After a marathon primary that saw 29 major candidates in the Democratic field, the party’s national convention is finally here. On Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden will officially accept the nomination, and the countdown to the Nov. 3 general election will begin. However, due to COVID-19, the 2020 DNC is going to be very different from the major party conventions we’ve become used to. Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward explains what to expect — and why virtual conventions may be here to stay.
Joe Biden's resurgence as a frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary has reopened the door for attacks on his record as vice president. While Bernie Sanders enjoyed the lead, Republican attacks focused on the need to defeat "socialism," but they are now shifting to Biden and his son Hunter's connections to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward explains how Republicans may use ongoing investigations into Burisma as political leverage in the general election.
In the weeks prior to the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign for the Democratic nomination seemed to be on life support — but a surprise string of electoral victories have turned the tables. Now, as the primary race heads toward its endgame, the stakes are even higher for Biden and rival Bernie Sanders. Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent Jon Ward offers a preview of what to watch for in the weeks ahead.
An online multiplayer platform game has proved more popular than former prime minister Theresa May when it comes to the biggest internet search terms of the year.Roblox, which has more than 100 million active monthly users, grew from strength to strength in 2019, while Mrs May was forced to stand down as leader of the country after failing to secure backing for her Brexit deal.Not surprisingly, it is Brexit itself which tops the most popular search terms of the year on Yahoo! UK.The topic has replaced the weather as Britain’s favourite topic, even if discussing it means falling out with friends and family, and it’s also what people have been searching for most online.MORE GALLERIES FROM YAHOO UK:Pictures of the decade: Reuters reveals its most powerful images from 2010-2019National Geographic’s most stunning images from 2019 revealedIn pictures: The 15 best TV shows of 2019The most popular person on the list is US president Donald Trump, who is only beaten into second place overall by Brexit.From his state visit to the UK in June to other world leaders joking about him behind his back, online readers couldn’t get enough of searching for Mr Trump.Sport featured heavily in the 2019 search list, with both the cricket and rugby world cups making it into the top ten, while the Ashes was a bit further down the chart at number 19.The nation still loves to be entertained in front of the TV, if its searches are anything to go by, with Emmerdale, Strictly and Love Island all in the top 20.
Many EU leaders are relieved the Brexit saga is finally coming to an end, while others are saddened by the departure of a heavyweight member state.
In a heartfelt message posted on Twitter, Jeremy Corbyn's sons said they were the "three proudest sons on the planet".
US Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said the backlash against the left in the UK should serve as a warning to Democrats in the US.
Sir Rod Stewart told an audience in Birmingham that people had voted Conservative "because they want to get out of Europe".
Theresa May thanked plenty of people for her win at her Maidenhead constituency but managed to leave out Boris Johnson completely from her speech.
Asked about his timetable to leave his role as Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn said it would be "in the early part of next year".
Jeremy Corbyn has blamed Labour's huge losses in the general election on attacks by the media and Brexit.
Boris Johnson was cheered as he returned to Downing Street after being invited to form a government by the Queen following his general election victory.
Dominic Cummings said opponents of Brexit should have reflected on the result of the 2016 referendum but instead had “f***** it up even more”.
The loss of Tony Blair's former seat, Sedgefield in County Durham, by the Labour Party for the first time since 1935, is symbolic of the party's disastrous general election performance.
Twitter users accused the BBC of bias after political correspondent Alex Forsyth referred to the majority Boris Johnson "so deserves" during a broadcast.
Voters shared pictures of huge queues at polling stations in London, saying they hadn't had to queue for years.
The UK's political parties will battle it out in a general election in December 2019 - but how many seats do they need to win?
The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg and ITV's Robert Peston apologised after being briefed by the Conservative Party.
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