Solar technology heralds greener future in Chile
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The first solar thermal power plant in South America hopes to reduce reliance on fossil fuels while maintaining jobs for the coal industry's workers.
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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.
The second day of the Munich Security Conference is off and running. Various world leaders are in Bavaria for the weekend event, with NATO's Jens Stoltenberg and the EU's Ursula von der Leyen among the earlier speakers.
We look at reactions in the French papers after the fatal stabbing of a schoolteacher in front of her pupils. Also, British supermarkets begin to ration essential fruits and vegetables as Brexit rules and poor weather hamper imports.
We look at how the French press is covering the fact that trash is piling up in Paris, as garbage workers go on strike over pension reforms. We also find out about this Monday's parliamentary debate on France's nuclear future.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to "destroy" Russian forces that have nearly encircled Bakhmut, but some observers are not convinced by this strategy.
With the Taliban banning girls from secondary schools and universities, we meet the Afghan families who risked everything by fleeing to neighbouring Pakistan to ensure their daughters receive an education. We also visit the Kenyan village which bans men as it offers a refuge to women and girls facing gender-based violence.
After reducing working hours from 45 to 40, Chile will join Ecuador and Venezuela in having Latin America's shortest workweek. The move marks a legislative victory for President Gabriel Boric.
The US government wants to turn domestic coalfields into green energy centers in an effort to combine climate protection with job creation. But those affected have little trust in the policy, reports Sabrina Kessler.
On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Taiwan's president voiced hope that China's youth will soon be able to freely express themselves. More than 20 people were detained at a vigil in Hong Kong.
With the Hollywood screenwriters' strike now in its sixth week, unions are demanding guarantees that artificial intelligence will not be used to create new content. Could AI eventually replace writers and directors or even actors and singers? How effective and how credible are current AI tools? Are they truly a threat to the entertainment industry that could lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs – or a golden opportunity to increase productivity?
We look at the first details emerging from the police investigation into a policeman's fatal shooting of Nahel last week. Also, Emmanuel Macron's suggestion to cut internet access during future riots draws scorn and accusations of authoritarianism.
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The Spanish international has reacted to the federation calling up players who are boycotting the women's national team, claiming the move showed "nothing had changed."
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At least 17 Japanese nationals have been accused of spying under sweeping "espionage" regulations introduced by Beijing in July, leaving companies reluctant to send their staff to China and imperiling local production.
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Israel complained about the presence of German Ambassador Steffen Seibert at a meeting in Israel's Supreme Court. Reform of that institution, sought by the government, is a contetious domestic issue in Israel.
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China has sharply rejected statements made by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in the United States about Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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Germany has wanted reform of the UN Security Council for years. But its bids to join the exclusive circle of permanent members have always failed.