Biden warns ‘more people may die’ of coronavirus as Trump blocks transition
17 November 2020 | 2:07 pm
Donald Trump's refusal to concede defeat has made it difficult for President-elect Joe Biden's team to coordinate on critical issues, including coming up with a distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccines.
2 Jul 2021
US President Joe Biden's visit to the site of a partial condominium collapse in Miami came as the search-and-rescue effort came to a halt yet again, this time over fears about the stability of the remaining structure.
15 Jul 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit US President Joe Biden on July 15. The two leaders are keen to bolster ties between their countries. But there are also points of contention.
28 Jul 2021
The president outlined a "new phase" of US involvement in Iraq, which will still involve "dealing with ISIS." By the end of 2021, the US combat mission in the country will be over, almost two decades after it began.
2 Aug 2021
Four million doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine sent by the United States arrive at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on two British Airways aircraft. Officials from the UN children’s agency UNICEF received the doses at the airport on behalf of Nigeria.
17 Aug 2021
Zambia's President-Elect Hakainde Hichilema thanked outgoing President Edgar Lungu for conceding defeat after a landslide election win on Monday (August 16). With all but one constituency counted, Hichilema won 2,810,777 votes against Lungu's 1,814,201, and was declared president by the electoral commission. It marked the country's third peaceful handover of power to an opposition party. Speaking to supporters Hichilema also thanked Zambians for voting for him.
27 Aug 2021
The US President has vowed to avenge the deaths of 13 service members killed in bomb attacks outside Kabul airport. He also said the evacuation mission would continue at pace to meet the August 31 deadline.
1 Sep 2021
After negotiating with the Taliban in Doha for the past 11 months, prominent Afghan women's rights activist Fatima Gailani says ousted President Ashraf Ghani is a "national traitor."
30 Aug 2021
Hurricane Ida "continues to rage and ravage everything it comes in contact with" after it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, US President Joe Biden says during a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington. Powerful Hurricane Ida has battered the southern US state of Louisiana and plunged New Orleans into darkness, leaving at least one person dead 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
2 Sep 2021
The US president had long wanted to end the 20-year US engagement in Afghanistan, but the speed of the Taliban's return to power has led to widespread criticism.
29 Sep 2021
US President Joe Biden sends his best wishes as Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence, saying that both countries have learned that they are stronger when they "stand together as neighbors, partners and friends."
17 Oct 2021
US President Joe Biden tells reporters that Bill Clinton is "doing fine" after he talked to him on the phone. The former US president is in hospital as he undergoes treatment for a reported case of sepsis.
22 Oct 2021
The president says the United States has a "commitment" to protect Taiwan as China continues to impose its sovereignty on the island. Beijing has urged Washington to act with caution on the Taiwan issue.
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In this edition we look back at a terrible shipwreck with a death toll even heavier than the Titanic. On September 26, 2002, the Joola disaster claimed at least 1,800 lives. The ferry was sailing between the Senegalese province of Casamance and the capital Dakar. In
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Ukraine launched a major counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region on September 6. This operation surprised Russia and led to the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from several strategic cities in eastern Ukraine, such as Izium. Our reporters Gulliver Cragg and Gwendoline Debono met with Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the counter-offensive and spoke to two of the operational commanders.
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Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in police custody, having been detained for not properly wearing a headscarf. Annette Young talks to Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist and Iranian specialist.
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The British pound has fallen to its lowest level in decades against the US dollar, amid fears over runaway inflation and recession. The government has announced a drastic plan to cut taxes, claiming it will boost growth.
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Olawale Abdulmajeed, a 32-year-old Nigerian medical student, fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion. His escape took him from Dnipro, Ukraine, all the way to Dordrecht in the Netherlands. With the sound of exploding bombs still in his ears, he is now trying to make a new life. But how did he experience the whole escape? And what difficulties is he facing now? Olawale tells his story.
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US securities officials fined Boeing $200 million over the aviation giant's misleading assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX airplane following two deadly crashes, regulators announced Thursday.