Merkel: COVID ’emergency brake’ can expire as planned at end of June
06 June 2021 | 8:19 am
With COVID-19 cases declining across Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said special centralized measures can end. But she warned that the virus has not yet gone away.
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Faced with the climate crisis, more and more young people are denouncing government inaction. This movement has now reached France's top universities, where students and graduates alike are denouncing an education system that does not take environmental issues into account. Some recent graduates – from Sciences Po university, business school HEC and engineering school École Polytechnique – have decided to take action, from making radical career changes to shaking up courses at their alma maters. FRANCE 24's team went to meet them.
The World Health Organization has declared that mpox no longer constitutes a global health emergency. More than 87,000 cases were recorded in the past year, resulting in 140 deaths.
New data shows Chinese economic growth slowing, with property investment in steep decline and youth unemployment at a record high. Also, the US Federal Reserve confirms its "hawkish pause" policy, keeping interest rates steady for now but planning for more hikes. Finally, economists name an unlikely culprit for persistent Swedish inflation: Beyoncé.
According to the UN health agency, COVID-19 is still responsible for over 1,000 deaths a week in the European region. However, this can be an underestimation as many countries no longer maintain proper data.
It's hot, the sun is burning — and the risk of suffering heat exhaustion or heatstroke is rising. If one of them hits, quick action is needed. Even better: avoiding them in the first place.
The healthcare sector accounts for around 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of France, Germany and Brazil combined. Medical staff and the healthcare industry are gradually embracing the objective of reducing the sector's contribution to global warming. But the task remains daunting. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
Peru's most active volcano has been spewing ash and gas since earlier this week, with the smoke cloud traveling over nearby towns. The government declared a state of emergency that lasts 60 days.
In a post-Covid era where music lovers have less disposable income and organisers face higher costs, we discuss what music festivals can do to survive. We're joined by John Rostron, CEO of the Association of Independent Festivals in the UK.
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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office issued a state of emergency after days of clashes between security forces and a militia group in the Amhara region.
A team of German emergency workers is on the ground in Slovenia in the aftermath of severe and deadly flooding. The country's premier says it is the worst natural disaster since Slovenia gained independence in 1991.
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