East German civil rights activists praised in Bundestag 30 years on
07 June 2019 | 9:32 am
The parliamentary debate praised civil rights groups and the church for their roles in bringing about a peaceful revolution 30 years ago in former East Germany. A memorial to the victims of communism is being planned.
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We look at Russia's reactions to Ukraine's successful counter-offensive in the northeast and south of the country. Kyiv's progress has stoked rare debate on Russian TV stations and among local politicians, some of whom are even calling for Vladimir Putin to step down. We also discuss a new wave of far-right populism in Europe and finish with some reassuring news about treating lung cancer.
16 Sep 2022
The current Russian military retreat from some areas of Ukraine is sparking discussion in Russia. Calls for a nationwide mobilization to bolster the armed forces are becoming louder, though that's likely very unpopular.
11 Nov 2022
The East German regime nurtured an educated and well-read society — but literature was heavily censored. A look at the bookshelves of the GDR.
12 Dec 2022
It was a tough round of officiating for the men in charge as players voiced frustration and anger at decisions and referee appointments. Portuguese stars like Bruno Fernandez and Pepe questioned why an Argentinian referee took charge of their 1-0 loss to Morocco, while Harry Maguire's fury at Brazil's Wilton Sampaio was clear in England's 2-1 loss to France. But were the match officials to blame or do the laws need a review?
Attacks on police and emergency service during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in ethnically diverse urban areas across Germany have given rise to a new immigration debate.
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.
Nigerians will head to the polls on February 25. Not only is incumbent President Buhari stepping aside, but this election also comes on the back of the #EndSARS protests which saw thousands of young people take to the streets against police brutality. In our latest Street Debate, Flourish Chukwurah speaks to young Nigerians to find out what they expect from their next leaders.
A French journalist who spent five years in the US as the correspondent for the Libération newspaper, has turned her attention to fiction and written a book about the dark debate over US abortion rights. While in Washington, Isabelle Hanne spoke to Americans involved in the issue; from those seeking abortions, to those working in the industry, to those deeply opposed to it.
Whenever a Black actor is cast in the remake of a popular film, there's an uproar. Recently, Disney attracted criticism for doing that with its upcoming film The Little Mermaid.
The rise of the eerily human-like chatbot has prompted a discussion over what rules are needed for artificial intelligence, and who gets to write them.
Taofeek Olakunle Uthman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP), Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Funso Doherty of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) talks about plans and party manifesto if elected governor of Lagos during a debate recently held in Lagos.
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Africa is the most vulnerable continent for the effects of climate change, the UN has said. Young Africans are calling for urgent action and for ramping up funding for African-made solutions to tackle the climate crisis.
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Despite efforts to save the captive animal, a female elephant named 'Noor Jehan' has died in a Karachi zoo. Critics are calling for the zoo's closure. Warning: Contains distressing images.
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Having just emerged from the worst drought in decades, Kenya is now battling incessant rain and flash floods associated with the El Nino phenomenon.
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Qatar has been praised for its role in brokering the Gaza truce and mediating the continuing, complex negotiations between Israel and Hamas on the release of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. But what's in it for the government in Doha? Professor Melanie Garson is a trained negotiator and conflict resolution expert. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee.
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Amid an ongoing strike by its mechanics in Sweden over a refusal to sign a collective wage agreement, Tesla has also filed a lawsuit against the country's postal workers. They have blocked deliveries of licence plates for its new cars, in solidarity with workers at the electric vehicle maker. Also in this edition, Chinese fast fashion giant Shein files to go public in the US and China tries to convince international investors to keep their supply chains in the country.
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