America and the world: Foreign policy challenges for Biden-Harris
12 November 2020 | 12:44 pm
US President-elect Joe Biden has spoken to the leaders of European allies, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Many European leaders have expressed hopes that relations with the US can be repaired under Biden.
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A South Carolina jury on Thursday found Richard "Alex" Murdaugh guilty of killing his wife and son, convicting the once-influential attorney of murder in a case that has gripped the nation's attention for nearly two years.
US President Joe Biden has approved a massive oil and gas drilling project in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve. ConocoPhillips, the company behind the Willow Project, says it will create local investment and thousands of jobs. But the move has sparked significant backlash from environmental groups. We take a closer look.
As Honduras contemplates switching diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, experts say unofficial ties with remaining allies are stable but it's important to maintain formal relations, amid pressure from Beijing.
US President Joe Biden is set to deliver a keynote speech at the University of Ulster in the Northern Irish capital, Belfast. Later, he travels to the Republic for a meeting with officials and his own distant relatives.
The second day of the US President's Ireland tour takes him to Dublin. Biden will also stop at the town of his ancestors in County Mayo, where he plans to reconnect with distant relatives.
Joe Biden has formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2024, asking Americans for four years to “finish this job”, possibly setting up an extraordinary rematch with Donald Trump.
As a deadline looms on raising the US government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, President Joe Biden began talks with congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday. Republicans are seeking concessions from the Biden administration to lift the borrowing limit, but the White House has said there should be no negotiations. Officials have warned that the US could default on its debt by as soon as June 1.
The European Commission hopes that pushing ahead long-brewing trade deals with Latin American governments can boost the EU.
The US president said it his Chinese counterpart was upset because he didn't know a balloon shot down over the US had been blown off course, something that was "embarassing for dictators."
Wade, Trends in State Abortion Laws Have Emerged. In the absence of federal protections, state legislatures have become arbiters of abortion access, with some states banning or severely restricting abortion and others improving and protecting it.
It is one year since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, thus removing a federal right for women to end their pregnancies. We look at how America has changed in the wake of that historic decision. Also the global backlash against women's rights and who is behind it. Annette Young talks to Clara Dereudre, the co-author of a French report which offers recommendations on how to counter the backlash. Plus the determined women entrepreneurs of Iraq operating in a country where female workforce participation rate is just over 10 percent.
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Germany has wanted reform of the UN Security Council for years. But its bids to join the exclusive circle of permanent members have always failed.
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During a visit to the island of Lampedusa, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and European Commission President announced plans to address the surge in migrant arrivals.
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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and Italy's premier Giorgia Meloni have visited a migrant center on Italy's southernmost island after a surge in the number of migrants arriving there.
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Small and medium-sized companies in Germany's more rural areas face huge challenges as labor shortages are increasingly being felt in the countryside.
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The International Assistance Mission said 18 staff members, including an international team member who local media reported as being a US national, were taken from their office on two separate occasions in a month.
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The Mega Plastic factory located in Ilupeju area of Lagos was gutted by fire on Saturday morning. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the fire incident started at about 6:30 a.m. Videos of the fire incident showed that the flames of the fire had covered the factory.