Trump ends Hong Kong’s special trade status with US, sanctions China
17 July 2020 | 7:00 am
The US president signed sanctions legislation targeting Chinese businesses and officials in the wake of a new security law imposed in Hong Kong. China condemned the move, and vowed to retaliate with sanctions of its own.
13 Nov 2020
"Absolutely not": Marine Le Pen, France's far-right leader and president of the National Rally (RN) party, is unequivocal when asked if she recognises Joe Biden as the newly-elected president-elect of America.
25 Dec 2020
Outgoing US President Donald Trump says the bill is a gift to Russia and China and that it limits any future adminstration's ability to bring troops home.
14 Jan 2021
The House has reached enough votes to make Donald Trump the first US president to be impeached twice. Lawmakers have accused Trump of "incitement of insurrection" following the Capitol storming.
16 Jan 2021
Donald Trump makes history: the only US President to be impeached TWICE. The vote in the House of Representatives saw 10 Republicans flip over to vote against their president. Such is the depth of feeling over the violence at the Capitol last week when a mob of Trump supporters, egged on by the President, marched on Congress, occupying and vandalising the premises. In the violence 5 people were killed. In the France 24 Debate we are asking is this the end of the story or just another beginning?
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.
21 Jan 2021
The US president signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris climate agreement as part of a series of Day One actions to reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of coronavirus.
8 Feb 2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce on Monday that the United States will return as an observer. The US pulled out of the Geneva-based body under the previous adminstration over its alleged anti-Israel bias.
25 Feb 2021
President Biden has lifted ban that prevented many green card applicants from entering the country. Biden said that shutting the door on legal immigration did not help the US.
25 Mar 2021
The second mass shooting in under a week is putting pressure on Biden act on gun control. However, getting reform passed will be an uphill battle.
14 Apr 2021
US domestic industries are struggling to keep up with demand for computer chips and semiconductors. The White House is offering billions in domestic aid to help boost production.
19 Apr 2021
But it's uncertain how many more refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Central America are set to benefit.
23 Apr 2021
The Biden administration plans to propose tax hikes on high-income earners, including a near-doubling of the rate paid by wealthy investors. The move isn't a surprise, but it still has investors feeling jittery. Also, with the latest mission to the International Space Station underway, we take a look at how Elon Musk's SpaceX has edged out the competition in the space race.
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Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the country until he was ousted in a 2020 coup, has died at the age of 76.
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The Serbian tennis star has left Australia on a flight to Dubai after a court upheld a visa cancelation. Authorities said that his decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus posed a risk to the Australian public.
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Richard Leakey, a world-renowned Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter has died aged 77. His groundbreaking work contributed to the recognition of Africa as the birthplace of humankind. He also spearheaded campaigns to stop poaching in Kenya, famously burning the country's stockpile of poached ivory.
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With a 3-1 victory over Sudan, Nigeria's Super Eagles secure their slot in the knockout stages and gain status as a tournament frontrunner. Favorites Egypt meanwhile gets their first win thanks to star striker Mohamed Salah and after a goal from Guinea-Bissau was disallowed after VAR review. Alison Sargent is joined by France 24's James Vasina and African journalist Usher Komugisha to discuss all the action.
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Brown hyenas are valuable, social animals. But they are being hunted relentlessly. Now, there are more and more protected zones and wildlife reserves where they can live in safety.