Here are some of today’s biggest headlines from select sources around the world.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will not participate in the second presidential debate with Joe Biden after the Commission on Presidential Debates said the event will be held virtually in the wake of the President’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.
On its face, President Donald Trump’s immediate insistence that he will not participate in a virtual second debate in a week’s time makes very, very little political sense.
Written by Emma Reynolds, CNN The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the US poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” She is the first American to win the prestigious award since Bob Dylan was honored in 2016.
A light aircraft carrying almost half a ton of cocaine crashed in central Mexico after a high-speed airborne chase with authorities, and two people aboard died, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.
A top North Korean diplomat who went missing in Italy two years ago is now living in South Korea, making him one of the regime’s most high profile officials to defect in decades.
Three Libyan men have been arrested after they burned a Nigerian man alive in the capital Tripoli on Wednesday, according to the Libyan interior ministry and the United Nations.
Protesters upset by social media videos of Kansas City police arresting a pregnant woman have now occupied the lawn in front of City Hall for more than five days.
Joe Biden is surging in the battle for the White House with less than four weeks to go until Election Day.
Samsung predicts its profit jumped nearly 60% last quarter, suggesting it will retake its position as the world’s top smartphone seller as the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic eases and US sanctions against rival Huawei bite.
President Donald Trump said he won’t participate in next week’s presidential debate after organizers announced it would be held virtually “in order to protect the health and safety of all involved.” Trump, still recovering from COVID-19, said the debate format change announced earlier Thursday by the Commission on Presidential Debates was unacceptable.
he would accept the results of the November election if he loses, citing discredited conspiracy theories about mail-in voting. During Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, President Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to say whether Mike Pence joined Trump in undermining the legitimacy of the country’s democratic process by saying he believes that supposed voter fraud might taint the outcome.
Welp, it’s official: Donald Trump isn’t willing to participate in a virtual debate. On Thursday morning, Trump called into Fox Business to speak with Maria Bartiromo about his coronavirus symptoms, quarantine, and his upcoming debate with Joe Biden, which is scheduled for Oct. 15.
Donald Trump is spreading dangerous misinformation – again – about the coronavirus on both Facebook and Twitter. Late Wednesday afternoon the president posted a rambling video to both social media platforms in which he claims, falsely, that there is “a cure” for COVID-19.
Macaulay Culkin helpfully told folks to wear a mask. You should do that. Seriously, wear a mask. Please. Please. One more time for good measure: Please wear a mask, it’s the absolute least you could do if you care about fellow human beings during this awful pandemic.
Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have teamed up to launch something pretty cool. The future king and the broadcasting legend are joining forces to launch The Earthshot Prize, which will award a total of £50 million ($64.6 million) in prize money over the next decade.
Sometimes you just have to know which song it was where Fred Durst said, “L-I-M-P Bizkit is right here!” Take heart, Spotify’s newest little feature will help you out in those dire circumstances. As of Monday, Spotify users can now type lyrics into the music streaming app’s search bar and expect to find which song the lyrics are from.