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Beaumont v Pichot as World Rugby chairman election kicks off

Beaumont v Pichot as World Rugby chairman election kicks off

Voting for World Rugby's next chairman opened on Monday with incumbent 68-year-old former England captain Bill Beaumont facing competition from ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot.Beaumont or Pichot, 45, must claim a majority of the 51 votes to be elected on

Trump backs US health secretary, lashes media

Trump backs US health secretary, lashes media

President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed reports he was considering sacking health secretary Alex Azar as criticism mounts over the US response to the coronavirus pandemic.Trump, who risks losing public support ahead of the November election due to the climb

Polish health minister says safest to delay May election

Polish health minister says safest to delay May election

Poland's health minister, who is also a cardiologist, said Friday that delaying next month's presidential election untill 2022 would be "the only safe option" given the coronavirus pandemic."One option would be to put this whole issue on hold for two year

Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone US election

Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone US election

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has predicted that US President Donald Trump will try to postpone the country's November election in an attempt to win."Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up wi

Facebook adds location of posts to curb state-led manipulation

Facebook adds location of posts to curb state-led manipulation

Facebook said Wednesday it would include the location of postings from some "high-reach" accounts in a stepped-up effort to boost transparency and curb state-sponsored election manipulation efforts.The move adds to efforts made by the leading social network

As virus crisis swirls, Trump puts immigration front and center

As virus crisis swirls, Trump puts immigration front and center

The United States is still battling coronavirus, but with six months to go before he faces re-election, President Donald Trump has shifted gears to put immigration -- a bread-and-butter issue for his supporters -- atop the agenda.His surprising announcement la