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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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5 hours ago
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
7 hours ago
Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
7 hours ago
Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
8 hours ago
Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
8 hours ago
Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.
9 hours ago
Child trafficking is often described as modern day slavery. despite legal and social measures aimed at combating the practice, it remains rife in a number of west african countries.