Bernie Sanders has Democrats on the ropes – is he the man to beat Trump?

No, no, no, no. Too many important groups would more likely stay home if he is the candidate.


The socialist senator and his supporters seem to have the upper hand over a party establishment worried he’s too leftwing

Raging against the machine has taken Bernie Sanders a long way. In 2016, his disdain for “the establishment” and the “donor class” gave progressives a near-perfect foil to Hillary Clinton, who was cast as the “anointed” Democratic candidate for president.

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Is Benjamin Netanyahu about to go rogue in Jerusalem? All the signs are there | Mick Dumper


Flushed with election success and politically tooled-up with Trump’s support, he now has the holy Islamic sites in his sights

Is Israel lining up its ducks for another dramatic unilateral action in Jerusalem? The portents are there in the recent Israeli election campaign, a campaign that returned Benjamin Netanyahu to power with a small but even more nationalist coalition majority.

Emboldened by Donald Trump’s decision in 2017 to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, both at the expense of Palestinian claims to a capital in the eastern parts of the city and in contravention of scores of UN resolutions, Netanyahu made campaign promises to annex additional parts of the Israel-occupied West Bank and ruled out any possibility of concessions to the Palestinians over Jerusalem.

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Seth Moulton: Democratic congressman enters crowded 2020 presidential race

Candidate for higher speaking fees!


Massachusetts congressman is a long-shot for the nomination and may struggle to stand out in a field, 19-strong and expanding

The Massachusetts congressman Seth Moulton has jumped into the race for the White House.

Related: Who is running for president? The full list of 2020 Democratic candidates

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US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war, officials say

Trump favors rape as weapon of war?


Exclusive: US warns it will reject measure over language on sexual health in latest example of hardline abortion stance

The US is threatening to veto a United Nations resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because of its language on reproductive and sexual health, according to a senior UN official and European diplomats.

The German mission hopes the resolution will be adopted at a special UN security council session on Tuesday on sexual violence in conflict.

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DRC notes 23 new Ebola cases as another hospital attacked | CIDRAP

Over the weekend and through today, the ministry of health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded 23 new Ebola cases and 19 deaths, while a Katwa hospital saw a violent attack that left one of the assailants dead. The totals swell outbreak numbers to 1,340 cases, of which 1,274 are confirmed. The number of deaths rose to 874.

Source: DRC notes 23 new Ebola cases as another hospital attacked | CIDRAP