Title 42: Controversial Trump-era immigration policy remains in place
28 May 2022 | 12:16 pm
A controversial public health order invoked by the Trump administration in 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19 in migrant holding facilities was due to be lifted on Monday. But a federal judge has quashed the move.
18 Nov 2021
Since August, a new British ambassador to France has been in post. Menna Rawlings has taken up the job at a time when the two countries have butted heads over various issues, from migration to Northern Ireland to fishing, while still bound together on other international issues – including the COP26 climate summit and as permanent members of the UN Security Council. Speaking to FRANCE 24 in a week when around 1,000 undocumented migrants crossed from France to England in small boats in a single day, she defended British border policy and spoke out about the ongoing disputes over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
28 Nov 2021
Twenty years ago, Portugal was plagued with heroin addiction and HIV infections. The country decided to take a new approach to the problem, becoming the first in the world to decriminalise drug taking. Since then, drug users are no longer treated as criminals to be locked up in jail, but as people who need medical care and supervision. The gamble has paid off, as our team found out.
28 Nov 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said it was time to reassess Western policy vis-à-vis Syria and that the approach followed in recent years had failed. “The only end to the crisis is a political solution,” he added. The Jordanian minister also hinted that his country was favourable to bringing Syria back into the Arab League.
29 Nov 2021
Migration, development, and security are still the focus of the incoming German government's Africa policy. But the private sector feels snubbed by the government's new coalition deal.
3 Dec 2021
President Joe Biden had scrapped the Trump-era policy on his first day in office. But a Texas judge has now ordered its reinstatement.
26 Dec 2021
Annalena Baerbock is Germany's first female foreign minister. According to the new government's coalition agreement, she wants to pursue a "feminist foreign policy." But opinions differ as to what that actually means.
With the Winter Olympics in Beijing set to begin in just over a month, China is sticking more than ever to its anti-Covid measures, which are among the world's strictest. The city of Xi'an has been in lockdown for almost a fortnight, all because of fewer than 2,000 Covid-19 cases. To date, only a handful of cases of the Omicron variant – all of them arrivals from abroad – have been identified.
The birth rate in the world's most populous country, China, has fallen for a fifth consecutive year to hit a record low. The population is ageing and the workforce is shrinking. Despite ending the decades-long one-child policy, the baby boom officials had hoped for never materialised. These rapidly changing demographics foreshadow a crisis that could undercut the country's economic and social stability.
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Inflation in Turkey has soared to nearly 49 percent - the highest level in two decades. It's another sign that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's unorthodox monetary policy may not be bearing fruit. Also in the show: as energy prices surge, British authorities unveil more financial aid for electricity bills, and Facebook shares plunge as it reports a drop in user numbers for the first time.
People across Germany have become more accepting of refugees and migrants since the pivotal year 2015. But the latest study by the Bertelsmann Foundation shows that reservations remain.
Poland is warmly welcoming Ukrainians fleeing the war in sharp contrast to its treatment of previous waves of refugees from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. What explains the difference?
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We look at reactions in the French press to the verdict of the "trial for the history books" – that of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Also, Indian papers react after the brutal murder of a tailor sparks Hindu-Muslim tensions. Finally, Californian authorities restitute beachfront land to the descendants of a Black couple, a century after it was seized.
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Germany will be the largest provider of troops in Mali following the UN's decision to extend its peace mission in Mali. But one important security measure will be missing after France's troop withdrawal this fall.
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The 'Because of You' hitmaker's marital split from Brandon Blackstock - who she first filed for divorce from in June 2020, after seven years of marriage - has impacted Kelly's song choices as she only wants to release material she is "comfortable" with.
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All 20 defendants were convicted for their roles in the 2015 Paris terror attacks. The main defendant was sentenced to life in prison. The highly anticipated verdict brings to an end a case that lasted over nine months.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said there will be "some tension" with Sweden and Finland if they join NATO. The two countries were invited to join the alliance on Wednesday.
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The G7 summit is set to kick off in Germany, with Western leaders facing up to a daunting set of crises — Russia's war in Ukraine and climate change top the list. As DW's Richard Walker reports, these issues are nothing new for the group of leading economic powers.