Ukraine war puts spotlight on Red Cross service to find missing people
11 May 2022 | 10:25 am
Wars and natural disasters tear families apart worldwide. The German Red Cross tries to put them back in touch.
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This week we turn the spotlight on perhaps the most French thing of all: the language. If you're learning French, you'll know that it's a complex and rich language that's constantly evolving.
Modest fashion is a way of dressing that respects specific clothing requirements for reasons of faith and also personal preference. The market for modest fashion is huge – and it's only getting bigger, with both designers and influencers keen to get in on the action. FRANCE 24 went to check out the second edition of Paris Modest Fashion Week.
Accelerated by Vision 2030, Saudi business women have been thriving in various industries despite the on-going crackdown on dissent and political activism.
The annual inflation rate in the Eurozone dipped sharply in May to 6.1 percent, its lowest level since Russia invaded Ukraine last year. Despite this, European Central Bank Chief Christine Lagarde hinted at further, more gradual interest rate hikes to bring inflation down to its target of 2 percent.
Recent accusations against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann have highlighted the issue of security for women at concerts. The allegations of sexual misconduct are overshadowing the band's European tour.
After the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War in Europe, many countries abolished compulsory military service. But in the wake of the war in Ukraine, several are considering bringing it back.
The war in Ukraine is stirring debate in one of Europe's last neutral states. Switzerland is certainly not looking to scrap neutrality, it’s just not sure what it actually means.
War reporting in the digital age: The flood of video footage from frontline trenches in Ukraine makes covering the war for journalists even more complex.
During her visit to South Africa, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wants to push for greater efforts to end Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.
Germany's foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, is visiting South Africa, where she's expected to push for a stronger commitment to help end Russia's war in Ukraine. Pretoria's claim of neutrality has come under scrutiny, not least after US claims it supplied arms to Russia.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday Africa 'must take a stand' on the Russia Ukraine war. He was speaking as African leaders prepared to head to St Petersburg to attend the Russia-Africa summit on July 27-29, as Moscow and the West compete for influence in Africa.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
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In 2021, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began letting migrants cross his country's border into Poland to retaliate against EU sanctions. Poland strengthened its border controls, but the number of illegal migrant crossings into Germany has been surging in recent months. The Brandenburg region in eastern Germany now finds itself at the crossroads between the Belarus and Balkans migrant routes.
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The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.
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