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 2022-01-02 02:50 

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Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea booted from US trade pact over rights violations...

The US removed Ethiopia, Mali and Guinea from the African Growth and Opportunity Act due to rights violations and military coups....

 2022-01-02 01:31 

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Dutch police break off illegal rave...

Hundreds attended the rave, including people from as far as Italy and Spain. Hundreds of police were mobilized to shepherd participants away from the venue....

 2022-01-01 23:37 

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MEP suggests that BioNTech founders appear on euro notes...

German Free Democrat politician Moritz Krner said that the pair have saved 'millions of lives.' The euro is set to be redesigned over the coming years....

 2022-01-01 20:52 

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France logs decline in torched cars on New Year's Eve...

France saw a drop in the number of cars set alight this New Year's Eve due to the COVID pandemic. There were 874 cars burned at the end of 2021 compared to 1,316 on New Year's Eve 2019, the Interior Ministry said....

 2022-01-01 20:45 

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Germany takes over G7 presidency...

During its presidency of the group, Germany plans to focus on major issues, with climate policy as the top priority. Dealing with the COVID pandemic and with Russia and China will definitely also end up on the G7 agenda....

 2022-01-01 20:36 

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COVID and diplomacy will challenge the German government in 2022...

Germany's new government will face several domestic and international challenges in the new year. Still, a sense of optimism prevails....

 2022-01-01 19:50 

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US requests delay on 5G rollout amid air traffic concerns...

Telecom operators in the US have been asked to delay the rollout of 5G technology for a second time. The aviation industry has expressed concern about possible issues with planes....

 2022-01-01 19:13 

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Turkey: Major energy price hikes cause frustration in the New Year...

People in Turkey faced rising electric and gas costs at the start of 2022. Critics of President Erdogan's government have taken to social media to express outrage over the latest blow to the Turkish economy....

 2022-01-01 17:46 

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France takes over EU presidency with push for 'strategic autonomy'...

France will take over the EU presidency January 1 for the next six months. The motto of the tenure of France's EU presidency is "recovery, strength, belonging."...

 2022-01-01 17:03 

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EU proposes labeling gas and nuclear energy as climate friendly...

Germany's Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck has accused the EU of "greenwashing4; over a new energy proposal. The EU Commission says that nuclear and gas energy can help the bloc achieve sustainability....

 2022-01-01 16:40 

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Liverpool boss Jrgen Klopp tests positive for COVID...

The German coach will miss Sunday's game against Chelsea after receiving "a suspected positive COVID test." Third-placed Liverpool are trying to keep pace with Premier League leaders Manchester City....

 2022-01-01 16:03 

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Coronavirus digest: 'We can get our normal lives back' in 2022, says German health minister...

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has reassured that there will be "a light at the end of the tunnel" in the pandemic this year. Elsewhere, new COVID cases have broken records in Italy. DW has the latest....

 2022-01-01 13:41 

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Germany to use G7 presidency to focus on economic recovery, climate...

Germany takes over the G7 presidency for 2022. In a new year's message, Finance Minister Christian Lindner, who replaces Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the role, said Germany must help "drive the global economic recovery."...

 2022-01-01 12:50 

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Pope: Violence against women an offense against God...

Emphasizing their role as peacemakers, the Pope used his New Year's mass to call for women to be better protected. Francis has spoken out several times against domestic violence, which has increased during the pandemic....

 2022-01-01 12:18 

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Brussels gives Irish an upgrade to full EU working language...

The new status means that all EU documents will now be translated into Irish as well as the other 23 working languages of the union. A third of Ireland's population can speak Irish, but only 70,000 use it every day....

 2022-01-01 10:04 

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New Year's Day lessons from The Beatles...

What do the Fab Four have in common with J.K.Rowling, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg? Here's a hint: it's neither fame nor fortune....

 2022-01-01 09:09 

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ECB lights up to celebrate 20 years of the euro...

The twentieth anniversary of Europe's common currency was marked by a light show at the ECB headquarter. The building in Frankfurt will be lit every night until January 9....

 2022-01-01 08:58 

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South Africa lays Archbishop Desmond Tutu to rest...

A modest requiem mass for Archbishop Desmond Tutu has commenced in Cape Town's Anglican cathedral. The anti-apartheid hero died aged 90 on 26 December....

 2022-01-01 06:30 

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India: At least 12 killed in stampede at religious shrine...

Authorities say more than a dozen people were injured and subsequently hospitalized. An investigation has been launched into the cause of the stampede....

 2022-01-01 02:35 

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Belgium: Gas explosion in Turnhout kills three...

A woman was freed from the rubble on Friday night after having been trapped there all day. One person is still reported missing....

 2022-01-01 01:14 

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Germany cancels award for Israeli historian over Bosnian genocide denial...

Germany pulled the award for Holocaust researcher Gideon Greif, amid criticism of his position on the Srebrenica massacre in which over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were killed....

 2021-12-31 22:12 

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Desmond Tutu: An inspiration for a broken nation...

His smile could light up the room. His infectious laughter became his trademark. And despite his fairly small stature, Archbishop Desmond Tutu became known globally as a larger-than-life personality — even in the arts....

 2021-12-31 20:14 

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France to make birth control free for women aged 18-25...

After making birth control free for underage girls, France is now expanding the program to include women ages 18 to 25....

 2021-12-31 20:02 

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Actor Betty White dies at 99...

Legendary actor and entertainer Betty White, most famous for her role as Rose Nylund in "The Golden Girls", died just weeks before turning 100....

 2021-12-31 19:43 

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Here's how to deal with a New Year's bout of holiday blues...

If you have been feeling anxious sad during the holidays, you are not alone. The blues is common this time of year — here's how to handle it it....

 2021-12-31 18:41 

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Putin praises Russians for 'hard work' in tough times...

In his New Year's message, Vladimir Putin said Russia defended its interests "firmly and consistently" and warned that the coronavirus "isn't retreating yet."...

 2021-12-31 18:39 

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COVID figures in Germany may be much higher than reported...

The number of new COVID-19 infections could be two to three times higher than the official figures suggest, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has warned. There is much discussion over why the data seem unreliable....

 2021-12-31 17:49 

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Coronavirus digest: US lifts travel ban on 8 African countries...

The White House said the restrictions, imposed due to the omicron variant, were no longer necessary. Elsewhere, omicron has become the main source of infections in France. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-31 16:55 

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Italian police find cocaine hidden inside a banana shipment...

Pure cocaine worth an estimated 1 billion ($1.13 billion) was seized in a police operation in Calabria, the base of operations for one of Europe' most powerful mafia groups....

 2021-12-31 16:30 

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South Korea frees ex-president Park after 5 years in jail...

Park Geun-hye was due to serve 24 years for corruption and abuse of power following her impeachment in 2017. The current president said her pardon was in the interest of "national harmony."...

 2021-12-31 15:36 

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Turkey: Erdogan tells savers to switch back to lira...

The Turkish currency has plummeted in recent months after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan interfered in the economy. With a backstop now in place, Erdogan says Turks can have confidence in the lira....

 2021-12-31 15:22 

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Fake news hinders Africa's fight against COVID...

Damaging myths about the coronavirus have been spreading across Africa through social media and fuelling mistrust for vaccines designed to protect people. Even prominent influencers have been peddling false news....

 2021-12-31 14:18 

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Tunisia: Ennahda says senior party official 'kidnapped'...

Lawmaker Noureddine Bhairi has been "kidnapped by security agents in civilian clothes and taken to an unknown destination," according to the Ennahda party....

 2021-12-31 12:21 

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Germany closes half its remaining nuclear power plants...

The shutdowns of three plants take place as Europe faces one of its worst-ever energy crises and as support for nuclear as a low carbon energy is, once again, on the rise....

 2021-12-31 10:57 

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Africa's free trade area has a slow take off...

Africa's free trade area started a year ago amid much fanfare. But its impact has been low amid the coronavirus pandemic and an economic downturn on the continent....

 2021-12-31 10:21 

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Anger over Guinea-Bissau and Senegal 'oil and gas contract'...

The president of Guinea-Bissau has negotiated an oil deal with his counterpart from Senegal, without parliamentary approval. Umaro Sissoco Embalo is now facing a ministerial uprising supported by civil society....

 2021-12-31 09:36 

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Coronavirus digest: US travel ban on 8 African countries lifted...

The White House said the omicron-induced travel restrictions were no longer necessary. Elswhere, the new variant of COVID has now become the main source of infections in France. All the latest with DW....

 2021-12-31 09:05 

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Vienna Philharmonic's New Year Concert...

Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra is set to thrill not just TV viewers worldwide, but a live audience on site too....

 2021-12-31 08:44 

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New Year's Eve digest: COVID cloud looms over celebrations...

The world is preparing to welcome in the new year after another tumultuous and pandemic-ridden 12 months. New Zealand and Australia are among the first countries to usher in 2022. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-12-31 08:33 

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Israel signs $2 billion deal to buy US military aircraft...

The Israeli Defense Ministry said it would buy 12 Lockheed Martin helicopters and two Boeing refueling planes....

 2021-12-31 08:33 

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Israel signs $3 billion deal to buy US military aircraft...

The Israeli Defense Ministry said it would buy 12 Lockheed Martin helicopters and two Boeing refueling planes....

 2021-12-31 07:14 

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Mexico: Six Flags amusement park drops PDA ban...

The Six Flags amusement park in Mexico City had come under fire for pulling a gay couple out of a line over a public display of affection....

 2021-12-31 07:13 

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The drum kit is instrument of the year 2022...

People have been drumming on objects since time immemorial. Yet, the drum kit, vital to pop, rock, and jazz music, has only been around for about 100 years....

 2021-12-31 03:51 

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Russia labels Pussy Riot member, others as 'foreign agents'...

An activist with the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, an art collector and a popular satirist have been tagged amid a crackdown on dissent in Russia....

 2021-12-31 01:37 

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US: Colorado wildfires force thousands to flee...

Residents of two communities in the US state of Colorado have had to flee fast-moving wildfires. The county sheriff says hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed....

 2021-12-31 01:37 

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US: Colorado wildfires force tens of thousands to flee...

Residents of two communities in the US state of Colorado have had to flee fast-moving wildfires. The county sheriff says hundreds of homes and businesses have been destroyed....

 2021-12-31 00:16 

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South Africa 'may have passed' peak of fourth COVID wave...

Health officials reported a nearly 30% drop in new COVID cases, suggesting the country has passed the peak of its fourth wave of infections, and prompting the easing of some restrictions....

 2021-12-30 23:48 

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Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold 'constructive' phone call...

The presidents of the United States and Russia have agreed to hold pragmatic talks in January. Putin repeated a call for a security guarantee and Biden reiterated consequences if Russia were to invade Ukraine....

 2021-12-30 23:00 

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Germany's Olaf Scholz urges unity in first New Year's address...

In his first New Year's address, Olaf Scholz will highlight the challenges that major flooding and the COVID pandemic wrought on Germany in 2021. But the country's "unity" will be key to handling the change to come....

 2021-12-30 22:33 

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German court jails 'prophet' for sexual abuse...

The Dutch leader of a religious cult started abusing a 13-year-old girl in 2006 and until 2020, when she was rescued during a police raid, the court said....

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