December 2, 2020

Category: World

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Tanzanians head to polls despite fears of violence, fraud

Long lines of voters in Tanzania went to the polls on Wednesday for a presidential election that the opposition warned is already compromised by manipulation, deadly violence and a massive internet slowdown in a country once praised as a beacon of peace in Africa. Results declared by the electoral commission cannot be challenged in court, […]

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Hurricane Zeta speeding toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana and intensifying, with landfall expected as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure raised flood risks, was squarely in its way. Life-threatening storm surge and strong winds were expected beginning around midday along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where residents were bracing for […]

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Germany, France brace for new lockdowns amid rising COVID-19 case numbers

Germany and France were bracing for new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop the fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases beginning to fill European hospitals. French markets opened lower on expectations that President Emmanuel Macron would announce tough measures during a televised evening address to the nation. Doctors in France have been calling on the government to […]

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NXIVM leader Keith Raniere faces life in prison at sentencing today

Keith Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actors among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis will announce what is likely to be a lengthy prison term Tuesday for Raniere after hearing victims speak. […]

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