Germany adds ‘diverse’ as a gender to birth register
16 December 2018 | 11:52 am
The German parliament was forced by the courts to make "diverse" an option on the birth register. Critics are split on whether the law goes too far, or not far enough.
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Paetongtarn Shinawatra is the favorite going into Thailands general election, according to polls. The politician had been campaigning up until Saturday via video link before giving birth.
With the new law legalizing euthanasia, Portugal joins a handful of countries that allow medically assisted dying
Lawmakers are warning of a "real and growing risk" that the Palace of Westminster, which houses Britain's Parliament, might be destroyed by a catastrophic event before it can be restored.
India's new parliament is the central piece of the Hindu nationalist government's plan to remodel heritage sites in the capital. Several opposition parties have boycotted the event as controversies surround the complex.
Hungary is scheduled to assume the rotating presidency of the European Union in 2024. However, members of the European Parliament are expressing skepticism about its worthiness for the post.
Japan is investing around 3.5 trillion yen in a push to increase the number of children. The country's acute population problem is getting worse quicker than expected.
The former prime minister was found to have deliberately misled Parliament about the COVID lockdown flouting parties. Defiant, he has accused the probing committee of conducting a "witch hunt."
Protesters in Israel continue to take to the streets. The renewed demonstrations come after the Knesset adopted a key clause in the country's judicial reform package. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pressing ahead with the controversial bill that seeks to curb the power of Israel's Supreme Court, despite widespread opposition. We take a closer look.
The drug, Opill, will be available online, in pharmacies and in grocery stores by early next year. The approval comes amid a heated debate in the US regarding reproductive rights, after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
On July 12, the landmark Nature Restoration Law was adopted in a cliffhanger vote at the European Parliament. Our guest, prominent Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala – who's one the parliament's vice-presidents – says she is "relieved" that the EU parliament now has a position to negotiate with the member states. She applauds the law as "step towards combating climate change", and decries what she calls the use of "fake news and disinformation" by far-right as well as right-wing parties on the nature restoration issue.
The Israeli parliament has voted in favor of a contentious judicial overhaul as thousands protested outside. Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left hospital after an emergency heart procedure.
Two years after Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended parliament and extended his executive powers, our correspondents report on where the situation currently stands. Also in this edition: Zimbabwe is gearing up for an election in one month's time, but rising inflation could affect the way the vote goes and upset the status quo. And dozens of people have been killed by wildfires across Algeria. Days in, firefighters are continuing to battle the flames, as residents take stock of what they've lost.
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The largest corruption scandal in Southeast Asia's history has shaken Vietnam's anti-graft drive. Experts have warned that the country's economic stability may be at stake.
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Talking Europe hosts Pascal Canfin, the chair of the environment committee at the European Parliament. He is a former French government minister and a former director of the French branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We take a look at what is coming out of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, and at the state of the EU's green transition.
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The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialised countries. Our reporters head to Louisiana where Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth complications than White women. Also #MeToo finally reaches Taiwan where a growing number of women have been speaking out about their experiences working with sexual predators.
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As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
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Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after 11 workers were killed and 75 injured.
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The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
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