Spain’s controversial transgender law
01 December 2022 | 7:12 am
In June, Spain's left-wing government promised revolutionary reforms to help the transgender community. It put forward a bill that would drastically simplify the legal process involved in changing gender. But it faces more pushback than expected.
15 May 2022
We look at reactions to Finland and Sweden's imminent bid to join NATO. Spanish lawmakers will soon discuss a proposal to offer period pain leave to women, which, if passed, would make Spain the first Western nation to do so. Also, the US wins hosting rights to the Rugby World Cups in 2031 and 2033. We then look at Friday the 13th and why there's even a word for people who fear the day. Finally, Indian parents sue their son... for not giving them grandchildren!
19 May 2022
Spain could become the first European country to cover sick leave for workers experiencing period pain. The draft law, which still has to pass through Parliament, has sparked a debate.
18 Jun 2022
Forest fires have broken out both in Spain and France as a record early heat wave moves northward through Europe. And humans are not the only ones to suffer in the extreme temperatures.
22 Jun 2022
Europe continues to struggle with a heat wave, though some have seen a respite from record high temperatures for the time of year. One of several wildfires has raged out of control on Greece's second-largest island.
30 Jun 2022
The alliance is expected to announce increased troop numbers in at its eastern borders, as well as more aid for Ukraine. Leaders from Asia and Oceania were also invited to address concerns about rising Chinese influence.
7 Jul 2022
Spain midfielder and women's Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas will miss the women's European Championship after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in training, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Tuesday.
10 Jul 2022
In Andalusia, several groups are fighting large mineral water companies. In the Ducral Valley, citizens are especially worried about water scarcity as millions of liters of drinking water are being diverted.
18 Jul 2022
Thousands have been evacuated from their homes by authorities in France and Spain. More than 1,200 firefighters are deployed in Gironde, a prefecture in Bordeaux, France. Thousands of hectares have burned in Portugal.
25 Jul 2022
Greece is battling three major wildfires and evacuating thousands amid a heat wave. Rising temperatures in Spain bring fears of more blazes throughout the country
31 Jul 2022
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on office workers to ditch their neckties. In a press conference with his collar open, he said saving energy ought trump sartorial style in searing temperatures.
More migrants have died at the Moroccan-Spanish border this year than ever before. Human rights activists are calling the Moroccan border guards criminals.
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Is the luxury sector recession-proof? Sales at high-end brands plunged at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they've since rebounded sharply, even as inflation soars and economic growth slows. Now many fashion houses are hoping that China's reopening will be another boost to their business.
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Angoulême is once again the centre of the world for graphic novelists, as the French city hosts the 50th edition of its international comics festival. Our reporters have been speaking to best-selling author Riad Sattouf, who received the festival's Grand Prix this year.
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Faced with an ageing population and holes in public finances, many European countries are grappling with reform of their pension systems. In this programme, we compare and contrast the situations in two EU member states, Denmark and Romania, and debate what constitutes a fair system of pension contributions.
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Japan's Kazuyoshi Miura continues his playing career in Portugal a month shy of his 56th birthday.
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A papal mass drew a crowd of over a million people to Kinshasa this week. Prayers were said for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the power of the Catholic Church is a counterweight to the state.
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As relations between Iran and the United States continue to deteriorate, FRANCE 24 spoke to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Paris. He warned that "any tension between the US and Iran, any tension between the regional countries, will reflect on Iraq negatively".