The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong
11 January 2020 | 7:43 am
Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and complete control of the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea.
In this article
Five years ago, it was a party. This time it felt more like a town hall reception after a marriage of reason. Two hours after French voters had handed their now 44-year-old president a second term, Emmanuel Macron's acceptance speech was already over and supporters were set to call it an early night beneath the Eiffel Tower. From abroad, many were asking: how can a 15-point margin turn into a sobering affair?
Russia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index has fallen again over the Kremlin's wartime censorship of the Ukraine conflict. From Myanmar to Mexico, journalists continue to risk their lives to deliver the news.
Human Rights Watch accuses Russian private security forces invited into Central African Republic of killing civilians. We speak to the daughter of Rwandan opposition figure Paul Rusesabagina. The “Hotel Rwanda” hero's family has filed a $400 million lawsuit against Kigali over alleged kidnapping and torture. And our reporters look into the mixed press freedom rankings for Africa.
The average global temperature could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2026, UN meteorologists say. The threshold is one that international agreements are trying to prevent.
Ethiopia has agreed a reconstruction and recovery grant with the World Bank, to be used to rebuild basic services in conflict-hit regions of the country.
The World Health Organization will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be center stage during the meeting.
For the first time in its over 50-year history, the annual gathering in the Swiss resort town is taking place against the backdrop of a major war in Europe. But that's not the only thing which sets this year's WEF apart.
The world is not ready for an age in which environmental degradation meets increased armed conflict, suggests a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Datamellon partners with Amazon world service on the Internet of things (iot) revolution and serverless event-driven architectures.
The world's most ignored displacement crises are in Africa, according to an annual ranking. It's the first time all 10 are on the African continent.
Soldiers of the territorial defence force of Ukraine in Kharkiv cheered on their team on Wednesday night when they played in a World Cup qualification play-off match against Scotland. A very small screen in shelter was enough for the men to enjoy their team's 3-1 triumph at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Ukraine at the World Cup? Despite the war at home and months without a competitive match, the team and coach told DW of their determination to make it through the playoffs against Scotland and, potentially, Wales.
3 hours ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
6 hours ago
Heinz-Christian Strache faced his second corruption case in two years. This time, the court found insufficient evidence for conviction. In 2019, a scandal surrounding him brought down Austria's entire federal government.
7 hours ago
With Europe increasingly reluctant to take in job-seeking migrants, many Tunisians are moving to sub-Saharan countries for work.
8 hours ago
Despite China's large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, life across the island largely remains the same. The relative calmness is in stark contrast to how the international community views the situation.
8 hours ago
Eyewitness video captures a person, believed to be a police officer, firing a handgun and tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Freetown.