A global lens on America’s elections as Trump refuses to concede

November 12, 2020

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Leaves lie on the ground in focus with the White House in the distance in soft focus.

Leaves lie on the ground outside the White House in Washington, DC, Nov. 12, 2020.

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For many decades, the US has presented itself to the rest of the world as the gold standard when it comes to free and fair voting. So how does that square with President Donald Trump now refusing to concede after losing? And, China has four COVID-19 vaccines in phase 3 trials. But with so few coronavirus cases in the country, it’s forced to hold trials in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Brazil. Also, “Transplant,” a new Canadian TV series, offers a fresh take on medical dramas. 


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