Responses to Floyd protests highlight differences between presidential rivals

The death of unarmed black man George Floyd has reignited the explosive issue of police brutality against African Americans five months before the November presidential election. FRANCE 24’s chief international affairs editor Robert Parsons says the situation could to the advantage of Democratic Party contender Senator Joe Biden. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE … Read more Responses to Floyd protests highlight differences between presidential rivals

Afghanistan, TRUMP and the TALIBAN: The END OF the LONGEST WAR? – VisualPolitik EN

2020 has been hijacked by the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic. However, beyond this crisis, there are events that are worth talking about. One of them has to do with the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. We can probably all remember when and how the war in Afghanistan began, which few of us expected … Read more Afghanistan, TRUMP and the TALIBAN: The END OF the LONGEST WAR? – VisualPolitik EN

Testy China-US Ties: Impact on Pandemic

China-US relations are not only crucial for the two countries but for the rest of the world. This year they are under extreme stress tests – with the trade war, pandemic, and a presidential election coming up. Wisdom and courage can help both sides navigate choppy waters. Meanwhile, when bilateral relations at the government level … Read more Testy China-US Ties: Impact on Pandemic

Twitter adds fact checks to two of Donald Trump’s tweets

Twitter labelled two Donald Trump tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims on May 26, a first for the social network which has long resisted calls to censure the US president over truth-defying posts.The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of “interfering in the 2020 … Read more Twitter adds fact checks to two of Donald Trump’s tweets

Trump threatens to shut down Twitter after accusing it of “stifling free speech”

Twitter targeted two tweets the president posted on May 26 in which he contended without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election.” The move drew a furious response from Trump, who used the platform to accuse Twitter of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election.” Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more Trump threatens to shut down Twitter after accusing it of “stifling free speech”

Costa Rica Becomes First Central American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country’s ban. Couples held ceremonies – mostly private due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some that were broadcast – to celebrate their unions before judges and notaries right after the ban … Read more Costa Rica Becomes First Central American Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Trump, Biden Both Honor Vests, in Different Ways

May.26 — Presidential election campaign season could be heating up as both President Donald Trump and his presumptive opponent, Vice President Joe Biden, as both men came out to honor vets on Memorial Day, but they did it in different ways. Bloomberg contributor Jeanne Zaino discusses on “Bloomberg Balance of Power.”

15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Burundi ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won last week’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 24.2%, the commission announced on Monday. Burundi’s … Read more 15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Burundi election commission says Ndayishimiye new president

The man, handpicked by Burundi’s longtime leader to replace him, has been declared the winner of last week’s presidential election. The governing party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won with nearly 70 percent of the vote. But the opposition has called the results a “fantasy”. Ndayishimiye is expected to be inaugurated in August. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis … Read more Burundi election commission says Ndayishimiye new president

Burundi presidential election: ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner

In this edition, Burundi’s ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner in the presidential election. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it is back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally,citizens stranded in … Read more Burundi presidential election: ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner

This is Joe Biden’s best path to win in 2020

In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, three states Republican’s hadn’t won in years. While many believe Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s likeliest win would come from taking back the midwest, Chris Cillizza explains why that conventional wisdom may not be Biden’s best bet. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Why the Midwest is not *the* … Read more This is Joe Biden’s best path to win in 2020

Burundi votes in tense presidential election

People in Burundi have cast ballots to pick a successor to President Pierre Nkurunziza amid reports of political violence. Nkurunziza has been in power for 15 years and has been accused of human rights abuses. The polls were marred by concerns about a lack of transparency after international observers were barred. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb … Read more Burundi votes in tense presidential election

Trump Threatens Michigan Funding in Push for Voting by Absentee Ballot

The coronavirus outbreak that has forced Americans to retreat to their homes and brought the economy to a standstill also threatens to upend the presidential election. Multiple states have rescheduled their spring primaries as the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 keeps climbing. Some polling places in states that held primaries on March 17 were … Read more Trump Threatens Michigan Funding in Push for Voting by Absentee Ballot

Burundi: Voters go to the polls despite coronavirus pandemic

Burundi holds on May 20 its first competitive presidential election since a civil war erupted in 1993, despite simmering political violence and the new coronavirus pandemic. Story by Thomas Waterhouse. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Burundi: Voters go to the polls despite coronavirus pandemic

Thomas Thabane resigns: Lesotho’s PM is accused of participating in wife’s murder

On this edition, Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned after pressure to do so because of accusations linking him to the murder of his ex wife in 2017. Our correspondent brings you the latest. Also, as Burundi is preparing for this week’s presidential election, we bring you a report on Burundian refugees in Rwanda worried about the … Read more Thomas Thabane resigns: Lesotho’s PM is accused of participating in wife’s murder