Germany to join alliance to phase out coal
09 November 2019 | 2:25 pm
In the wake of the global student climate strike, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Germany would move further in its efforts to phase out coal. Berlin is hoping to shut down all its coal-powered plants by 2038.
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Workers' organizations have called for rejection of a controversial bill that they fear will dismantle the eight-hour work day. Demonstrations are planned across the country.
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The action in Werne, Leipzig, Rheinberg, Bad Hersfeld, Koblenz and Graben will coincide with the online retailer's Prime Day promotion. Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States.
24 Jun 2021
The controversial minister Ricardo Salles held his post as Brazil pursued major cuts to environmental protections. President Jair Bolsonaro has already nominated a replacement.
2 Jul 2021
The university management has reaffirmed that Chidinma Adora Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Atagha, is a student of UNILAG.
24 Jul 2021
The controversial pipeline has long been opposed by Washington, but Chancellor Angela Merkel had made its completion a key policy goal before she leaves office in September.
8 Aug 2021
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP. The workers are asking for a one-time bonus to recognize their work during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as education benefits for their children. Escondida workers staged a 44-day strike in 2017, the longest in the history of Chilean mining. The strike caused $740 million in losses for the company.
3 Aug 2021
Amid a surge in Covid-19 infections, Nigeria's frontline doctors have begun an indefinite strike. The country's Association of Resident Doctors says the government has ignored their demands, which include months of back pay and bonuses for treating coronavirus patients. As France 24's Sam Olukoya reports, it's the fourth time doctors have gone on strike since the start of the pandemic.
16 Aug 2021
The aftermath of a mob attack on Indian businesses and vehicles in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital were evident on Friday (August 13). Congo's police said the mob on Thursday (August 12) looted Indian shops and warehouses, set a car on fire and stoned three other vehicles in Kinshasa's Limete neighbourhood in response to a false rumour that a second Congolese national had died in India.
22 Aug 2021
Nepalese Gurkha veterans hold a hunger strike outside 10 Downing Street, saying they are prepared to starve themselves to death in order to receive fair pensions from the UK government.
20 Aug 2021
In their first press conference since they seized control of Afghanistan, the insurgents promised amnesty and vowed to honor women's rights within "the limits of Islam."
21 Aug 2021
The President of Nigeria's National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi talks to GuardianTV about what government needs to do to end the series of medical staff work stoppages in Nigeria.
23 Aug 2021
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