British regulators fine Chinese ‘propaganda’ channel
10 March 2021 | 9:00 am
Ofcom has demanded that CGTN pays fines after breaching the UK's broadcasting rules. Critics say the English-language satellite broadcaster merely parrots the Chinese Communist Party line in its reports.
5 Oct 2021
There are some cases of fake news that are clearer than others. Misinformation or blurring the lines of truth and propaganda is an art form that some TikTok accounts appear to have refined. We take a closer look at two examples concerning the war in Syria.
18 Oct 2021
An Australian long-distance swimmer breaks the world record for the most number of swims across the Channel between England and France. Chloe McCardel, 36, made the swim for the 44th time, breaking the previous record of 43 she had held jointly with British swimmer Alison Streeter.
17 Oct 2021
The two leaders discussed the pandemic, climate change and human rights during a video call. Xi Jinping reportedly called Merkel a "friend of the Chinese people."
24 Oct 2021
China's Q3 GDP growth came in below forecasts at 4.9%, as power shortages, supply chain disruptions and a liquidity crisis in the real estate market continue to weigh on the economy. Also, Facebook announces a plan to hire 10,000 new EU workers to build its "metaverse", and Hollywood narrowly avoids a major production crew strike.
31 Oct 2021
A key indicator of the health of the Chinese economy, the Purchasing Manger's Index (PMI) contracted. Analysts say the indicators of stagflation in the Chinese economy are there.
5 Nov 2021
Nigeria has secured a new set of military gear and they are massive. The Nigerian Army recently unveiled 60 new VP1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers to expand it armory.
8 Nov 2021
Taipei has said it is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
12 Nov 2021
Engines developed in Germany can evade export control bans due to their status as a so-called dual-use technology, a German media investigation has revealed.
18 Nov 2021
Since August, a new British ambassador to France has been in post. Menna Rawlings has taken up the job at a time when the two countries have butted heads over various issues, from migration to Northern Ireland to fishing, while still bound together on other international issues – including the COP26 climate summit and as permanent members of the UN Security Council. Speaking to FRANCE 24 in a week when around 1,000 undocumented migrants crossed from France to England in small boats in a single day, she defended British border policy and spoke out about the ongoing disputes over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
28 Nov 2021
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the incursion off its east coast lasted roughly 10 minutes. Beijing later said the warplanes entering South Korea's air defense identification zone was part of an exercise.
4 Dec 2021
The response to the tragic drownings on the English Channel has spiraled into a political spat between France and the UK, delaying proactive solutions to prevent future tragedies.
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Beijing's military threats against Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit are unprecedented. For the time being, however, not much will likely change as neither country can do without the other as a trading partner.
59 mins ago
The top German official for antiziganism says Romani people face structural discrimination in Ukraine. Roma make up 1-1.5% of the country's population.
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Among the dangers posed by the war in Ukraine is the risk of a nuclear catastrophe at Europe's largest nuclear plant, which is now under Russian control — in a war zone. The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, spoke to DW about his concerns over the situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant.
2 hours ago
Beijing said it "successfully completed" major military exercises around Taiwan, and repeated military threats against the self-ruled island following a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
3 hours ago
A North Korean tailor said it had started offering brighter and more elegant clothes for summer, in a recent video released by state media.
3 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday he discussed with Rwandan President Paul Kagame "credible reports" that Rwanda continued to support the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.