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Central Niger celebrates junta's repeal of migration law

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 22:58
The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.

COP28: What to expect from the UN climate summit

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 22:37
After a year of record temperatures, deadly floods and devastating wildfires, oil giant UAE is hosting world leaders Dubai in the annual UN summit to stave off climate catastrophe.

Qatar: Germany's Steinmeier left waiting on tarmac

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 22:13
Standing with arms folded at the doors of the airplane was probably not how German President Steinmeier thought he would spend almost 30 minutes of his official 3-hour visit to Doha.

NATO, Ukraine swat away talk of war fatigue

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 20:49
As speculation about Ukraine war "fatigue" proliferates, NATO was keen again to emphasize that Kyiv has alliance members' backing "as long it takes." But what else is going on behind the scenes?

US charges Indian citizen in alleged Sikh assassination plot

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 19:59
US authorities have charged an Indian man over an alleged plan to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist living in New York. The Department of Justice said an Indian government employee was also involved in the plot.

Palestinians in the Middle East: Where and how do they live?

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 19:58
While Palestinians in the Middle East have different legal statuses and integration levels, for the majority, the common pursuit remains a two-state solution and the ability to exercise a right to return.

French justice minister acquitted in abuse of power case

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:39
French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti has been cleared of wrongdoing in a conflict of interest case. A special tribunal found that he did not abuse his post to settle scores.

Germany: Two teens arrested over alleged terror plans

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:39
The two boys allegedly discussed a plot for a possible terror attack on targets including a Christmas market and synagogue.

What exactly is Germany's debt brake?

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:29
Thanks to a Constitutional Court ruling, Germany's federal budget for this year is now €60 billion short. But closing the gap with new loans is prohibited by the constitution.

Cheops finds key to billion year old exoplanet system

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:00
The European satellite has revealed the secrets of a planetary system that's puzzled scientists for years. It will teach them about other stars and planets.

Is cricket's transgender ban fair?

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 17:08
Cricket's governing body (ICC) is the latest sport to ban transgender athletes, citing "safety and fairness." But leading transgender researcher Joanna Harper thinks the decision is based on "wrong science".

German intelligence warns of heightened terror risk

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 16:39
Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the danger of a terror attack in the country is "higher than it has been for a long time." It cited the October 7 Hamas attacks and the subsequent Israel-Hamas war as factors.

Bangladesh: Why are Rohingya refugees fleeing to Indonesia?

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 16:33
More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Indonesia by boat this month. They have been fleeing Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps where conditions have worsened.

Missing cat Lucky returns home after being lost for a year

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 16:16
Lucky, a 3-year-old cat that went missing a year ago, was found some 60 kilometers from home. She was identified by a chip registered with an animal protection group that organizes missing pet hotlines.

Google accused of placing ads on sanctioned web pages

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 16:03
Piracy, porn and sanctioned websites — Google's search business is putting big brand names on questionable sites, a new study has revealed.

Climate misinformation heats up on eve of COP28 talks

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 15:20
From climate-denying bots on X/Twitter to Big Oil Facebook ads and right-wing news sites, an echo chamber of disinformation is set to muddy efforts to cut emissions in the UAE.

Polish truckers protest "unfair competition" by blocking Ukraine border crossings

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 14:43
When Russia invaded Ukraine, the EU opened its borders to allow the transportation of grain and aid. The resulting competition has driven down Polish haulers' profits. Now they're taking matters into their own hands.

Do computers make children 'dumber, not smarter'?

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 14:42
Computers have a negative influence on children's development, say 40 researchers petitioning to stop digitization in German schools.

How Colombia's dirty coal fuels Germany's energy transition

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 14:41
At El Cerrejon, Latin America's largest open-pit coal mine, reports of human rights abuses and environmental destruction are piling up. Is that compatible with Germany's values-driven foreign policy and Supply Chain Act?

German court upholds wiretaps of climate activists to press

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 14:06
A court in Bavaria has ruled that police were right in wiretapping phone calls between members of the Last Generation climate activist group and journalists.


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