Trump tells Secretary-General UN has ‘tremendous potential’
21 October 2017 | 10:00 am
U.S. President says the United Nations has 'tremendous potential' during a meeting Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the White House.
5 Sep 2021
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3 Aug 2021
"We're not going back to the shutdowns of March of 2020," says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, as the US national average of daily coronavirus cases tops 60,000 and is rising rapidly.
11 Aug 2021
The White House announced plans to hold a virtual summit for democracy in December. Leaders of the world's democracies are set to take part.
5 Sep 2021
"We will get you out. We will honor your service," vows White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki after a former interpreter to Joe Biden begged him to save him and his family in a Wall Street Journal news article. The interpreter, who helped rescue Biden in a 2008 Afghan snowstorm, is in hiding after failing to join the Kabul evacuation airlift, according to the Journal.
16 Oct 2021
Hundreds of truck drivers wait for dozens of ships to unload their containers in California as the White House announces that it will now work 24 hours a day in an attempt clear the backlog.
24 Nov 2021
The French government's strong and swift response to the Covid-19 pandemic has won praise from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its latest report. But the OECD is also warning of risks from debt and high public spending. For more, Stephen Carroll speaks to OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann.
7 Jan 2022
On September 24, President Biden hosted Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan at the White House for the first-ever in-person Leaders’ Summit of the Quad.
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.
20 Sep 2022
Two days before the start of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he hoped the International Criminal Court (ICC) would be able to investigate the alleged massacre in the eastern Ukrainian city of Izium in an interview with FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman and RFI’s Christophe Boisbouvier.
20 Dec 2022
US President Joe Biden said he will not remain silent as long as antisemitism in the US is on the rise. He made the comments during a Hanukkah event at the White House.
The US military shot down the high-altitude object over Alaska. It is the second foreign incursion into US airspace in two weeks.
Actors, authors, singers and other artists joined Biden in the White House East Room Tuesday (March 21) where they received either a National Medal of Arts or National Humanities Medal for their contributions to American society.
US President Joe Biden's administration defended the decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in 2021. It followed almost two decades in the country, and led almost immediately to the Taliban reclaiming power.
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Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
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Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
6 hours ago
Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.
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Since the October 7 Hamas attacks, India has become a hub of fake news and Islamophobic content. On social media, as well as on 24-hour news channels, the conflict between Israel and Hamas has inflamed Hindu extremists, venting their hatred of Muslims under the guise of support for Israel.
7 hours ago
Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
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