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The former US president Barack Obama said “we’ve got to vote like never before” as he blasted Donald Trump’s record on the coronavirus pandemic.
While Obama is usually one of the party’s biggest draws and most compelling speakers, that impact may be blunted by the format.
Trump and Biden were supposed to spend Thursday night on the same debate stage in Miami. But that faceoff was scuttled after Trump’s coronavirus infection.
The White House doctor has said the president is not considered a transmission risk, without declaring that he had tested negative for the virus.
Organisers had said the campaign rivals would debate from separate locations because of the president's COVID-19 diagnosis.
The two main candidates in November's US presidential election will meet for the first of three televised debates early on Wednesday morning European time
Trump and Biden will face off next week in the first of three presidential debates before the high stakes November election.
Amy Coney Barrett has described abortion as "always immoral". The Republican-dominated Senate is planning to confirm her and the Democrats are powerless to stop it.
Sanctions against Belarusian strongman, Alexander Lukashenko, failed to materialise this week, as the EU launched its much anticipated and revamped migration pact.
The US President says he expects to decide by the weekend on a Supreme Court replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ignoring Democratic objections.
US Democratic candidate Joe Biden called President Donald Trump's downplaying of COVID-19 "close to criminal".
The president said a report claiming he called US soldiers killed in action "losers" and "suckers" was a "fake story".
Wisconsin’s governor summoned the National Guard to head off another round of violent protests after the police shooting of a Black man in the back multiple times in Kenosha on Sunday.