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The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?
20 Aug
COVID-19 infections are steeply rising in Spain after the government has reopened businesses to shore up a nascent recovery. As Stephanie Müller reports from Marbella, public health care could again reach its limits.
6 Aug
South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar has been ousted as head of his party and the national armed forces, according to party rivals. They say Machar was deposed following a three-day gathering of senior members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO). Machar was a pivotal figure in South Sudan's descent into civil war in 2013 and his removal could upset the delicate post-conflict balance in the country.
13 Jul
The vote was a test for incumbent PM Abiy Ahmed, who will begin a second five-year term. It was delayed by the coronavirus twice and could not be held in some regions due to unrest, leaving seats empty in parliament.
14 Apr
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has warned against drawing the country into one party system.
27 Mar
Tourists revel in nightclubs in the beach resort of Cancun amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Mexico, unlike other countries, has not restricted tourism and was the third most visited country in 2020. In early March, 44 Argentine high school students tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from Cancun, having submitted false negative PCR tests before boarding their plane to Buenos Aires.
24 Mar
Papers in the UK brag about record vaccinations but the EU could have the last laugh: the bloc is considering banning vaccine exports, which would set back the UK's reopening plans. There's criticism in France over the Paris region's new "open-air lockdown". French papers also examine claims that post-colonial and gender studies go against France's universalist values. Plus, US students may not be able to party for Spring Break, but there's one age group that's back to having fun: people over 70!
23 Jan
A year since Wuhan entered the world's first coronavirus lockdown, clubbers in the Chinese city, some with cigarettes in hand and others wearing bunny ears, dance to pulsating beats at a nightclub called "Super Monkey".
30 Dec 2020
Rio de Janeiro residents react after several Brazilian media report that football star Neymar is organising a huge New Year's Eve party at his luxury beachside mansion near the city amid the coronavirus pandemic, a claim his lawyers have denied.
5 Sep 2020
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22 May 2020
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into the teachings of Islam and here are seven important of Ramadan in Islam.
12 Apr 2020
Poland's ruling party is driving ahead with a plan to hold an election by mail for the first time, overriding calls to delay the May 10 presidential vote with the country in lockdown. What will it mean for the economy?

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The United States is the only developed economy without any national policy on paid parental leave. American lawmakers have recently made efforts to pass mandates on parental and family leave, but the legislation is likely to be blocked in partisan bickering. “It has immense benefits” says Richard Petts, Sociology professor at Ball State University, to journalist Kate Moody. “It's really a can't miss policy”.
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Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's second-biggest economy. Property developers in China have in fact created an oversupply: there is enough empty property in the country to house more than 90 million people. FRANCE 24's team reports.
2 hours ago
NATO said there would be "consequences" for Russia if it launches an invasion of Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, warned the West to stear clear of Moscow's "red lines."
3 hours ago
French fashion businesses here in France tend to go one of two ways: either they fail, or they thrive, before being bought up by a powerful luxury group. But some companies do manage to resist that fate – weathering economic crises, the challenges of a globalised economy and now the pandemic, all on their own. So how exactly do they do it and what makes them tick? We went to meet independent shoemakers Arche in the Loire Valley and Paris-based Weston to find out.
1 day ago
The governing body of women's tennis took the decision after Peng made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. WTA chairman Steve Simon said he worried about player safety at tournaments in China.
1 day ago
The Omicron variant might be one of the first real immunoescape variants, says Professor Adam Grundhoff of the Leibniz Institute of Experimental Virology. It could therefore re-infect people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.