‘Dangerous’ Trump ‘undermines our democracy’, says Obama

‘Dangerous’ Trump ‘undermines our democracy’, says Obama

  President Barack Obama eviscerated would-be successor Donald Trump Thursday for threatening not to concede if he loses next month’s election, calling for a thumping Democratic victory to repudiate his “dangerous” claims of a rigged vote. Trump cast the United States into uncharted political waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result of the […]

Democracy is stronger than barbarism,’ Hollande says in key speech

Democracy is stronger than barbarism,’ Hollande says in key speech

President François Hollande delivered a key speech in Paris on Thursday in which he rejected the idea that the state should sacrifice civil liberties in the fight against terror and emphasised that French secularism is not incompatible with religion. “The French Constitution is not a flexible text with ellipses or parentheses,” Hollande said in his […]

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stokes Frexit fears as she hails how ‘Britain gave the Europeans a dazzling lesson in democracy’

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen stokes Frexit fears as she hails how ‘Britain gave the Europeans a dazzling lesson in democracy’

The leader of the National Front in France has hailed Britain’s decision to leave the EU – and has called for France to hold a similar referendum. Britons went to the polls to vote on the country’s future relationship with the union on Thursday, with 51.9 per cent of more than 33 million votes going […]