Trump suggests delay in presidential election over coronavirus fears Jul 31, 2020 0 1581 12345 AFPWashingtonUS President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the 2020 election, in which he is currently lagging badly in the polls, citing the coronavirus and what he said would be “fraudulent” voting.“Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” Trump asked in a tweet.“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA,” the tweet said.Only Congress can change the election date, which is set by law on November 3. With Democrats ruling the lower House, that seems highly unlikely to happen.Trump has previously insisted that he sees no problem going ahead with the election, where he faces Democratic challenger Joe Biden.The coronavirus pandemic remains out of control in swaths of the United States, including most recently in Republican-led states like Florida and Texas.Trump’s opponents say there is no evidence of meaningful fraud in US elections and rather that more effort is needed to improve the complicated logistics of mail-in voting. RELATED ARTICLES Coronavirus deaths top 150,000 in worst-hit US Jul 31, 2020 0 3080 NASA’s Perseverance rover bound for Mars to seek ancient life Jul 31, 2020 0 1550 (Stand-alone) Jul 31, 2020 0 1278 French cities tighten virus measures as cases rise AFP Lille, France Several French cities on Thursday announced new face mask requirements and other measures to contain the coronavirus as the number of new cases continues to increase after a long lull, officials said. .. Coronavirus numbers improve slightly in Spain’s hotspots MADRID: The number of daily new coronavirus infections has slightly declined in Spain’s hardest-hit regions, authorities said on Thursday. Especially in the Catalan regions Lleida and Barcelona, which recently .. Scottish schools set for full return in mid-August LONDON: Children in Scotland can return to schools full-time in the middle of next month, the devolved government said on Thursday as it eases coronavirus lockdown measures. It will be the first time since March that .. UK extends coronavirus self-isolation period from 7 to 10 days LONDON: Britain on Thursday extended the period of coronavirus self-isolation from seven to 10 days, as fears grew over a surge in cases. The UK’s chief medical officers said scientific evidence now showed that people .. WHO says it overestimated ability of wealthy countries to fight COVID-19 DPA Geneva The health systems of wealthy countries performed more poorly than expected during the early phase of the COVID-19 crisis, WHO emergency operations chief Mike Ryan said on Thursday in Geneva. It was .. Hong Kong row has ‘poisoned’ ties with UK: China’s ambassador AFP London Britain’s “interventions” in Hong Kong have “seriously poisoned the atmosphere” of relations with China, Beijing’s ambassador in London warned on Thursday. Liu Xiaoming also accused Western powers and .. Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists barred from election HONG KONG: A dozen Hong Kong democracy activists were disqualified on Thursday from standing in September’s legislative elections, a move decried by candidates as the most pressing assault yet on Beijing’s critics in ..