Joe Biden formally announces 2024 White House run

This week, Joe Biden announced he is seeking re-election. The 80-year-old US president says he wants to "finish the job". His announcement came as no surprise and sets the stage for a possible rematch next year between Biden and former president Donald Trump. In a campaign video announcing his bid, Biden took aim at what he called "MAGA extremists". But is Biden's advanced age a problem? We get some analysis with FRANCE 24's Monte Francis.

Elsewhere, inflation has hit hard around the world, including in Canada. The cost of living there is skyrocketing as rents and house prices reach astronomical levels. Many people are also struggling with soaring food prices. That's led hundreds of thousands to turn to food banks as they do their best to make ends meet. We take a closer look.

Finally, tributes are pouring in for US civil rights and entertainment icon Harry Belafonte, who's died aged 96. The man known as the King of Calypso was a trailblazing activist, singer and Hollywood star. Belafonte shot to fame in the 1950s and was still making movies well into his 80s. We take a look back at his life and career.

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