Estonia: Volunteers prepare for action
28 February 2022 | 5:34 am
Thousands of civilians are training for a potential emergency in the so-called Kaitseliit or Estonian Defense League, a paramilitary organization. In the event of a Russian attack, they plan to defend Estonia.
2 Apr 2021
It is the largest and most beautiful beach in Lagos, but also the dirtiest: at Lighthouse, plastic washed up by the sea piles up on the sand. Faced with what looks like an ecological disaster, a group of Lagossians have come together to clean the beach.
5 Apr 2021
Soma Sara, the founder of a website that has exposed Britain's "rape culture" through thousands of anonymous testimonies, says she was surprised by the reaction to her campaign and that the next step is stamping out such behaviour, both in the UK and globally.
16 Apr 2021
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13 May 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
1 Jun 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the mass grave of Indigenous children at a former school site was "not an exception." He pledged to give more support to survivors of residential schools and their communities.
3 Jun 2021
With Tokyo still under a state of emergency, opposition to hosting the games is growing. On Wednesday, a top health adviser said it was "not normal" to host them.
20 Jun 2021
Campaigners from UK-based anti-poverty organisation Oxfam pose as G7 leaders wearing swimsuits and relaxing on deckchairs on a beach in Falmouth, 25 miles away from the venue of the G7 summit in Cornwall. They're calling G7 countries to commit to cutting carbon emissions and to help vulnerable countries better respond to climate change.
23 Jun 2021
The law recently passed by Hungarian lawmakers violates "the fundamental values of the European Union," the bloc's chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
2 Jul 2021
A cycling spectator who caused a mass pileup has told investigators she feels ashamed of her "stupidity." She is worried about the huge public interest in her case.
7 Jul 2021
Powerful investors are demanding climate action from oil and gas giants for the sake of their bottom lines as well as the planet.
8 Jul 2021
Dozens of states and the District of Columbia have begun legal action against Google in the United States over what they allege is monopolistic behaviour in its Google Play app download store. The case argues that the tech giant blocks competition through technical and other barriers, but the company has described the case as "strange" and "meritless". Also, we look at a positive signal for the French tourism sector: hotel bookings have increased at the start of the summer season.
19 Jul 2021
Companies, sports clubs, private citizens: People from all walks of life want to help the victims. They're collecting clothes and arranging for whatever help is needed. An overview of the solidarity after the floods.
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An Alabama ban on the provision of gender-affirming medication for minors has been blocked by a federal judge. Transgender rights have become a bone of contention for right-wing Republicans.
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The war in Ukraine is having a drastic impact on Africa. Prices for wheat, gas and gasoline are at record highs. Crisis regions could see things get worse than they already are.
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The Ukrainian resistance in Irpin played a key role in holding off the Russian advance on the capital Kyiv during the first few weeks of the war. But the middle-class commuter town paid a heavy price. More than 300 civilians were killed and tens of thousands fled. Now, more than a month after the Russian withdrawal, residents are beginning to return to try to rebuild their lives. Reconstruction is slowly getting under way, but an estimated €800 million is needed to build new homes. FRANCE 24's Nadia Massih, Bastien Renouil and Raïd Abu Zaideh report from Irpin.
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Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
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Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
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People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?