Thousands of cancelled flights, many homes without power
31 December 2022 | 1:29 pm
A massive polar blast making its way across North America is disrupting travel plans, causing power outages and putting huge pressure on homeless shelters. Around 60 percent of the US is estimated to be under a weather warning, with the huge storm stretching right across much of the US and Canada.
January 19, 2023
Afghanistan, Ukraine and much further afield: The fight for women's rights is ongoing and business has a role to play. Natalia Kanem, executive director of the UN's Population Fund, speaks to DW at the WEF.
Almost all European chambers of commerce remain active in Myanmar nearly two years on from a military coup that ousted a democratically-elected government and sparked a civil war.
This week saw the release of a wide-ranging investigation into the lucrative disinformation industry, published by a media consortium led by the French NGO Forbidden Stories. At the centre of the story is a shadowy Israeli group nicknamed "Team Jorge" who claims it has influenced 33 elections worldwide with a potent combination of phone hacking and thousands of fake profiles.
The disappearance of Chinese banker Bao Fan has renewed concerns about Beijing's crackdown on entrepreneurs. Experts say the trend will cause investors to lose confidence in China.
Tanzanian traders doing business in Kenya have raised concerns that the weekly demonstrations by the opposition are negatively affecting their business. Kenya is the main destination for Tanzania's corn exports.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has criticised Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as being "anti-business" and "anti-Florida". The comments are part of an ongoing feud between the entertainment giant and DeSantis that started when Disney voiced its opposition to a state law banning education on LGBT issues in schools.
Viral photos appear to show a beached shark in the United States being rescued by local residents. But that is what the social media posts want people to think. The photos are actually fake, generated by artificial intelligence software, and their creator seemingly wants to take advantage of the confusion. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Khat lovers in Kenya continue enjoying their favorite plant — also known as miraa — despite its classification as a drug in many countries. Trading miraa is a lifeline for some Kenyans, and they can't afford to quit.
Modest fashion is a way of dressing that respects specific clothing requirements for reasons of faith and also personal preference. The market for modest fashion is huge – and it's only getting bigger, with both designers and influencers keen to get in on the action. FRANCE 24 went to check out the second edition of Paris Modest Fashion Week.
Marcus Gram, Joyner Vending Founder, joins 'Last Call' for Make It Monday to explain how he turned a vending machine business into a $300 thousand per year enterprise.
Beijing is portraying Chinese Premier Li Qiang's business-oriented visit to Germany as a diplomatic success, but experts say its impact on reducing long-running tensions will be limited.
The World Economic Forum's summer meeting is bringing together decision-makers in Tianjin, China. Alongside topics like AI and biotech, the conversation has focused on whether business can ignore political tensions.
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The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.
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The suspension of visa services is the latest tit-for-tat move following the murder of an Sikh activist in Canada. India's foreign ministry has confirmed the move.
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Zelenskyy's visit comes as many conservative Republicans are growing skeptical of US aid to Ukraine. Kyiv has been heavily reliant on weapons assistance from the West as it staves off Russia's invasion.
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In Northern Ghana, a social enterprise provides school kits and raincoats made from plastic waste. The all-women group is keeping children in school while helping the environment.
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The public began to demand answers as to why Sammy Larry has been bullying Mohbad. According to the artist's close friends, it was not the first time. It was reported that Naira Marley, Zinolesky and Sam Larry moved out of the country immediately after Mohbad's death, drawing suspicion of foul play on his death.