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3 days ago
Despite a show of force by China following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip, more US lawmakers are visiting to "reaffirm the United States' support for Taiwan."
24 Jul
The ruling by a majority of judges in the United States’ Supreme Court to overturn the right to a legal abortion across the entire country has also sent shockwaves through Europe.In our programme we examine abortion rights around the EU and look at how the situation might evolve.
20 Jul
Hungary's far-right ruling party has proposed weakening the European Parliament and the EU's political integration. The passed resolution said democracy in the bloc was at a "dead end."
18 Jul
Sri Lankan lawmakers met to begin the process of choosing a new leader amid tightened security. They are set to hear nominations Tuesday to replace former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who resigned earlier this week.
12 Jun
In a dramatic verdict, EU lawmakers voted to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 and rejected a proposal to update the EU’s Emissions Trading System after conservative parties tried to water down targets.
5 Jun
Some 6.2 million workers in Germany are set to benefit from a minimum wage increase passed by lawmakers. The hike comes as inflation soars in Germany.
20 Mar
As people all around Europe feel the cost of living rise and see their bank balance ever more squeezed amid energy price rises, we're looking into proposals for ensuring meaningful minimum wages are paid to everyone around the European Union.
25 Feb
Nepal's parliament is due to restart debate on a controversial US aid grant. Lawmakers were hoping to ratify the measure last week. But the discussion was postponed because of massive protests and opposition from some members of the ruling coalition.
23 Feb
Police and protesters have clashed for a second time outside Parliament as plans for new infrastructure projects, funded by the United States, were debated by lawmakers.
31 Jan
Germany's parliament on Wednesday began a debate on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three main options on the table so far: obligatory vaccinations for all adults, just for everyone 50 and above, or no mandate at all.
8 Dec 2021
The new German parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor as Angela Merkel departs after 16 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy. He is now scheduled to be sworn in, along with a new Cabinet.
19 Nov 2021
The Pakistani parliament has approved the law against sexual assault to allow courts to order chemical castrations — a punishment rights groups and lawyers called cruel.

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On August 24, Angolan political parties are looking at the tightest race they have ever run in an election. DW explains who's running, what the issues are and why the contest is so intense this time.
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Coal is seeing a bit of a revival in Germany, with out-of-service power plants being placed back online as gas supplies from Russia fall. But bringing coal-fired plants back online is easier said than done.
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As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.
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German consumers learned on Monday how much extra they will have to pay for gas in the winter months. Companies are currently not permitted to pass on their increased costs.
3 hours ago
Nigeria’s inflation rate has defied monetary tightening, hitting 19.64 percent in July, a level not seen in over one-and-a-half decades. This bombshell was dropped yesterday by the Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeniran, when he released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July 2022 in Abuja.
5 hours ago
Regulators in the UK are again the first in the world to provisionally approve a new COVID vaccine for use. The latest shot, from Moderna in the US, is supposed to offer protection against the Omicron variant as well.