Belarus protests one year on: Lukashenko in command and striking back
15 August 2021 | 6:33 am
The Lukashenko regime has been turning up the heat daily since a wave of mass protests swept across Belarus last year. So where do things stand now?
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Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has signed a law imposing the death penalty on civil servants and army personnel convicted of high treason.
The Senate has approved President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms, but the bill will be adjusted ahead of a final vote. Protesters say time is running out to oppose the changes.
The editor-in-chief Marina Zolotova and the general director Lyudmila Chekina received 12 years. Both were detained and saw their homes raided in 2021 along with 13 colleagues.
France's government decided to bypass the lower house of parliament with contested pension reforms. The snap decision came moments before a planned vote, sparking fury inside and outside of parliament.
The French pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across France, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they could seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
The French government's decision to force through its pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across the country, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they may seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
Nairobi police sought to disperse demonstators protesting the cost of living crisis as well as accusing President Ruto of stealing last year's election. Authorities arrested several protestors, including two lawmakers.
Protests erupted in several cities a day after President Emmanuel Macron doubled down on raising the pension age. Worker strikes shut down transport, while protesters blocked highways and other infrastructure.
The Russian leader said he struck a deal with his Belarusian counterpart to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, making it the first time Moscow has based the arms outside the country since the mid-1990s.
It is crucial week for the future of the French government’s plans to reform the pension system. Another huge strike is planned by the unions for Tuesday, and any significant dip in the number of people taking part in demonstrations will weaken their cause.
Kyiv says it wants UN Security Council action after Moscow announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Russia's leader has accused the West of building an axis against Moscow. DW rounds up the latest.
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