‘Tampon tax’ on feminine hygiene products to be reduced in Germany
24 November 2019 | 9:08 am
Plans are in the works to reduce the tax rate on tampons and pads in 2020. But critics say it's tax policy that needs an overhaul.
4 Oct 2021
Austria announced the introduction of a new "eco-social" reform of the tax system. Everyone in the governing coalition gets something: but does the environment?
5 Oct 2021
A trove of leaked documents has revealed links between leaders and offshore tax havens. Officials in Pakistan and other countries are facing calls for investigation while Germany urged patience in fighting tax avoidance.
6 Oct 2021
The global investigation into secret wealth and offshore dealings has revealed the names of several high-profile leaders within the European Union. That has raised uncomfortable questions for EU honchos.
8 Oct 2021
Insulate Britain protesters have repeatedly blocked traffic, sometimes gluing themselves to highways, despite court orders to steer clear of key roads. The interior minister wants "loopholes" closed to allow prosecution.
9 Oct 2021
The country has finally dropped its opposition to a global tax reform brokered by the OECD in July. The revised corporate tax rate will only apply to large multinational companies
12 Oct 2021
Most countries have now signed up to a historic deal to ensure a minimum 15% corporate tax rate. Only four smaller economies are still holding back.
13 Oct 2021
Big Brother Naija season 6 housemates Emmanuel, Angel, and Cross from their ‘exploits’ in Big Brother’s House, paid a visit to the headquarters of The Guardian. The housemates talked about life, future plans relationships with fellow housemates in the house, as well as what they have come to realise after leaving the Big Brother Naija season 6: 'Shine Ya Eye' edition.
18 Oct 2021
Facebook has announced that it will expand in the European Union to build a new computing platform. It comes as the tech giant contends with concerns over its practices.
21 Oct 2021
Images of 'TRUTH Social', a social network the former US president Donald Trump says he plans to launch. It's the latest push to reclaim his online influence after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook in the wake of the violent Capitol insurrection.
21 Oct 2021
US media reports that Trump National Golf Club's finances are under scrutiny, with a probe launched into whether it has misled a valuation for tax purposes.
25 Oct 2021
Although France plans to invest in small modular nuclear reactors, experts doubt that this is ecologically and economically sensible. Yet it may be more about geopolitical strategy than energy.
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Greek Cypriot Andreas Lordos is fighting for the restitution of his family’s property, as well as for reconciliation with Turkish Cypriots. He has been regularly travelling to the island’s Turkish-occupied north.
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Posts on social media claim that Russian forces captured a US admiral, Eric T. Olson, at the Azovstal steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The US Department of Defense confirmed to The FRANCE 24 Observers that Eric T. Olson retired in 2011 as an admiral for the US armed forces. But the claims that he was captured in Mariupol are false. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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We focus on one of the most iconic features of life in the French capital: not the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame Cathedral, but the Paris underground metro network. How has it evolved since it was first inaugurated 120 years ago? And how is it dealing with current challenges like the growing number of commuters, as well as strike action? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula take a trip underground to discover the Parisian metro.
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Many users on social media are spreading baseless rumours that the Texas school shooter was transgender. Many users also erroneously claim that mass shootings "resumed" under Joe Biden and that there were none or fewer shootings under President Donald Trump. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Nigeria's former vice president, veteran politician Atiku Abubakar, will run for president again next year after the main opposition party picked him as its candidate to stand in elections to succeed incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.