Trump impeachment: Democrats and Republicans clash over rules
23 January 2020 | 6:41 am
As the US Senate moves forward on Trump's impeachment trial, Democrats have accused Republicans of trying to rush the proceedings with an "absurdly compressed" schedule that keeps witnesses from testifying.
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!
10 Aug 2022
Right-wing lawmakers and presidential hopefuls have accused authorities of weaponizing the FBI. Democrats noted that the head of the FBI was appointed by Trump himself.
25 Sep 2022
Earlier this month, Sweden experienced a political earthquake when the Sweden Democrats (SD), a party with neo-Nazi roots, became the country's second-largest party in parliament. For the first time, the far right was running not as an outsider, but as part of the traditional right-wing coalition.
4 Nov 2022
Danes head to the polls on Tuesday for a general election, with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of the Social Democrats seeking re-election. A plan to dismantle so-called "ghettos", begun by a previous right-wing government and continued throughout her term, is among the most radical in Europe.
9 Nov 2022
In the crucial mid-term elections, President Joe Biden's Democrats are hoping for a strong turnout — especially among their core constituencies, including Black voters. Wisconsin is one of the states where congressional races are expected to come down to the wire.
10 Nov 2022
The US midterms saw more of a pink wave than a red one as President Joe Biden's Democrats fared better than expected against the Republicans. However, the GOP still looks on track to narrowly win the House of Representatives and block much of Biden's agenda for the last two years of his term.
16 Nov 2022
Right-wing media questioning Trump's hold on Republicans: DW's Sumi Somaskanda
20 Nov 2022
There are signs of growing for support for Florida Governor and rising star Ron DeSantis, as many Republicans say it's time to move on from Donald Trump. Some blame the former President for the party's poor show in the midterms.
18 Nov 2022
The veteran politician's announcement comes in the wake of Democrats losing control of the House to Republicans. The Democrats are expected to hold leadership elections later this month.
9 Dec 2022
Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a run-off vote in Georgia. It was the final Senate seat left undecided from the 2022 midterms. While the Democrats already held the majority, Warnock's victory now gives the party an outright, 51-seat hold on the Senate.
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".
What's left of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement? Since the implementation of the 2020 National Security law, police have been arresting anti-regime activists en masse. Most are now in prison or in exile. Authorities dissuade and crack down on all forms of protest.
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Noureddin Bongo Valentin, the eldest son of ousted Gabonese president Ali Bongo, has been charged with corruption, embezzlement of public funds and money laundering. Several cabinet members were also indicted. Also in this edition: famine aid for Somalia is to be temporarily suspended after a UN probe found widespread theft and misuse of funds.
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The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.
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The suspension of visa services is the latest tit-for-tat move following the murder of an Sikh activist in Canada. India's foreign ministry has confirmed the move.
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Zelenskyy's visit comes as many conservative Republicans are growing skeptical of US aid to Ukraine. Kyiv has been heavily reliant on weapons assistance from the West as it staves off Russia's invasion.
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In Northern Ghana, a social enterprise provides school kits and raincoats made from plastic waste. The all-women group is keeping children in school while helping the environment.
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The public began to demand answers as to why Sammy Larry has been bullying Mohbad. According to the artist's close friends, it was not the first time. It was reported that Naira Marley, Zinolesky and Sam Larry moved out of the country immediately after Mohbad's death, drawing suspicion of foul play on his death.