No, these world leaders are not senile or Illuminati
31 March 2022 | 5:13 am
Videos are circulating of world leaders portrayed with misleading captions - including US President Joe Biden appearing to ask for his late mother, and France's Emmanuel Macron accused of Illuminati hand gestures. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
7 Apr 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump are among those who have sent their best wishes to the UK prime minister. Johnson is currently in intensive care in London suffering from coronavirus.
23 May 2020
The Norwegian Refugee Council slammed members of the UN Security Council for employing "kindergarten politics" at a time of global crisis. Hundreds of thousands have had to flee from their homes during a global pandemic.
31 Oct 2020
Leaders from around the world are expressing solidarity with France following a deadly knife attack at a cathedral in Nice. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "deeply shaken."
8 Nov 2020
Some of the United States' biggest and closest allies quickly congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on Saturday (November 7), recognising their presidential election victory even though Donald Trump, with whom several have had rocky relations, had yet to concede.
5 Dec 2020
The UN and France have said an emergency aid fund will be set up to help Lebanon cope with reconstruction after the Beirut port blast. However, long-term economic support depends on forming a viable new government.
16 Dec 2020
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres described the situation as "dramatic" and urged countries to take drastic action. A virtual conference is taking place to mark five years since the Paris climate accord.
7 Jan 2021
World leaders called the actions of Trump supporters a "disgrace," and an attack on democracy. Many urged for restraint, calling for the results of the US election to be upheld.
22 Jan 2021
Heads of government around the world hope that the US President Joe Biden would cooperate in tackling global issues, lift sanctions and improve bilateral relations.
7 Feb 2021
Calls are growing from the international community for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be freed. Moscow has hit back, saying other countries should not interfere in Russia's internal matters.
4 Feb 2021
In a joint statement, six world leaders including Angela Merkel issued an appeal for multilateralism, calling the coronavirus pandemic one of the biggest challenges of modern times, which endangers other recent progress.
31 Mar 2021
COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic. Global leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, want to be better prepared for the next one.
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We look at reactions to the nomination of Elisabeth Borne, France's first female prime minister in 30 years. How politically strategic is Emmanuel Macron's choice? Also, British footballer Jake Daniels comes out as a gay in a historic moment and is lauded by the British press. Finally, after manterrupting and mansplaining, beware of "hepeating" – when men get credit for women's ideas!
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An annual surf competition was held at the weekend on Liberia's coast, in a fishing town that is gaining worldwide recognition for the quality of its waves.
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The fast food giant said it was leaving because of the "unpredictable operating environment" and "humanitarian" reasons. McDonald's was quick to set up shop in the Soviet Union in the waning embers of the Cold War.
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Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
7 hours ago
Brooklyn-based duo Bottler (aka producers Pat Butler and Phil Shore) have created a unique soundscape blending a myriad of styles including pop, indie rock, trip-hop and club music. In 2020, they released a double bill of EPs, "Clementine" and "Grow". Now the childhood friends are back with their debut album "Journey Work", in which they’re on a mission to explore and express the full spectrum of human experience. They joined us on Encore! to tell us more.
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Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.