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13.08.2020

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Brutal police crackdowns in Belarus prompted hundreds of women to protest in Minsk. France’s Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of “violence” with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The UN has joined the chorus of disapproval. Hundreds of women took to the streets of Minsk on Wednesday to vent their anger at a crackdown enforced by… »

06.08.2020

Argentina’s debt restructuring deal explained

Argentina’s debt restructuring deal explained

The Argentine government has struck a substantial debt deal with some major creditors, saving it billions. What exactly is the deal about and could it save the ailing economy? Argentina owes a fortune — $323 billion (€274 billion) as of the end of 2019 — which it cannot pay back. »

04.08.2020

Journalists under threat: August’s 10 most urgent cases

Journalists under threat: August’s 10 most urgent cases

Every month, the One Free Press Coalition draws attention to unresolved cases of crimes against journalists. This month, the list includes the cases of Omar Radi, Solafa Magdy and Maria Ressa. 1. Austin Tice (Syria)  This month marks eight years since freelance American photojournalist Austin Tice went missing while reporting… »

31.07.2020

Coronavirus: Germany puts Spain’s Catalonia, Navarre and Aragon on high-risk list

Coronavirus: Germany puts Spain’s Catalonia, Navarre and Aragon on high-risk list

Holidaymakers returning from Catalonia, home to Barcelona, will have to present a negative coronavirus test or go into quarantine upon arriving in Germany. It’s one of three Spanish regions newly designated high risk. Germany’s disease control agency on Friday added Catalonia, Navarre and Aragon to a list of places considered… »

24.07.2020

Turkey: Hagia Sophia’s first Muslim Friday prayers draw thousands

Turkey: Hagia Sophia’s first Muslim Friday prayers draw thousands

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia has opened for Muslim Friday prayers for the first time since the museum was changed back to a mosque. High profile guests joined the crowds of worshippers at the ancient site. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Turkey’s iconic Hagia Sophia for the first Muslim Friday prayers since it… »

20.07.2020

EU leaders struggle to break deadlock over coronavirus package

EU leaders struggle to break deadlock over coronavirus package

EU talks on a shared coronavirus stimulus package have broken up temporarily, with the bloc’s leaders still at an impasse. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said progress had been made, but failure was still possible. EU leaders wrangled over the details of a €1.85 trillion ($2.1 trillion) post-coronavirus recovery plan… »

14.07.2020

Germany’s Green Party calls for end of extraditions to Hong Kong

Germany’s Green Party calls for end of extraditions to Hong Kong

In light of a controversial security law, Germany’s Green Party has called on the government to end an extradition agreement with Hong Kong. There is “good reason” Germany has no such deal with China, a lawmaker said. A member of Germany’s Green Party on Monday called on the country’s government… »

11.07.2020

Opinion: Genocide denial concerns us all

Opinion: Genocide denial concerns us all

Protecting the truth from deniers and serving justice for victims of the Srebrenica genocide is our best bet to prevent genocides from occurring again, writes Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic. That genocide was perpetrated in and around the Bosnian city of Srebrenica 25 years ago is incontestable. Several… »

06.07.2020

Opinion: A European Green wave may be coming — finally

Opinion: A European Green wave may be coming — finally

Whether in France, Ireland or Germany, Green parties are gaining ground in Europe. Even when they don’t make inroads into national governments, the planet wins, writes DW’s James Jackson. The world is currently in the grips of two era-defining crises. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting us every day, restricting our… »

30.06.2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over airstrike on top general

Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump over airstrike on top general

Prosecutors urged Interpol to put out a “red notice” for US President Donald Trump over the deadly airstrike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Iran has pledged to pursue the matter even after Trump leaves office. US President Donald Trump and 35 others face “terrorism and murder charges” in Iran, Tehran… »

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