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News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages

    World in Progress: Arbitration courts - why citizens foot the bill for big investors

    World in Progress: Arbitration courts - why citizens foot the bill for big investors

    When foreign investors sue governments for losses due to policy changes in so-called arbitration courts, countries - and taxpayers - can end up paying billions. The system was set up to protect foreign investors - but critics say that it mainly helps companies dodge national laws, and has become a lucrative and highly intransparent business harming citizens.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Bringing up baby in the pandemic

    World in Progress: Bringing up baby in the pandemic

    Who's the pandemic hardest on - parents or newborns? - Srebrenica grapples with 25th anniversary of massacre - Chatham House's Tim Benton on the high cost of malnutrition for businesses - New Zealand makes sanitary products free for women in bid to battle period poverty - Syrian women upend tradition to make a living

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: The many challenges of the new normal

    World in Progress: The many challenges of the new normal

    Topics: The pandemic is making sexual violence against women and children more prevalent in Nigeria and the Philippines, but efforts are underway to counter that — Couples who've been separated by travel bans stuck in different countries — How a new virus tracing device could make lives easier in Singapore.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Where do we go from here?

    World in Progress: Where do we go from here?

    Millions of girls are at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and that's not because of the coronavirus, but because protection of girls has fallen by the wayside. The pandemic is also threatening progress made in sexual reproductive health care in Africa as facilities are completely overrun by COVID-cases. We also hear how a small US town is coping with the virus.

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: Corona crisis, cybercrime and creative weddings

    World in Progress: Corona crisis, cybercrime and creative weddings

    Blind people facing the corona crisis in India -- helping people with impairments and disabilites globally cope with virus and lockdown -- rising threat of cybercrime from North Korea -- drive-in weddings South Africa

    • 29 min
    World in Progress: The ripple effects of coronavirus

    World in Progress: The ripple effects of coronavirus

    The coronavirus pandemic has had and still is having a big impact on people's lives. For some it's literally a matter of life and death: Not just due to the virus, but because of violent partners at home. For others, coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns have had disastrous effects on their livelihoods. And that sent ripple effects across continents when money from relatives stopped coming.

    • 29 min

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