US lifts sanctions on firms linked to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska
28 January 2019 | 11:35 am
The US has lifted sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and two other firms linked to billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who had ties to former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort. The move came despite objections from Congress.
4 May 2021
Swiss paper Le Temps warns of a "Syrian-style civil war" in Myanmar as civilians opposed to the military coup join forces with minority ethnic militia groups. We also look at calls to reinvestigate whether the coronavirus could have accidentally come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. And Microsoft billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates may be divorcing after 27 years, but we also look at a potential new beginning: a marriage proposal written in a field in eastern France.
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The legislation is backed by President Joe Biden. It comes amid a rise in attacks, including murders, against Asian Americans during the COVID pandemic.
23 Jun 2021
A plan to privatize South America's largest state-owned energy provider has been approved by Brazilian lawmakers. Critics warn that privatization will increase energy costs.
6 Jul 2021
People in costume gather during the UFO Festival and AlienFest in Roswell, New Mexico, a week after US Congress released a highly-awaited report on UFO sightings.
29 Jul 2021
Sun Dawu, a farming magnate and a vocal government critic, was embroiled in a land dispute with a state-run competitor. His legal team argued the trial was unfair owing to the length of the hearing and its secrecy.
6 Aug 2021
Rihanna is reportedly a billionaire, after raking in the cash from her Fenty Beauty line, as well as her music and her Savage x Fenty fashion brand.
13 Aug 2021
The Brazilian president has threatened to not accept the results of next year's election should the current electronic voting system remain in place.
15 Sep 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the previous presidency left Joe Biden little choice but to complete the withdrawal. Republicans called it "an unmitigated disaster."
5 Oct 2021
The former Facebook data analyst is testifying before the US Senate following her explosive revelations about the tech giant's knowledge and negligence of its own harmful effects.
23 Oct 2021
Guatemalan riot police are deployed as former soldiers storm the rear area of Congress on and torch several vehicles in protest over unpaid compensation for their service during the country's civil war from 1960 to 1996.
13 Nov 2021
A majority of lawmakers voted to approve Biden's $1.2 trillion package — setting up the president to sign it into law. Political infighting among the Democrats, however, meant delays on Biden's social welfare bill.
15 Nov 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24 at the Paris Peace Forum, US billionaire Frank McCourt strongly criticised tech giants, saying social media is "undermining our democracies". The owner of French football club Olympique de Marseille told us more about his Project Liberty plan. He has invested $100 million in the initiative, which he hopes will "transform the way the internet works".
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Inflation in the eurozone reached 10% in September, the highest it has ever been in the history of the common European currency.
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Against the backdrop of far-right Italian politician Giorgia Meloni's election win, a video circulating heavily on social media claims that anti-EU demonstrators ripped down the EU flag outside the bloc's Rome headquarters. But all is not as it seems. We also debunk photographs from a Meloni campaign rally that are plagued by Photoshop accusations.Join us for this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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As the world struggles to overcome the huge problems of today, it would do well to turn towards indigenous peoples for solutions. That's the message from Julian Brave NoiseCat, a writer, journalist and advocate for indigenous peoples.
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The last section of the Humboldt Forum, a new museum in Berlin, is opening to the public. The museum's east wing houses collections of the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Museum. Famous Benin bronzes are on display there before their restitution.