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2 Jul
Russian lawmakers passed a law expanding the definition of "foreign agents," a tool used to crack down on Kremlin critics and impose new restrictions.
1 Apr
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for young students. Opponents, who fear for the impact on youngsters, refer to the measure as the "Don't say gay" bill. We take a closer look at the controversial legislation, which will impact children between the ages of five and nine.
20 Dec 2020
The legislation could stymie Donald Trump's plans to pull almost 12,000 troops out of Germany. He has threatened to veto the bill because it also requires military bases named after Confederate leaders to be renamed.
6 Dec 2020
The government says it is ready to negotiate a set of agriculture laws with protesting farmers. Critics say the legislation would benefit big corporations, which are now expected to enter India's troubled farming sector.
9 Jun 2020
A new anti-terrorism legislation will give greater powers to authorities to arrest people without a warrant and carry out surveillance. Activists say the law is aimed at intimidating dissidents. Ana P. Santos reports.
23 May 2020
HK leader Carrie Lam says that Beijing's proposed legislation will not affect the city's judicial independence. Critics warn it could further erode the basic and fundamental freedom of the autonomous Chinese territory.
28 Nov 2019
The new legislation requires the State Department to ensure that Hong Kong retains sufficient autonomy to enjoy favorable US trading terms that have helped the city to maintain its position as a major financial hub.
13 Jun 2019
Hong Kong lawmakers scrapped debate for a second straight day on legislation that would allow extraditions to China, as tensions remained high between police and protesters after violent clashes on Wednesday.
12 May 2019
Sudan's military rulers said on Tuesday they generally agreed with proposals made by protest leaders on the structure of an interim government, but want Islamic Sharia laws and local norms to guide legislation.
7 Mar 2017
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveil long-awaited legislation on Monday to repeal much of the Obamacare healthcare law, including its expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor.
8 Feb 2017
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says legislation to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law will be completed this year, although it may take longer to implement.

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A Shanghai court said the billionaire, who had not been seen in public since 2017, was sentenced and his investment firm was fined for embezzlement and bribery.
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A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.
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Kenya's presidential election results came down to a knife-edge, and may be contested. But winner Ruto says "there is no room for vengance."
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Mona Magdy, a popular Sudanese singer, has not stopped performing in concerts despite undergoing treatment for stage 2 breast cancer.
12 hours ago
A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.
12 hours ago
The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.