US extends foreign aid ban for NGOs supporting abortion
31 March 2019 | 4:34 pm
The US is toughening a policy denying funding to foreign NGOs that perform or promote abortions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US refused to "subsidize the killing of unborn babies."
26 Sep 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells reporters at the State Department that the US should "reflect" on its withdrawal from Afghanistan and "learn from it."
30 Sep 2021
Surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence, marijuana plants flourish under the bright sun on a farm in a mountainous area outside Rio de Janeiro. The farm belongs to a pioneering Brazilian NGO engaged in the production of medical cannabis to help patients with seizures.
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.
24 Mar 2022
The first female US secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, has died at the age of 84. Born in what was then Czechoslovakia, Albright never shied away from speaking her mind.
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.
11 Sep 2022
French retail giant Carrefour is accused of deforestation in the Amazon. According to global advocacy group Mighty Earth, the group sources ingredients from meat and soy traders with shocking practices. Carrefour controls roughly a quarter of the food distribution market in Brazil. For more, we speak to Alex Wijeratna, Senior Director of Mighty Earth.
13 Oct 2022
Death penalty 'main instrument for creating fear,' says head of Iran Human Rights NGO
10 Nov 2022
As world powers prepare to begin crucial climate talks at the COP27 summit in Egypt, we speak to Chiara Martinelli, director of the Climate Action Network Europe, which describes itself as Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change.
Aid groups are warning of a dire situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's banning of female NGO workers. Many major international aid groups have suspended their operations, including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We spoke to the NRC's Afghanistan director, Neil Turner, who said that organisations like his need female employees in order to access the women they serve.
As the desperate search for survivors continues after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the WHO warns that up to 23 million people could be affected across the region. Our Perspective guest is Louise Bichet, Middle East Manager at Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World), which has been working in the region for many years.
Europe is becoming more aware of itself as an economic and trading power – that’s the message from France’s secretary of state for European affairs, Laurence Boone. She talks about the new tools the EU has given itself to take on unfair competition, especially from Chinese companies, but she also downplays the warnings of a possible conflict with the United States over subsidies.
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Former US President Donald Trump voluntarily appeared at a New York court to face fraud charges that could cost him control of his family empire. He called his financial statements "phenomenal" and the case a "scam."
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The South Asian country, where dengue is endemic, is suffering the worst outbreak of the disease in its history.
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The German Greens have been abused on the campaign trail in Bavaria and have had to defend unpopular federal policies. And yet they believe they're on course for a relatively healthy election result.
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Many people in the world are forced to flee their country due to war and persecution. They might try to come to Germany and apply for asylum. What can they expect once they've arrived in the country? DW has been to the village of Diemelstadt to meet some new and some not so new arrivals.
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Far from a pariah state after the assassination of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia features ever more prominent on the world stage. How do Saudi activists keep fighting when the world is looking away?