Tuesday, 27th February 2024
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4 days ago
Beijing sees Taiwan as its own territory, and has openly threatened to take it by force. Washington is the island's biggest arms supplier, but Taiwanese authorities are also keen to show what they might do to defend themselves.
10 Feb
The annual Lunar New Year festival is the busiest travel period in the world. Our correspondent in China walk us through how domestic travel may be a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy economy. We also find out about Gemini, Google's newly branded chatbot, Hermes's soon to be more expensive products, and how Americans are expected to spend $1.7 billion on Super Bowl festivities.
3 Feb
Parts made with forced labour in China may be being used in cars around the world, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. It says it has found "credible evidence" that aluminium producers use workers from government-backed labour transfer programmes linked to the forced labour of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities.
2 Feb
A court ordered the liquidation after the company failed to reach a restructuring deal with creditors. Evergrande's troubles erupted after Chinese regulators clamped down on excessive borrowing in the real estate sector.
28 Jan
The European Union has drawn up measures to protect sensitive economic assets from being usurped by geopolitical rivals. They come amid a rethink of EU-China relations.
27 Jan
Taiwan matters hugely to the global economy because of its dominance in chip production. A Chinese blockade of Taiwan would shatter that all-important sector and as a result would wreak havoc on the global economy.
23 Jan
It looks like a brazen attempt by a town mayor to stuff ballots. In this edition of Truth or Fake, we take a look at two incriminating videos that went viral of last Sunday's elections in the Comoros, which were marred by allegations of irregularities. The mayor denies the accusations of fraud, which led to his being escorted from the polling station by gendarmes.
23 Jan
At least two people have been killed after a pre-dawn landslide buried homes in the southwest province of Yunnan. A rescue operation is ongoing.
20 Jan
Did the map of the Middle East suddenly just get bigger? On Tuesday, Iran hit points in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria.and all the way over on its eastern border, separatist militants in Balochistan province.
18 Jan
India and China are competing for influence in Bangladesh and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks to maintain partnerships with the US and Europe while keeping new options on the table.
18 Jan
Ukraine's president and China's prime minister shared the spotlight at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, as they both delivered keynote addresses. Calling Vladimir Putin an embodiment of war, Volodymyr Zelensky called on Kyiv's allies to take a tougher stand against Russia. China's Li Qiang focused on trade and the economy, taking aim at what he called disruptive trade barriers. FRANCE 24's Yuka Royer reports from Davos, where she also spoke with an executive at US chipmaker Intel.
17 Jan
Plunging birth rates and COVID-related deaths have led to a population decline of over 2 million. However, Beijing says it has hit economic growth targets.


7 hours ago
Aides to the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say Moscow has set an ultimatum for his mother to agree to a secret funeral. Russian authorities have threatened to bury him in the penal colony where he died. Vladimir Ashurkov, Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, and close friend of Alexei Navalny talked to DW about the circumstances of Navalny’s life and death.
7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to ensure his country remains in a permanent state of war. That's the premise of a new book, published by a French political scientist as the world has been marking the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that Western weapons deliveries to Ukraine have ended up in the hands of Hamas and other terror groups in the Middle East. Russian television has been quick to exploit the Israel-Hamas conflict for propaganda purposes.
8 hours ago
Why "Gone with the Wind" made movie history, "Asphalt Cowboy" exorcised prudery from Hollywood and Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" catapulted the Oscars into the 21st century. Arts Unveiled journeys through nine decades of the Academy Awards.
8 hours ago
Protesters in Argentina have demanded that President Javier Milei scrap the reforms, arguing that they will only benefit the wealthy. The reform bill contains hundreds of articles including privatization and cutting state subsidies.
9 hours ago
Since February 24, 2022, Russia's full-scale invasion has had a huge impact on Ukraine, but also the European Union. To tackle inflation and other economic consequences, the EU has taken measures to try to shield its inhabitants from the cost-of-living crisis. We take a closer look.