France: Muslim women in Grenoble defy burkini ban
29 June 2019 | 11:03 am
Muslim women have pushed back against a ban on burkinis at a public pool, provoking a firm response from the far right. National Rally leader Marine Le Pen said the all-encompassing swimsuit has "no place in France."
17 Nov 2019
Personnel of Frensenius Medical Care, the German maker of dialysis machines and products, are facing bribery probes, say Frankfurt prosecutors. Hospital staff in 17 countries were allegedly enticed between 2007 and 2016.
16 Feb 2020
Western intelligence acquired top secret information on global governments through their hidden control of an encryption firm, Crypto AG, according to media reports. Swiss authorities are investigating the allegations.
12 Feb 2020
We look at reactions to the Democrat primary in New Hampshire and what's next for the race. Also, the Washington Post reveals a secret spying deal between the CIA and Cold-War era West German intelligence. Here in France, a drug trafficker turned counter-terror spy helped thwart two major attacks. America's premier dog show has its winner and a new study shows that cows, like us, go through mood swings and puberty!
15 Jun 2020
Muslim Women under the Federation of Muslims Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Edo State Chapter have asked the Federal Government to enact laws through its various Legislative Organs that will amongst other stiff penalties execute or kill Rapists.
17 Jun 2020
England's Premier League returns to action this week - and the thousands of coronavirus tests that have helped make that possible have an unlikely source: a little-known start-up in Hong Kong. Prenetics/Circle DNA is playing a key role in rebooting the world's most popular football league after landing a £4 million ($5 million) contract to screen its players and staff.
30 Jun 2020
Russia's Norilsk Nickel has admitted that fluid waste was pumped into the tundra, one month after a subsidiary polluted Arctic waterways with diesel. This time, it said workers had been suspended for "violating" rules.
24 Jul 2020
A multimedia firm, Prime Studio set to empower youths in photography and the cinematography in Nigeria.
4 Sep 2020
It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making flying cars a reality after testing a drone-like prototype. The Japanese company Skydrive, which develops urban air mobility solutions, carried out a test flight of its SD-03 electric flying car with a passenger on board. The vehicle, which operates with eight rotors and two propellers arranged at each corner, rose vertically into the air about three meters above the ground and circled a test field for four minutes.
26 Sep 2020
A Japanese soundproofing manufacturer developed a one-person isolation booth for those who need a soundproof box at home during pandemic times.
17 Nov 2020
Moderna said that Phase 3 stage analysis suggested its coronavirus vaccine could prevent COVID-19. The news comes a week after Pfizer and German drug-maker BioNTech announced a vaccine of their own.
6 Jan 2021
"Our goal was that everyone on Earth could be supplied with drinkable water... It was immediately clear that we had to help our neighbours first," says Watergen company CEO and president Michael Mirilashvili. The densely-populated Gaza Strip has long lacked sufficient drinking water, but a new project helps ease the shortage with a solar-powered process to extract potable water straight from the air. Unusually, the project operating in the Islamist-run Palestinian enclave, which has been blockaded by Israel since 2007, is the brainchild of a Russian-Israeli billionaire, Michael Mirilashvili.
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Humanitarian groups are warning that the situation in Mali risks deteriorating rapidly after Bamako announced a ban on NGOs financed by France. The move came in response to France's decision to cut off public funding to Mali because of its alleged involvement with the Russian paramilitary group Wagner.
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The earthquake on Indonesia's island of Java injured dozens of children. The quake hit during the day, while classes were underway, and some students lost their lives. According to reports, some 80 schools were damaged by the quake.
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It's nicknamed the intense island. Located 10,000 kilometres from the French mainland, in the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island contains a thousand treasures for the senses. Some 40 percent of the territory is a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the coast, whale song punctuates the missions of oceanographers.
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EU interior ministers address Italy-France migration spat and discuss more coordination in migration management
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Calls grow for the South African President to step down after an independent probe finds grounds for possible impeachment proceedings. We speak to our correspondent in Cape Town. December 1st is World AIDS day.
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Lipa was born in London, but her roots go back to Kosovo, where her parents come from. Her family fled to London in the early 90s when the small Balkan province was struggling with communist Yugoslavia and later Serbia for greater rights and independence for the province.