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    China can no longer rely on old model of development, time for change: Xi Jinping

    The just-concluded plenary session of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), headed by Xi, adopted his proposals for the formulation of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035.

    After year of disruption, America set to choose a path ahead

    The choice before voters is a referendum on the role of the presidency itself and a test of the sturdiness of democracy, with the president challenging the legitimacy of the outcome even before Election Day and law enforcement agencies braced for the possibility of civil unrest.

    Aftermath of deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Greece

    Locals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey.

    Long in Trump's shadow, Vice President Mike Pence set to emerge

    Whether Trump wins or loses the election on Tuesday, that strategy and status are likely to change. Pence, 61, will be catapulted into a group of front-runners for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination as soon as the 2020 results are known.

    ‘Volatile’ voters could still decide the election. They tend to dislike Trump

    While voters who were negative on both major candidates in 2016 broke big for Trump as the “lesser of two evils,” particularly in the Midwest, they appear generally disinclined to do so again.

    Kamala Harris would break barriers as a high-profile vice president

    If Joe Biden and his running mate Harris win the election, she would be the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the country's second highest office.

    What's in a name? Everything, Kamala Harris tells America

    Harris' first name Kamala has long been mispronounced in US political circles. The maximum mangling has happened in the last few weeks, as Republicans have repeatedly poked fun at Harris' first name, during an ongoing national reckoning on racial politics.

    Ahead of U.S. election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

    Facebook's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg referred to one of the changes during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, saying: "We have taken the steps to stop recommendations in groups for all political content or social issue groups as a precaution."

    Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

    Trump has repeatedly pushed for the end of the Obama-era health law but has yet to deliver a plan to replace it. And he has spent most of this year defending his response to the coronavirus pandemic while fighting openly with scientists and medical experts about vaccines, treatments and more.

    US jury tells Apple to pay VirnetX $503 Million in Security-Patent Trial

    A jury in Texas decided that Apple should pay $503 million for infringing virtual private network technology patented by software security firm VirnetX. The legal battle between Apple and Nevada-based VirnetX involved data transmission security in devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, according to court documents. Apple said, 'We thank the jury for their time and appreciate their consideration but are disappointed with the verdict and plan to appeal. This case has been going on for over a decade, with patents that are unrelated to the core operations of our products and have been found to be invalid by the patent office.'

    A longtime fixture in U.S. politics, Biden seeks to win elusive prize

    Biden has sought to portray his political experience as a benefit, casting himself as a tested leader up to the tasks of healing a nation battered by the coronavirus pandemic and providing steadiness after the turbulence of Trump's presidency.

    France seeks to uncover links of Tunisian suspected of killing 3 in Nice church attack

    France seeks to uncover links of Tunisian suspected of killing 3 in Nice church attack

    Brahim Issaoui, 21, only arrived in Europe from Tunisia last month and, according to prosecutors, killed the sexton, a Brazilian woman and a French woman in the attack in the Notre-Dame Basilica on Thursday morning. Issaoui was shot by police multiple times and is currently in a grave condition in hospital.

    Brash and pugnacious, Trump has presided over a tumultuous presidency

    Brash and pugnacious, Trump has presided over a tumultuous presidency

    After decades of fame first as a brash and media-savvy New York real estate developer and then as a reality TV personality, the pugnacious Trump tapped into discontent among many Americans to become a political phenomenon unique in the country's 244 years.

    As Trump faces uncertain future, so do his signature rallies

    As Trump faces uncertain future, so do his signature rallies

    As President Donald Trump faces an uncertain future, so too does a fixture of the American political scene over the last five years: the Trump campaign rally, a phenomenon that has spawned friendships, businesses and a way of life for Trump's most dedicated supporters.

    Britain's Johnson considering new national lockdown for England, reports local media

    Britain's Johnson considering new national lockdown for England, reports local media

    Johnson is expected to hold a news conference on Monday to announce the new measures, which would allow only essential shops and schools, nurseries and universities to remain open, The Times newspaper said.

    If the American election was held in India, it would be illegal. Here's why

    If the American election was held in India, it would be illegal. Here's why

    Elections are conducted by state and local agencies with different formats, rules and even machines in the US, while the Federal Election Commission is concerned mostly with regulating the political contributions, in money or in kind, that are governed by complicated regulations.

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