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US Votes 2020

With the world mired in a major recession, and weighed down by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, the United States election is taking on a new and heightened level of importance. Follow the latest news and analysis as Donald Trump attempts to win a second term and Joe Biden attempts to wrest it from his grasp.

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off in the first presidential debate.

Debate rules to be overhauled after chaotic Trump-Biden face-off

The group that manages US presidential election debates said it will take steps to bring order to the final two contests between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

  • by Jarrett Renshaw and Trevor Hunnicutt
The debate between Donald Trump, left, and Joe Biden was an indicator of the "bad shape of the American democracy", one analyst said.

Trump-Biden debate prompts shock, despair and, in China, glee

"It sent a depressing image of the United States," one European analyst said, while in China the debate was compared to a quarrel at a vegetable market.

  • by Steven Erlanger

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