Ex-US secretary of state Kerry endorses Biden for president Dec 06, 2019 0 1674 12345 AFPWashington,Former US secretary of state John Kerry, who lost to George W Bush in the 2004 presidential election, endorsed Joe Biden on Thursday as the Democratic candidate for next year’s White House race.Kerry, 75, said the former vice president to Barack Obama and longtime senator from Delaware “is the president our country desperately needs right now.” “I’ve never before seen the world more in need of someone who on day one can begin the incredibly hard work of putting back together the world Donald Trump has smashed apart,” Kerry said in a statement.Kerry, a former senator from Massachusetts, served as secretary of state during Obama’s second term in office. Kerry and Biden also served for more than two decades together in the US Senate.Biden, 77, is the current frontrunner in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, according to an average of national polls by RealClearPolitics.com.Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg are the only other candidates in the crowded field with double-digit support.“I don’t endorse lightly,” Kerry said. “Joe and I both got into public service to make our country fairer for people and make the world safer. “I’ve watched Joe do exactly that as a senator, statesman, and vice president,” he said.“Joe will defeat Donald Trump next November,” Kerry continued. “He’s the candidate with the wisdom and standing to fix what Trump has broken, to restore our place in the world, and improve the lives of working people here at home.” RELATED ARTICLES Strike paralyses France as unions face off against Macron Dec 06, 2019 0 256 Trump likely to face at least three articles of impeachment Dec 06, 2019 0 684 At least 58 migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania Dec 06, 2019 0 237 Italy’s ruling Five Star ‘steals’ voters’ data via Facebook app DPA Rome Italy’s ruling Five Star Movement (M5S) used underhand methods similar to Cambridge Analytica for the mass profiling of voters ahead of 2013 and 2014 elections, according to a media report. The data harvesting .. Wolf attacks on farm animals on the rise in Germany Berlin: Sheep are the main victims of attacks by wolves in Germany, which have shown a significant increase in recent years as numbers of the once-rare predators rise, government figures showed on Thursday. According to .. Johnson pledges tax cuts, gets election boost after four MEPs quit Brexit Party DPA London Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised British voters tax cuts on Thursday as he was boosted by the backing of four Brexit Party politicians ahead of next week’s snap election. Johnson made a series of pledges .. US indicts hackers with alleged Russian intelligence ties Washington: The US Justice Department unveiled indictments on Thursday of two Russians with ties to their country’s intelligence services, who ran a major global cybertheft operation under the name Evil Corp. An .. Trump lawyer meets Ukrainian MP Kiev: US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer discussed “international corruption” with an MP in Kiev who had claimed to have dirt on the White House’s Democratic rivals, the Ukrainian lawmaker said on Thursday. .. Trump says ‘will win’ impeachment fight Washington: A defiant President Donald Trump predicted on Thursday he “will win,” after the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives gave the greenlight for impeachment. “The good thing is that the ..