Almost 500 US national security leaders endorse Joe Biden over Trump Sep 25, 2020 0 1697 12345 WASHINGTON: Almost 500 former senior military officials and national security experts, including some who worked under US President Donald Trump, have signed an open letter endorsing Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden for president. The letter, published on Thursday, argues that the current president has demonstrated that he is “not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office.” It also says that Biden has “the experience and wisdom necessary to navigate America through a painful time.” “We are former public servants who have devoted our careers, and in many cases risked our lives, for the United States. We are generals, admirals, senior non-commissioned officers, ambassadors, and senior civilian national security leaders,” the letter reads. “We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We love our country. Unfortunately, we also fear for it.” Among the signatories was one of Trump’s most senior military advisers, retired general Paul Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff until July 2019. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES COVID-19 death rates climbing in seven EU countries Sep 25, 2020 0 1379 Over 120 held in Kentucky after Breonna Taylor shooting protests Sep 25, 2020 0 2990 Trump refuses to promise transfer of power if he loses US election Sep 25, 2020 0 1687 Japan PM urges better ties in call with South Korea’s Moon TOKYO: Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday called for better ties with South Korea in talks with President Moon Jae-in, the first in months between leaders of the countries. Suga, who took office last .. Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested again, vows to fight on HONG KONG: Prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Thursday for taking part in a protest at the height of the city’s pro-democracy unrest last year, but he vowed to continue resisting China’s crackdown on .. Former Hermes staff convicted in France for fake handbags PARIS: A Paris court on Thursday convicted 10 people, including seven former staff of French luxury house Hermes, for making and selling fake handbags under its coveted Birkin brand. They were handed sentences ranging .. Thieves steal John Paul II relic from Italian church ROME: Thieves have stolen a vial containing several drops of blood of the late pope John Paul II from a church in the Italian city of Spoleto, the Vatican news site said on Thursday. Police have opened an investigation into .. UK to impose sanctions on Belarus over ‘rigged election’ crackdown AFP London Britain said on Thursday it was preparing sanctions against those in Belarus responsible for “rigging” the August 9 presidential election and for the subsequent crackdown on protests against President ..