Saturday, 9th December 2023


2 Dec
As speculation mounts that the current four-day pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza could soon be extended, we speak to Gilbert Achcar, professor of development studies and international relations at SOAS, University of London.
19 Nov
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to charm elite US executives at a dinner in San Francisco Wednesday after meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden. The business community stands to benefit from improved relations between the two superpowers. Also in this edition, we look at Thailand's proposal to build a "land bridge" that would connect the Indian and Pacific oceans.
15 Nov
As Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in San Francisco to attend the APEC summit and meet with his US counterpart Joe Biden, we take a look at the economic relationship between the two countries. In spite of tensions leading to trade restrictions and counter-measures, the two nations' trade was still worth over $750 billion in 2022.
31 Oct
The United Auto Workers union has announced a tentative deal with General Motors to end a six-week walkout. It comes after the union clinched deals with Ford and Stellantis, the other two companies disrupted by industrial action at the "Detroit Three".
27 Oct
Speculation is building that Chinese President Xi Jinping could accept an invitation from US President Joe Biden to meet next month in San Francisco. China's top diplomat is visiting Washington this week for talks.
18 Oct
U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday for meetings with Israeli leaders during a Middle East trip that was upended by a strike on a Gaza hospital on Tuesday (October 17) in which hundreds of Palestinians were killed.
7 Oct
Joe Biden has taken up construction on Donald Trump's border wall project. The two look set to face each other again for the 2024 presidential election.
29 Sep
Republicans in the US House of Representatives have launched a formal impeachment hearing against President Joe Biden. Day one of the hearing served as a review of evidence that Republicans have gathered so far.
29 Sep
Joe Biden makes history by becoming the first sitting US president to join a picket line, making the UAW autoworkers' strike a major battleground for the 2024 presidential race. Also, French papers take a look at what to expect as the government prepares to unveil a plan to tackle school bullying. We then take a look at reactions to the burgeoning refugee crisis in Armenia, and finish with an Economist special on the new science behind reversing ageing.
24 Sep
US Vice President Kamala Harris will head the new federal office, as she and Biden gear up for the 2024 election. The White House efforts towards gun control are unlikely to be effective without the support of Congress.
24 Sep
With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Washington seeking more help to fend off Russia's forces, US President Joe Biden said he was confident Congress would continue supporting Kyiv.
14 Sep
In the US, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says the House of Representatives will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. That's a long-shot effort to remove the Democrat from office after two impeachments of former Republican president Donald Trump. The focus is on Biden's youngest son, Hunter, and allegations of corruption in business dealings as Catherine Viette explains.


2 hours ago
The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Eghosa E. Osaghae, has called for a new framework for federalism in Nigeria, one that is more contextualised and adaptable to the country’s unique circumstances.
3 hours ago
The year 2023 has been mix-bag and has come with many headwinds as well as positives for the Nigerian economy. For investors looking at Africa’s most populous country what are the opportunities and risk associated in this key market? Steve Alain Lawrence, the Chief Investment Officer at Balfour Capital Group says Nigeria is the final economic frontier, he joins CNBC Africa to explore what the future holds for Nigeria next year.
3 hours ago
Are there reasons to be cheerful from the COP28 climate change summit in Dubai? The Kenyan environmental activist Wanjira Mathai says one area where there's growing hope is in the international movement to stop deforestation. She spoke to FRANCE 24 about her own story of activism and continuing the Green Belt Movement founded by her late mother, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai.
1 day ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
1 day ago
In tonight's edition: Mauritania and Chad say they're calling time on the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist alliance. Also, Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam offers huge renewable energy prospects, but is also responsible for troubled waters with neighbours Egypt and Sudan. And in DR Congo, election campaigning is in full swing ahead of crucial polls later this month.
1 day ago
More precise than other methane-sensing satellites that came before, MethaneSAT will allow scientists to track emissions to their sources and provide key data for reduction efforts. It's important because it could buy the world critical time in the climate change battle.