Abortion rights in America: Will Roe v. Wade be overturned?
06 February 2022 | 4:16 pm
Abortion rights in America are under threat with the nation's landmark ruling, Roe v Wade, at risk of being overturned or significantly weakened later this year. In response, California is already declaring itself a sanctuary state for women seeking a termination. Annette Young talks to Amanda Becker, the Washington correspondent for the 19th, an American website reporting on gender and policy, on what the Supreme Court is likely to do. Plus we meet photographer, Pamela Tulizo from the Democratic Republic of Congo whose work challenges clichés about women in her country who are often presented as victims.
31 May 2021
Santiago Andres Cafiero, Argentina's Chief of Cabinet of Ministers, says that his country "tried to keep its commitment" to hosting the Copa America but that the "the epidemiological situation made it impossible for Argentina to do so," as it endures a record virus surge.
5 Jun 2021
The World Health Organization's emergencies chief Michael Ryan voices deep concern at the Covid-19 situation in South America, warning that outbreaks in the already hard-hit region are once again worsening.
4 Jun 2021
Paxton Smith swapped her approved commencement speech for one on abortion rights. Her attack on Texas passing one of the most stringent anti-abortion laws in the US has since gone viral.
4 Jun 2021
Peru has released new statistics showing that its COVID deaths number well over double the original figure given. And the pandemic holds sway over the rest of the continent as well.
3 Jun 2021
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni says it is "alarming" and "worrisome" that the Copa America is now slated to be hosted in Brazil amid the pandemic.
10 Jun 2021
Chile inaugurates Latin America's first-ever thermosolar energy plant, a vast complex dubbed Cerro Dominador in the Atacama desert that gives a boost to the country's quest for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
11 Jun 2021
The Supreme Court is ruling on three cases where the plaintiffs argued that the South American football tournament posed an unacceptable health risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
15 Jun 2021
Watching on from a bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina fans react after their side was held to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their opening Copa America Group A match. Superstar Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick but Eduardo Vargas equalised in the second half.
30 Jun 2021
Latin America, which accounts for one-third of the total global COVID-19 deaths, is struggling to secure vaccines. The region's ambivalence toward a patent waiver for vaccines has left many perplexed.
9 Jul 2021
Neymar says he and Lionel Messi are "rivals" now, as Brazil and Argentina prepare for Saturday's Copa America final. Like Brazil's Pele and Diego Maradona of Argentina before them, neither Messi nor Neymar has ever won the Copa. That statistic will change for one of them in the dream final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium.
12 Jul 2021
Argentines celebrate outside the Maracana Stadium after their national football team beat hosts Brazil 1-0 in the final of the Copa America. While Angel di Maria scored the decisive goal, many fans celebrated Lionel Messi's first ever trophy with the national team. Meanwhile Brazil fans mourn their team's loss at home, saying they "expected a victory".
22 Jul 2021
Netflix has seen its number of subscribers drop in North America, as the streaming giant faces increased competition from rival platforms. While the company's global subscriptions rose between April and June, they fell in the United States and Canada. Netflix says it still expects to see growth in the coming months, as more new shows will be released. The company is the largest player in streaming worldwide, but the market has become increasingly crowded, particularly in the US.
10 mins ago
A teenager shot dead 19 children at an elementary school in the small city of Uvalde, officials said. US President Joe Biden called for stricter gun laws, asking when "are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?"
16 mins ago
In another tragic US mass shooting echoing the 2012 Sandy Hook killings, an 18-year-old gunman has killed more than 20 people – mostly children – in Uvalde, Texas. We take a look at how papers are reacting to the all-too-common event in the United States, including why many blame Republicans. We finish with an editorial arguing that the United States – its policies and institutions – is its own worst enemy.
27 mins ago
Health officials in Germany, the European Union and elsewhere are looking at the dangers of the continued spread of monkeypox and how to best contain the disease.
27 mins ago
Water sports aren't popular in Niger, due to a lack of facilities. But the Niger River has become the new hot spot for water sports enthusiasts. Be it swimming or dugout races — young people love the competition.
27 mins ago
South Korea's soccer player Son Heung-min returned home to a rousing welcome on Tuesday after the Tottenham Hotspur forward ended the season as the Premier League's joint top scorer with Mohamed Salah.
3 hours ago
Military analysts weigh in on the major takeaways from Russia's now three-month-old war in Ukraine. We also discuss the results of a major probe on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Church across the United States. Finally, what does democracy look like among crows? French paper Le Parisien gives us an idea.