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Protestors wave placards at a rally against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact in Kuala Lumpur
04/02/2016 - Pacific Rim

Unions claims Trans-Pacific Partnership undermines democracy

The biggest trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was signed in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency
03/02/2016 - North Korea

How dangerous is North Korea's latest satellite launch plan?

Japan on Wednesday threatened to shoot down any missile that threatens its territory following North Korea announcement that it is preparing to launch an Earth observation satellite.
An artificial grotto on the Isle de Reuilly in the Bois de Vincennes
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

Paris court sentences Chinese childminder for killing baby's parents, cutting up bodies

A French court has sentenced a Chinese immigrant childminder to 20 years in prison for killing the parents of a bay who died in her charge, then cutting up their bodies and hiding the pieces in ...
New media law already affects journalism in Poland
17/01/2016 - International media

New media law already affects journalism in Poland

In this week's international media, Rfi's Clea Broadhurst will take a closer look at the new Media law in Poland and how it has affected journalism there already.
15/01/2016 - China

China’s anti-graft campaigners feel the love

In China the second-most senior official of Sichuan, a province with 81 million inhabitants, has been accused of graft at a high-level anti-corruption meeting that finished in Beijing on Friday.
14/01/2016

African press review 14 January 2015

Tanzania's economy is doing very nicely, thank you, mainly due to a construction and mining boom.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
07/01/2016 - North Korea, Nuclear

Why does North Korea keep testing nuclear weapons?

The US and South Korean presidents said on Thursday that they intend to impose what they called the "most powerful and comprehensive" sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang claimed to ...
An investor in Shanghai watches the market after China's "circuit breaker" mechanism is activated
07/01/2016 - FRANCE

Paris bourse falls after China halts trading

The Paris bourse opened 2.48 per cent down on Thursday after China closed its stock market and accelerated the devaluation of the yuan because of fallling share prices.
Ursula Gauthier (L), the Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L'Obs, speaks with hostesses at the airport before she takes her flight back to France, in Beijing on December 31, 2015.
01/01/2016 - France-China

Dark days ahead for press in China, warns French journalist after expulsion

A French journalist forced to leave China because of a critical article she wrote on the government's policy in the troubled Xinjiang province, arrived back in France on Friday.
French Media denounce expulsion of French journalist, Ursula Gauthier, from China
30/12/2015 - France-China

French media denounce expulsion of straight talking China correspondent

French editors and journalists have denounced the expulsion of French journalist, Ursula Gauthier, from China following the publication of her critical article on government policies in Xinjiang.
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