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Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar sets out tough stance on China, Russia

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday said she would rebuild U.S. foreign alliances and take tougher stances on U.S. relations with China and Russia than President Donald Trump if she is elected. | Video

U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar military chief over Rohingya atrocities

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

White House hopeful Bernie Sanders gets boost from progressive network

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Bernie Sanders on Tuesday won the endorsement of the Center for Popular Democracy Action, a network of progressive community groups, providing a boost to the U.S. senator's bid to become the Democratic Party's nominee for president.

U.S. blacklists head of Myanmar military for alleged rights abuses against Rohingya

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday blacklisted four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

U.S. Democratic contender Sanders proposes $150 billion for 'high-speed internet for all'

06 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders launched a plan on Friday to provide high-speed broadband for every U.S. household at a cost of $150 billion (£116.91 billion), pledging to use antitrust powers to take on internet, telecom and cable companies.

Warren vows to 'fix' racial inequality as Democrats vie for black support

22 Nov 2019

ATLANTA U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to African-Americans on Thursday to use the powers of the federal government to address historic injustice and inequality, as she and other Democratic presidential contenders sought to challenge Joe Biden's dominance among black voters.

Democratic debate highlights: minority outreach, political experience and 'murderous dictators'

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over outreach to minority voters and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead.

Democratic 2020 candidates unite on impeachment but differ on policy in polite debate

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA Democratic White House contenders united in supporting the impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump at a debate on Wednesday that featured differences on policy details but few of the bitter attacks on one another that marked earlier encounters.

Democratic debate highlights: Experience and race at forefront as healthcare talk fades

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over outreach to minority voters, the role of U.S. diplomacy and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead.

Democratic debate highlights: Experience and race at forefront as healthcare talk fades

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over outreach to minority voters, the role of U.S. diplomacy and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead.

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