USPS boosts extra trips, returns mail processing machines to service
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) told a U.S. judge on Friday it has returned 137 mail processing machines to service since August and approved thousands of daily extra delivery trips this month as it works to deliver millions of ballots.
Pelosi, Trump trade blame on COVID-19 stimulus talks; Senate Republicans on sidelines
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday it still was possible to get another round of COVID-19 aid before the Nov. 3 general election, but that it was up to President Donald Trump to act, including bringing along reluctant Senate Republicans.
Global dirty money watchdog revamps rules to battle weapons financing -U.S.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A global dirty money watchdog on Friday agreed to revamp its standards to beef up monitoring of financing aimed at evading U.S. and United Nations sanctions and proliferating weapons of mass destruction, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
UPDATE 4-Thousands protest across Poland against curbs on abortion access
WARSAW/GDYNIA, Poland Oct 23 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people protested across Poland on Friday in defiance of tight coronavirus restrictions, following Thursday's ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that imposes a near-total ban on abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
FBI to assist probe into police shooting of Black couple in Illinois
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to assist an Illinois state investigation into a police shooting that killed an unarmed Black man and wounded his girlfriend and triggered protests in the city of Waukegan, an official said on Friday.
UPDATE 2-Italy COVID cases hit new record, street protest in Naples over lockdown threat
ROME, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Italy's Campania region, based on the southern city of Naples, said on Friday it would impose a lockdown to tame the coronavirus and urged the whole country to follow suit as new infections hit a record high.
Pelosi, Mnuchin to speak again when 'progress is made' on U.S. COVID-19 aid: Pelosi spokesman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains hopeful a deal on coronavirus relief can be reached with the White House soon, a Pelosi spokesman wrote on Twitter.
UAE welcomes Sudan's decision to start relations with Israel -WAM
CAIRO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates welcomed Sudan's decision to start relations with Israel, state news agency WAM reported early on Saturday citing a foreign ministry statement.
UPDATE 5-TV audience for second Trump-Biden debate below first
LOS ANGELES, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A second debate between Republican U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden attracted roughly 63 million television viewers, according to Nielsen data released on Friday, a drop from the candidates' first face-off in September.
Brazil institute to import Chinese COVID-19 vaccine rejected by Bolsonaro
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian regulator Anvisa on Friday authorized a biomedical center to import 6 million doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, one day after President Jair Bolsonaro said Brazil would not buy the Chinese vaccine.
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