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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… »

26.06.2020

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

Germany promises record contribution to WHO

The infusion of half a billion euros to help fight the coronavirus pandemic would be the highest ever annual contribution to the WHO by Germany. Germany will contribute more than €500 million ($561 million) in funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) this year, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on… »

20.06.2020

Netherlands protesters call for removal of colonial-era statue

Netherlands protesters call for removal of colonial-era statue

Police in the Netherlands have broken up rival protests at the statue of a Dutch East India Company officer. Colonial-era figures have become focal points of anti-racism protests around Europe in recent weeks. Some 500 protesters on Friday gathered in the town of Hoorn, north of Amsterdam, to call for… »

11.06.2020

Allegations of espionage: Macri government saved profiles of 400 persons

Allegations of espionage: Macri government saved profiles of 400 persons

Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) has revealed details of espionage on journalists, academics and businessmen. The Federal Intelligence Agency’s head, Cristina Cañamo, filed a complaint following the discovery of a hard drive with alleged evidence of illegal e-mail spying on various people. In Argentina, domestic espionage requires a judicial order. »

07.06.2020

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

Berlin passes first German state anti-discrimination law

The city-state’s new law explicitly bars public authorities, including police, from discriminating based on skin color, gender and other factors. Lawmakers say the new rules help to address systemic racism in Germany. Berlin became the first German state to pass its own anti-discrimination law on Thursday, with a majority of… »

04.06.2020

Does the coronavirus crisis make a no-deal Brexit more likely?

Does the coronavirus crisis make a no-deal Brexit more likely?

June is a critical month for EU-UK talks on a trade deal. If no progress is made this month, a no-deal Brexit looks inevitable. Is it possible that’s because of, rather than in spite of, the coronavirus crisis? On June 23, four years will have passed since the momentous Brexit… »

01.06.2020

Anti-racism protests spread to Berlin and London

Anti-racism protests spread to Berlin and London

Outcry over the killing of George Floyd has gone international, with people taking to the streets Berlin and London to show solidarity with US protesters. In Germany, soccer stars wore T-shirts and knelt in support. Thousands of people took to the streets of the German and British capitals on Sunday… »

25.05.2020

Coronavirus: German doctors warn of second wave ahead of holiday season

Coronavirus: German doctors warn of second wave ahead of holiday season

Lockdown restrictions are continuing to ease as the European summer vacation season approaches. But as people gather on beaches and in bars, experts warn that large crowds could spark a fresh wave of infections. As European countries prepare to reopen to tourists, two leading German doctors on Sunday warned that… »

20.05.2020

Air travel after the pandemic: what to expect in Germany

Air travel after the pandemic: what to expect in Germany

Air travel in the EU seems increasingly within reach. The German Airport Association has published a list of measures it hopes will keep passengers safe — and keep flights in the air. Coronavirus travel restrictions are slowly being lifted around Europe, and with the possibility of air travel picking back… »

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