Republicans scramble for health bill votes
24 March 2017 | 3:20 am
The healthcare debate begins, with House Rules Committee formally sending the Republican health care bill to the House floor Friday morning.
29 Aug 2020
The incumbent US president is hoping to win a second term in office as the presidential race heats up. Breaking with tradition, Trump used the White House as a political backdrop and defied coronavirus guidelines.
17 Sep 2020
Helium Health is advancing universal health coverage by providing a suite of full-service solutions for all healthcare stakeholders in emerging markets within Africa.
25 Sep 2020
Two Republican senators have described Hunter Biden's board role as "problematic" and "awkward." His father's presidential campaign dismissed the report as an effort to damage Democrats.
12 Dec 2020
It's no longer labelled a law against religious separatism and you will not find in it the words "radical Islam". But as Emmanuel Macron's justice minister openly states, it's abundantly clear that "between the lines", the French government's much anticipated law to reinforce republican principles is precisely about what this nation can no longer endure.
11 Dec 2020
Kenyan healthcare workers protest against poor working conditions during the pandemic, which they say have caused the death of colleagues.
2 Jan 2021
The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.
17 Jan 2021
The fallout from the Capitol siege has begun to hit the Republican party in the wallet with major businesses cancelling their political contributions.
29 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden signs two executive orders, including one scrapping a ban on US funding for abortion counseling provided by international organizations and ordering a review of rules under Donald Trump's administration that blocked government-funded family planning clinics in the United States from referring women for abortions. Biden also signs an order expending healthcare access, adding the move is to "undo the damage Trump has done".
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.
1 Mar 2021
The WHO regional director for Africa encourages healthcare workers in Africa to accept the Covax vaccination and warns against the spread of fake news as Ghana becomes the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax scheme.
4 Mar 2021
DOCi is a platform for health services delivery that closes the accessibility gaps of traditional channels. DOCi mobile app link users to healthcare professionals in their localities in the process reducing travel and waiting times and address problems of access, unpredictable cost, service quality, and choice of provider.
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African leaders said they would try to alleviate cyclic food insecurity on the continent back in 2003. It's time they got on with it, and they can use Western money to do so, writes DW’s George Okach.
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Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.
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Malaysia has been beset by political instability over the past couple of years, while the economy is struggling to recover from the COVID pandemic-induced slowdown.
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Russia continued strikes on Ukrainian gas and electricity infrastructure. Meanwhile, the president of France told Asian business leaders that the conflict is "your problem" too.