Democrats amp up pressure on gun control
05 October 2017 | 8:00 am
Democrats rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to urge for gun control legislation in wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
18 Jul 2022
16 Apr 2021
Congressional Democrats introduce legislation to expand the US Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, arguing it is necessary after the Senate confirmed former president Donald Trump's nominee just eight days before the 2020 election to give the bench a firm conservative majority. The move has drawn angry protests from Republicans accusing their rivals of attempting a power grab to enact President Joe Biden's agenda.
24 Jun 2021
The GOP has once again used its minority rights in the Senate to block key Democrat legislation. Democrats have pledged to keep trying to pass voting rights reforms.
5 Oct 2021
The US president made an unusual visit to Congress as progressive and moderate lawmakers from his Democratic Party remained divided over spending.
7 Dec 2021
The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
18 May 2022
After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
18 Jul 2022
Singer Jennifer Lopez and actor Ben Affleck have married in Las Vegas, media reported on Sunday, after the celebrity couple rekindled a romance almost 20 years after they first got together.
25 Sep 2022
Earlier this month, Sweden experienced a political earthquake when the Sweden Democrats (SD), a party with neo-Nazi roots, became the country's second-largest party in parliament. For the first time, the far right was running not as an outsider, but as part of the traditional right-wing coalition.
4 Nov 2022
Danes head to the polls on Tuesday for a general election, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of the Social Democrats seeking re-election. A plan to dismantle so-called "ghettos", begun by a previous right-wing government and continued throughout her term, is among the most radical in Europe.
9 Nov 2022
In the crucial mid-term elections, President Joe Biden's Democrats are hoping for a strong turnout — especially among their core constituencies, including Black voters. Wisconsin is one of the states where congressional races are expected to come down to the wire.
10 Nov 2022
The US midterms saw more of a pink wave than a red one as President Joe Biden's Democrats fared better than expected against the Republicans. However, the GOP still looks on track to narrowly win the House of Representatives and block much of Biden's agenda for the last two years of his term.
18 Nov 2022
The veteran politician's announcement comes in the wake of Democrats losing control of the House to Republicans. The Democrats are expected to hold leadership elections later this month.
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The wife of Gabon's ousted president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has been charged with “money laundering” and other offences, the public prosecutor said on Friday, a month after a coup toppled her husband.
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The dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh goes back centuries. Here is an overview of the history of the disputed region between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
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Yury Garavsky has confessed to being involved in the kidnapping of political opponents of Belarus' leader in 1999. They were later murdered. He now is on trial in Switzerland, and the verdict is expected on Thursday.
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On September 10, Antarctic sea ice was spread over 6.55 million square miles—an annual maximum that's 676,000 square miles below the average from 1981 to 2010 and 398,000 square miles below the previous record low from 1986. The records date back to 1979.
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Africa is often portrayed in Western films in a cliche or exotic way. Young African filmmakers want to change this by telling stories from an African point of view. Germany's largest festival for African productions gives this fresh perspective a stage.