Obama back on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania
23 September 2018 | 10:00 am
Former U.S. President Barack Obama called on voters in Pennsylvania to "restore some sanity to our politics" ahead of November's midterm elections.
5 Jan 2017
The US Republican Party has begun efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or what most Americans call Obamacare. The outgoing president is determined, however, to protect his signature legislation.
9 Jan 2017
In less than two weeks, US President Barack Obama will hand over power to Donald Trump. Most agree that the US economy is in much better shape than it was when Obama was elected in 2008.
15 Jan 2017
From his stance on Russia to the planned wall along the Mexican border, Donald Trump's foreign policy is already looking different than that of outgoing President Barack Obama.
18 Jan 2017
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is brought to a Houston hospital, according to local media citing his chief of staff.
4 Apr 2017
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says that people assume that she's 'looking for something bigger' after a reporter called her 'Madam President'.
28 Apr 2017
The media battle heats up: France's presidential hopefuls Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are accused by the Russian and French press of denying access to them. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is criticised for accepting a $400,000 speaking gig in September.
6 Nov 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania pay the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko a visit at the Imperial Palace ahead of summit meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
22 Mar 2018
Barack Obama is welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori ceremony alongside the country's leader Jacinda Ardern.
11 Jun 2018
There was an early birthday surprise for U.S. President Donald Trump during his lunch meeting with Singapore leaders on Monday (June 11).
6 Jul 2018
Barack Obama meets Spain and Colombia leaders in Madrid.
21 Aug 2020
The former US president claimed his successor had no interest in "taking the job seriously." In a scathing attack, Obama warned that American democracy might not survive another four years of Donald Trump.
26 Oct 2020
The former president was speaking at a rally in support of Democrat candidate Joe Biden. He took incumbent President Donald Trump to task over his handling of the pandemic, white supremacy and lying. Trump hit back.
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Whether you like it or not, the term "woke" has entered our vocabulary. Born out of the anti-racist struggles of African Americans in the 1950s, it initially meant awake or politically aware. More recently, its meaning has morphed into a derogatory term, often used by right-wing commentators, for people who fight for a cause. Here in France, the term le wokisme is also emerging, but nearly always in its negative connotation. In Perspective, we spoke to Alex Mahoudeau, author of "La panique woke, anatomie d'une offensive réactionnaire", or "Woke panic, anatomy of a reactionary offensive".
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Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief has called for Russia to end its blockade of Ukrainian ports. His comments come ahead of a meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign ministers.
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The European Commission has recommended candidate status for Ukraine. Just over three months after being invaded by Russia, Kyiv has cleared the first hurdle on the road to membership.
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Strong inflation headwinds could deny Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a second term, with the incumbent also facing a new corruption scandal. Lula says citizens want to "get rid" of the current government.
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The top ten most neglected displacement crises in the world are all in Africa. It's a worrying first for the annual report of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Also, "Supreme Remains" is a haunting play that has premiered at the Dakar Biennale, inviting audiences to step back through time as an African mask narrates her turbulent past. And in Liberia, the town of Robertsport is at the heart of a swell surf scene; we take a closer look.
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Relatives of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba attend a sombre ceremony in Brussels as Belgium returns his tooth. It's all that remains of him after his assassination in 1961. Also, Kenya has no reproductive health legislation but the public is going to have its say on a regional bill that could make a big difference to national sexual health services. And the refugee status of hundreds of thousands of Ivorians who fled post-electoral violence in the country in 2011 is coming to an end.