French health minister to run for Paris mayor after sex scandal sinks previous candidate

France’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country’s governing party after a scramble to replace the original contender who abruptly withdrew after a leak of sex videos on social media. . Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live … Read more French health minister to run for Paris mayor after sex scandal sinks previous candidate

Why Labour’s Richard Burgon won’t sign anti-semitism pledges by Board of Deputies

The candidate for Labour deputy leader explains why he won’t back the ‘ten pledges’ to tackle anti-semitism released by the Board of Deputies of British Jews – even though most other candidates have. Burgon tells Sophy Ridge about his ‘peace pledge’ proposal, which would give Labour members the right to vote on any military action … Read more Why Labour’s Richard Burgon won’t sign anti-semitism pledges by Board of Deputies

Under siege Nationals leader say he maintains party room support | ABC News

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has backed away from a proposal to make leadership spills within his party more difficult, arguing it could be seen as “self-indulgent”. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-16/nationals-michael-mccormack-steps-back-from-spill-rule-changes/11969748 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go … Read more Under siege Nationals leader say he maintains party room support | ABC News

Did Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon? | UpFront (Headliner)

In 2018 Abiy Ahmed became prime minister of Ethiopia, after protests caused the ruling coalition to reshuffle and remove the governing party from power after nearly 30 years of authoritarian rule. In addition to sweeping political and economic reforms, Abiy released political prisoners and made a peace deal with neighbouring Eritrea, ending two decades of … Read more Did Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed get the Nobel Prize too soon? | UpFront (Headliner)

Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Piotr Pavlensky spent a year in jail for setting the Bank of France on fire in what he called a piece of “performance art” in 2017, and, as France 24 reports, has turned his attentions onto French politicians. The artist published an explicit sex tape featuring Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, who quit the race … Read more Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

China’s President is admitting shortfalls in the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Xi Jinping is promising to fix problems and loopholes in the health system. The epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported a sharp increase in new cases. But the World Health Organization says that’s because doctors are using a broader definition to diagnose … Read more Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ‘Ready to take up the mantle of socialist leadership’

Rebecca Long-Bailey has set out her four-point plan to rebuild the Labour party during her speech at the Lowry Centre in Salford, her constituency. The shadow business secretary said she was ‘devastated’ by the general election results, but she was ready to lead the next generation of the Labour party in a speech held before the … Read more Rebecca Long-Bailey: ‘Ready to take up the mantle of socialist leadership’

Macron ally Benjamin Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayoral race over sex tape allegations

Emmanuel Macron’s candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, withdrew from the race over a leaked sex video Friday with a woman not his wife, in a blow for the French president’s party ahead of March local elections. Griveaux has not denied the images are of him, and says a “new level was reached” with the … Read more Macron ally Benjamin Griveaux withdraws from Paris mayoral race over sex tape allegations

Macron’s Paris mayoral candidate quits amid sex tape allegations

France 24 looked at the retirement of Paris Mayoral candidate, Benjamion Griveaux, as part of their IN THE PAPERS feature: IN THE PAPERS – Friday, February 14: We look at scepticism from the Western press over the exact number of coronavirus cases as China continues to opt for a reassuring tone. Also, Antarctica posts record high … Read more Macron’s Paris mayoral candidate quits amid sex tape allegations