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28 January 2021 | 7:00 pm
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The European Commission has recommended candidate status for Ukraine. Just over three months after being invaded by Russia, Kyiv has cleared the first hurdle on the road to membership.
Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief has called for Russia to end its blockade of Ukrainian ports. His comments come ahead of a meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign ministers.
French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a junior minister in President Emmanuel Macron's government after two allegations of rape were brought against her.
German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has begun construction of an COVID-19 vaccine plant in Rwanda. When completed, it will be the first mRNA vaccine plant in Africa.
Guardian Nigeria's Political Editor, Muyiwa Adeyemi speaks to GuardianTV on the aftermath of the Ekiti 2022 guber election.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago, the cost of living crisis has become a global issue. Prices have gone up around the world. In Europe, the countries that use the euro saw an average of 8.1 percent inflation in May. Pressure on prices, combined with stuttering economic growth, has sparked fears of a recession. These concerns could still come into play regarding the EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this programme, we're joined by two MEPs to discuss how the EU should balance sanctions against Russia with the risk of recession.
This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24’s Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.
This news report published on June 15th by IRIB, a state-run TV news channel from Iran, is a compilation of at least seven false claims, in a total of two minutes, alleging Cristiano Ronaldo's support for Palestine and 'hatred' towards Israel. We debunk some of the most outrageous claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
In India, over a million female healthcare workers known as "ASHA" ("hope" in Hindi) work tirelessly to help the country's poorest. Last month, the WHO honoured their hard work with its Global Leaders Award. Over the last 16 years, these women have become the backbone of India's healthcare system, especially for the hundreds of millions of Indians who live in rural areas. But today, they are fighting for better pay and recognition from the government. Our correspondents report.
A new judicial report claims Jacob Zuma is "a critical player" in a massive theft from state enterprises in South Africa. But the ex-president pledged to challenge the findings.
Although EU candidacy for Ukraine and Moldova has been hailed as historic, frustrations among other candidates years into their own membership bids should serve as a reminder that the path ahead won't be easy.
An oil supertanker that has been moored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen since 1976 could break apart and unleash part or all of its 1.1 million barrels of oil on the Horn of Africa, the UN warns. Also in this edition: Britain's Prince Charles expresses regret for the legacy of slavery, and Rwanda is set to produce its own mRNA vaccines in a first for the continent.
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Inflation in the eurozone reached 10% in September, the highest it has ever been in the history of the common European currency.
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Against the backdrop of far-right Italian politician Giorgia Meloni's election win, a video circulating heavily on social media claims that anti-EU demonstrators ripped down the EU flag outside the bloc's Rome headquarters. But all is not as it seems. We also debunk photographs from a Meloni campaign rally that are plagued by Photoshop accusations.Join us for this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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As the world struggles to overcome the huge problems of today, it would do well to turn towards indigenous peoples for solutions. That's the message from Julian Brave NoiseCat, a writer, journalist and advocate for indigenous peoples.
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The last section of the Humboldt Forum, a new museum in Berlin, is opening to the public. The museum's east wing houses collections of the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Museum. Famous Benin bronzes are on display there before their restitution.