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News’s YouTube Videos: Donald Trump: Coronavirus super spreader? | DW News

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US President Donald Trump is being treated at Walter Reed military hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Trump has long been dismissive of the coronavirus, and of the precautions his own experts have recommended. How has he reacted to the greatest public health challenge in decades? Are his political rallies “super-spreader events?”

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Politics and History’s YouTube Videos: US Election 2020: Can you trust the polls? – BBC News

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All eyes are on the US election and many people will look to the polls to see who’s likely to win. But polling companies suffered a shock in 2016 when they didn’t foresee Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton. Did the pollsters get it all wrong?

BBC Reality Check considers whether you can trust election polls to predict the next US president.

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Narrated by Marianna Brady

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News’s YouTube Videos: Azerbaijan says Armenia attacked second city

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Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of targeting civilians in a sharp escalation of the fighting in the South Caucasus that broke out one week ago.

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The National Interest: F-35s For The UAE: Will Donald Trump Kill Israel’s Military Edge?

Kris Osborn

Security, Middle East

The United States is considering selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates as part of a move to strengthen allied relationships more broadly throughout the Middle East, deter Iran and further fortify influence in the volatile region.

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The situation is obviously both sensitive and delicate, given the longstanding Arab-Israeli tensions in the region. Perhaps the existence of common enemies such as Iran might help unite or in some way place Israel and the UAE on common ground in a collaborative way.

The United States is considering selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates as part of a move to strengthen allied relationships more broadly throughout the Middle East, deter Iran and further fortify influence in the volatile region.

However, given the long-standing Arab-Israeli tensions in the region, F-35 customer Israel is not happy. A report from The Drives Warzone says Israel is expressing concern that it may challenge its qualitative military edge in the region.

While the story in WarZone is clear that an official yes has not been extended, it does quote Defense News as stating that the Trump administration is seriously considering the sale.

There are several significant factors informing the discussion, which potentially add layers of complexity. The UAE is a U.S. ally and is home to U.S. forces, according the report, and the United States has consistently believed it needs Arab partners to combat and deter Iran as well as counter terrorism and other threats in the region. Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, which is buying a large number of F-15s, contributed to attacks against ISIS.

For many years, the United States had pursued a cooperative strategy with several Arab countries as part of an effort to leverage allied assistance and further demonstrate that its conflict is with terrorism and dangerous roque countries such as Iran, and not Islam.

There are also certain potential safeguards, the Warzone story explains, which might help allay Israeli concerns, should the UAE sale go through. The F-35s operate with a sophisticated, networked computer system known as ALIS, Autonomic Logistics Information System, an advanced technology which catalogues and transmits condition-based maintenance data as well as other essential connectivity and in-flight information-sharing functions. ALIS is also, much like F-35s in general, linked to other F-35s and even other fighters through a common datalink.

What this means is that, should allegiances in the region shift in a way that is potentially dangerous to Israel, the United States could both deny UAE F-35s certain essential software upgrades or even use cyberattacks to disable their airplanes.

It is not clear just how much such a prospect will allay or mitigate Israeli concerns, however the Pentagons Continued Development plan for the F-35 is slated to deliver a steady flow of software upgrades. These upgrades, now operating at a faster pace that was originally planned, can vastly improve and adjust the functionality of the platform. For instance, new software drops can immediately expand the weapons envelope, allowing for the integration of longer-range, more precise and more lethal weapons systems. In effect, a new software upgrade could quickly ensure a measure of tactical superiority for countries receiving the upgrades over those jets that do not receive the upgrades.

Either way, the situation is obviously both sensitive and delicate, given the longstanding Arab-Israeli tensions in the region. Perhaps the existence of common enemies such as Iran might help unite or in some way place Israel and the UAE on common ground in a collaborative way.

Kris Osborn is Defense Editor for the National Interest. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the ArmyAcquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He has appeared as a guest military expert on Fox News, MSNBC, The Military Channel, and The History Channel. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

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www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security: Azerbaijan’s No. 2 city targeted in fighting with Armenia

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) – The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continued on Sunday over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with Azerbaijans second-largest city coming under attack and Azerbaijan claiming to have seized a town and several villages.

The clashes erupted on Sept. 27 and have killed dozens, marking …

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DEBKAfile: Trumps doctors say he may leave hospital on Monday

President Trumps medical adviser said on Sunday that he could return to the White House as soon as tomorrow if

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NYT > World > Europe: Keep Calm and Carry On May Not Work in a Time of Pandemic

With virus cases rising, Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently ordered that pubs close at 10 p.m.

 NYT > World > Europe

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Transcript: Robert O’Brien on “Face the Nation,” October 4, 2020  CBS News 

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Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: 11:44 AM 10/4/2020 – Anders Åslund – @anders_aslund: The US lack of transparency is just amazing. The photos of Trump at Walter Reed remind me of Leonid Brezhnev’s long illness & they arouse a similar Kremlinological interpretation of the @mikenov tweetsandnews.blogspot.com/2020/10/1144-a pic.twitter.com/9WTqilUkbh

11:44 AM 10/4/2020 – Anders Åslund – @anders_aslund: The US lack of transparency is just amazing. The photos of Trump at Walter Reed remind me of Leonid Brezhnev’s long illness & they arouse a similar Kremlinological interpretation of the
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“Russia” – Google News: Investigators probe ‘possible ecological catastrophe’ in Russia’s Kamchatka region – NBC News

Investigators probe ‘possible ecological catastrophe’ in Russia’s Kamchatka region  NBC News

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“Nato Russia” – Google News: Turkey’s presence in NATO must be questioned: Francois Hollande attends pro-Armenian rally in Alfortville – Public Radio of Armenia

Turkey’s presence in NATO must be questioned: Francois Hollande attends pro-Armenian rally in Alfortville  Public Radio of Armenia

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Voice of America – English: Florida Forges Ahead in Lifting  Curbs Amid Virus Concerns

As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where the burden of ensuring safety has shifted to business owners and residents raising concerns of a resurgence.

In his drive to return the state to normalcy, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted limits on indoor seating at restaurants, saying they can operate at 100% in municipalities with no restrictions and that other local governments can’t restrict indoor seating by more than 50%.

In some of Floridas touristy neighborhoods, patrons have since been flocking to bars and restaurants, filling terraces, defying mask orders drawing mixed reactions from business owners and other customers.

Were generally concerned that were going to find ourselves on the other side of an inverted curve and erasing all the progress weve made, said Albert Garcia, chairman of the Wynwood Business improvement district, which represents 50 blocks of restaurants and bars in Miamis trendy arts district.

Other Sunbelt states that have been COVID-19 hot spots over the summer haven’t gone as far. In Texas, bars have been closed since June under Republican Gov. Greg Abbotts orders, and restaurants can hold up to 75% of their capacity, while face covers are required throughout the state. And in Arizona, restaurants and bars must run at half-capacity.

Though Floridas governor generally wears a mask when arriving at public appearances and has allowed municipalities to impose mask rules, he has declined to impose a statewide mandate. And on Sept. 25, as the state entered a Phase 3 reopening, he barred municipalities from collecting fines for mask violations.

DeSantis says contact tracing has not shown restaurants to be substantial sources of spread.

I am confident that these restaurants want to have safe environments, he said earlier this week. And Im also confident that as a consumer, if you dont go and you dont think theyre taking precautions, then obviously youre going to take your business elsewhere.

Craig OKeefe, managing partner for Johnnie Browns and Lionfish in Delray Beach, said theyre now accommodating as many people as they did before the pandemic began and hes hired eight people in the past few days. Demand surged last weekend.

It was like someone turned the light on, OKeefe said. It was great to see people out smiling, having fun getting to see each other. Its been a really nice thing to get people back to work.

Shutdowns and restrictions have battered Floridas economy, leaving hundreds of thousands unemployed in the tourist-dependent state.

Guests wearing protective masks wait outside the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World on the first day of reopening,
FILE – Guests wearing protective masks wait outside the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World on the first day of reopening, in Orlando, Florida, on July 11, 2020.

Earlier this week, The Walt Disney Co. announced it would lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division even after the Florida parks were allowed to reopen this summer.

Florida has had more than 14,500 deaths from the pandemic, ranking 12th per capita among states. Its outbreak peaked in the summer, seeing as many as 12,000-15,000 cases added per day. New cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations and deaths have been on a downward trend for several weeks. Still, the state has added 2,000 to 3,000 cases per day over the past couple of weeks.

Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at the Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of Texas Childrens Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, said that loosening restrictions in Florida is a mistake that could increase community transmission at a time when teachers are being summoned back to school.

It really sends the message either implicitly or explicitly that its OK. Its back to normal now, and its not the case. We are still in a very serious situation, Dr. Hotez told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this week.

In South Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Friday that he was concerned over a slight uptick in county hospitalizations in recent days and warned people not to let their guard down, using President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis as an example that the virus is highly contagious.

Gimenez has been consulting with attorneys and staff on what rules local governments could continue to enforce without violating new state orders. The county plans to limit many restaurants to 50% indoor capacity and continue requiring masks in public.

An 11 p.m. curfew is keeping a lid on nightlife, and the county even restricts loud music at venues so people don’t have to shout, which is believed to spread the virus more easily.

I think theres a lot of confusion because people thought that was it everything is open, Gimenez told reporters. We are still not out of the woods.

Omer Horev co-owns Pura Vida, a Miami chain of coffee shops with locations in iconic South Beach, the Design District near downtown and at the University of Miami. Horev said he isn’t relaxing any rules at his businesses. Store managers told him some customers have been defying their mask rules after DeSantis new order and he hasnt seen any local enforcement in the past week.

We are in this gray area where you dont know what is enforced, he said. I feel safe; I am OK with it, as long as restaurant operators such as us and others do the right thing in keeping the employees and guests safe.

In Tallahassee, Denise Barber, a 65-year-old retired state worker, used to dine out almost every day before the pandemic. Shes now comfortable dining out again, but only at places being more cautious than required. Shell check a restaurants Facebook page or call them to verify their rules.

I want to go out to eat more. I can still do it, but Im going to have to do a lot of research to find a place, she said.

 Voice of America – English

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“turkish coup 2016 and russia” – Google News: PKK terrorists must leave Karabakh immediately: Turkey – Anadolu Agency

PKK terrorists must leave Karabakh immediately: Turkey  Anadolu Agency

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NYT > World > Europe: Armenias Leader Seeks Trumps Help as Conflict Rages With Azerbaijan

Nikol Pashinyan, Armenias prime minister, said he was promised a call with President Trump over Turkeys role in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Then Mr. Trump fell ill.

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“russia analysis” – Google News: Coronavirus live news: close to 35m cases worldwide; 10,499 new infections in Russia – The Guardian

Coronavirus live news: close to 35m cases worldwide; 10,499 new infections in Russia  The Guardian

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NPR News Now: NPR News: 10-04-2020 12PM ET

NPR News: 10-04-2020 12PM ET

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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Arrests Made As Belarusians Gather For March In Support Of ‘Political Prisoners’

At least 10 people were detained by security forces in Minsk as Belarusians on October 4 took to the streets in support of the country’s political prisoners — the eighth weekend in a row of protests against long-time President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

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“russia and the west” – Google News: Belarus opposition leader to ask Merkel about upping pressure on Lukashenko – The Guardian

Belarus opposition leader to ask Merkel about upping pressure on Lukashenko  The Guardian

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Europe: EUs new migrant pact is as squalid as its refugee camps

Governments need to share responsibility for asylum seekers, beyond merely ejecting the unwanted

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“cia” – Google News: Ex-CIA station chief: ‘Critically important’ for Pentagon to deter adversaries amid Trump’s COVID diagnosis – Fox News

Ex-CIA station chief: ‘Critically important’ for Pentagon to deter adversaries amid Trump’s COVID diagnosis  Fox News

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Germanys Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger – The New York Times

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How Does Experimental Covid-19 Treatment Trump Received Work? | NBC News – NBC News

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1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (115 sites): Voice of America – English: Honduran Migrants Endure Setbacks on Journey to US

Hundreds of Honduran migrants are encountering problems from Guatemalan and Mexican security forces as they continue their journey to the United States.

Fears of a confrontation intensified Friday as about 1,000 migrants, who lacked food after walking hundreds of kilometers from Honduras, were blocked by about 100 police and army soldiers at a roadblock in northern Guatemala.

Saturday morning, hundreds of the migrants who entered Guatemala without registering were bused back to the Guatemalan border after running into the roadblock.

Small groups of migrants were still walking before dawn Saturday along the highway where the roadblock is located, but a short while later none of the estimated 1,000 migrants remained in the area. Undeterred, many of the migrants plan to continue their trek to the U.S.

Guatemalan authorities said the original group of about 2,000 migrants was split after 108 agreed to return to Honduras, some traveling north to the roadblock, and others walking, hitching rides or catching buses to Guatemala City.

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei promised to apprehend the migrants and send them back to the border, declaring they represent a health threat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The migrants are heading to the U.S. as Latin America suffers from widespread job losses sparked by the pandemic.

Their journey comes two years after a caravan was formed shortly before the U.S. midterm elections and became a hot campaign issue. The migrants initially received support from communities along the way, particularly in southern Mexico.

But Mexico deployed National Guard troops and immigration agents to intercept large groups of migrants after U.S. President Donald Trump, who is seeking reelection, threatened tariffs on Mexican imports of it did not stem the flow of migrants to the U.S. border.

Mexico’s migration authority chief Francisco Garduno said this week the government would deploy hundreds of military and immigration personnel to its border to prevent the caravan from entering the country.

Mexican President Lopez Obrador suggested the caravan was associated with the November 3 U.S. presidential election.

It has to do with the election in the United States, Obrador told reporters. I dont have all the elements, but I think there are indications that it was put together for this purpose. I dont know to whose benefit, but were not naive.

The Trump administration said Thursday it would admit a record low 15,000 refugees during the coming year.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vowed to raise the refugee cap to 125,000, saying accepting persecuted people is consistent with American values.

 Voice of America – English