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Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus thumbnail

Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese region.Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus outbreak, attends a news conference on Friday. Lam said legislative elections in the semi-autonomous…

Bloc Québécois chief Yves-François Blanchet denies sexual misconduct allegations thumbnail

Bloc Québécois chief Yves-François Blanchet denies sexual misconduct allegations

Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet is denying allegations of sexual misconduct, posted on social media Tuesday.Allegations against Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet were posted Tuesday. (Adrian Wyld / Canadian Press)Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet is denying allegations of sexual misconduct that were posted on social media Tuesday. An anonymous person said the alleged events happened in 1999…

Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic thumbnail

Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic

Poles are voting in a presidential election that had been scheduled for May but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, a ballot taking place amid deep cultural and political divisions in the European Union nation.An elderly resident wearing a face mask and protective gloves casts a ballot during Poland’s presidential election in Warsaw. The election…

Poland holds momentous, tight presidential election runoff thumbnail

Poland holds momentous, tight presidential election runoff

Poland’s incumbent president Andrzej Duda widened his lead in the presidential election, an updated late poll showed, a victory which if confirmed would allow the ruling nationalists to deepen their conservative reforms.Polls were open in Poland on Sunday in the runoff vote for president. (Adam Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)Poland’s incumbent president Andrzej Duda widened his…

After advert boycotts, Facebook says it's far going to trace rule-breaking posts — including Trump's thumbnail

After advert boycotts, Facebook says it’s far going to trace rule-breaking posts — including Trump’s

Facebook said Friday that it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from U.S. President Donald Trump.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the social network will flag all ‘newsworthy’ posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from U.S. President Donald Trump. (Mark Lennihan/The Associated Press)Facebook said Friday…