Tearful Obama bids farewell in emotional speech

Tearful Obama bids farewell in emotional speech

Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation’s future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defense Tuesday of his vision to Americans facing a moment of anxiety and a dramatic change in leadership. Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the trials and triumphs, promises kept […]

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 […]

Trump tries to reset campaign with economic speech

Trump tries to reset campaign with economic speech

Republican Donald Trump sought to regain momentum for his White House campaign on Monday by proposing sweeping tax breaks, cuts to federal regulations and a revival of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The New York businessman used a speech on the economy in Detroit to try to turn the page after a week […]

Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama speech

Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama speech

  Melania Trump found herself swept up in an embarrassing plagiarism scandal on Tuesday after delivering a speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention that appeared to be in part lifted from a speech given by Michelle Obama. Up until this week, Melania Trump has played a minor role in her husband’s […]