EID-EL-FITR celebration – Abuja residents celebrate amid heavy security
27 June 2017 | 5:55 am
EID-EL-FITR celebration - Abuja residents celebrate amid heavy security.
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Moldova relies heavily on Russia and Ukraine for energy and has been badly hit by Russia's invasion of its eastern neighbor. In this interview, Moldovan PM Natalia Gavrilita explains the challenges her country faces.
Nigeria's state railway company resumed a popular train service between the capital Abuja and the northern state of Kaduna that was suspended in March after gunmen killed passengers and kidnapped several dozens.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has spoken about the Russian invasion in the Bundestag, saying the decision to allow the delivery of weapons to Ukraine was the only "response possible to Putin's aggression."
Hunting remains one of the most divisive issues within French society. Today, just under one million people will hunt in France, but despite the number dwindling in recent years, the hunting lobby still remains powerful. While many hunters defend their activity, fiercely, their opponents decry what they see as a brutal and dangerous practice.
Despite calls for a "mega-protest" to "retake power," turnout was significantly low in major cities. Authorities have upped security after the former president's supporters stormed government buildings on Sunday.
Dozens of pro-democracy figures have been charged with "conspiracy to commit subversion" and are facing possible life sentences. Their trial opened two years after the initial arrests.
Canberra has made it clear that it is not concerned about how China might react. Last year, both the UK and the US banned several similar Chinese tech products.
They’ve come to be known as the Hong Kong 47. A group of prominent activists, former lawmakers and student leaders went on trial this week, accused of trying to topple the pro-Beijing government. Most of them, including Benny Tai and Joshua Wong, have been detained since their arrests two years ago.
Ukraine's president said there is "no alternative" to victory. Representatives from 96 different countries are attending the summit. The IMF has hinted at further support for Kyiv.
The initiative is the flagship proposal of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The country also said it was "deeply concerned" about the conflict in Ukraine.
For the "political West," Russia's war in Ukraine was a wake-up call to long-standing grievances held elsewhere in the world. Addressing them is the hard part.
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