Biden faces US voters at town hall as campaign heats up Sep 18, 2020 0 1507 12345 AFPWashingtonWhite House hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday holds his first extended face-to-face with real voters since winning the Democratic nomination, a town hall where he will likely savage President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.With less than seven weeks before Election Day, Biden has ramped up his public appearances after spending large chunks of time at his Delaware home, even as Trump barnstormed swing states key to victory on November 3.Now both candidates are hitting the campaign trail in earnest -- although in very different ways.Trump returns to Wisconsin on Thursday for a public rally fuelled by his signature bravado -- a contrast to Biden’s quieter ways of connecting with blue collar and everyday voters.The 77-year-old former vice president will take questions from a live, socially distanced audience at a town hall on what could be described as his home turf -- Scranton, the scrappy Pennsylvania city where Biden was born.The face-to-face Q&A is a framework Biden has largely avoided during the pandemic, which has so far killed nearly 200,000 Americans. RELATED ARTICLES WHO warns of ‘alarming’ virus spread in Europe Sep 18, 2020 0 1105 US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan, angering China Sep 18, 2020 0 559 Navalny aides say Novichok found on hotel water bottle Sep 18, 2020 0 1101 EU parliament demands tough Russia sanctions over Navalny AFP Brussels The European Parliament on Thursday demanded tough EU sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, accusing the Kremlin of trying to assassinate him to silence dissent. .. Moderna reveals detailed plans for COVID-19 clinical trial AFP Washington US biotech firm Moderna, one of two companies currently holding phase 3 trials in the United States for a COVID-19 vaccine, took the unusual step on Thursday of publishing its trial protocols after calls .. Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan re-opens for international flights AFP Beijing China’s Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, has re-opened for international flights, ending an eight-month moratorium since the deadly disease first emerged. China .. Czechs struggling with record COVID-19 spike PRAGUE: The Czech Republic is struggling to stem a massive spike in coronavirus infections after clocking a record daily rate of infection on par with neighbouring Germany, which has a population that is eight times .. 17 countries initiate OSCE human rights investigation in Belarus DPA Vienna Belarus will be subject to an international investigation into human rights abuses and election fraud, according to a mechanism triggered by 17 mostly European countries on Thursday. The group, which .. New York City delays return to school again NEW YORK: New York City postponed again on Thursday the return of in-classroom teaching for a large number of pupils, highlighting the difficulty of getting children back to school amid anxiety among teachers about ..