Joe Biden makes a campaign trip to the electoral battleground of Wisconsin, blasting US President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. During a speech at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, Biden said the US was about to pass a "tragic milestone" of 200,000 coronavirus deaths.
US President Donald Trump incorrectly claims that the coronavirus isn't a risk for young people under the age of 18. "Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system," he says at a campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio. "But it affects virtually nobody," he says as he once again urges states to open schools.
Donald Trump is setting up a “Patriotic Education Commission” to promote a "pro-American curriculum" in US schools–or a propagandist “Hitler Youth” programme, as some commentators see it. Elsewhere, women protesters in Belarus and an anonymous website targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, are both employing a doxing strategy.
We look at reactions in the papers to Donald Trump admitting that he deliberately misled the US public over coronavirus so as not to create panic. Also, Nafissatou Diallo, the New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in 2011, breaks her silence over the scandal. In France, a new petition calls for rebel poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine to be buried at the Panthéon. And find out how your favourite soap operas are managing to film intimate scenes while socially distancing!
It was Wednesday when the German chancellor herself came out to announce it was Novichok. German scientists had determined that Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most outspoken critic, was poisoned with the same Soviet-era nerve agent used against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal two years ago in Salisbury, England. What happens next?