US: Supreme Court greenlights release of Trump’s tax returns
23 November 2022 | 5:53 pm
The highest court in the US has rejected a plea by the former president to block the release of tax returns.
In this special edition, Annette Young heads to the US as the country prepares for its midterm elections. With the Supreme Court having overturned Roe v. Wade and thus ending the constitutional right to access to abortion, November 8th has become a milestone election for American women.
It was a tragic day that became a symbol of the rise of the far right in the US during the presidency of Donald Trump. On August 12, 2017, during a rally by White supremacists in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, a young neo-Nazi sympathiser rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. One young woman was killed and dozens of other people were injured. Five years on, FRANCE 24's reporters Fanny Allard and Matthieu Mabin returned to Charlottesville to meet residents.
The delta variant of the coronavirus has helped fuel a surge in hospital admissions in the United States — especially in the South, where vaccination rates are low. Now, some former avowed skeptics regret the fact that they didn't get their shots.
The US state of Arizona is among the most hotly contested races in the midterm elections. On the Republican side, the candidate for Governor, Kari Lake, repeated former President Donald Trump's false contention that the 2020 election was "stolen." DW's Ines Pohl reports.
Despite expectations of sweeping losses, Democrats have defeated Republicans in some key races. But projections put Republicans in the lead for the race for control of the House of Representatives.
Vote counting still underway in many key races, so it's not yet clear who's won the US midterm elections. But one thing is clear - the Republican wave predicted by many experts has failed to materialise.
Following the US midterm elections, the press is unanimous that Donald Trump's so-called red wave turned out to be a red ripple. The former US president says he is not to blame and denies being furious at the underwhelming performance by Republican candidates. We also look at the climate impact of Russia's war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, a comment piece in The Moscow Times asks: "Is it possible to plan for life after Putin?"
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.
France and Italy trade barbs in the papers as tensions boil over regarding the Ocean Viking migrant ship rejected by Italian authorities. Also, Donald Trump gets roasted by his favourite newspaper, the New York Post, over lacklustre Republican results in the midterms. Finally, discover your climate change moniker with the Arctic Risk Name Generator!
The U.S. economy is “headed for a hard landing,” UBS economists say in a report, noting that, “Household spending has been weak. Households are running down savings. Credit card balances are rising. Goods spending remains very elevated.
As the dust settles, a few, but decisive races will likely hand Republicans the House, while Democrats may barely hold onto the Senate. A divided government has implications for US global leadership.
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