How the rest of the world views the US presidential election

October 23, 2020

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A TV screen shows a live broadcast of US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2020.


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The last presidential debate Thursday focused extensively on foreign policy topics. The World's foreign correspondents share global reactions and what they're seeing abroad in the buildup to the Nov. 3 US election. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on Friday. It's the latest attempt to find a solution to nearly a month of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh. Also, when is a burger not a burger? That's a practical question facing the European Parliament in a discussion Friday about whether plant-based alternatives can use names typically associated with meat.

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Final presidential debate spotlights foreign policy; Pompeo to meet Armenian, Azeri officials; Nigerian president angers protesters

Thursday night’s presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., focused extensively on foreign policy topics, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Friday with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged demonstrators who have taken to the streets against police brutality to end their protests.