Anti-abortion groups protest after Mexico decriminalizes procedure
06 October 2021 | 4:07 pm
Around 10,000 people join an anti-abortion protest in Mexico City after the country's Supreme Court ruled that criminalising the procedure is unconstitutional. The decision followed a constitutional challenge to the penal code of the northern state of Coahuila, where abortion carries a punishment of up to three years in prison.
27 Oct 2021
Dozens of Netflix employees joined protests outside the company's Los Angeles office. Counterprotesters soon showed up to pushback against the rally.
28 Oct 2021
Israel's designation of six Palestinian civil society groups as terrorist organizations has stirred controversy — and poses a challenge for European donors. Calls for providing evidence backing the claims are growing.
30 Oct 2021
The Swedish teen joined protesters ahead of the COP26 climate conference to rail against banks profiting off environmental destruction. Organizers say similar protests were being staged in 26 countries around the world.
2 Nov 2021
A lawsuit has been filed against a group of Belarusian security officials for crimes against humanity — including torture. Rights groups have asked German prosecutors to take on the case.
6 Nov 2021
A video doing the rounds showing Alitalia flight crew engaging in a choreographed protest in Rome has been attributed to them being fired for being unvaccinated against Covid-19. In fact, it was to show their discontent at the new state airline ITA absorbing just 3,000 of the 10,000 former Alitalia employees. Also, pharmaceutical companies deny there are living microorganisms in the Covid-19 vaccines, as one US osteopath claims to have seen under the microscope. That claim has quite literally grown legs in some videos circulating online.
4 Nov 2021
Martin Luther King III, son of the iconic civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was arrested while protesting for voting rights in front of the White House on Wednesday as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was blocked in the US Senate. He and scores of other protesters were detained before later being released. The reasons for the arrests remain unclear. The 13-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, Yolanda King, gave a speech at the rally.
7 Nov 2021
A shootout involving rival gangs near the Mexican resort of Cancun has left two suspected drug dealers dead. The gun battle sparked panic among foreign tourists.
5 Nov 2021
Nine factions opposed to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have joined forces to seek a political transition. Ethiopia has been mired in violent conflict for over a year.
23 Nov 2021
The migrants were "crammed" into the trailers of two trucks, according to the local head of the Human Rights Commission. Most were from the neighboring state of Guatemala.
26 Nov 2021
Religious parties argue the gender change law is promoting homosexuality, dubbing it "un-Islamic." A bill in the Muslim-majority country's Senate seeks to make the sex change procedure more difficult for citizens.
29 Nov 2021
Police fired tear gas at protesters as they burned tires and ransacked a government building in Ouagadougou. Citizens of the capital of Burkina Faso are upset about jihadist violence and a recent attack.
1 Dec 2021
Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan's capital. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country's military. In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains as he calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. And African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned designer Virgil Abloh, who died this weekend at the age of 41.
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This news report published on June 15th by IRIB, a state-run TV news channel from Iran, is a compilation of at least seven false claims, in a total of two minutes, alleging Cristiano Ronaldo's support for Palestine and 'hatred' towards Israel. We debunk some of the most outrageous claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Two localities in the German state of Brandenburg had to be evacuated as a large forest fire rages on the border with neighboring Saxony. Efforts to dampen the flames werre hampered because of old munitions in the area.
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This week on Talking Europe we take a look at some of the other countries, aside from Ukraine, that are knocking on the EU's door to join the bloc. EU leaders held a summit on Thursday with the Western Balkan states to discuss their accession process. For Albania, that started back in 2008 and still hasn't advanced to the negotiations stage. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke to FRANCE 24’s Luke Brown on the sidelines of the EU-Western Balkans leaders' meeting in Brussels.
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Since Russia invaded Ukraine four months ago, the cost of living crisis has become a global issue. Prices have gone up around the world. In Europe, the countries that use the euro saw an average of 8.1 percent inflation in May. Pressure on prices, combined with stuttering economic growth, has sparked fears of a recession. These concerns could still come into play regarding the EU's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this programme, we're joined by two MEPs to discuss how the EU should balance sanctions against Russia with the risk of recession.
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German airline Lufthansa has said it is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages. Its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, is also expected to cancel flights.
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On November 17, 2018, French men and women gathered for the first time on the capital’s iconic Champs-Élysées and on hundreds of roundabouts throughout France to protest against the high cost of living. They were easily recognisable by their yellow high-visibility vests. The months-long demonstrations against the government of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent and were met with a fierce crackdown by security forces. Almost four years later, those who participated in the movement tell FRANCE 24’s reporters how the struggle has changed their lives.