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What is the risk of a war between Russia and Ukraine?

What is the risk of a war between Russia and Ukraine?

Russian troop movements near Ukraine have drawn concern from Kyiv and the United States that it might be considering attackin...
How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

Nov 27 (Reuters) - The new Omicron coronavirus variant - identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia -...
EXPLAINER-What has to happen before Germany’s new chancellor takes power?

EXPLAINER-What has to happen before Germany’s new chancellor takes power?

Three parties in Germany have struck a deal to form a new coalition government that will see Social Democrat Olaf Scholz rep...
EXPLAINER-What we know about the COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

EXPLAINER-What we know about the COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Global authorities have reacted with alarm to a coronavirus variant detected in S...

The Conversation

Trouble on the Belarus-Poland border: What you need to know about the migrant crisis manufactured by Belarus’ leader

Trouble on the Belarus-Poland border: What you need to know about the migrant crisis manufactured by Belarus’ leader

Using migrants as pawns is perhaps nothing new. But rarely do you have a situation in which one country encourages a migrant cris...
Refugees in the media: how the most commonly used images make viewers dehumanise them

Refugees in the media: how the most commonly used images make viewers dehumanise them

When the Syrian refugee crisis began in 2011, the journeys of thousands of people fleeing their home country to cross the Mediter...
Doomscrolling COVID news takes an emotional toll – here’s how to make your social media a happier place

Doomscrolling COVID news takes an emotional toll – here’s how to make your social media a happier place

Picture this: it’s April 2020, you’re between Zoom meetings, and scrolling through your social media newsfeed. Headlines like “De...
Plastic waste is hurting women in developing countries – but there are ways to stop it

Plastic waste is hurting women in developing countries – but there are ways to stop it

If we are to build a greener, fairer and more equal society in the wake of COVID-19, it’s time for rich countries to end their pr...

Diplomatique-Expert | Election Watch

Honduras set for first woman president as ruling party concedes election defeat

Honduras set for first woman president as ruling party concedes election defeat

Honduras' conservative ruling party candidate late on Tuesday conceded defeat in the presidential election, paving the way fo...
Far-right figure Zemmour announces presidential run to ‘save’ France

Far-right figure Zemmour announces presidential run to ‘save’ France

Far-right French pundit Eric Zemmour announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday with a video in which, to ominous music and...
French presidential hopeful Zemmour sees campaign slump

French presidential hopeful Zemmour sees campaign slump

French far-right presidential hopeful Eric Zemmour capped a tough week over the weekend after cameras caught him giving an op...
Swiss voters trend towards backing government’s COVID-19 response plan

Swiss voters trend towards backing government’s COVID-19 response plan

ZURICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Swiss voters on Sunday trended towards backing the government's pandemic response plan, paving the...

In Focus - Covid-19

U.N. chief slams COVID-19 ‘travel apartheid’ as unacceptable

U.N. chief slams COVID-19 ‘travel apartheid’ as unacceptable

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that travel restrictions imposed over COVID-19 that isolate any one co...
First Omicron case in U.S. adds to global alarm over virus variant

First Omicron case in U.S. adds to global alarm over virus variant

TOKYO/WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after th...
Global airlines prepare for Omicron-induced volatility

Global airlines prepare for Omicron-induced volatility

SYDNEY/CHICAGO Dec 1 (Reuters) - Global airlines are bracing for more volatility due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 that coul...
COVID-19 took toll on AIDS fight, UNAIDS chief says

COVID-19 took toll on AIDS fight, UNAIDS chief says

CHICAGO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - New infections and deaths from HIV/AIDS may increase as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted preven...

CDEIU - CDPRO

The age of Merkel 

The age of Merkel 

In her last 12 months as Chancellor, Angela Merkel registered record approval ratings in five countries outside of Germany. A major study by Pew Research Center in October 2020 found that a median of...