Iceland election: Recount overturns historic results for women
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Iceland has become the first European country where women make up more than half of all lawmakers. The ruling coalition has also secured enough votes to stay in power.
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Spanish football chiefs have fired the coach of its World Cup-winning women's team. Jorge Vilda had initally supported suspended federation chief Luis Rubiales amid a furor caused by him kissing a player on the lips.
Nigeria's presidential election tribunal on Wednesday (September 6) rejected an opposition challenge to Bola Tinubu's victory in February's disputed vote, following a pattern seen in previous election years in Africa's most populous country.
A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed a major opposition petition to overturn President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's February election victory after a highly contested ballot.
Nigeria's presidential election tribunal on Wednesday rejected challenges by opposition rivals to Bola Tinubu's win in February's disputed vote, following a pattern seen in previous election years in Africa's most populous country. GuardianTV spoke with Nigerians on the verdict of the Election Petition Tribunal.
A major exhibition at the Festival of Photojournalism, the Visa pour L’Image, in Perpignan in southwest France is currently showcasing the power of women as Iran continues to clamp down on women's rights. A year ago, Iranian woman Mahsa Amini was arrested by the religious morality police for not wearing a hijab. Amini was beaten and later died as a result of police brutality, sparking widespread women-led protests in Iran. Journalist Ghazal Golshiri, who coproduced the exhibition, speaks to FRANCE 24.
It is time for Europe's September ritual – the State of the Union speech. It has been a highlight of the EU agenda for the last 13 years. Every year, the president of the European Commission sets out his or her priorities to the plenary session of the EU parliament. Talking Europe hosts two MEPs, both vice-presidents of their groups, to share their impressions of Ursula von der Leyen’s address in Strasbourg on September 13th.
Facial hair growth has long been associated with masculinity. Making it surprising for many people when they see a woman with a beard. Nigerian women with beards or co-chest hair are often stereotyped and usually associated with being wicked or worse accused of witchcraft. Many times, Nigerians also conclude that a woman who has a mustache, a beard, or excessive body hair will definitely be from the eastern part of the country. In this video, we will be discussing why women grow beards and excessive body hair.
We look at why US President Joe Biden is under pressure to join Detroit autoworkers on the picket lines as Donald Trump looks to woo them. Canadian papers react to PM Justin Trudeau's explosive statement accusing Indian government operatives of assassinating a Sikh leader on Canadian soil. Also: French papers discuss the link between social media and a wave of recent teenage suicides in France. We finish with a look at whether or not theft can be considered art.
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Political parties in Poland are pledging to spend big to entice voters ahead of the national election in October. But can a faltering economy afford a splurge on handouts?
In Senegal, despite clear legislative progress towards gender equality and the huge contribution women make to the rural economy, they remain in the minority or even absent from strategic and operational land governance bodies at ‘commune’ level. Furthermore, the legal recognition of the principle of citizens’ engagement in public affairs is not accompanied by any working mechanism to ensure that grassroots communities are able to participate.
Joe Biden makes history by becoming the first sitting US president to join a picket line, making the UAW autoworkers' strike a major battleground for the 2024 presidential race. Also, French papers take a look at what to expect as the government prepares to unveil a plan to tackle school bullying. We then take a look at reactions to the burgeoning refugee crisis in Armenia, and finish with an Economist special on the new science behind reversing ageing.
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Twenty people were killed and nearly 2,000 inmates escaped during Sunday's attack on a military barracks, a prison and other locations in Sierra Leone, officials said on Monday.
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It's been seven years in the making, but McDonald's is now rolling out 50 tweaks to its classic hamburger in the US. The global food chain hopes to make its signature product taste better and less dry. Also in this business update, the World Bank increases its climate pledges at the COP28 summit. Plus TikTok wins a significant court battle in the US, after a Montana judge said a planned statewide ban on the app was unconstitutional.
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A Nigerian NGO offers a safe space online for male sexual abuse survivors to anonymously share their stories and heal.
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Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, is suffering the worst drought in its history after weeks without rain. The rivers have run dry as a result of climate change and the impact of the El Nino climate pattern. The local government has declared a state of emergency in all 62 cities in the state. Some 152,000 families are affected, or around 600,000 people. Our correspondents report.
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Delegates to China's ceremonial legislature have approved a new law to address Western grievances about unequal market access and IP theft in the Asian giant. But concerns remain among European and US businesses.
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For more than six months, Russia has been waging war against Ukraine not only with soldiers and bullets, but also in the media - with fakes, disinformation and a broad-based propaganda strategy. We show what's behind it.
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