Republicans ignore Donald Trump’s calls to back Senator Kevin McCarthy
05 January 2023 | 11:10 am
We bring you reactions in the US press after Congressman Kevin McCarthy once again fails to secure the role of House speaker. Also, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveils his five-point plan to "get the UK back on track".
13 Nov 2021
A group of Republicans in the US Senate has criticized the pipeline, calling it a detriment to US allies in Europe. President Joe Biden waived sanctions on the project earlier this year.
4 Jan 2022
Trump's two eldest children Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka have also been summoned to testify in an investigation into the family's business practices.
3 Mar 2022
A US House committee says former President Trump engaged in a "criminal conspiracy." The claim outlined an attempt to prevent the certification of Biden's win.
25 Apr 2022
Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain's Prince Harry was 'whipped like no person' he has ever seen. In a clip from an interview shot earlier this month with British television presenter Piers Morgan on April 11 at the Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump said he had never been a fan of Meghan Markle adding 'poor Harry is being led around by his nose.'
30 Apr 2022
The former US president has been fined $10,000 per day until he complies with a New York court order to turn over documents as part of an investigation into his business practices.
29 Apr 2022
After Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to buy Twitter was accepted, rumours exploded on social media, claiming that Musk had reinstated former US president Donald Trump on the platform. However, Trump's Twitter account is still suspended. Meanwhile, in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial, Heard's legal team is getting grilled in the court of public opinion over... makeup claims. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
13 May 2022
Five House Republicans are said to have information relevant the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. However, they all have refused to cooperate with the special investigation.
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!
29 Jun 2022
The former US president allegedly tried to grab the steering wheel in a limo after being told he could not join his supporters. A secret service agent was forced to restrain him, according to the testimony.
16 Jul 2022
US lawmakers accused Donald Trump of inciting a mob to attack the US Capitol in a last-ditch effort to remain in power. The January 6 committee said Trump aides knew he would call for a march on the Capitol.
25 Jul 2022
The congressional committee probing the January 6 riot at the US Capitol has held eight hearings with explosive testimony. But it all might not be enough for prosecutors to charge the former president.
28 Jul 2022
The president highlighted his predecessor's decision to just sit and watch for "three hours" while the events at the US Capitol unfolded. Biden said Trump's "lies" emboldened "the crazed mob."
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Top government officials from Germany and France are meeting in Paris to pay tribute to the historic treaty that has underpinned six decades of cooperation between their two countries.
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More and more real estate on Mallorca is being bought up by rich people from abroad. Now the islanders have had enough of losing out in the property price wars and are considering banning sales to foreigners.
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While wages of pro male footballers continue to rise to astronomical heights, their women counterparts are badly paid. A long battle for equal pay has leveled the playing field for national teams like the United States, New Zealand, or the Netherlands, but these victories remain relatively rare.
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Gloomy economic forecasts have cast a long shadow over this year's event in the Swiss Alps. But Georgieva said that although the IMF projects 2023 to be "a difficult year" and for growth to fall further, "we don't expect a global recession". She cited resilient labour markets and consumer spending, the post-Covid reopening of China and signs of inflation trending downwards.
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The new package will replenish ammunition and boost Ukraine's stock of combat vehicles, but US, and therefore possibly German, tanks are off the table.
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The French press react to strikes and protests across France on "Black Thursday" against the government's pension reform plans. Also, there's mixed reaction in New Zealand to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stepping down. Finally, Andy Murray wins the second-longest match in Australian Open history, but the late finishing time sparks criticism of the tournament's organisers.