How low can Donald Trump go? Update: July 24, 07:01 am
With just 107 days until the 2020 election, it will be here before you know it. Every Sunday, I will outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week.

Why Trump can't make the election about Biden Update: July 24, 06:59 am
While President Donald Trump shuffles his campaign staff and more Republicans grumble that he has failed to formulate a clear message and stick to it, a wide array of public and private polls signal that he is facing a much more fundamental problem: A preponderant majority of Americans believe he has failed on the country's biggest challenges, primarily the coronavirus outbreak.

Senate GOP balks at Trump's call to withhold federal dollars from closed schools Update: July 24, 06:58 am
Republicans in the Senate are roundly dismissing President Donald Trump's call to withhold more federal aid from schools that remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest sign of a split between the White House and the GOP over their party's response to the public health emergency.

These 5 words may cost Trump a second term Update: July 24, 06:57 am
On July 21, 2016, Donald Trump formally became the Republican presidential nominee. In his acceptance speech, Trump made this bold claim (bolding is mine): "I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it."

No, the polls aren't undersampling Republicans Update: July 24, 06:56 am
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a clear advantage in the national polls. Perhaps not wanting to acknowledge Biden's edge, some Republicans, including in President Donald Trump's own circle, claim that the polls are oversampling Democrats and undersampling Republicans. Often, they point to the 2016 exit polls.

Feds dismantle anti-discrimination housing rule Update: July 24, 06:55 am
The Trump administration is dismantling rules that required local governments to demonstrate progress against housing discrimination in exchange for grants. President Donald Trump has cited the Obama-era rule by name when campaigning for reelection in an environment of heightened racial tensions.

Trump again defends cognitive abilities Update: July 24, 06:54 am
President Donald Trump once again defended his cognitive abilities in an interview on Wednesday by pointing -- unprompted -- to a test he took in 2018 that is designed to rule out mild cognitive impairment.

CBP to send response team to Seattle on standby to protect federal facilities, officials say Update: July 24, 06:49 am
A Customs and Border Protection team is headed to Seattle where it will remain on standby to help protect federal facilities, Department of Homeland Security officials told CNN. The Special Response Team, from the CBP's Office of Field Operations, was deployed at the request of the Federal Protective Service, DHS' agency responsible for protecting federal property, a department official said.

Trump says he could send as many as 75,000 federal agents to US cities Update: July 24, 06:48 am
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's willing to send as many as 75,000 federal agents into American cities to quell violent crime, a recent campaign theme for the President.

Slack files competition complaint against Microsoft with European Commission Update: July 24, 04:30 am
Workplace messaging service Slack has filed a formal complaint against Microsoft Corporation with the European Commission, accusing it of anti-competitive practice. It says Microsoft is illegally "abusing its market dominance" and removing the competition in an alleged breach of EU law.

Innovating out of lockdown Update: July 24, 04:28 am
Even the most advanced nations on Earth have struggled to contain the spread of COVID-19. But as widespread lockdowns were enforced, the UAE began rolling out innovative technological solutions. In this episode, Sci-tech explores some of them: from flocks of drones disinfecting Dubai’s streets, to homegrown sanitising gates with features like instant temperature measurement, face mask detection, and 360° all-directional disinfection.

Huawei DigiTrucks - a driving force for digital literacy Update: July 24, 04:27 am
Half the planet’s population still does not have internet access. Much of Africa, for instance, is playing catch up with connectivity and digital literacy. A divide laid bare by the Coronavirus pandemic, with school closures leaving some students with no alternative learning. But hi-tech, mobile DigiTrucks are helping to heal that divide.

How the UNalab Smart Cities project is regreening overheated Eindhoven Update: July 24, 04:26 am
Many of our European cities have become more and more crowded, with lots of green spaces replaced by concrete. This tendency has had major repercussions in terms of climate change: floods, rising temperatures in city centres and air pollution are among the main consequences of this over-urbanisation of our living spaces.

The Hope Probe: the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission Update: July 24, 04:25 am
After six years of hard work and meticulous planning from the team of scientists and engineers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, the moment the United Arab Emirates has been striving towards finally arrived on 19 July; the Hope Probe launched-and set off on a seven-month journey to Mars.

Coronavirus latest: UK second country to record more than 40,000 deaths Update: July 24, 04:24 am
The UK has become the second country to record more than 40,000 deaths after the US The head of the Scientific Council in France says the outbreak is "under control" The EU Commission calls for internal borders to be opened by end of June "COVID-19 no silver lining', UN says

It’s time to open up': EU Home Affairs Commissioner on coronavirus travel bans Update: July 24, 04:23 am
The European Commission is calling on EU member states to lift all border checks within the bloc by the end of June, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Euronews.

Summer travel: Which countries in Europe have opened their borders? Update: July 24, 04:22 am
Across Europe, governments have opened their borders after weeks of closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

International airlines urge joint US-EU COVID-19 testing programme for travellers Update: July 24, 04:21 am
Four chief executives from major international airlines have sent a letter to the United States and European Union requesting a joint COVID-19 testing programme so travel can resume across the Atlantic.

End of the road for French coach giant Eurolines as company goes into liquidation after 35 years Update: July 24, 04:21 am
A French court on Tuesday placed long-distance coach company Eurolines into compulsory liquidation, a lawyer for the firm's employees told AFP.

German minister casts doubt on Huawei participation in 5G build-out Update: July 24, 04:20 am
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has cast doubt on whether Chinese telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies could participate in the development and construction of the country's fifth-generation data network (5G).