Category: World

Podcast: Cry Like a Boy explores the pressures linked to ‘being a man’ | All episodes

Cry Like a Boy is an original podcast series from Euronews that looks at the stories of men in five African countries who are challenging what it means to “be a man” in their societies, and campaigning for gender equality. Through on-the-ground reporting by local journalists in Burundi, Senegal, Lesotho, Guinea, and Liberia, and in-studio…

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Poland and Slovakia urge allies to send fighter jets to Ukraine

Officials in Poland and Slovakia have renewed their call on allies to provide fighter jets to Ukraine.  Warsaw and Bratislava say they are ready to send their Soviet-made MiG-29 jet fighters to Kyiv as part of an international coalition. However, it still remains unclear whether any other Western supporters of Ukraine are ready to take…

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‘You save at least 20%’: Croatians flock to Slovenia for grocery shopping after euro introduced

When Vedran Panić does his grocery shopping, he’s keeping a close eye on his spending.  The 38-year-old Croat lives in the town of Selnica, and these days a family trip to a supermarket just over the border in neighbouring Slovenia means saving a lot of money.  “Prices in Croatia are higher than those in Slovenia.…

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Protests against Israeli government’s proposed judicial reform block Tel Aviv’s main airport

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have once again taken to the streets throughout Israel to protest against the judicial reform proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Protesters blocked one of the roads leading to one of Tel Aviv’s main airports,  causing Netanyahu, who had plans to leave on an official visit to Rome, to…

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Four bodies found in family home after Switzerland explosion

Four bodies were found in a Swiss family villa which was ravaged by a fire, following an explosion on Thursday in Yverdon-les-Bains, in the west of the country. Local police say that several people were in the house at the time of the blast, including the four victims.  The building has been completely destroyed by…

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EU concern over UK proposal to crack down on migrant boat arrivals

European interior ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday have urged the UK to ensure the government’s new proposal to clamp down on illegal immigration complies with international law.  The policy proposed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak would ban migrants who enter Britain illegally from ever claiming asylum in the country. The law is aimed explicitly at migrants…

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Women in technology have nothing to fear — except their own hesitance

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it is important to recognise just how much progress has been made for the advancement of women in science and tech. While there are still many challenges faced by women in these sectors, be it in Europe, in the Middle East — where I am based — or globally,…

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Latvia confiscated hundreds of cars from drunk drivers: The first are now on their way to Ukraine

The first of hundreds of cars confiscated by Latvian authorities from drunk drivers have started their journey to Ukraine, where Riga hopes they’ll help Kyiv with its war efforts. The former owners were all caught with blood alcohol levels above 0.15%. According to an announcement from Latvia’s State Revenue Service, the first eight cars “which…

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Spain’s powerful feminist movement split over trans and rape laws

Just half an hour separated the start of two big feminist rallies which took place in Madrid this week. On one side, the 8M Commission. On the other, the Madrid Feminist Movement. This was the second consecutive year that the protests for International Women’s Day had split, but this time round the divisions were deeper. …

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Slap fighting: Is it the next big sport or just stupid?

The competitors stand rigidly upright with their hands behind their backs, waiting to absorb a brutal slap to the face. When the open-handed blow is delivered, there’s a sharp sound and the reaction can be dramatic. Some fighters barely move, while others stumble backward or fall to the floor. Some are knocked out. It’s a…

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