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French politician Patrick Devedjian dies of COVID-19 aged 75

French politician Patrick Devedjian dies of COVID-19 aged 75

Tributes have been paid on social media to the former French government minister, Patrick Devedjian, who has died of Covid-19 at the age of 75.
Euronews
Italy: Home schooling

Italy: Home schooling

Italy has shut all universities and schools until early April. This has created problems for parents. They now have to supervise their children, rather than go to work.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: Crusade against the virus

Russia: Crusade against the virus

Cossacks are trying to combat the Coronavirus - with folk remedies and holy water. And the authorities are allowing them.
Deutsche Welle
AP Analysis: Biden sweeps Tuesday primaries

AP Analysis: Biden sweeps Tuesday primaries

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden swept Tuesday's primaries in Florida, Illinois and Arizona amid the chaos of coronavirus pandemic.
Associated Press
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Biden wins Florida, Illinois and Arizona building pressure on Sanders

Biden wins Florida, Illinois and Arizona building pressure on Sanders

Joe Biden swept to easy victories in Florida and Illinois on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.
Associated Press
3mins
Ohio delays vote just before Tuesday primary

Ohio delays vote just before Tuesday primary

Ohio's top health official halted the state's presidential primary over concerns about the coronavirus, hours before voting was to begin. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the primary will now be held on June 2nd.
Associated Press
2mins
Sami village wins in Swedish court

Sami village wins in Swedish court

In a historic first, a Swedish court has upheld the territorial rights of a Sami village. But the battle over access, hunting rights, and natural resources on their land is only just beginning.
Deutsche Welle
Belarus: The men who killed my father

Belarus: The men who killed my father

20 years after her father disappeared in Minsk, Elena Zakharenko meets one of the killers, Yuri Garavsky, a member of a death-squad that kidnapped and murdered her father, a prominent critic of the Belarus government.
Deutsche Welle
Descendants of German Jews disappointed

Descendants of German Jews disappointed

The German constitution guarantees citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis. But because the laws on the matter are surprisingly convoluted, the citizenship claims of many people are denied.
Deutsche Welle
Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Some Romanian politicians are demanding an end to the ban on hunting brown bears. There've been several fatal attacks on people over the past few months. But animal-rights activists say the hunting ban should stay in place and say the victims reac...
Deutsche Welle
Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

A Venice volunteer group, "Cittadini Non Distratti," is making life difficult for pick-pockets. During carnival season, thieves often prey on unsuspecting tourists. Venice police have their hands full, and welcome help from the volunteers.
Deutsche Welle
France: On Patrol for Oysters

France: On Patrol for Oysters

Tons of oysters are stolen in France every year. The Gendarmerie wants to stamp out the thefts. In order to protect this shellfish delicacy, they are now patrolling the oyster beds on kayaks and with drones.
Deutsche Welle
United Kingdom: The Football Team of Grieving Fathers

United Kingdom: The Football Team of Grieving Fathers

In Britain's "Sands United" football team, fathers play for their lost babies. The club helps men to talk about their trauma within a community, and to process their grief.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: violinist helps Roma child to escape poverty

Bulgaria: violinist helps Roma child to escape poverty

12-year-old Mariana lives in a Roma settlement in Sliven, Bulgaria. She wants to escape the crime and poverty that are part of her everyday life -- by becoming a successful musician. Violinist Georgi Kalaidjiev is paying for her music lessons.
Deutsche Welle
On a rescue mission with the Ocean Viking

On a rescue mission with the Ocean Viking

The mission of the "Ocean Viking" is to save as many refugees as possible at sea. But when the ship's volunteer crew wanted to bring 300 people to land, their boat was quarantined in Italy, allegedly because of corona virus.
Deutsche Welle
A generation in Spain with no future

A generation in Spain with no future

Spain's economy is recovering but there still aren't enough jobs for university graduates. Many have to take temporary, poorly paid jobs to make ends meet. Living costs are high, so a lot of graduates have to live with their parents.
Deutsche Welle
Russian mothers fight for jailed protesters

Russian mothers fight for jailed protesters

A social movement comprised of mothers in Russia is fighting for their sons who were jailed for demonstrating. They accuse officials of holding show trials for protesters, who they say are political prisoners.
Deutsche Welle
Goat brigades

Goat brigades

Goats and cows have a new job in Portugal -- helping to prevent forest fires. They eat a lot of the brush that allows fires to spread fast.
Deutsche Welle
IGCF: What are the best practices in government communication?

IGCF: What are the best practices in government communication?

The 9th edition of International Government Communication Forum brought together global communication experts to explore best practices in the field.
Euronews
Biden wins latest big primaries in blow to Sanders

Biden wins latest big primaries in blow to Sanders

Joe Biden scored decisive primary victories in Michigan and three other states on Tuesday, taking a big step toward the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and casting doubt on the future of rival Bernie Sanders' fading White House bid.
Reuters
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Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stumps for Biden

Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick stumps for Biden

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick spoke to a racially diverse crowd Sunday at a get-out-the-vote rally for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at historically black Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Associated Press
1min
Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie Sanders

Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigned in Michigan on Sunday, the biggest prize among the six states voting Tuesday. The Vermont senator announced the endorsement of civil rights icon, the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Associated Press
1min
Senator Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden

Senator Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden

Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden and said she would "do everything in my power" to help elect him, becoming the latest dropout from the Democratic race for president to line up behind the former vice president in his battle with Bernie Sanders.
Associated Press
2mins
AP Analysis: Biden's wins set up Sanders battle

AP Analysis: Biden's wins set up Sanders battle

Joe Biden scored Super Tuesday victories from Texas to Massachusetts, revitalizing a presidential bid that was teetering on the edge of disaster just days earlier. The Democratic nomination race now looks like a Biden-Sanders two person battle.
Associated Press
3mins
Biden wins backing of ex-rivals Buttigieg and Klobuchar

Biden wins backing of ex-rivals Buttigieg and Klobuchar

Joe Biden strengthens his stance as a moderate contender taking on progressive front-runner Bernie Sanders.
Reuters
3mins
Sanders holds rally ahead of Super Tuesday

Sanders holds rally ahead of Super Tuesday

As Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg courted African Americans in Alabama, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spent his Sunday rallying thousands of supporters in California, the crown jewel of Super Tuesday.
Associated Press
1min
Pete Buttigieg ends 2020 run for president

Pete Buttigieg ends 2020 run for president

Pete Buttigieg has ended his campaign for president with a call for unity. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, fared poorly in South Carolina's primary and said Sunday night that the path had narrowed to a close for his candidacy.
Associated Press
2mins
Sanders and Biden dispute who can win

Sanders and Biden dispute who can win

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in South Carolina, said he doesn't believe that Joe Biden can beat President Trump. Biden criticized a frequent Sanders theme, saying "this nation isn't looking for a revolution."
Associated Press
2mins
Analysis: Democratic candidates aim at Sanders

Analysis: Democratic candidates aim at Sanders

Senator and Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders was the target of persistent attacks in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, both from his more moderate rivals and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Associated Press
3mins
South Carolina Democrats weigh in on debate

South Carolina Democrats weigh in on debate

While Democrats sparred on stage during South Carolina debate, voters expressed disappointment in the aggressive attacks between the candidates.
Associated Press
1min
Bernie Sanders' Cuba comments draw criticism

Bernie Sanders' Cuba comments draw criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is facing blowback from both parties for his comments about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Democratic representative Donna Shalala of Florida told reporters 'he doesn't get it.'"
Associated Press
2mins
African American voters undecided in S. Carolina

African American voters undecided in S. Carolina

After poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, Joe Biden is hoping minority voters will vote for him in South Carolina. But less than a week away from the primary and African American voters are still undecided.
Associated Press
2mins
Biden in South Carolina, hopes for key endorsement

Biden in South Carolina, hopes for key endorsement

Prominent South Carolina Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn says he'll endorse a presidential candidate on Wednesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is looking for a boost ahead of Super Tuesday.
Associated Press
2mins
Rebel leader in South Sudan sworn in as vice president of government meant to end war

Rebel leader in South Sudan sworn in as vice president of government meant to end war

Rebel leader Riek Machar became vice president in South Sudan as the country reeling from civil war tries to form a coalition for the third time.
Euronews
Nevada Democrats hope to avoid Iowa caucus chaos

Nevada Democrats hope to avoid Iowa caucus chaos

Democrats are working to avoid a repeat of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses as they prepare for Saturday's Nevada caucuses to choose a Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump.
Associated Press
2mins
Biden: I'm closer to Obama than Bloomberg, Sanders

Biden: I'm closer to Obama than Bloomberg, Sanders

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke with the Associated Press Friday morning in Las Vegas. He criticized two of his biggest rivals in the Democratic primary, Michael Bloomberg and current front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders.
Associated Press
2mins
Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates

Trump mocks Bloomberg, Dems over debates

Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump, at a rally in Colorado Springs, offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment.
Associated Press
2mins
Latinos hope outreach continues after Nev. caucus

Latinos hope outreach continues after Nev. caucus

Latinos hope outreach continues after Nev. caucus
Associated Press
1min
Bloomberg campaigns in Utah after first debate

Bloomberg campaigns in Utah after first debate

One day after his first appearance in a Democratic presidential debate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg took his campaign to Salt Lake City.
Associated Press
1min
Analysis: Conflicts surface in Democratic debate

Analysis: Conflicts surface in Democratic debate

Democrats in Wednesday night's presidential debate in Las Vegas turned up the heat on newcomer Mike Bloomberg. However, many other ideological divisions and personal animosities boiled to the surface.
Associated Press
3mins
Trump rally in Arizona: yelling and name calling

Trump rally in Arizona: yelling and name calling

Trump rally in Arizona: yelling and name calling
Associated Press
1min
Reid: convention should pick if no obvious nominee

Reid: convention should pick if no obvious nominee

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Democratic National Committee should determine what happens if no candidate has a clear majority of delegates required to win the party's nomination heading into their July convention.
Associated Press
2mins
Sanders blasts Trump and Bloomberg

Sanders blasts Trump and Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders blasted rival Mike Bloomberg at a Monday night rally. Sanders said it's time to tell Bloomberg, he can't buy the 2020 election.
Associated Press
2mins
Bloomberg in Houston, campaigns for Black votes

Bloomberg in Houston, campaigns for Black votes

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg campaigned for black voters in Houston on Thursday. The former New York City Mayor repeated his apology for the "stop-and-frisk" police policy and announced the creation of Mike for Black America.
Associated Press
2mins
Latino group hosts town hall for 2020 Democrats

Latino group hosts town hall for 2020 Democrats

LULAC, The League of United Latin American Citizens, held a Presidential Town Hall in Las Vegas Thursday night. Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar were there. Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the town hall via video.
Associated Press
2mins
Bloomberg: 'I apologize' for stop-and-frisk

Bloomberg: 'I apologize' for stop-and-frisk

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg campaigned in Nashville on Wednesday and said he apologizes for 'stop-and-frisk,' the policing tactic that has been found to disproportionately affect minorities.
Associated Press
2mins
AP Analysis Sanders gets narrow New Hampshire win

AP Analysis Sanders gets narrow New Hampshire win

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary Tuesday night, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.
Associated Press
3mins
Pete Buttigieg greets supporters before polls open

Pete Buttigieg greets supporters before polls open

Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visited supporters outside a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire on Tuesday morning before polls opened for the New Hampshire Primary.
Associated Press
2mins