curfew on mass events, and mandatory mask-wearing in public places.