Former Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj dies age 67
07 August 2019 | 12:45 pm
Sushma Swaraj was one of India's best-known female politicians and stood out with a pioneering, active presence on social media. She served as foreign minister from 2014 until earlier this year.
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Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, talks about how members of the Nigerian national assembly fight dirty with the minister for labour, Festus Kayamo over the new 774,000 job slot.
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There was tension at the US Embassy, Abuja, yesterday, as some protesters demanded a forensic investigation over ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Timi Frank, Dino Melaye and some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains link to arrested fraudster, Hushpuppi.
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Brazil has allowed a coronavirus vaccine trial to resume following a volunteer's death. But President Bolsonaro and a political rival already instrumentalized the trial to the detriment of Brazilians, scientists said.
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Germany's lockdown measures are having little impact as the country records high infection and death rates. Ahead of a summit this week, politicians are only divided on how long the current lockdown should be extended.
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Insecurity: Ondo politicians, activists call for state of emergency
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Zamfara politicians fault declaration of Zamfara as 'No Flight Zone
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In some Latin American countries, the struggle for power increasingly takes place in court. The instrumentalization of the judiciary is becoming a problem for the democracies of the region.
18 Apr 2021
Germans are in no rush to book their summer holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tourism industry is blaming lawmakers for talking down the prospects of foreign travel.
1 May 2021
Environmental champion Greta Thunberg assails powerful politicians for "ignoring" climate change, as she demands an end to fossil fuel subsidies and implored the current generation of leaders to take the crisis more seriously. "How long do you honestly believe people in power like you will get away with it?" the Swedish activist said via videolink in a biting rebuke to a US House panel.
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A new generation of female politicians in Kosovo are pushing hard for equality in a country where few women own property yet alone work outside of their homes. Also an UN report reveals millions of women across dozens of developing nations are denied control over their own bodies such as the right to use contraception or seeking health care. Annette Young talks to Marie Ba from the Ouagadougou Partnership which promotes family planning in nine Francophone countries in West Africa.
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Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has accused the US of targeting a foreign journalist for exposing war crimes. She told DW that Assange's life depends on his extradition order being dropped.
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"Inherently, space is dual use," says Mark Hilborne, Defense Studies lecturer at King's College London. "That dual use element is quite problematic when we're looking at space generally and identifying what is military and what is not military, and particularly problematic when we're looking at China," he told DW.
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Israel has struck Gaza for a second day, targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group. The group confirmed that one of their top commanders was killed in an airstrike. Palestinian militants have since been firing back.
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A Chinese warship reportedly came closer than 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) to Taiwan as Beijing continues its military drills. But Taipei said it will not be cowed by its "evil neighbor."
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