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NBA players renew commitment vs racial injustice

NBA players renew commitment vs racial injustice

WASHINGTON (AFP) – As violence at the US Capitol underlined deep divisions in America on Wednesday, NBA players said the incident helped renew their commitment to fight racial injustice. Boston Celtics and Miami Heat players knelt during the national anthem before their game in Miami on Wednesday, hours after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed […]

Making history, VP-elect Harris tells women she won’t be last

WILMINGTON, United States (AFP) – Kamala Harris on Saturday shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last. Introducing President-elect Joe Biden in an optimism-fueled outdoor rally, Harris – also the first Black woman and Indian-American as vice president – sported […]

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Biden urges unity in victory speech after beating Trump

WILMINGTON, United States (AFP) – Democrat Joe Biden urged unity Saturday and promised “a new day for America” in his first national address since he won the tense US election and ended the historically turbulent and divisive era of Donald Trump. After jogging onto the outdoor stage to the sounds of Bruce Springsteen in his […]

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What next for Trump? Golf, Twitter, maybe another run?

WASHINGTON (AFP) – When networks projected he had lost his bid for reelection to Joe Biden, President Donald Trump was playing golf. He’ll soon have plenty more time to enjoy the links if he so desires. But if there’s one constant for Trump, it is his love of the limelight and few expect this most […]

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 Biden wins US presidency, ending Trump era

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Democrat Joe Biden was declared winner of the US presidency Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending an era that convulsed American politics, shocked the world, and left the United States more divided than at any time in decades. In his first statement as president-elect, Biden, 77, vowed to “be a […]

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Trump says he feels ‘much better’ but next few days ‘the real test’

BETHESDA, United States (AFP) – US President Donald Trump said in a video released on Twitter Saturday night that he was feeling “much better” in his battle against the coronavirus – but the next few days would be “the real test.” The 74-year-old assured the public of his progress hours after a source with knowledge […]

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