In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight
22 January 2018 | 4:52 am
Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.
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Democrats pull out the stops to woo California’s Hispanic voters
5 Aug 2020
Kevin Kühnert, the 31-year-old rising star of Germany's Social Democrats, plans to leave the party's junior wing and run for a Berlin seat in the German Bundestag next year. The chances are his ambitions don't end there.
26 Aug 2020
US Republicans launch their national convention with a full-throated endorsement of President Donald Trump's record, while attacking Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Trump blames the "plague from China" for derailing his administration's progress, and his right-wing firebrand son Donald Jr says Joe Biden is "basically the Loch Ness Monster".
15 Oct 2020
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addresses the start of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at a campaign event in Cincinnati, Ohio, question
19 Oct 2020
Thousands of demonstrators gather for rallies in major US cities, exhorting voters to oppose US President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in the 3 November elections. Marchers also paid tribute to late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- an icon for women and progressives -- while protesting Trump's choice of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace her.
8 Nov 2020
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is "very proud" that congressional Democrats are set to retain their majority in the House of Representatives.
14 Nov 2020
Post-election discontent could cloud chances for a coronavirus relief package. Democrats have appealed to Republicans for a shift of attention to the worsening pandemic and a return to relief deal negotiations.
16 Nov 2020
He might not want to see it — yet — but Donald Trump's presidency is coming to an end. Republicans now have to choose whether they want to continue down the populist path or return to more conservative values.
7 Dec 2020
The outgoing president insisted at a rally in Georgia the election was stolen from him, despite there being no evidence of any wrongdoing. Trump has lost multiple lawsuits in his efforts to overturn last month's ballot.
13 Jan 2021
Democrats begin the process of impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time, introducing a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution and remove Trump from the White House. Republicans blocked an immediate vote on the resolution and Democrats followed up by introducing an article of impeachment of Trump for "incitement of insurrection" over his role in Wednesday's storming of the US Capitol.
28 Jan 2021
All but five Senate Republicans have voted in favor of dismissing Trump's impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president for "incitement of insurrection" is unlikely.
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After being driven out of Uganda, the Lord's Resistance Army ran riot in the Central African Republic, where it behaved more like a criminal gang than a terrorist militia. Now the LRA's days seem to be numbered.
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A blaze took hold as two gangs from rival ethnic groups in the province of West Papua fought to settle a quarrel. The two sides used machetes, arrows and Molotov cocktails to attack each other.
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Papers focus on Vladimir Putin as the US moves to put troops on standby in Ukraine. Also, a new study in the US finds that giving cash aids to parents increases babies' brain activity. A Dutch university is accused of pandering to China after one of its Chinese-funded research institutes denied human rights abuses in a recent visit. Finally, French scientists set a world record for the longest floating gas bubble!
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Africa's biggest football tournament is on in Cameroon and Rwanda's Salima Rhadia Mukansanga is the first woman to referee a match at the AFCON tournament. Salima took charge of the Zimbabwe vs Guinea game on January 21 and managed the men with grace and firmness.
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The US saw 7% year-over-year price increases in December, the largest hike in nearly four decades. This comes as omicron threatens to snarl supply chains once again.
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Bilingual schools across France are struggling to find people who can teach in German as English becomes more popular. A group of parents have set up a recruiting agency to help the government.