As the end of the president’s reign draws near, Trumpland gets whackier and whackier

Even for Donald Trump and the Republican Tabernacle Choir of the Senate, this weekend was an all-star level of crazy-making – another in which the White House could ignore a pandemic killing 3,000 Americans a day, widespread misery and an attack on the nation while discussing the possibility of martial law over Trump’s election loss. […]

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran ‘very happy’ Trump leaving

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran was “very happy” over the looming departure from office of US counterpart Donald Trump, who led a campaign of “maximum pressure” against the Islamic republic. President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated Trump at the ballot box in November, has signalled a willingness to return to diplomacy with Iran after […]

Biden team to face immediate decisions on global hotspots

US President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy team has entered the stage with calls to return to international cooperation and democratic values after Donald Trump’s chaotic four years. The incoming administration has made clear that its top priority will be fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, but it will also face immediate decisions on several global hotspots: – […]

Joe Biden speaks to two right-wing Trump allies as world leaders increasingly accept the president’s defeat

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India, allies of Donald Trump who has not conceded defeat. Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had a notoriously rocky relationship with the last Democratic president, Barack Obama, that he was determined “to […]

Foreign affairs veteran Joe Biden is ‘Kennedy-era internationalist’ – and ‘an adult’

US foreign policy is poised for a stark change in January, when Donald Trump – who took office in 2017 as an undiplomatic dilettante on world affairs – finally passes the torch to Joe Biden, the former vice president and longtime Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair. Biden brings experience and a steadier pair of hands, […]

‘Back at the head of the table’: A look at Biden’s foreign policy agenda

US president-elect Joe Biden’s approach to diplomacy is diametrically opposed to that of the outgoing Donald Trump, known as he was to levy undiplomatic salvos at foreign leaders via social media. But one shouldn’t expect a wholesale revamp in substance when the veteran Democrat takes office in January. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at […]

Sparing no words for Trump, Merkel vows cooperation with Biden

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday warmly offered to cooperate closely with Joe Biden after his election as America’s next president, a sharp contrast to her stern warning to Donald Trump four years ago. Underlining the President-elect’s “decades of experience in foreign policy” and recalling “good encounters and talks with him”, Merkel vowed to “stand […]

‘God Bless America’: World media react to Biden win

With headlines like ‘God Bless America’, powerful media outlets around the world welcomed the defeat of Donald Trump but warned president-elect Joe Biden faced enormous challenges in healing the United States. The international press also focused on the feat of Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate who will become the United States’ first female black vice […]

Russian state media furious with Trump after loss to Biden: ‘Nothing will ever be the same’

According to the Daily Beast’s Russian media expert, news that Donald Trump failed to secure another four years in the Oval Office was not well received by commentators on Kremlin-backed media outlets with one commentator wailing, “Nothing will ever be the same.” While the president had insisted that he did not have the backing of […]

EU-US alliance ‘on life support’ after four years of Trump

Back in 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted Donald Trump’s victory with an extraordinary warning: that she would work with the US president on the condition that he respect democratic values. Things did not improve from there. Four years later, Trump’s abrasive foreign policy moves, often unveiled in all-caps tweets, have alienated not just Germany […]

CNN drops bombshell on investigation into Egypt backing Trump in 2016

CNN dropped a bombshell report on Wednesday as Americans are voting in more than 40 states. “For more than three years, federal prosecutors investigated whether money flowing through an Egyptian state-owned bank could have backed millions of dollars Donald Trump donated to his own campaign days before he won the 2016 election,” CNN reported, based […]

Kim Jong Un ‘offered his sympathy’ after Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a message to Donald Trump after the US president’s diagnosis with coronavirus, wishing him a quick recovery, state media said Saturday. “He offered his sympathy to the president and the first lady,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. “He sincerely hoped that they would be recovered […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro hits back at Biden over rainforest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out Wednesday at US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden after he criticized the destruction of the Amazon rainforest in his first debate with Donald Trump. “As the head of state who has brought Brazil-US relations closer than ever before, after decades of governments that were unfriendly towards the US, it […]

Trump Organization planning ‘high-end’ retirement community — with 225 properties — on foreign soil: report

The Trump Organization is planning a massive real estate development, according to a new report by Martyn McLaughlin in The Scotsman. “In what would be one of the most ambitious and expensive foreign projects undertaken by Donald Trump’s family business since he assumed the presidency, his company has commissioned a detailed masterplan to develop as […]

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Chinese nationals with government ties have funneled hundreds of thousands in cash to Trump’s re-election campaign: WSJ

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has been the recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that date back to 2017. The reports states that, following his election in November 2016, the donations started flowing in opening doors for donors to attend GOP fundraisers and meet […]

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Russia rips Democrats’ bill — to defund Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Germany

The leading Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday introduced legislation to block Donald Trump’s administration from withdrawing troops from Germany. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY), the ranking member on the Senate’s counterpart, unveiled the legislation on social media. “The current U.S. […]

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Trump’s use of religion follows playbook of authoritarian-leaning leaders the world over

It was a striking moment: Donald Trump, Bible in hand, posing for photos in an apparent moment of political theater made possible by the dispersal of protesters through the use of tear gas. The president’s visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as “the Church of the Presidents,” came immediately after giving a Rose Garden […]

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China de-escalates airline spat with US

China said Thursday foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, apparently de-escalating a row with Washington following US plans to ban Chinese carriers. Beijing’s announcement comes as tensions between the world’s two superpowers are sent soaring by a series of issues including Donald Trump’s […]

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Anuel Aa – Ferrari Lyrics (feat. Lil Wayne)

[Anuel AA:] Brr Uah A 300 milla’ en el Ferrari (Ferrari) Los poli’ no’ pararon, esconde la Mary (La Mary) Las pacas to’as son gordas como DJ Khaled (Uah) Yo soy Donald Trump y estos cabrones Soleimani Baby, y a 300 milla’ activo’ en el Ferrari Los poli’ no’ pararon, esconde la Mary (La Mary) […]

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Chris Mann – My Corona Lyrics

I need toilet paper, toilet paper, toilet paper I’m out of toilet paper, it’s my Corona I need toilet paper, toilet paper, toilet paper I’m out of toilet paper, it’s my Corona Got to make a grocery run, well that sounds fun Why’m I out here risking my life corona? Where’s a goddammed parking space […]

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Putin’s Russia is handling the COVID-19 outbreak much like Trump’s America — badly

For obvious reasons, the word “Russia” has dominated American headlines since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency. Many who opposed Trump believed that Russia’s election interference helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election; whereas many Trump supporters believed that Democrats were using a half-baked scandal as an excuse to delegitimize their opponent and lick their wounds after an unexpected electoral defeat. […]

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