RT News - July 25 2021 (17:00 MSK)
Police fire water cannon at angry protesters in central Paris. Thousands rally nationwide against government plans to make Covid passes mandatory in public places, as infections rise. Looking back, too, at some of the other big stories we brought you in the week just gone. A 'chilling effect on media freedom' is the reaction to a draft British law which could threaten investigative journalists with prison if they expose state secrets. Devastation in China from what's being called the worst flooding in a thousand years - with dozens of deaths, infrastructure wiped out and dams breached. Severe weather elsewhere too: the German government is slammed for not doing more to prevent last week's record flooding, despite previous warnings. The devastation has claimed almost 200 lives, and caused damage worth billions of euro.