The German Green Party’s Robert Habeck set to take on a leading role
03 October 2021 | 12:33 pm
There was praise for Green Party co-chair Robert Habeck when he accepted his party's choice of Annalena Baerbock as candidate for chancellor. After the election his party is in a pivotal position, and he is stepping up.
25 Dec 2020
Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he tricked a secret agent into admitting that Russian spies sought to kill him with poison.
20 Jan 2021
Organizers have cited safety concerns over the coronavirus and a crackdown on protests following President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election in August.
27 Feb 2021
Beekeepers in Colombia notice an increase in the number of dead bees, and suspect pesticides used in nearby monocultures are the cause of these untimely deaths.
1 Mar 2021
Chadwick Boseman was named best movie actor at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday (February 28), six months after his death at age 43 shocked fans around the world. Boseman, best known for the superhero movie "Black Panther," was awarded the Golden Globe for lead actor in a movie drama for his role as an ambitious trumpet player in 1920s jazz drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."
25 Mar 2021
As the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, more and more Portuguese with African roots are calling for a critical reappraisal of this dark chapter in history.
19 Apr 2021
Cameroon's Anglophone separatist crisis has German opposition members asking for a change of policy towards the central African country. But Germany's colonial past and political clout is in question.
19 Apr 2021
Czechs gather outside the Russian embassy in Prague to protest, angry over Russia's alleged involvement in a 2014 explosion in the east of the country. The government said Saturday it would expel 18 Russian diplomats seen as secret agents in retaliation, saying Russia's military intelligence GRU had been involved in the explosion of a military ammunition warehouse in 2014 that killed two people.
24 Apr 2021
As US President Joe Biden prepares to host his virtual climate summit on Earth Day, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said private money will be needed to help the country become carbon neutral. Finance plays a major role in this area, with "green bonds" being used to fund investment in projects including renewable energy, public transport and low-carbon housing. Also today, we bring you a report from a French seaside town where businesses are preparing for Covid-19 restrictions to be lifted so that visitors can return.
14 May 2021
He is Kenya’s foremost literary voice, applauded for his commitment to telling Kenyan stories in a language accessible to his fellow Kenyans. Ngugi wa Thiong'o is regularly tipped for the Nobel Prize and in 2021, he became the first author and translator to be nominated for the International Booker Prize for "The Perfect Nine".
28 May 2021
Raised in Philadelphia, the hometown of famous Hollywood character Rocky Balboa, Nalek Korbaj hopes to honour Venezuela's Olympic boxing tradition at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
27 May 2021
As the French president visits Rwanda, left-wing daily Libération warns that there will be "recognition" but "no repentance" for France's role in the 1994 genocide. British papers react to bombshell testimony from the PM's former adviser on the government's "disastrous" Covid-19 response. Plus, tennis star Naomi Osaka speaks out against press conferences, and research shows that monkeys adapt their "accents" when talking to monkeys of other species.
5 Jun 2021
Washington has blamed a Russian hacking group over a ransomware attack that crippled meat processing giant JBS. Joe Biden is set to raise the issue with Vladimir Putin at an upcoming summit.
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Christie's Auction house will auction off five sneakers and a card from the career of basketball legend Michael Jordan, it showed Reuters in an exclusive at its Manhattan location Monday (May 16). The auction house is expecting the items to garner a total of $4 million during the two-week auction that will run from June 1st to June 14th.
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The Ukrainian government has been unable to collect taxes since Russia's invasion, and now international support aims to prop up its budget.