GOP effort to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse
25 September 2017 | 1:45 pm
The latest Republican effort to repeal former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law faced possible defeat this week as several senators in the party voiced concerns about the bill under consideration.
30 Mar 2021
5 Feb 2021
US Senator Susan Collins speaks to the press after she and a group of fellow Republican senators met with President Joe Biden to discuss an alternative to his massive Covid-19 relief plan. Collins praised the meeting with President Biden and his aides as "cordial" and "productive" adding that shes hopeful that a six bipartisan Covid relief package will be passed.
19 Feb 2021
What's behind France's Republican values bill? First announced amid a fresh wave of terror attacks in the autumn, compounded by the gruesome beheading of a middle school social studies teacher, what was originally billed as a law against religious separatism is making its way to the floor of the National Assembly.
30 Mar 2021
Sarah Obama, often referred to by former US President Barack Obama as his 'granny', has died aged 99 in Kisumu, Kenya. After being unwell for about a week, ‘Mama Sarah’ WAS admitted to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital where she later passed away.
11 Apr 2021
The Biden Revolution: Can the new U.S. President restore faith in the government?
1 Aug 2021
Congressman Adam Kinzinger says he'll work "to get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable." Republican leaders have boycotted the inquiry into the Capitol Hill riot on January 6.
6 Nov 2021
In a major setback for US President Joe Biden's Democratic Party, Glenn Youngkin is poised to become the first Republican to win statewide office in Virginia since 2009.
1 Apr 2022
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for young students. Opponents, who fear for the impact on youngsters, refer to the measure as the "Don't say gay" bill. We take a closer look at the controversial legislation, which will impact children between the ages of five and nine.
20 Aug 2022
Election conspiracy theorist Harriet Hageman's rout of Cheney was a testament to former President Donald Trump's influence in the US Republican Party.
6 Nov 2022
A viral video on Twitter claims to show Barack Obama interrupted by 'F' Joe Biden chants from the audience during a democratic rally in Detroit. Former President Obama was interrupted by a heckler during his speech, however, the interruption had nothing to do with President Joe Biden. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
There was gridlock in Washington this week as US Republican Kevin McCarthy failed to become House speaker on the first ballot, something that hasn’t happened for a century. It was supposed to be an easy win for the Republican favourite, but he was blocked three times in one day by a small group of rebels from within his own party.
President Joe Biden met with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday as part of a visit to mark the 25th anniversary of Northern Ireland's 1998 peace deal.
The former US vice president is launching a bid for the White House. This is no normal set of circumstances for Mike Pence, who was loyal to former US President Donald Trump for years, only parting ways with him after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Pence is polling in the single digits and along with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is entering a growing field of Republican candidates challenging Donald Trump, who is the current frontrunner by far.
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While Palestinians in the Middle East have different legal statuses and integration levels, for the majority, the common pursuit remains a two-state solution and the ability to exercise a right to return.
13 mins ago
The trial of Marvel actor Jonathan Majors has begun, with the actor facing charges of assault against his ex-girlfriend. The alleged attack occurred in March of 2022 and left the victim, Grace Jabbari, with bruises and a broken finger.
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Dubai is hosting the UN COP28 summit on climate change, which aims to encourage countries to speed up their energy transitions. The fact that the event is taking place in an oil-rich emirate is the last straw for many activists, who are boycotting the event. Dubai, home to artificial islands and ski slopes in the desert, is nonetheless trying to boost its green credentials and is counting on startups to do so.
4 hours ago
Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
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As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
7 hours ago
Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
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