Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to crack down on drugs. Now he is targetting smokers too. By the end of the month smoking could be banned in public places. The plans don't go down well with everyone.
In an interview with DW, Maria Ressa, award-winning journalist and founder of news site Rappler, spoke about the continued political bullying and relentless attempts to silence any kind of dissent in the Philippines.
"We are not intimidated," said Ressa and her news site Rappler. Rappler says the charges are an attempt to silence a prominent critic of the Philippine government.
US President Donald Trump has announced a plan to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America. The drug known as PrEP, which prevents spread of the disease, still faces challenges to widespread adoption around the world.
A Canadian drug-trafficking suspect has seen his 15-year jail term turned into a death sentence by a Chinese court. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was extremely concerned, and Canada updated its travel advisory.
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