U.S. rejects Nigerian for WTO top job
30 October 2020 | 6:00 am
The leadership race for the World Trade Organization has been thrown into disarray after the United States opposed the appointment of former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
24 Jan 2022
Marie-Hélène Poisson is the only craftswoman to be entirely dedicated to Boulle work. This French technique, invented at the end of the 17th century, consists of inlaying antique furniture with decoration made of brass or tortoiseshell. Marie-Hélène learned the trade from her father and is now passing it on to her daughter. The future of Boulle inlay is safe in their hands. FRANCE 24 takes you to the town of Vendôme, in France's Loir-et-Cher region, for a closer look at this special craft.
10 Feb 2022
We take a look at the business of this year's Winter Olympics. A report suggests the true cost is 10 times more than the official $3.9 billion price tag, but Beijing is banking on other benefits. Also, Amazon reports another strong sales quarter, with its advertising business playing an increasingly significant role.
27 Mar 2022
24 Mar 2022
French car giant Renault announced Wednesday it was immediately suspending operations at its Moscow factory after Kyiv called for a boycott of the company for remaining in Russia.
11 Apr 2022
The coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to halt business travel almost overnight. The economic consequences for airlines and hotels have been dramatic, leaving many to wonder if corporate travel will bounce back.
30 Apr 2022
The former US president has been fined $10,000 per day until he complies with a New York court order to turn over documents as part of an investigation into his business practices.
7 May 2022
More European businesses in China are looking to shift their investments due to the country's strict coronavirus lockdowns, according to the European Chamber of Commerce.
22 Jun 2022
Several cities in the country were thrown into darkness on Sunday, June 12 2022, following the collapse of the national grid for the sixth time in 2022. Here is how multiple national grid collapse is paralysing business activities in Nigeria.
27 Jul 2022
German businesses have been losing confidence in the current economic climate as growth prospects worsen. The ifo Institute that published the survey pointed to high energy prices.
8 Oct 2022
Ports in Africa lose vast sums of money because of corrupt port officials, inefficiencies, and poor infrastructure, among others. Corruption has affected economic growth and slowed the clearance and forwarding of goods.
25 Oct 2022
Trump Organization's tax evasion trial has kicked off. The number one task in the proceeding is picking a neutral jury.
7 Nov 2022
In the eastern Congo, a powerful armed group controls lucrative gold mines. DW’s Mariel Mueller is the first international journalist who got access. She speaks with miners who are forced to pay 'tax' to the Mai-Mai Yakutumba and with survivors of its brutal attacks.
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The number of wild mountain gorillas, who are at risk from humans, is increasing for the first time in years. This is thanks to the efforts of conservationists like Uganda's first-ever wildlife veterinarian, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, who says they are truly gentle giants. There are just over a thousand mountain gorillas left, mostly high in the mountains in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kalema-Zikusoka has also written a book, "Walking with Gorillas", charting her life from young enthusiast to wildlife campaigner.
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Brazilian nurses make more money working in Germany, but are afforded less responsibility and recognition than at home. Three women spoke with DW about their experiences.
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Critics of Laos' repressive one-party state, both in the country and in exile in Thailand, have been targeted in a recent series of arrests and attacks.
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Civilians living downstream of the dam have been urged to evacuate in the face of catastrophic flooding.
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Hackers took over the broadcasts of several TV and radio stations in the regions bordering Ukraine. The Kremlin said authorities have regained control of the airwaves.