Hong Kong extradition bill debate scrapped for a second day
13 June 2019 | 10:36 am
Hong Kong lawmakers scrapped debate for a second straight day on legislation that would allow extraditions to China, as tensions remained high between police and protesters after violent clashes on Wednesday.
President Joe Biden has at last made lynchings in the United States a federal hate crime after more than a hundred years of delays.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for young students. Opponents, who fear for the impact on youngsters, refer to the measure as the "Don't say gay" bill. We take a closer look at the controversial legislation, which will impact children between the ages of five and nine.
DW speaks to Ben Cowling of the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong.
A Maasai community living in Tanzania's Ngorongoro conversation area have vowed to resist plans to relocate them. The government says the eviction is necessary to protect wildlife.
President Joko Widodo had promised not to delay elections in order to hold on to power, but many say his statements don't convince. Monday's protests echoed those that ousted President Suharto in 1998.
Citing legal concerns, the club has suspended the 26th edition of its human rights reporting award. Hong Kong's national security laws have stifled free press in the former bastion of democracy.
An election committee composed largely of pro-Beijing figures voted for John Lee, a former security official, to be the new leader of Hong Kong. Lee, the only candidate in the vote, replaces Carrie Lam in July.
Protesters gathered in Tunis to reject President Kais Saied's rule, blaming him for returning Tunisia to a state of autocratic rule. The New Salvation Front has coalesced several parties to oppose him.
A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
The US town of Uvalde, Texas began to bury its dead this week after the country's worst school shooting in a decade. Nineteen students and two teachers were shot dead by an 18-year-old gunman. When President Joe Biden went to console grieving families, he was greeted with protesters shouting "Do something!". But can he actually do anything? FRANCE 24's international affairs commentator Douglas Herbert gives us his analysis.
Some 6.2 million workers in Germany are set to benefit from a minimum wage increase passed by lawmakers. The hike comes as inflation soars in Germany.
In a dramatic verdict, EU lawmakers voted to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 and rejected a proposal to update the EU’s Emissions Trading System after conservative parties tried to water down targets.
1 hour ago
President Yoon Suk-yeol is going all in on nuclear power, both at home and abroad, marking a shift from his predecessor's undecided approach.
1 hour ago
Police in Denmark have said a shooting in a Copenhagen shopping mall in which three people were killed does not appear terror-related. A 22-year-old, known to mental health services, was arrested soon after the incident.
1 hour ago
Fitch Ratings says it expects Nigeria’s economy to witness a 3.1 per cent growth this year, as it expects rising inflation, estimated at 17 per cent this year, may dampen the country’s economic growth.
1 day ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
1 day ago
Former Lille and Nice boss will look to deliver Champions League success that proved elusive for Pochettino
1 day ago
As the social affairs, youth, family, seniors and equality minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Aminata Toure has pledged to fight for more diversity in politics. She's the first Black member of a German state government.