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 2021-09-27 15:32 

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World Cup every two years? A reform that could divide football...

FIFA wants to hold a World Cup biennially instead of every four years. Europeans and South Americans are strictly against it, while other continents are open to the planned reform....

 2021-09-27 14:59 

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Germany's Green Party: A victory that doesn't feel like one...

The Greens have won 15% of the vote in the parliamentary elections. The environmentalist party will probably be part of the next government, but the Greens' dream of taking the chancellorship is over for now....

 2021-09-27 14:55 

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What the international media have to say about German election results...

Expectations of lengthy coalition talks and a crucial role for two smaller parties, as well as nostalgia for Angela Merkel — the international media is following the German election closely....

 2021-09-27 14:15 

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Facebook pauses plans to roll out 'Instagram Kids'...

The move follows a damning series in The Wall Street Journal about the effects of app on teens' mental health. But the tech giant insists it still "stands by" the project....

 2021-09-27 13:12 

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Germany: Two transgender women win parliamentary seats...

The two politicians come from opposite sides of the country but the same party, the Greens. One of the candidates said it was "historic" and another proclaimed it was "madness!"...

 2021-09-27 13:08 

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Lia Rodrigues: Dancing to highlight Brazil's traumas...

Having made dance accessible to slum residents in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian visionary artist is now being honored by a prestigious German award....

 2021-09-27 12:57 

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UK petrol stations run out of fuel as panic buying sets in...

The disruption is one of the many repercussions the UK is currently facing due to a post-Brexit shortage of truck drivers. The government insists there is no fuel shortage....

 2021-09-27 12:09 

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Maria Kolesnikova: A heart for Belarus...

Pressured to leave the country, she defiantly stayed and was convicted. Maria Kolesnikova, even behind bars, remains a leading figure of the Belarusian opposition. Now, she has been honored with a top award for her work....

 2021-09-27 11:24 

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Olaf Scholz: The unlikely savior of Germany's SPD...

It's time to take a fresh look at the man who revived the SPD who is so often likened to a robot and that his party never loved. It's a story of perseverance. But will head the next German government?...

 2021-09-27 11:19 

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Will China's move against coal power improve its image in EU?...

Beijing's seemingly eco-conscious pledge could mend some bridges between China and the EU, say analysts, after relations between the two sides have worsened since early 2020....

 2021-09-27 11:16 

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Pablo Picasso's image in East and West Germany...

Communist activist or genius of contemporary art? Picasso was viewed through drastically different ideological lenses in former East and West Germany....

 2021-09-27 11:08 

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German business leaders react to election result...

The Social Democrats' narrow victory in Germany's federal elections suggests the country could be heading into a more progressive future. As coalition talks get started, business leaders want their priorities heard....

 2021-09-27 11:08 

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India: Farmers block roads, rail tracks in nationwide protest...

Farmer unions in India staged a huge protest to pressure the government into withdrawing its controversial reforms.The protests have been ongoing for 10 months, and joined by several opposition parties....

 2021-09-27 09:41 

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 2021-09-27 09:22 

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Berliners vote 'yes' on property expropriation, but what happens now?...

A referendum proposing that authorities in Berlin seize and take into public ownership more than 200,000 homes has passed resoundingly. But political and legal hurdles mean it may never become reality....

 2021-09-27 09:20 

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Germany votes: Berlin to get first female mayor...

The SPD's Franziska Giffey won 21.4% of the vote, beating the Greens' Bettina Jarasch, who got 18.9%. Besides the national election, Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania were also electing local legislatures....

 2021-09-27 09:19 

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Greece: One dead after earthquake hits island of Crete...

Some buildings sustained significant damage after a strong earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete. At least one person died and nine were injured as buildings collapsed....

 2021-09-27 09:11 

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The long road to forming a post-Merkel government...

Germans have elected a new parliament. But forming a government and selecting a new chancellor will take a while. Until then Angela Merkel will remain in office....

 2021-09-27 08:06 

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What will Angela Merkel do when she retires?...

The long-serving chancellor and lawmaker is about to retire. What's next for her?...

 2021-09-27 08:04 

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Greece: One dead as strong earthquake hits island of Crete...

Some buildings sustained significant damage after a strong earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete. At least one person died and nine were injured as buildings collapsed....

 2021-09-27 08:00 

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Could Germany's election pose changes for the cultural sphere?...

Germany has voted. What are the parties planning in terms of cultural policy — at home and abroad? An overview of the most important tasks ahead....

 2021-09-27 07:21 

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Greece: Strong earthquake hits island of Crete...

Some buildings sustained significant damage after a strong earthquake struck the Greek island of Crete. At least two people are reportedly trapped in damaged buildings....

 2021-09-27 06:03 

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German election 2021: Tough talks ahead in race to replace Merkel — live updates...

The SPD has captured 25.7% of the vote while Merkel's conservatives saw their worst returns in history, preliminary results show. Germany now faces what could be months of messy coalition building. DW has the latest....

 2021-09-27 04:10 

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German election: How much money do Bundestag MPs get?...

Bundestag parliamentarians are paid by the state so that they do not need a second job. But many still find ways to make an additional income — that is now being significantly restricted....

 2021-09-26 22:35 

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San Marino voters back legalizing abortion...

The tiny, predominately Catholic San Marino has voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing abortion to be legal by a margin of almost four people in five, albeit with limited turnout....

 2021-09-26 22:00 

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The CDU: Germany's major postwar party seeking to redefine itself...

The Christian Democrats are not only Germany's leading party. The CDU is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But the poor showing in the latest general election will prompt some soul-searching....

 2021-09-26 22:00 

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Germany's kingmaker, the FDP, is set to return to government...

Germany's Free Democratic Party sees a chance to join a coalition government after this year's election. The pro-free market party advocates lower taxes, more civil liberties, and cutting back the welfare state....

 2021-09-26 21:41 

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German election: Olaf Scholz, Armin Laschet vie for Angela Merkel's office...

Social Democrat candidate Olaf Scholz has a narrow lead in early election results, but Merkel's CDU ally Armin Laschet still has every hope of beating him to the chancellery. Tortuous coalition negotiations await....

 2021-09-26 21:29 

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Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants...

Berliners cast their referendum votes on whether to nationalize thousands of housing units owned by real estate giants. After counting 27% of the votes, results found that over half voted yes while just 39% voted no....

 2021-09-26 19:47 

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Fact check: Myths about ballot box 'fraud' at German election polls...

An open padlock on the ballot box as Armin Laschet voted, and claims of a broken seal at another — the German election has faced accusations of election fraud. DW looks into the claims....

 2021-09-26 19:16 

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'Farewell and a new start': Freiburg say goodbye to historic Dreisamstadion...

After 67 years, Freiburg bid farewell to their beloved stadium in style. In October, they will move into a new, modern arena, but the memories of one of Germany's most iconic football grounds will remain....

 2021-09-26 18:14 

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Opinion: Move over grand coalition — Germany wants change...

German voters have shaken up the country's political landscape. They have confined the dominance of the CDU/CSU and SPD to history — for now. It's a necessary change, says DW Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge....

 2021-09-26 17:51 

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Germany's smallest state, Bremen, leads vaccination drive...

Much of Germany has seen vaccination rates slow. The state of Bremen, however, has seen an impressive vaccine uptake. A dispatch from the north of the country....

 2021-09-26 16:40 

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German election: Berlin voters face polling station chaos...

Some voters in Germany's capital faced waits of over an hour before being able to cast their ballots. Some polling stations are reporting ballot paper shortages and mix-ups....

 2021-09-26 16:00 

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Germany votes: Exit polls suggest election is too close to call...

The conservative CDU/CSU bloc is tied with the center-left Social Democrats on 25% of the vote, according to initial exit polls. In such a tight race, the possibilities for a coalition are still unclear....

 2021-09-26 14:32 

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Czech Republic: Historic military bunkers go on sale...

The Czech army has been selling thousands of military bunkers that were intended to prevent a Nazi attack in 1938. In the process, a unique defense system of almost 5,000 fortifications is in danger of being destroyed....

 2021-09-26 13:25 

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Angela Merkel honored in new mural by Syrian artist Aziz Asmar...

Idlib-based Aziz Asmar's latest mural of the German Chancellor is a token of gratitude and a farewell as she prepares to leave office following the election on Sept. 26....

 2021-09-26 13:02 

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German election: Armin Laschet commits voting gaffe...

One of the men who could end up being Germany's next chancellor folded his ballot incorrectly, accidentally revealing to the world who he had voted for. Officials have said his vote is still valid....

 2021-09-26 12:55 

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Opinion: Youth's lack of political power jeopardizes Germany...

Demographic developments are changing the rules of politics in Germany. Older voters decide policies for the future, and that's an imminent danger for Germany, writes DW's Astrid Prange....

 2021-09-26 11:34 

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Iceland election: Women lawmakers outnumber men for first time...

Iceland has become the first European country where women make up more than half of all lawmakers. The ruling coalition has also secured enough votes to stay in power....

 2021-09-26 10:53 

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German election 2021: WWII bomb stalls voting in Wuppertal...

Authorities have deactivated an unexploded bomb after evacuating several hundred locals. Voters in the neighborhood had been warned not to go out and vote during the operation....

 2021-09-26 10:36 

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Switzerland votes to approve same-sex marriage, initial results show...

Swiss same-sex couples have won the right to marry after voters overwhelmingly backed its legalization in a referendum. The vote was brought about by conservative politicians opposed to LGBTQ+ marriages....

 2021-09-26 09:21 

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Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank raids against Hamas...

Four Palestinian gunmen were killed in an arrest operation targeting a Hamas cell in West Bank, Israel's military said. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the Hamas operatives were planning an imminent attack on Israel....

 2021-09-26 06:35 

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Iceland's ruling coalition to hold majority, early results show...

Iceland's government is expected to gain more seats in the parliamentary elections, according to provisional results. But whether Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir's party will still lead the coalition is in doubt....

 2021-09-26 06:01 

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German election 2021: Polls open in race to succeed Angela Merkel — live updates...

Polls have already opened in Germany as voters choose a new parliament. The outcome will determine who gets to replace Angela Merkel after almost 16 years as chancellor. Follow DW for live updates....

 2021-09-26 05:07 

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US Amtrak train derails with over 150 people on board...

Officials said at least three people were killed and several more injured in the state of Montana as seven cars of Seattle-bound train went off the rails....

 2021-09-26 03:54 

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Haiti PM vows to seek justice for president's assassination...

Ariel Henry said he would bring president Jovenel Moise's assassins to justice. The interim PM has been accused of being involved in the killing....

 2021-09-26 03:49 

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Russia roasts West over Mali, Afghanistan pullout...

At the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hit out at France for opposing the deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali, and slammed the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-26 01:11 

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Football clubs banned after Suriname vice president played match...

Suriname's 60-year-old vice president, Ronnie Brunswijk, recently played a continental competitive match for the club he owns. CONCACAF has banned him, and the two teams, over "integrity issues."...

 2021-09-25 23:19 

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Global Citizen Live: 24-hour charity concert kicks off...

From the European Commission's Ursula von der Leyen to the more musical performers such as Elton John, public figures have joined the event against climate change, COVID vaccine inequality and famine around the world....

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