Donald Trump’s doctors were keeping a close eye on their patient, after the 74-year-old president checked out of hospital just three days after being admitted for treatment for COVID-19. Around 20 other people in Mr Trump’s circle have also tested positive, including his wife, Melania, Stephen Miller, an adviser, and Chris Christie, a former governor who helped Mr Trump prepare for his first debate.
74歲的總統特朗普因新冠肺炎入院治療僅3天后就出院了，他的醫生一直在密切關注他的狀況。特朗普身邊的另外20人的檢測結果也呈陽性，包括他的妻子梅拉尼婭(Melania)、顧問斯蒂芬·米勒(Stephen Miller)以及幫助特朗普準備首場辯論的前州長克里斯·克里斯蒂(Chris Christie)。
COVID-19 featured large in the vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, a more orderly affair compared with the fireworks of the Biden-Trump encounter a week earlier.
The Department of Homeland Security said that white supremacists are “the most persistent and lethal” terrorist threat to America, as foreign groups are “constrained” in their ability to conduct attacks. Since 2018 white racists have carried out more lethal assaults in the United States than any other extremist group, targeting racial and religious minorities, gay people and fans of globalisation.
Parties backing the president appeared to have swept elections in Kyrgyzstan. Protesters said the voting was crooked, and freed a former president from jail. The government offered to hold a new vote and the prime minister resigned.
Indonesia’s parliament approved a law to cut red tape and stimulate investment. The measure had been championed by the president, Joko Widodo. Left-wing activists fret that it will weaken protections for workers and the environment.
Authorities in Vietnam arrested Pham Doan Trang, a prominent democracy activist, for “anti-state activities”. Her arrest came hours after America and Vietnam concluded a “human-rights dialogue”.
越南當局以“反政府活動”為由，逮捕了著名的民主活動人士Pham Doan Trang。她被捕的幾個小時前，美國和越南結束了一場“人權對話”。
A British appeals court ruled in favour of Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela in a dispute over who controls nearly $2bn-worth of gold stored at the Bank of England. The court overturned a decision by the High Court, which said that because Britain recognises the leader of the opposition, Juan Guaidó, as the country’s interim president, he is in charge of the gold. The appeals court said that Britain’s recognition of Mr Guaidó is ambiguous and sent the case back to the High Court for a clearer ruling on which man is Venezuela’s president in the eyes of British law.
Guatemalan security forces stopped 3,500 Hondurans from heading towards America. Guatemala’s president, Alejandro Giammattei, said they might spread COVID-19. The group was the first big migrant caravan to form since the pandemic began.