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 2021-07-31 03:06 

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Dutch police bust country's 'biggest' meth lab...

The lab spanned across two big storage rooms and was able to produce 100 kilograms of synthetic drugs per day. A Polish man was detained on the site, with more arrests expected....

 2021-07-31 02:57 

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US gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of two more Olympics finals...

Biles said on Friday she was struggling with the "twisties," a mental block where she "can not tell up from down." It remains to be seen whether she will compete in the remaining finals at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-30 23:38 

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US hits Cuba with new sanctions as Biden vows further action...

The latest sanctions on Cubas interior police follow mass protests on the island that started on July 11. Cuban-American leaders met Biden at the White House Friday....

 2021-07-30 22:27 

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Trump pressured Justice Department to declare election 'corrupt'...

Handwritten notes detail a conversation in which Trump pushed for the election results to be declared corrupt. Justice Department officials at the time said they could not "change the outcome of the election."...

 2021-07-30 19:42 

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ECB says EU banks 'robust' after stress test...

European banking authorities conducted the semi-annual exercise to determine whether banks have enough capital to withstand economic shock. Importantly, the results mean banks can likely resume dividend payouts....

 2021-07-30 19:04 

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Germany: No toxic fallout from Leverkusen chemical blast...

German health officials say initial investigations suggest local residents are not at risk of exposure to toxins following the blast at the Leverkusen chemical facility....

 2021-07-30 18:06 

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EU court strips ex-Catalan leader of immunity...

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, along with two separatist allies, could now be extradited to Spain to face criminal charges....

 2021-07-30 17:38 

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Tigray: UN says 100,000 children could die from hunger...

The UN is growing increasingly frustrated with the deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict-hit Tigray. The region in northern Ethiopia is essentially cut off from aid, with food in refugee camps running out....

 2021-07-30 17:15 

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Russia: Raid on investigative journalist raises concerns about press freedom...

A Russian court has summoned the editor-in-chief of the investigative news site "The Insider" on charges of defamation. Kremlin critics see this as an attack on press freedom....

 2021-07-30 15:50 

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Shell's Niger Delta cleanup: What hopes for the Ogoni?...

A Dutch court in January ruled that Shell had polluted the Niger Delta and ordered the energy giant to pay compensation. But many are questioning whether it is enough to put right the injustices suffered by the people....

 2021-07-30 15:31 

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Germany: Chancellor candidate Laschet admits to plagiarism 'mistakes'...

Armin Laschet, the favorite to replace Angela Merkel after federal elections in September, is again apologizing for missteps. Last week it was for his handling of major floods, now it's for plagiarism....

 2021-07-30 14:33 

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COVID: Will India be able to meet its vaccination target?...

Despite the uptick in the pace of vaccinations, production and supply problems continue to be a hurdle. The Indian government is still hopeful to vaccinate the whole adult population by the end of the year....

 2021-07-30 14:15 

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Coronavirus: Germany tightens entry rules for unvaccinated travelers...

The new measures mean testing will be compulsory for all unvaccinated travelers, whether they enter Germany by train, plane or car....

 2021-07-30 14:11 

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17,000 ancient looted artifacts returned to Iraq...

A stone inscription bearing a part of the Epic of Gilgamesh and thousands of other priceless, ancient objects were stolen following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq....

 2021-07-30 14:05 

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Thailand moves to strengthen EU ties amid US-China rivalry...

The Southeast Asian country is looking to revive trade and business with the bloc to avoid dependence on Beijing and Washington. Economists say a free trade agreement is to be expected within the next few years....

 2021-07-30 13:50 

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Germany's Max Hartung, the mature athlete...

He is known for fights on and off the piste. Fencer and spokesman Max Hartung is calling time on his career at the Tokyo Olympics and talked to DW about messages, rights and a unicorn....

 2021-07-30 13:42 

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Oman: 2 killed in attack on oil tanker...

The Liberian-flagged ship was located off the coast of the Gulf country when the attack happened. Authorities say it was not immediately clear whether piracy was involved....

 2021-07-30 12:56 

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First Afghan interpreters arrive in US to start new lives...

As many as 20,000 Afghan interpreters have requested asylum in the United States, which could resettle up to 50,000 of those who worked with the US army as part of a special visa program....

 2021-07-30 12:36 

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Clothing rules for female athletes: 'Taking control over the outfits'...

After a protest by the Norwegian women's beach handball team, women's sporting attire, and what female athletes are forced to wear in competition, has come under the spotlight....

 2021-07-30 12:25 

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Amitav Ghosh on the fundamental conflict of climate change...

The climate crisis never seems far from the mind of award-winning Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. From his home in New York, he spoke to DW about his latest book....

 2021-07-30 12:02 

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Turkey wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes rage on...

Firefighters are tackling blazes for a third day in Turkey's Mediterranean and southern Aegean region. It's not known how the devastating fires started, but one official says he can't rule out "sabotage."...

 2021-07-30 11:47 

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Coronavirus: EU vaccine drive picks up pace while US' stalls...

The European Union is now inoculating its population faster than the United States, but figures suggest that both have some way to go before they hit their previously announced inoculation targets....

 2021-07-30 11:39 

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Global Freedom Report: Fundamental rights highly restricted for billions of people worldwide...

The state of freedom of speech has reached it's lowest point in a decade, according to a new report by NGO Article19. While Covid-19 has been blamed as a catalyst, it is not the only reason....

 2021-07-30 11:01 

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Is 3D printing the future of homebuilding?...

3D-printed homes can combine design, functionality, low costs and environmental concerns. Is 3D printing in construction is the go-to technology of the future?...

 2021-07-30 10:51 

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German economy up but beer sales down...

It looks like good news for Germany's economy, but some experts are cautioning against too much optimism. German breweries are also struggling to share the excitement....

 2021-07-30 10:40 

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Bangladesh: Deforestation leaves Rohingya refugees vulnerable...

Landslides and flash floods cost numerous lives in the Cox's Bazar refugee camp — the world's largest — in Bangladesh every year. Experts think indiscriminate deforestation and hill cutting are to blame....

 2021-07-30 10:37 

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Japan's coronavirus infections surge to record highs amid Olympic Games...

Three prefectures neighboring Tokyo are set to re-impose states of emergency as the Delta variant spreads. More than 70% of new COVID cases in Tokyo are of the highly contagious variant....

 2021-07-30 10:29 

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Tokyo Olympics digest: Alexander Zverev to play for gold after Novak Djokovic upset...

Germany's Alexander Zverev ended Novak Djokovic's quest for a golden slam, eliminating the Serbian the semifinals of men's tennis. Follow the latest from Tokyo on DW....

 2021-07-30 10:12 

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How big a threat is inflation?...

Inflation is back. Some warn of a return to the 1970s, while others downplay recent upticks, arguing outdated myths are being used to drive opposition to stimulus plans. The truth lies somewhere, as ever, in between....

 2021-07-30 09:58 

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China tech crackdown spooks global investors...

Alibaba's Jack Ma was the first to be targeted by Beijing's crackdown on private enterprise. Now ride-hailing, streaming, delivery and tuition firms have run foul of authorities and investors are nursing heavy losses....

 2021-07-30 09:54 

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Coronavirus digest: Sydney brings in army to enforce lockdown...

The Australian city of Sydney is drafting in military personnel to help enforce its latest lockdown amid an outbreak of the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-07-30 09:21 

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How Germany fails to manage care for the elderly...

Between 300,000 and 600,000 caregivers from Eastern and Central Europe provide care for elderly Germans in their homes. How long can that system last if they have to be paid more?...

 2021-07-30 07:49 

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Hong Kong probes Olympics China anthem booing...

The fans could face a hefty punishment amid a crackdown on dissent. But they aren't the only ones falling foul of Hong Kong's tightened grip on civil liberties....

 2021-07-30 07:26 

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Tokyo Olympics Digest: American swimmer Ryan Murphy voices doping concerns...

American swimmer Ryan Murphy said the 200m backstroke final was "probably not clean" after losing his Olympic title to Russian Evgeny Rylov. The 26-year-old, however, backtracked when asked to clairfy his comments....

 2021-07-30 07:06 

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US decries harassment of foreign journalists in China...

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that the US is worried about the harassment and intimidation of foreign correspondents reporting on the floods in China....

 2021-07-30 05:59 

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How Russian money keeps Belarus afloat...

Moscow does not financially support any other country as generously as it does Belarus. DW spoke with economic experts to learn about this lopsided relationship, and the strain it places on the Russian budget....

 2021-07-30 05:31 

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Philippines fully restores military pact with United States...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed his decision to abrogate a major defense pact with the US. The move follows the visit of US Defense Secretary Llyod Austin....

 2021-07-30 04:56 

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Brazil gets snow and ice, surprising residents...

While many people were pleasantly surprised, farmers in more central regions feared the worst for valuable crops. Most of the snow was recorded in mountainous areas....

 2021-07-30 04:21 

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Orlando Magic take Franz Wagner in first round of NBA draft...

Germany's next big hope in basketball has followed his older brother into the NBA. The Orlando Magic selected Franz Wagner in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft at the Barclays Center in New York....

 2021-07-30 03:33 

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Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over 'Black Widow' release...

"Black Widow" star Scarlett Johansson has sued Disney over its streaming release of the film, which she claimed deprived her of potential earnings and breached her contract. Disney say she pocketed $20 million to date....

 2021-07-30 02:12 

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Former Nikola CEO Trevor Milton charged with fraud in US...

Federal prosecutors in New York say the company founder and CEO "brazenly lied" to investors about Nikola's green vehicles to inflate market value and drive up his own earnings. The SEC has filed charges as well....

 2021-07-30 00:12 

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Biden encourages cash vaccine incentives in US...

The Treasury has told regional authorities in the US that they can use federal COVID relief funds to offer people $100 in return for getting vaccinated. The US has ample reserves but a robust anti-vaccine movement....

 2021-07-29 22:13 

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Peru's new President Castillo names leftist PM...

The new prime minister has previously expressed sympathies for the Shining Path terrorist group, according to local media....

 2021-07-29 20:45 

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Leverkusen explosion: What exactly are dioxins, furans, PCBs and PAHs?...

After an explosion in Leverkusen in western Germany, authorities are warning that a series of toxins were probably released into the atmosphere. Locals have been told not to eat fruit and vegetables from their gardens....

 2021-07-29 19:39 

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Rescuers bring terrified animals to safety after Germany's floods...

The recent floods in western Germany not only killed humans and damaged homes but affected hundreds of animals. DW reports on the operations of animal rescue services and volunteers....

 2021-07-29 18:42 

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Coronavirus: Israel to offer third COVID shot to over 60s...

Such a large-scale booster campaign is a world-first. Health officials are worried that the vaccine's efficacy reduces over time, but some critics think Israel should wait....

 2021-07-29 18:34 

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Mexico president to order release of federal prisoners...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants tortured prisoners and certain elderly inmates to be released. The decree would also impact some long-term prisoners who have not yet been sentenced for their crimes....

 2021-07-29 18:29 

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Catholic ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with criminal sexual assault of a minor...

Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen boy in the 1970s. The charges make him the first US cardinal to face criminal charges of sexual abuse of a minor....

 2021-07-29 16:39 

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Tanzania starts vaccine campaign in COVID-19 U-turn...

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has belatedly kicked off Tanzania's COVID-19 vaccination campaign. But the East Africa country still has a long path ahead if it wants beat the coronavirus....

 2021-07-29 16:39 

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Opinion: German gymnasts take the lead with full-body leotards...

They may not have won a medal, but in setting an example for the future, Germany's female gymnasts are at the top of their game. Athletes should enjoy the freedom to wear what they want, writes DW's Dagmar Engel....

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