Will China’s coronavirus surge force Beijing to rethink ‘zero-COVID’ strategy?
26 March 2022 | 12:38 pm
The omicron variant is driving case numbers in parts of China to levels not seen since coronavirus first emerged. But keeping case numbers at near zero means continued disruptions and lockdowns.
The bomb was discovered not far from the tracks. Trains were disrupted to the Swiss city of Basel and it is unclear when service will resume.
The dangerous world of smuggling in Tunisia, and how the deaf community is raising awareness on TikTok
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Aid, personnel and equipment is arriving from around the world following the devastating earthquakes that have killed over 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
As European countries struggle to reach their targets on reducing carbon emissions, one small landlocked country in central Asia stands as an example to the world. With nearly three quarters of its territory covered by woodland, Bhutan, with a population of around 780,000, claims to be a carbon-negative economy.
German playwright and poet Brecht, who was born 125 years ago, was banned by the Nazis. The author of "The Threepenny Opera" remains popular worldwide to this day — but not in Russia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is on a whirlwind tour of major European supporters, seeking more military hardware. He thanked lawmakers and national leaders for their help so far and called for greater speed.
PREVIEW Cameroon's President Paul Biya celebrated his 90th birthday on Monday, but critics say the world's oldest leader is presiding over violence, corruption and the silencing of dissenting voices.
Madrid won the FIFA Club World Cup for a record-extending fifth time after beating Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal 5-3 in the final on Saturday (February 11), with braces scored by Federico Valverde and Vinicius Jr as well as a goal from Karim Benzema who returned from injury.
World Bank president David Malpass on Wednesday said he would leave his post by the end of June, months after running afoul of the White House for failing to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming.
World Bank President David Malpass on Wednesday said he would quit his role before his term ends. Malpass declared this, months after faulting the White House for failing to say whether he accepted the scientific consensus on global warming.
In an interview with FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg in Kyiv, the head of the parliamentary faction of President Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party discussed the situation in Ukraine, one year after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion. David Arakhamia said Russian President Vladimir Putin had "lost influence in the world" as a result of Moscow's military setbacks in Ukraine.
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