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Cuba dreading Trump re-election, says diplomat

Havana, Cuba | AFP |  The re-election of Donald Trump as  president of the United States would be “the worst” scenario for Cuba, Havana’s top diplomat in charge of relations with Washington told AFP. “If the Republicans win … it’s a very negative scenario,” said Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, the foreign …

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Leaders ‘aren’t even pretending to be in charge’: Obama

Washington, United States | AFP |  Former US President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized the response to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging America, in what was widely regarded as a rare public rebuke of his successor Donald Trump. His remarks came as he spoke at two virtual commencements for high school and …

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Obama endorses Biden for president to ‘heal’ America

Washington, United States | AFP | Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, saying his longtime vice president can unify and “heal” a nation struggling through some of its darkest moments. The formal backing by perhaps the most popular politician in America is the latest boost for Biden’s …

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Drowned out by pandemic, a muted victory for Joe Biden

Washington, United States | AFP |  Barack Obama celebrated the kickoff of his “historic” White House challenge before thousands of ecstatic supporters. Hillary Clinton also marked her “milestone,” as the first woman nominee of a major US party, to thunderous applause. And what of Joe Biden? The resurgent Democrat has been denied …

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Obama suggests Trump team ‘denied warnings’ of pandemic

Washington, United States | AFP | Former US president Barack Obama took a veiled swipe Tuesday at his successor Donald Trump, chastising those who have “denied warnings” of a deadly coronavirus pandemic and cautioning against ignoring the consequences of climate change. The popular two-term Democrat took to social media as the Trump administration finalized a …

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Biden seizes momentum with strong Super Tuesday

Houston, United States | AFP |  Joe Biden seized the momentum in the race to become the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump with a string of Super Tuesday victories against leftist rival Bernie Sanders after his candidacy had seemed close to collapse. A self-described democratic socialist who wants to reshape …

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Democratic candidate attacks on Obama legacy rankle party

Washington, United States | AFP |  Barack Obama slashed US unemployment, protected child migrants and delivered health care to millions. But several 2020 candidates scorched the popular ex-president at their Democratic debate, a strategy that risks alienating voters as the party seeks to regain the White House. With party divisions over …

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US taxpayers face bitter surprise after Trump’s tax cuts

Washington, United States | AFP | Some taxpayers are getting a bitter surprise this year as their usual annual tax refunds have shrunk — or turned into tax bills — even though President Donald Trump loudly promised the largest tax cut “in American history.” And with tax season underway, thousands of unhappy taxpayers have been …

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