Obama joins call for Biden to quit presidential race

President contracts Covid as four of the seven key battleground states now look out of reach

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Democratic leaders press Joe Biden to quit

Covid diagnosis adds to US president’s woes at a time when Republicans have put unity on full display

Kenya bans protests in central Nairobi, blames criminal groups

The government has intensified calls for protests to end

Zimbabwe opposition leader Timba and activists denial of bail upheld

Amnesty International and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights condemn month-long detention of Coalition for Change leader and 78 activists

Ursula von der Leyen wins second term as European Commission president

Former German defence minister’s pledge of a ‘new defence union’ riles Moscow

ECB stands pat on rates as Lagarde leaves door open for September cuts

European Central Bank president says that risks to growth are ‘tilted to the downside’

G20 regulators omit risks of nature loss, watchdog says

Some are yet to assess the potential fallout for banks and other institutions, the Financial Stability Board warns

How Iran’s supreme leader paved way for a moderate to secure presidency

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei set the stage for Massoud Pezeshkian to bridge the gap between the clerical establishment and the people

Turkey and Niger agree to enhance energy, defence co-operation

The West African nation has asked Western military personnel to leave and terminated the mining contracts of many Western countries

Ukraine resumes bondholder talks as law on debt payments cleared

A restructuring would allow more than $10m in savings on debt servicing on eurobonds, says Roksolana Pidlasa, budget committee head

Rwanda’s President Kagame re-elected in a landslide

National Electoral Commission says he won 99% of the vote — extending his near quarter-century in office

Starmer urges European leaders to work closer on Ukraine and top issues

Opening a meeting of the European Political Community, the UK premier made his bid for a reset in post-Brexit ties with the EU

China aims at industrial revamp as it reiterates policy goals

Beijing wants to expand domestic demand, and improve social security, healthcare and income distribution systems

King Charles sets out new government agenda

Housing and infrastructure are priorities, but Starmer warns change will not happen overnight

Former rivals Haley and DeSantis back Trump at Republican convention

The endorsements of the former president’s candidacy are a display of unity days after he survived an assassination attempt