Defending glyphosate: A ‘Roundup’ of German agribusiness sentiments
28 May 2019 | 8:13 am
Monsanto's controversial weed killer Roundup is used widely by many agricultural firms across Germany. They say consumers are hardly aware of what it would mean to stop using the herbicide.
18 Mar 2022
19 Dec 2021
The US Commerce Department sanctioned Chinese surveillance and biotechnology companies over rights abuses. The Biden administration expressed concern that US technology could be used in abusing Uyghur people.
27 Dec 2021
A Berlin-based human rights group says top clothing retailers may be sourcing Xinjiang cotton that has allegedly been picked using forced labor. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint in a federal court in Germany.
13 Mar 2022
The growing exodus of Western firms has upset Russian consumers, while authorities are weighing up the possibility of temporarily taking over firms with large shares of foreign ownership. We take a closer look. Also, the IMF warns that rising commodity prices due to the war in Ukraine could hurt developing nations in particular, and investors grapple with market volatility.
18 Mar 2022
The #TechForUkraine campaign hopes to match aid groups with IT companies willing to help for free. The focus is both on the distribution of material aid and on the helping against Russian cyberattacks.
29 Apr 2022
With Poland and Bulgaria cut off from Russian gas, major European energy firms are reportedly considering compliance with Moscow's demand to be paid in roubles. Over in the US, Archegos Capital's Bill Hwang pleads not guilty to fraud. Finally, amid a shortage of sunflower oil due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the French government has authorised food companies to change their recipes without altering their packaging.
11 Jun 2022
Kabare prison is notorious for deaths in custody caused by hunger. Now, women are changing it with a food project.
8 Jun 2022
A combination of geopolitical tensions and higher costs are pushing large firms to look for alternative production sites. Vietnam's strong economic performance in recent years has drawn the attention of European firms.
18 Jun 2022
In a letter to major oil companies, US President Joe Biden warned he was ready to take steps to provide Americans with "affordable" energy supply.
2 Jul 2022
South Africa's small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now taking further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years.
9 Dec 2022
A new German law forcing corporates to heed human rights in their supply chains will come into effect on January 1. The law is feared by some firms, but others have started early and say there's nothing to worry about.
A new 9-month long cross-border investigation exposes the flaws of “green” forestry labels. Environmental auditors overlook harm by “sustainable" companies, hindering climate efforts.
Using virtual reality and "digital twin" technology, industry players are starting to turn to the so-called metaverse to boost productivity. But not everyone at the Hannover Trade Fair is happy to call it that.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill, who accused him of sexual assault, have settled their lawsuit outside of court. Hill accused Bauer of two instances of sexual assault, with the district attorney's office refusing to press criminal charges. Despite Bauer not being found guilty of the crime, MLB suspended him for 324 games and was later released by the Dodgers.
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Armenia's parliament votes to join the International Criminal Court in a move that Russia had already said would be an unfriendly step. Meanwhile, there are "surreal" scenes in the abandoned enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Nigeria's major labor unions agreed to suspend a planned nationwide strike after talks with the government. DW looks at what led up to the planned action and how the situation could play out for workers and their unions.
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Sam Bankman-Fried, also known by the initials SBF, has tumbled from crypto king to courtroom defendant. The trial of the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange is due to start on Tuesday 3 October. The fraud charges against him - which he denies - stem from the November 2022 collapse of his now-bankrupt business.
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Nigerian reform drive falters, threatening Africa's biggest economy