POLITICS | Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden For President

Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Joe Biden, as the Democratic Party unities around the presumptive nominee and looks toward the general election.

Obama’s endorsement, via video, comes a day after Biden’s last remaining rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, give his endorsement in a livestream chat.

‘Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decision I ever made, and he became a close friend’, Obama said in the video. ‘And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a President right now’.

The former president had been publicly neutral in the primary campaign, as he was in 2016. Biden – his vice president of eight years – emphasized his friendship and close working relationship with Obama throughout the primary.

In his remarks, Obama went out of his way to acknowledge the energy of Sanders’ supporters, as he urged them to rally around Biden. He said Biden has ‘the most progressive platform of  any major party nominee in history’.

‘Because even before the pandemic turned the world upside down, it was already down, it was already clear that we needed real structural change’, Obama said, borrowing a line often used by the other progressive also – ran, Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Obama also sought to steel Democrats for the general election contest with President Donald Trump, warning that ‘it won’t be easy’.

‘Right now, we need Americans of goodwill to unite in a great awakening against a politics that too often has been characterized by corruption, carelessness, self-dealing, disinformation, ignorance, and just plain meanness’, Obama said. ‘And to change that, we need Americans of all political stripes to get involved in our politics and our public life like never before’.


NEWS | Bahrain Says Foiled ‘Terrorist Attack’ Backed By Iran In Early 2020

Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Sunday it had foiled a ‘terrorist attack’ early this year that was backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The statement confirmed earlier media reports about an alleged planned attack and added a timeframe. Earlier on Sunday Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya and Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khaleej reported that interior ministry … Continue reading NEWS | Bahrain Says Foiled ‘Terrorist Attack’ Backed By Iran In Early 2020

BUSINESS | LVMH Submit Disputed Tiffany Takeover For EU Clearance

PARIS | FRANCE – LVMH said on Friday it had submitted its troubled takeover of Tiffany, which is now at the centre of  a legal dispute between the two groups, for EU approval as it seeks to counter accusations that it deliberately stalled antitrust proceedings. The French group’s $16 billion acquisition of the U.S. jeweler … Continue reading BUSINESS | LVMH Submit Disputed Tiffany Takeover For EU Clearance

TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has released its updated traveler’s guide, which accommodates the ongoing pandemic after approving international travel for some exceptional cases. The new regulations entail that non – Saudis who are entering the Kingdom must provide a medical report of their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test and its negative results, … Continue reading TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

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