Ex-US secretary of state Kerry endorses Biden for president Dec 11, 2019 0 2507 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 India restores incoming SMS in Kashmir, mobile internet still cut Dec 11, 2019 0 753 World’s youngest PM takes office in Finland Dec 11, 2019 0 201 MELTING ICE SHEET IN GREENLAND RAISES SEA LEVEL BY 11 MILLIMETRES Dec 11, 2019 0 464 UK’s PM under fire as survey finds patients die waiting for treatment DPA London Pressure mounted on Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Britain’s national health service (NHS) on Tuesday, as a survey found thousands of patients die each year awaiting emergency hospital .. Democrats publish articles of impeachment against Trump AFP Washington Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment on Tuesday against US President Donald Trump after weeks of arguing there is overwhelming evidence that the US leader abused his office and deserves to be .. Duterte to lift martial law in southern Philippines AFP Manila President Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in the southern Philippines by year’s end, his spokesman said on Tuesday, more than two years after it was imposed in an attempt to stop the Islamic State group .. Attacker, six victims dead after rampage in Czech hospital Prague: Six people are dead after shots were fired in a hospital in the Czech city of Ostrava, Prime Minister Andrej Babis told public broadcaster CT on Tuesday. The 42-year-old man who fired the shots fled in a car. When he .. Spain’s King Felipe starts talks on forming a new govt Madrid: Just over a month after the latest inconclusive parliamentary election in Spain, King Felipe VI began two days of consultations on Tuesday on the formation of a new government. The monarch will hold talks with the .. Pakistan president, PM reaffirm all-out support to Kashmiris tribune.com.pk Islamabad To mark the World Human Rights Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the international community to end the gross human rights violation by Indian armed forces in occupied Kashmir. .. Russia’s FM opens US talks amid impeachment Washington: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday opened a visit to Washington in which he will meet Donald Trump, the very day when Democrats unveiled impeachment charges against the president. Lavrov .. Trump calls impeachment accusation ‘ridiculous’ Washington: President Donald Trump responded to the announcement of impeachment charges on Tuesday by calling the accusations “ridiculous.” Trump -- who will be only the third US president to be impeached if the full ..