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Afghanistan: Taliban declare three-day cease-fire for Eid

Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province. The Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire Monday to mark the…

EU ready to ‘discuss’ coronavirus vaccine patent waivers

Ursula von der Leyen has said the bloc is ready to hold talks over a US-backed proposal to waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines. The Commission had been resisting such calls for months. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said…

Indonesia ramps up search for missing submarine

The US and Australia are joining the search for a submarine missing off Bali with only hours left before it runs out of oxygen. The German-built Nanggala 402 is carrying 53 crew. Indonesian navy ships on Friday stepped up their…

Germany and France agree on climate cooperation with China

Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken to the presidents of China and France, agreeing to greater cooperation on climate change. Meanwhile, US climate envoy John Kerry met his counterpart in China. Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to Chinese…

Sinti, Roma face systemic prejudice in Germany

On International Romani Day, some 76 years after the Nazi genocide that aimed to wipe out Germany’s Sinti and Roma communities, DW looks at progress for Europe’s largest minority group — but discrimination remains. “You’re nothing, you can’t do anything,…

Freedom of assembly in Germany: Protected, but regulated

Germany has strict laws protecting freedom of assembly — but also strong regulations on how it may be implemented. DW explains what is allowed and what is against the law. Germany has a long history of protecting people’s right to…

Brazil: Are Jair Bolsonaro’s days numbered?

As COVID-19 rages, the Brazilian president is increasingly isolated. Parts of the military and business leaders have distanced themselves. There is even speculation he could be impeached. Every day, at 3 a.m. (01:00 UTC) in the morning, the German-Brazilian artist…

AstraZeneca: German researchers discover thrombosis trigger

The discovery of the cause of blood clots among some AstraZeneca recipients means that a targeted treatment can be developed. Researchers at the Greifswald teaching hospital in northern Germany said on Friday that they had discovered the cause of the…

Bolivia: Ex-president Anez to serve pre-trial detention

The former Bolivian leader said on Twitter she had to serve four months “to await a trial for a ‘coup’ that never happened.” Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Sunday she had been given a four-month pre-trial detention after she was…

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: How she took on an authoritarian leader despite her fears

In just a few months the opposition figure went from unknown stay-at-home mom to the leader of democratic Belarus. She told DW she’s proud of both roles, and says that for millions of women, “the inner strength awoke.” Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a political…

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