Elizabeth Warren’s dog Bailey hits campaign trail
02 February 2020 | 9:43 am
"I mean, who doesn't want to meet Bailey?" says one Elizabeth Warren campaigner. Days before the Iowa caucus, the Democratic presidential hopeful brings out her golden retriever during a meet-and-greet.
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7 Mar 2020
Who will take on Trump at the 2020 election? At 70 years old, Elizabeth Warren wants to succeed where Hillary Clinton didn’t: to become the first female president of the United States. A progressive, her policy positions are similar to those of rival Bernie Sanders, advocating for taxes on large fortunes, and the canceling of student loan debt.
6 Mar 2020
The race for the US Democratic nomination is heating up after Joe Biden won nine states on Super Tuesday. The former vice president claims he's started a movement. But his rival Bernie Sanders, who took home the biggest prize of California, says you can't defeat Donald Trump by offering more of the same. We take a closer look and find out more with our guest, historian and professor Paul Schor.
8 Apr 2020
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has told supporters he is suspending his campaign for the party's nomination. His rival Joe Biden was well ahead in the race to take on Donald Trump.
8 Jun 2020
Joe Biden says he has enough Democratic party-backing from delegates to challenge President Donald Trump in November's US election. Biden crossed the threshold in tallying awaited since 8 primaries held Tuesday.
18 Aug 2020
America's political convention season begins with former first lady Michelle Obama addressing the Democrats' now-virtual gathering set to anoint Joe Biden, as President Donald Trump defies coronavirus concerns to rally supporters in battleground Wisconsin.
19 Aug 2020
"I know that if we entrust this nation to Joe, he will do for your family what he did for ours: bring us together and make us whole," says former US second lady Jill Biden as she addresses the Democratic National Convention after her husband was formally nominated by his party for the presidential election. Former President Bill Clinton and former secretaries of state John Kerry and Colin Powell also spoke at the online event, touting Biden's skills for the presidency.
21 Aug 2020
Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton attack Donald Trump as a failure on the third night of the all-online Democratic convention.
1 Oct 2020
Budapest and Warsaw remain on collision course with the EU as Brussels airs "serious concern" over judicial independence in the two member states. The criticism has been dismissed by Hungary as "flawed" and "unfounded."
27 Dec 2020
The EU Commission has found that people living in rural areas are less likely to support democracy and EU solidarity. They are also more likely to suffer a shortage of services such as medical care and public transport.
14 Feb 2021
Pope Francis urges the Myanmar army to work towards "democratic coexistence" as thousands demonstrate in the streets following last week's military coup. Pope Francis held this Sunday the first public Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in St Peter’s Square since December 20, 2020.
17 Feb 2021
Locals were seen mourning their deaths on Monday, after at least 13 civilians and three soldiers were killed during an attack on the village of Ndalya, in Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern Ituri province, on Sunday. An army spokesperson blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s. Locals were seen wrapping the dead bodies in plastic.
17 Feb 2021
A recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit on the state of democratic freedoms has downgraded France to a "flawed democracy", as civil liberties in rich and poor countries alike come under attack amid Covid-19 restrictions. We discuss the delicate balancing act of protecting individual freedoms in the midst of a global health crisis with the report's author Joan Hoey, Europe Editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. She says that although "nobody has put forward a convincing alternative to the policy of lockdowns and social distancing", checks and balances remain essential.
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Disney lays off Marvel Entertainment's chairman amid cost-cutting drive. Disney has laid off Isaac ("Ike") Perlmutter, the head of Marvel Entertainment, as part of its cost-cutting plans. The company began cutting 7,000 jobs this week in an effort to reduce $5.5 billion in costs.
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Pope Francis has acknowledged the many well-wishes the 86-year-old has received while he’s being treated in a Rome hospital for a respiratory infection.
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China's show of solidarity with Russia displeased officials in Brussels, where concerns are growing that Beijing is considering supplying arms to Moscow. But for now there is no real desire to decouple from China.
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