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    Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 06:30am on August 12, 2020

    Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first...

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    Trump escorted out of briefing as man shot near White House

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:27am on August 12, 2020

    US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House on Monday, president Donald Trump said, after being...

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    Biden urged to pick woman of colour for VP

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:45pm on August 11, 2020

    Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs led more than 100 prominent African-American men Monday in penning an open letter urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to choose a...

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    China TikTok, WeChat bans seen not crucial to US security

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:40pm on August 08, 2020

    The US bans on Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat are not particularly valuable for US security, experts told AFP Friday, but could step up broader...

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    Trump jumps on Biden comments about black voters

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:37pm on August 08, 2020

    President Donald Trump attacked his November opponent Joe Biden on Friday after the Democratic presidential candidate suggested the African-American community lacked diversity in its views....

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    Trump to join Beirut donor confce

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:30pm on August 08, 2020

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he would take part in an international conference call for donors organising aid for Lebanon after the giant explosion...

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    Trump moves on China apps may create new internet ‘firewall’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:51pm on August 08, 2020

    A ban by US president Donald Trump’s administration on Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok and WeChat risks fragmenting an already fragile global internet and...

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    China wants Trump to lose election: US intel

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:08am on August 08, 2020

    China has boosted its efforts to influence the US presidential election in November and wants President Donald Trump to lose because it sees him as...

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    US death toll soars as global virus cases top 19m

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:08am on August 08, 2020

    India’s official coronavirus case tally hit two million on Friday, doubling in three weeks as the pandemic sweeps into smaller cities and rural areas, with...

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    China warns US against risky moves on Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:29pm on August 07, 2020

    Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe warned his US counterpart in a phone call Thursday to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered...

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