Some NGOs warn COP15 biodiversity agreement will ‘devastate indigenous lives’
20 December 2022 | 1:54 pm
As many hail the COP15 biodiversity summit's deal to protect nature, DR Congo argues that it does not go far enough in supporting conservation efforts in developing countries. We also speak to one Senegalese doctor who is concerned about the agreement's limited protection for indigenous rights.
9 Oct 2021
Facing a labor shortage after World War II, Germany designed a program to bring in so-called guest workers. It was a move that had a lasting impact, said President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a commemoration on Tuesday.
12 Oct 2021
Most countries have now signed up to a historic deal to ensure a minimum 15% corporate tax rate. Only four smaller economies are still holding back.
24 Oct 2021
France, Austria, Italy, Spain and Britain have agreed to withdraw digital services taxes on US tech giants in 2023, while the US will drop retaliatory punitive tariffs.
3 Nov 2021
Czech centrist and center-right parties have agreed on the structure of a majority coalition government, said Petr Fiala, who is expected to replace Prime Minister Andrej Babis.
25 Nov 2021
The latest round of talks over international monitoring of Iran's nuclear program did not lead to any breakthroughs, said the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog.
14 Dec 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed a defense deal worth 1 billion Australian dollars as the two countries mark 60 years of diplomatic relations.
27 Dec 2021
A Berlin-based human rights group says top clothing retailers may be sourcing Xinjiang cotton that has allegedly been picked using forced labor. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint in a federal court in Germany.
28 Dec 2021
The Greek and Tunisian coast guards have also reported successful rescue missions. Nonetheless, dozens of people have died in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the past several days.
17 Jan 2022
In total, 11 countries are behind on membership dues, and eight have had their right to vote suspended. Iran has blamed US sanctions for the lack of funds.
11 Mar 2022
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said no progress on a cease-fire was made at talks with his Russian counterpart. The meeting in Turkey was the first at this level since Russia's attack on Ukraine began.
27 Mar 2022
The deal may force US tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Meta to change their business practices and is designed to give rivals a better chance of survival.
14 Apr 2022
Fleeing war means leaving one's home and taking only the bare minimum of belongings; leaving one's community, school or workplace and often embarking on a dangerous journey to get to safety. The world's nearly 30 million refugees have gone through these ordeals, which often create both short and long-term trauma. And yet, psychological assistance is often overlooked. Zarlasht Halaimzai, who was once a refugee herself, has founded Amna, an organisation that provides non-clinical, psychosocial support to the forcibly displaced. She joined us for Perspective.
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In his 20th season at 38 years old, 'The King' is the new career scoring king of the NBA with 38,390 points. LeBron James has done it. James became the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday (7 February), passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career total of 38,387 points.
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The bomb was discovered not far from the tracks. Trains were disrupted to the Swiss city of Basel and it is unclear when service will resume.
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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the naira redesign policy is affecting operations of businesses in Nigeria, stressing that the chamber expects a smooth transition to the use of the new notes for business transactions.
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LeBron James has become the highest point scorer in NBA history. Here is how some of his fellow stars reacted to him making history. Some knew the record was about to fall as soon as they saw James’ pregame fit and headband. James’ NBA peers were some of the first to congratulate him on breaking the record.
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From withholding nearly $40 million in tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority, to pledges to expand West Bank settlements and the Israeli security minister's controversial visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the first months of Israel's most far-right government in history presage a bleak outlook for peaceful relations between Israelis and Palestinians.