Bulgaria shuts high schools, nightclubs as COVID cases surge
SOFIA, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Bulgaria is closing nightclubs and discos and students from high schools and universities will study online for two weeks as of Oct. 29 as it grapples to contain a surge in coronavirus infections, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Political adviser sparked COVID-19 outbreak on VP Pence team -sources
WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A political adviser to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is suspected of sparking an outbreak of the coronavirus on his team that sidelined a senior official days before the presidential election, according to a current White House official and a former official familiar with the matter.
Venezuela's Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinator
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Juan Guaido on Tuesday accused the government of illegally detaining an opposition activist, blaming it for what he called the forced disappearance of Roland Carreno of the Popular Will party.
U.S. FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court directed a review of some provisions of the repeal.
Trump says COVID-19 aid deal expected after Nov. 3 election
WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there would likely be a new COVID-19 stimulus package after the Nov. 3 election, reiterating his blame on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding up the federal spending package.
Fake news spread on WhatsApp to Indian Americans plays stealth role in U.S. election
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - New Jersey tech entrepreneur Arun Bantval is U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden's top fake-news watchdog on messaging service WhatsApp about the Democrat and his Indian American running mate Kamala Harris.
UPDATE 1-Greece exceeds 1,200 daily COVID-19 infections for first time
ATHENS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Greece recorded a single-day record of 1,259 confirmed coronavirus infections on Tuesday, health authorities said, while the education minister tested positive for the virus.
Arc de Triomphe bomb alert in Paris lifted: police
PARIS (Reuters) - The areas around the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower in central Paris have been reopened after briefly being evacuated on Tuesday for security alerts, police told Reuters.
UPDATE 1-Mexico City mayor contracts coronavirus, says she has no symptoms
MEXICO CITY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, a close ally of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Tuesday she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus but was feeling well and had not developed symptoms of the COVID-19 disease.
UPDATE 2-Chechen leader says Macron stance on cartoons inspires terrorists
MOSCOW, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The leader of Russia's Muslim-majority Chechnya region said on Tuesday that French President Emmanuel Macron was inspiring terrorists by justifying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad as protected by free speech rights.
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