How US police avoid scrutiny and keep power
08 June 2020 | 4:47 pm
In recent decades, police in the United States have amassed significant power through laws that grant them a high level of immunity, a lack of oversight, big budgets and a focus on reforms that bring little change.
9 Jan 2021
On a regular day, Parminder Kaur toils in the fields and tends to cattle but now she is making her presence count as one among an army of women who have taken up the cudgels against the Indian government's agricultural reforms. Kaur, 40, is joined by tens of thousands of protesting male farmers who have set up tents and parked their tractor trolleys to block several kilometres of key highways leading into capital New Delhi for over a month.
14 Jan 2021
India's Supreme Court formed a committee to resolve a standoff between the government and farmers over three agriculture laws. The farmer unions say they will only settle for a repeal of the laws.
1 Feb 2021
The striking farmers have been protesting for months over new agriculture laws that they say will hurt their profits, posing a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
17 Apr 2021
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called for strengthening of electoral laws so as to sustain democratic process in Nigeria.
6 May 2021
Tanzania says that it want's to work on media freedoms to develop the industry. The position is in stark contrast to that of the administration of the late president John Magufuli.
5 Jun 2021
In 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday', director Lee Daniels focuses on a period of Holiday's life that was marred by government persecution. The blues singer persisted in performing protest song "Strange Fruit", a wrenching description of the racist and murderous practice of lynching. Her act of resistance attracted unwanted attention from the authorities. FRANCE 24's film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us how the biopic argues for Holiday's rightful place as a civil rights activist as well as a gifted entertainer.
18 Jun 2021
More than 13,000 Nigerian students currently studying in the United States.
15 Jun 2021
US President Joe Biden meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before the start of the NATO heads of state summit in Brussels and says he wants "all of Europe to know that the United States is there," with respect to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. Article 5 provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.
25 Jun 2021
Residents of Gibraltar are voting on whether to ease its abortion law in a referendum. Campaigning has been fierce in this normally closely-knit British enclave at the southernmost tip of Spain, which is home to some 32,000 people.
4 Sep 2021
With a new type of simple blood test, Elizabeth Holmes wanted to revolutionize the health care industry. Her company Theranos was a Wall Street darling until it was exposed as a fraud. Now she is on trial in California.
23 Sep 2021
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden have agreed that "open consultations" could have prevented the diplomatic row between Paris and Washington over a nuclear submarine deal.
28 Sep 2021
Officials said the move would make it easier for companies to share information and prioritise parts of the country most at need. It follows days of long queues at the pumps, after fears of disruption to the fuel supply sparked panic buying. But a minister said there were no plans to bring in the Army to drive tankers. The government has been considering using the Army, but Environment Secretary George Eustice said the shortage of drivers was "not a huge problem".
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US President Joe Biden pledged to continue rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation during a speech before a divided Congress. Republicans heckled the president, booing his remarks at points during the address.
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Microsoft says it is revamping its Bing search engine and Edge web browser with artificial intelligence akin to ChatGPT, in the hopes of making inroads into Google's dominance of online searches.
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