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7 May
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has pushed food insecurity onto the table. Could an overlooked cereal help steady the situation and feed the global population in an era of climate crisis?
7 May
More European businesses in China are looking to shift their investments due to the country's strict coronavirus lockdowns, according to the European Chamber of Commerce.
7 May
Cryptocurrency has become a global phenomenon in recent years. More mainstream financial institutions are now embracing crypto assets, while two countries have adopted Bitcoin as legal tender. But there are many concerns around the technology and its capacity to disrupt traditional financial systems, even as Russia's war in Ukraine has highlighted its potential as a geopolitical tool. Sean Lee, senior advisor at the Crypto Council for Innovation joins Kate Moody to talk about the future of cryptocurrencies.
6 May
Romania's capital is buried in smoke from burned trash that comes from all over Europe. The dubious business is being investigated. Prosecutors and activists are sounding the alarm about organized crime structures.
6 May
Most Germans recognize that racism exists in their society, affecting not only minorities but everybody who lives here. The country's first National Discrimination and Racism report has found some surprising results.
5 May
At 79 years old, President Joe Biden is the oldest person to assume the presidency of the United States. Misinformers hence target his 'cognitive decline' and ability to govern through manipulated videos. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
5 May
The central bank has announced a 0.5% interest rate hike — its highest increase in more than 20 years. The US move comes as a number of other countries cut lending rates to deal with rising prices.
5 May
Central African Republic and El Salvador have made Bitcoin legal tender and Panama has approved a bill to regulate crypto assets. Experts have warned that nations that adopt crypto currencies risk instability.
5 May
Germany's Cabinet has wrapped two days and talks about the war in Ukraine and its impact on the German economy. The government warned that a planned EU oil embargo could cause supply problems and even higher inflation.
5 May
Elon Musk says companies and governments might need to pay to use Twitter under his ownership, as the billionaire Tesla founder seeks more investors to cover the private financing of his $44 billion takeover deal. The US Fed gets set to hike interest rates, and soaring profits at oil companies spur a push for windfall taxes.
4 May
Many Ghanaian farmers lose their animals due to inadequate vaccination. But now, a startup created by two youngers is solving the problem. The Cowtribe mobile app delivers the last-mile vaccines to livestock ranchers.
4 May
Solar energy is clean, renewable and costs less than burning fossil fuels. So why do we make such little use of it?

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She is the first woman to hold the position in over 30 years. French President Emmanuel Macron and Borne were expected to appoint the full government within days.
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American military leaders said the soldiers would help counter the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa country.
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Elisabeth Borne has been appointed France's new prime minister. The former transport, ecology and labour minister faces numerous challenges, with the most pressing priority being helping French households with the soaring cost of living. She will also need to tackle the thorny issue of pension reform as well as steer the country through a major energy transition. Plus, Moscow residents display mixed feelings after US fast food giant McDonald's announces it's pulling out of Russia for good.
5 hours ago
Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
5 hours ago
In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.
5 hours ago
The US Air Force has announced a successful test measured at five times the speed of sound. A B-52 bomber off the coast of California carried out the test.