US Senate debates new sanctions against North Stream 2
Against the background of the Ukraine conflict, the US Senate has dealt with possible new sanctions against the controversial Baltic Sea Pipeline Nord Stream 2. Senators debated on Thursday for a bill submitted by the Republican Ted Cruz, which aims in particular on the operator company Nord Stream 2 AG. The text at the same time limits the powers of President Joe Biden to grant exceptions of sanctions under reference to national security interests.
© Jim Watson AFP / ARCHIVOS The Leader of Republicans in the Senate Mitch McConnell.
In the United States, the Leader of Republicans in the Senate triggered an immense controversy: after the Conservatives blocked the electoral reform desired by Joe Biden to ensure access to the vote for minorities and in particular African Americans, he Asked Mitch McConnell at the press conference to comment on the position of his party, the Republicans having precisely restricts this access to the vote in 15 states they govern. And Mitch McConnell's response sparked a wave of indignation on social networks.
"What is your message to voters of minority communities who fear that restrictions on voting rights adopted in many states prevent them from going to the polls? ", Wants to know the journalist.
The presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali is likely to put an end to the commitment of the European special forces
meeting in Brest on 13 January 2022, the European ministers of defense and foreign affairs have sought the answer to the arrival of mercenaries Wagner group in Mali. © provided by FranceInfo while the presence of 300 to 400 Russian mercenaries of the Wagner group in Mali was confirmed by several diplomats, the Europeans present in the region, particularly through the Tabuka force, expressed their concern.
Mitch McConnell replies: "The worry is unfounded. Because if you look at statistics, African-American voters vote with a participation rate just as high as the Americans. »
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the Racist State of the Republican Party?
These remarks sparked the IRE of Internet users. "I am no less American than Mitch McConnell," Tweeted the former Kentucky Democrat senator, African-American Charles Booker. Malcom Kenyatta, Democratic candidate in the Senate of Pennsylvania, argues that the Mitch McConnell statement was not a lapse, but faithfully reflected the Racist State of the Republican Party against black voters.
Across the United States, African Americans took pictures Thursday to post them on social networks, only or surrounded by their families, veterans, business leaders, students, workers. "We are Americans and we are voting," they write under the hashtag #mitchplease, Mitch please.
Infantino returns to Africa and the World Cup every two years .
© supplied by Sofoot Infantino returns on his remarks on Africa and the World Cup every two years The FIFA boss rewind. While he had this Wednesday very awkwardly tried to justify his project of a World Cup every two years in "giving hope to the Africans" , Gianni Infantino came back on his remarks who made controversy .