Germany’s grand coalition to present bill on property tax reform
23 June 2019 | 3:35 pm
German lawmakers in the ruling coalition have settled a dispute over property tax reform. A bill is expected to be presented to parliament before the summer break.
24 Nov 2021
India may ban the use of all cryptocurrencies, barring a few exceptions, if the government’s bill to "regulate" virtual money is cleared by parliament. The central bank plans to issue its own digital currency.
8 Dec 2021
The new German parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor as Angela Merkel departs after 16 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy. He is now scheduled to be sworn in, along with a new Cabinet.
12 Dec 2021
Some 30 countries around the world have already legalised gay marriage, but just a handful of them are in Latin America. They include Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and now Chile can be added to that list. People there celebrated this week as the Chilean Congress voted to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption. The decision now needs to be signed by the president, who backs the law.
13 Dec 2021
The three laws were passed last year, with the government saying they were essential for the modernization of Indian agriculture. But that led to furious protests from farmers fearing for their livelihoods.
16 Dec 2021
Lawmakers in the United States have voted to raise the government's borrowing limit by $2.5 trillion, narrowly avoiding a catastrophic default. The Senate passed the measure 50-49. The new debt ceiling will give the US government enough space to borrow until 2023, after the midterm elections. Focus in Washington will now return to whether President Joe Biden can get his $1.75 trillion social spending plan, "Build Back Better", passed by the end of the year.
31 Jan 2022
Germany's parliament on Wednesday began a debate on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three main options on the table so far: obligatory vaccinations for all adults, just for everyone 50 and above, or no mandate at all.
6 Feb 2022
In a dimly-lit room with racks of women's clothing, Ghanaian artist and LGBT+ activist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi prepares herself for the day, pairing a dress with carefully applied makeup. Transitioning is not illegal in Ghana, but it will become so if a new law is passed, intended to tighten already strict anti-LGBT+ regulations which render same-sex relations illegal. Homophobia is pervasive in the West African country and trans people are generally considered to be gay.
23 Feb 2022
Police and protesters have clashed for a second time outside Parliament as plans for new infrastructure projects, funded by the United States, were debated by lawmakers.
23 Feb 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
25 Feb 2022
Nepal's parliament is due to restart debate on a controversial US aid grant. Lawmakers were hoping to ratify the measure last week. But the discussion was postponed because of massive protests and opposition from some members of the ruling coalition.
10 Mar 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
20 Mar 2022
As people all around Europe feel the cost of living rise and see their bank balance ever more squeezed amid energy price rises, we're looking into proposals for ensuring meaningful minimum wages are paid to everyone around the European Union.
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Prince William has written a letter to support Alpha United Juniors, in which he slammed the "abhorrent" racist abuse aimed at their young footballers.
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After Vladimir Putin suggested Turkey could be a hub for Russian gas deliveries, the idea ignited enthusiasm in Turkey. But technical and political challenges may undermine Erdogan's energy ambitions.
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Pro-federation activists have been marching between the capital of Mali and Burkina Faso. The prime ministers of both countries have said they are examining the idea of a federation.
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Tekashi 6ix9ine has been hospitalized after being attacked by a group of men in a South Florida gym. The Brooklyn native was attacked by three men in the bathroom of an LA Fitness after being forcefully removed from the sauna.
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Beijing and several other provinces are being affected by thick, dense sandstorms that are severely affecting visibility. Deforestation has escalated already rampant air pollution in the Chinese capital.
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NBA Hall of Famer Willis Reed has died at the age of 80, the New York Knicks have confirmed. Reed spent his entire 10-year career, which spanned from 1964 to 1974, with the Knicks. Reed began his playing career at Grambling State before being selected by New York in the second round of the 1964 draft.