The first Trump-Biden debate is likely to attract a great deal of attention, given a rumour that the Democratic presidential nominee may not show, suggest US political observers giving prognoses on what offensive and defensive strategies the contenders are likely to choose and how the debates will affect their election odds.
Earlier in the year, the royal couple founded a production company and signed a multiyear deal with the Netflix streaming service, pledging to create content that "informs but also gives hope".
The number of coronavirus cases has reached almost 33 million worldwide, with around 1 million deaths globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. Rising numbers of infections has caused multiple countries to tighten anti-coronavirus measures, especially in Europe, where some have banned mass events and introduced mandatory mask-wearing.
On 18 September, the day US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate would vote on President Trump’s pick to replace her, despite that it is an election year – an argument he made in 2016 during the Obama era. On Saturday, Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee.
Last week, the situation escalated along the contact line of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-majority autonomy that proclaimed independence from Azerbaijan in 1991. Armenia and Azerbaijan waged war over the disputed territory until 1994, and since the end of the war both sides have been holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group.
Earlier in the day, The New York Times reported that US President Donald Trump's tax bill was $750 in 2017, a year after he became president. According to the report, he "paid no federal income taxes in 11 of 18 years".
Clashes broke out in the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region early Sunday morning, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of sparking the hostilities. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been the main bone of contention in cool relations between Yerevan and Baku for over three decades.
The Islamic Republic has made major strides in its defence electronics, rocketry, radar and space technology industries in recent years, and demonstrated the extent of its capabilities through the successful launch of a new generation of satellites, and the destruction of a stealthy $220 million US drone which violated its airspace last year.