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Donald Trump accepts his nomination by the Republican Party to run for a second term. On the fourth and final night of the Republican convention, Thursday, August 27, Donald Trump officially accepted the nomination of the GOP to be a candidate for re-election in the presidential election on November 3, report Politico. From the south lawn of the White House, “Flooded” supporters “Without mask”, in “Obvious violation of physical distancing guidelines”, the US president responded to the comments of his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, who accuses him of diving “America in the dark”. “Never before have voters been faced with a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies or two programs”, Mr Trump said in front of an enthusiastic crowd. “This election will decide whether we save the American dream or whether we allow a socialist program to demolish our dear destiny.”

United States: Hurricane Laura downgraded to tropical storm. Hurricane Laura, one of the most violent to hit Louisiana, was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday afternoon. It had landed in Category 4 (on a scale of 5) at the coastal town of Cameron, near the Texas border in the Gulf of Mexico, with sustained winds of 240 km / h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Laura, who has killed at least six people in the southern United States, “Blazed a deadly and devastating path north of the Louisiana coast, destroying some homes and businesses while sparing others, […] uprooting trees and overturning semi-trailers, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without electricity and dumping massive amounts of rain on the area ”, tell it Washington Post.

Coronavirus: masks become mandatory throughout Paris. From 8 a.m., Friday August 28, masks will now be compulsory “Throughout Paris while the city has become a source of contagion of Covid-19, exploding the number of cases in France ”, Write the Daily Mail, UK. Wearing a mask – so far limited to a few high-traffic areas – will be required at all times in all streets of the capital, violators facing a fine of 135 euros, authorities said Thursday. “The cases of Covid-19 in France are increasing, with 5,429 infections recorded on Wednesday”, the tabloid alarmed.

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