Hong Kong opposition and activists slam China’s planned security law
23 May 2020 | 8:45 am
HK leader Carrie Lam says that Beijing's proposed legislation will not affect the city's judicial independence. Critics warn it could further erode the basic and fundamental freedom of the autonomous Chinese territory.
8 Mar 2018
10 Sep 2018
8 Mar 2018
The Florida House passed a school safety bill that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a programme to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature.
10 Sep 2018
Russia is using a controversial anti-extremism law to silence unwelcome critics and opposition groups. Valentin Sokolov spent seven months in jail because of something he published on the internet. DW's Miodrag Soric visited the activist.
4 Apr 2019
At the Vatican, Pope Francis has issued wide-ranging new sex abuse legislation that covers all Vatican personnel as well as those who work for the Vatican diplomatic corps. It aims to be a model for the church globally.
12 May 2019
Sudan's military rulers said on Tuesday they generally agreed with proposals made by protest leaders on the structure of an interim government, but want Islamic Sharia laws and local norms to guide legislation.
15 Jun 2019
The June 12 Democracy Day commemoration in Nigeria has prompted calls for an effective legislation in plastic waste management in Nigeria.
21 Jun 2021
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9 Sep 2021
The EU wants Poland to be fined over new laws it believes undermine the country's judiciary. European lawmakers say the punitive measures must be in place until there is compliance.
4 Apr 2022
President Joe Biden has at last made lynchings in the United States a federal hate crime after more than a hundred years of delays.
1 Apr 2022
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.
2 Jun 2022
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.
2 Jul 2022
Russian lawmakers passed a law expanding the definition of "foreign agents," a tool used to crack down on Kremlin critics and impose new restrictions.
29 Jul 2022
The law would provide whistleblowers with more legal security following pressure from the European Union to comply with a 2019 EU directive, but civil society organizations are criticizing the new bill as insufficient.
4 hours ago
The New York Times looks at Dubai's particularly fragile position in terms of climate change.
5 hours ago
Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a class-action lawsuit in the US due to promoting Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange. The plaintiffs claim that his endorsement led them to make loss-making investments and are seeking $1bn in damages.
5 hours ago
More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Indonesia by boat this month. They have been fleeing Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps where conditions have worsened.
5 hours ago
Thanks to a Constitutional Court ruling, Germany's federal budget for this year is now €60 billion short. But closing the gap with new loans is prohibited by the constitution.
6 hours ago
Over 250,000 have died in a single year just from pollution caused by fine particulate matter, with ozone and nitrogen-dioxide also claiming lives, a new EU report has found.
7 hours ago
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is welcoming some 200 business leaders to Hampton Court for a forum aimed at boosting foreign investment in the UK. Also, US holiday shoppers seek out deeper discounts as Black Friday continues its move online, and Meta faces accusations of courting users aged under 13 in a US federal lawsuit.
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