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25 December 2020 | 7:26 pm
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The maker of weight-loss drug Wegovy has become Europe's most valuable firm, dethroning the French luxury conglomerate LVMH. Shares rose after the Danish pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk, launched the popular drug in the UK. At the close of trading on Monday, the firm had a stock market valuation of $428bn (£339bn).
Forced exile, grief, pressures of assimilation and generational trauma are recurring themes for many, if not most narratives about the refugee experience. They're at the heart of author Cecile Pin's first book, “Wandering Souls”, which recounts the lesser known stories of Vietnamese boat people who fled to the United Kingdom. She joined us for Perspective.
Talking Europe hosts Pascal Lamy, co-ordinator of the Jacques Delors institutes, and a distinguished former head of the World Trade Organization and former EU Trade Commissioner. We discuss great power competition in today's world; the EU’s influence when it comes to global trade and regulation; the critical importance of Africa to Europe; and climate adaptation in the light of Lamy’s role as a member of the Climate Overshoot Commission.
Lagos State police command parades a fake Commissioner of Police, a phony lawyer, and 11 others involved in hard drug sales, defilement, cultism and robbery.
The US Justice Department has indicted five former Memphis police officers on federal charges over the death of Tyre Nichols. The five have already pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges at the state level.
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We look at a historic auto union strike in the US today against three major carmakers in what's been a summer of dissent. Also, we look at reactions in the Haitian and Dominican press after a row over a shared river led to border closures. Finally, we look at the laureates of the IG Nobel prizes, which are dedicated to quirky and weird scientific research!
Children in the favelas of Brazil are coming under police fire. According to the Instituto Fogo Cruzado, nearly 300 minors have been killed by stray bullets during police operations in recent years. The bereaved families are demanding that more be done to prevent a repeat of these tragedies. The Brazilian police force says it is operating in extremely difficult conditions, and has pledged to improve.
Former US President Donald Trump has surrendered to face criminal charges in Atlanta. The arrest represents the fourth time he has been indicted since leaving office, but it's the first time police have taken a mugshot for official records.
The morality police are back in the streets and the surveillance has increased. The regime is also set to bring in new laws for the wearing of hijbs. Under these proposals, the punishment as well as associated costs of violations have been included, such as ban on internet usage and ban on travel.
Keir Starmer is in Paris a day ahead of King Charle's delayed state visit to France. The UK opposition leader has said he wants closer ties to the EU but won't seek to rejoin the bloc.
Britain's King Charles and Queen Camilla arrived in Paris on Wednesday for a three-day visit, during which he and French President Emmanuel Macron will hope to build on personal bonds to help turn the page on years of rocky relations between the two neighboring countries.
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Diplomats from Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo have met to explore restarting regular three-way summits to foster regional cooperation. The initiative has been on hold for the past few years.
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Iran has long seen many of its brightest emigrate in search of a new life. Now the oppression of women and the feminist movement is helping drive an exodus of female graduates.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
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In 2021, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began letting migrants cross his country's border into Poland to retaliate against EU sanctions. Poland strengthened its border controls, but the number of illegal migrant crossings into Germany has been surging in recent months. The Brandenburg region in eastern Germany now finds itself at the crossroads between the Belarus and Balkans migrant routes.
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The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.