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Tue, 2 Feb 2021 03:29:00 GMT
Trump faces deadline for impeachment response ahead of Senate trial
Former President Donald Trump has until Tuesday to file a response to his impeachment, as Democrats plan out a substantive case for conviction in the Senate.
Tue, 2 Feb 2021 02:49:00 GMT
Coronavirus: South Africa to receive 2 million vaccines by March
Hard-hit South Africa received its first shipments of coronavirus vaccine doses, with up to 2 million expected to be delivered by March.
Tue, 2 Feb 2021 01:01:00 GMT
Sweden: 5 injured in Helsingborg violence
The altercation occurred in the southern coastal city on Monday night. According to police, three were taken to hospital and at least two more remained hurt at the scene.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 23:39:00 GMT
South African rhino poaching dip accelerates in lockdown
Poaching figures dropped by a third in 2020, with South Africa's environmental ministry citing the coronavirus lockdown as a significant reason for this. The country is home to 80% of the world's rhinoceroses.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 22:17:00 GMT
France presses Germany to ditch Nord Stream 2 over Navalny
France has urged Germany to scrap a major gas pipeline project — Nord Stream 2 — with Russia. EU members are considering sanctions over the detention of Alexei Navalny and a crackdown against his supporters.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 18:55:00 GMT
India unveils budget to boost coronavirus-hit economy
Health care spending is set to double as India looks to recover from its worst-ever recession. But the leaders of ongoing protests have said the new budget does not address farmers' needs.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 18:17:00 GMT
Opinion: No more illusions in Myanmar
Myanmar's military has staged a coup and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The country's democratic experiment has failed, says Rodion Ebbighausen.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:36:00 GMT
Massive snowstorm blankets New York City
A powerful blizzard has pummeled a huge swath of the northeastern United States. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has warned of "tremendous danger and difficulty" when moving around the city.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:27:00 GMT
Belgium staggers towards decolonization
Months after Belgium's Black Lives Matter protests, the country's reckoning with its past has come under the spotlight. For a group of Belgian activists, tackling race and colonialism-related issues needs a bigger push.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:20:00 GMT
Israel and Kosovo establish diplomatic ties
The historic deal was brokered by former US President Donald Trump and sees Muslim-majority Kosovo recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 17:09:00 GMT
Bosnia: Unaccompanied child refugees face cold, violence
Some 500 unaccompanied minors are among the refugees currently staying in camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina. They are the most vulnerable refugee group in the country, with many traumatized and in need of help.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 12:53:00 GMT
Germany's coronavirus vaccine rollout falters
German politicians are scrambling to address the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the country.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 11:03:00 GMT
Coronavirus: German beer sales see 'dramatic' drop amid pandemic
Bar and restaurant closures to combat the spread of the coronavirus meant Germans bought much less beer last year. A German brewing association said the drop was "unprecedented" in the postwar period.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 10:00:00 GMT
How will we travel in the summer of 2021?
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe is going from one lockdown to the next. Many just want to get away and are pinning their hopes on the summer. Still others plan to stay near home — and travel more sustainably.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 09:53:00 GMT
Myanmar coup: Germany condemns army takeover
The international community has criticized Monday's coup in Myanmar, urging the army to release all political leaders. Germany said the military's actions "jeopardize progress made so far toward democratic change."
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 07:51:00 GMT
Coronavirus: BioNTech-Pfizer pledges 75 million more EU vaccines
The EU's vaccine rollout has come under fire for its slow pace amid production shortages. BioNTech-Pfizer has now promised to supply around 2 billion total doses, up from a previous 1.3 billion, by the end of 2021.
Mon, 1 Feb 2021 05:01:00 GMT
Coronavirus digest: Israel sends vaccine shots to Palestinians
Israel says it has delivered 2,000 vaccine shots to the West Bank to inoculate medical staff working for the Palestinian Authority. Follow DW for the latest.
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 19:03:00 GMT
Bundesliga Bulletin: Bayern Munich cruise on but Eintracht Frankfurt the form team
In a weekend of few surprises, Bayern Munich cruised, Jadon Sancho continued to improve and Hertha Berlin's new dawn got off to a rocky start. Eintracht Frankfurt have emerged from the pack and Cologne got a big win.
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 16:14:00 GMT
COVID: Germany sends medical team and gear to Portugal
The German military will send health workers and equipment to Portugal to support the country's overstretched medical system. Portugal's available ICU beds are running out following a surge in COVID cases.
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 11:52:00 GMT
Coronavirus: Germany open to Chinese and Russian vaccines amid delays
Health Minister Jens Spahn says there is no obstacle to the use of the Sputnik V and Sinopharm vaccines if they receive EU approval. Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to hold a summit Monday to overcome a vaccine shortage.
Sun, 31 Jan 2021 08:25:00 GMT
Germany: 4 World War II bombs prompt evacuation in Göttingen
German bomb disposal expert detonated four WWII bombs after thousands of Göttingen residents were forced to leave their homes. Officials had suspended some of the anti-pandemic measures during the evacuation effort.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 17:35:00 GMT
WHO envoy says Germany needs 'Klopp effect' in COVID fight
Germany can draw inspiration amid the pandemic from soccer coach Jürgen Klopp, WHO official David Nabarro has suggested. He also said disagreements among lawmakers had galvanized opponents of lockdown measures.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:24:00 GMT
Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund end winless run against Augsburg
Desperate for points, Dortmund were able to break down a pesky Augsburg team for their first win three weeks. But early mistakes showed they are still not cemented as a top-four side.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:07:00 GMT
Germany: Angela Merkel urges patience with lockdown rules
Merkel has thanked families for their "huge effort" during the pandemic in the face of school closures, but has asked for more patience. A senior lawmaker has suggested Germany's lockdown will go beyond February 14.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 09:59:00 GMT
Nord Stream 2: Dead in the water despite construction reboot?
The Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline has become a political wrestling match, with the United States on one side and Russia on the other. Germany and the EU are stuck in the middle. DW gives you an overview.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 07:58:00 GMT
Germany: Landlord tears down house with tenant inside
Authorities in the western town of Gerolstein said the tenant was unhurt in the incident. Police have launched an investigation against the landlord.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 07:17:00 GMT
Witnesses of the Shoah: Faces and memories
'Lest We Forget' is the title of a project by German photographer Luigi Toscano. Over several years he has been taking pictures of Holocaust survivors. It's a race against time that has pushed Toscano to his emotional limits over and over.
Sat, 30 Jan 2021 06:48:00 GMT
COVID-19 - remembering lives lost
As the numbers of corona death are rising, unofficial places of remembrance are cropping up throughout Germany. People gather there to commemorate relatives and friends they've lost and share their grief and fears.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:50:00 GMT
Man finds gold coins in Germany, but reward unlikely
Finders keepers? Not always, according to a German court. A man who found gold coins and cash while landscaping might walk away empty handed.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:03:00 GMT
Bundesliga: Silas Wamangituka helps Stuttgart finally find home comfort
It wasn't pretty, but Stuttgart finally got their first home win of the Bundesliga season. The 2-0 win over struggling Mainz was important but perhaps didn't always showcase the best of Pellegrino Matarazzo's side.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 21:09:00 GMT
Germany imposes travel restrictions over COVID variants
The German government has imposed travel restrictions on countries most affected by new coronavirus variants - such as the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal and South Africa. The interior ministry says the ban is necessary to prevent a surge in new infections.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 20:58:00 GMT
Germany: Calls for cardinal to release report on sexual abuse of minors
Pressure has increased on a Catholic cardinal over the release of a report on child sex abuse. The diocese council of Cologne has said Cardinal Woelki has a moral obligation to allow its publication.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 20:25:00 GMT
European travel restrictions: Non-essential travel curbed
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many countries worldwide continue to restrict entry and most travel remains discouraged. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU — and how to get the latest info.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 17:17:00 GMT
Bundesliga: Does Marco Rose have all he needs at Gladbach?
Marco Rose’s future at Borussia Mönchengladbach is in doubt, with Dortmund reportedly interested. But with a talented squad and support from above, he'd be wise to realize that the grass may not be greener in Dortmund.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:12:00 GMT
EU approves AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine
The European Union has given the green light to the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, despite Germany's qualms about its effectiveness in seniors. The European Medicines Agency recommended the product for all adults.
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 13:31:00 GMT
Hertha Berlin: More money, more problems
From Big City Club to Big City Circus, what's behind Hertha's downturn despite the injection of big money from investor Lars Windhorst? Can a problem be solved by throwing money at it?
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:52:00 GMT
UNDP's Achim Steiner: 'If we cannot decouple economic growth from emissions, we are doomed'
We need to address the cost of economic development to the environment, societies and our health when measuring human progress, says Achim Steiner of the UN Development Program.