In first, Scientific American magazine endorses Biden Sep 16, 2020 0 1021 12345 AFPWashingtonFor the first time in its 175-year history, US magazine Scientific American has endorsed a White House candidate, saying on Tuesday it wanted Democrat Joe Biden to prevail because President Donald Trump “rejects” science.“We do not do this lightly,” the editors wrote in a scathing anti-Trump editorial published online for the magazine’s October issue. “The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the US and its people -- because he rejects evidence and science,” they write.The most devastating example, they say, is the president’s “dishonest and inept response” to the COVID-19 pandemic that has cost nearly 200,000 American lives since late February, shortly before Trump announced a national emergency. But coronavirus is just the first in a lengthy list of Trump trip-ups and alarming policy positions, say the editors, including his “ongoing denial of reality” regarding climate change that has “hobbled” US preparations for battling the crisis.“He has also attacked environmental protections, medical care, and the researchers and public science agencies that help this country prepare for its greatest challenges,” they add. “That is why we urge you to vote for Joe Biden, who is offering fact-based plans to protect our health, our economy and the environment.” Biden “comes prepared” with a multitude of plans to control COVID-19, they write. RELATED ARTICLES Navalny says ‘amazing’ to breathe unaided, eyes Russia return Sep 16, 2020 0 700 EU doesn’t recognise Lukashenko as legitimate president: Borrell Sep 16, 2020 0 694 Trump downplays role of climate change in deadly California fires Sep 16, 2020 0 969 Family of US police shooting victim settles civil case WASHINGTON: The family of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in a police shooting in her own home, have settled their civil case with the US city of Louisville for substantial compensation and promises of reforms, media .. Bosnian Serb war criminal dies of coronavirus AFP Sarajevo A Bosnian Serb political leader who was jailed for 20 years by a UN court for his role in Bosnia’s 1990s war died on Tuesday of coronavirus, state media reported. Momcilo Krajisnik, a former key ally of the .. Germany to take in 1,500 refugees from Greek islands AFP Lesbos Germany said on Tuesday it has agreed to take in more than 1,500 refugees from Greece on top of the 150 unaccompanied minors whose camp burned down on the island of Lesbos as Berlin tried to rally a fresh EU response .. Greek police arrest suspects in Moria fire as help offers trickle in DPA Athens/Brussels Greek police have arrested five alleged arsonists who are accused of having set fire last week to the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos. “The arsonists have been arrested. They are young .. Ireland slams ‘shocking’ British vote on bill to override Brexit law DPA London Britain’s decision to proceed with a bill to override part of its EU withdrawal agreement is “shocking” and undermines trade talks between Brussels and London, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on .. Trump says he wanted to kill Assad, but Mattis opposed AFP Washington US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wanted to assassinate Syrian strongman Bashar al Assad in 2017, but that his then-secretary of defense Jim Mattis opposed the operation. “I would have rather .. Joshua Wong appears in Hong Kong court on massacre vigil charges HONG KONG: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong appeared in court on Tuesday along with 23 activists and lawmakers on charges of attending a banned commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre earlier this year. Wong .. China says COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for public by November BEIJING: A China-developed coronavirus vaccine could be ready for the public as early as November, a Chinese official has told state television, as the global race to clear the final round of trials heats up. Chinese ..