Europe Edition

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: Deutsche Welle

 2022-05-12 10:15 

Deutsche Welle

Who was Ukrainian philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda?...

The Soviet Union once honored Hryhoriy Skovoroda with a museum in Ukraine — that's now been destroyed by Russian bombs. It's an attack on a freedom-loving idol, says philologist Gusan Guseynov....

 2022-05-12 09:48 

Deutsche Welle

Sri Lanka court bars ex-prime minister from leaving country...

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who stepped down as prime minister this week, has been blocked from leaving Sri Lanka. The court has ordered an investigation into attacks against anti-government protesters....

 2022-05-12 09:08 

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: UN human rights chief 'shocked' by killings near Kyiv — live updates...

The UN's Human Rights Council is considering probe into unlawful killings in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Finland's leaders say it should join NATO "without delay." Follow DW for more....

 2022-05-12 08:46 

Deutsche Welle

Tibet Airlines plane catches fire after aborted take-off...

The jet's crew suspended the take-off after noticing "abnormalities," the airline said. Dozens of passengers were injured as the aircraft overrun the runway....

 2022-05-12 08:02 

Deutsche Welle

Pussy Riot on tour following band co-founder's escape from Russia...

One of the band's leaders, Maria Alyokhina, managed to escape house arrest disguised as a food courier. DW met Pussy Riot as they start their European tour....

 2022-05-12 08:01 

Deutsche Welle

Is pee the answer to global fertilizer shortages?...

All eyes are on our food systems as the Russia-Ukraine war further pushes up fertilizer prices. Scientists think our urine could be the solution to helping crops grow and strengthening food security....

 2022-05-12 07:35 

Deutsche Welle

'Cost-of-living' crisis hits consumers as UK economy struggles with inflation...

A series of shocks have combined to send prices spiraling in the UK. Inflation is a global problem, but Boris Johnson's government is being accused of making things worse for consumers....

 2022-05-12 07:13 

Deutsche Welle

Finland must join NATO 'without delay,' its leaders say...

Finland's leaders have stated their joint desire for the Baltic state to join NATO following Russia's aggression against Ukraine....

 2022-05-12 07:13 

Deutsche Welle

Finland must join NATO 'without delay,' say Finnish leaders...

Finnish leaders have called for the country to launch a bid to join the NATO alliance. Over three-quarters of the country's population now support the move....

 2022-05-12 06:17 

Deutsche Welle

Florida condo collapse victims reach nearly $1 billion settlement...

A total of 98 people were killed last year when a beachfront condo in Florida collapsed. The tragedy sparked numerous investigations and calls for more vigorous safety inspections....

 2022-05-12 02:33 

Deutsche Welle

North Korea confirms first-ever COVID infection...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered cities to "strictly lock down" after authorities confirmed the first case of the omicron variant. The nation has so far denied having any infections, but experts are skeptical....

 2022-05-12 01:47 

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine to launch first war crimes trial against Russian soldier — live updates...

Ukraine's chief prosecutor has announced plans to hold the first war crimes trial over Russia's invasion. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch says both Russia and Ukraine have used cluster munitions. Follow DW for more....

 2022-05-12 00:09 

Deutsche Welle

Yemen: $33 million pledged to prevent 'catastrophic' oil spill...

The funding is needed to drain a stranded oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. The UN has warned the vessel could spill four times more oil than the Exxon Valdez disaster off Alaska in 1989....

 2022-05-11 22:39 

Deutsche Welle

Abortion rights bill blocked in US Senate...

The US Senate has voted 51 to 49 against proceeding with the Women's Health Protection Act. The bill sought to ensure access to abortions nationwide....

 2022-05-11 22:15 

Deutsche Welle

Diamond fetches over $20 million at auction...

The egg-sized white diamond was sold for $21.75 million at Christie's in Geneva. It was billed as the largest of its kind to go under the hammer....

 2022-05-11 20:28 

Deutsche Welle

Precarious calm prevails one year after Gaza war...

A devastating war erupted in Gaza between Israel and Hamas in May 2021. A year later, a tense quiet prevails. But people in Gaza and Israel's south are wary of the possibility of new hostilities....

 2022-05-11 19:45 

Deutsche Welle

The unprecedented rise in journalist slayings — and what can be done to stop them...

The shooting of a reporter in the West Bank is among the numerous killings of media workers worldwide. What international protections exist for journalists, and what can be done to make the world safer for the press?...

 2022-05-11 19:22 

Deutsche Welle

Pro-Russia 'Killnet' hackers target Italian institutions...

Websites belonging to Italy's Defense Ministry and Senate are among several hit by a hacking group, which also claimed responsibility for a recent cyberattack on German government websites....

 2022-05-11 18:16 

Deutsche Welle

India's Supreme Court suspends controversial sedition law...

India's top court suspended authorities from charging people with sedition under a controversial colonial-era law. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been accused of misusing the law to silence critics....

 2022-05-11 17:03 

Deutsche Welle

Western luxury brands squeezed by Ukraine conflict may look further east...

Western luxury brands may no longer sell many goods to Russians due to sanctions on Moscow. With a market worth billions now off limits and Russian clients enraged, fashion houses could look further east to compensate....

 2022-05-11 17:03 

Deutsche Welle

France opens torture case against Interpol president...

Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi, who became president of the international police agency last year, is being accused of complicity in the torture of two British men who were detained in the UAE....

 2022-05-11 16:03 

Deutsche Welle

How great power competition is complicating global cooperation...

The emerging competition between Western democracies and authoritarian nations led by China poses serious challenges to the existing international system, say experts....

 2022-05-11 16:01 

Deutsche Welle

EU plans crackdown on online child sexual abuse...

The proposals would make it obligatory for companies operating in the EU to try to detect and report such cases, replacing a voluntary system that Brussels considers insufficient. Critics have raised privacy concerns....

 2022-05-11 15:06 

Deutsche Welle

Malawi struggles to curb human trafficking...

Endemic poverty makes Malawi easy pickings for traffickers. The pandemic and fallout from Russia's war on Ukraine has exacerbated the situation despite government efforts to curb human trafficking....

 2022-05-11 14:42 

Deutsche Welle

Germany shifts focus of military missions in Mali, Niger...

Germany is set to draw down its EU deployment in Mali and increase its UN deployment. France is withdrawing from Mali amid friction with the military junta there....

 2022-05-11 14:34 

Deutsche Welle

Wartime stress in Ukraine: more babies born prematurely...

Extreme stress has been part of life for many people in Ukraine since the beginning of the war. In pregnant women, anxiety and stress often cause health problems. Jan-Philipp Scholz visited a maternity clinic in Lviv....

 2022-05-11 13:54 

Deutsche Welle

Digital pet Tamagotchi turns 25...

Adorable, or annoying? The tiny digital egg beeped in the pockets of millions of children all over the world. But the hype surrounding the little nuisance ended as quickly as it began....

 2022-05-11 13:16 

Deutsche Welle

How Russia and China exploit history to further their interests...

The arbitrariness in the way they deal with their own national history helps Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin secure power and justify their policies....

 2022-05-11 13:14 

Deutsche Welle

Results: This is your favorite flower!...

Spring is well underway in Europe, breathing new life into the natural world. The first flowers to emerge from the ground include snowdrops, tulips, primulas, narcissi, hyacinths and crocuses....

 2022-05-11 12:46 

Deutsche Welle

UK, Sweden sign defense pact during Johnson visit...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would "provide support" if Sweden were to be attacked. The agreement comes as Sweden and Finland are set to decide whether to join NATO....

 2022-05-11 12:10 

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: Pro-Russia leaders plan to ask Putin to annex Kherson — live updates...

Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials say Russian forces are being driven out of villages near Kharkiv. And Ukrainian soldiers are in Germany for howitzer training. DW has the latest....

 2022-05-11 11:31 

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine among 10 first Eurovision finalists...

A total of 17 songs were presented during the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers have selected 10 acts that will compete in the finals on Saturday....

 2022-05-11 11:08 

Deutsche Welle

China, Ukraine set to dominate EU-Japan summit...

Tokyo is showing an increasing willingness to play a larger role in global security issues as it seeks support from Europe for its own most pressing concern — an increasingly influential and expansionist Beijing....

 2022-05-11 11:03 

Deutsche Welle

Africa's COVID-19 vaccine production line in jeopardy...

A year ago, South Africa celebrated the opening of the continent's first COVID-19 vaccine production line. Now it's at risk of being shut down due to low demand....

 2022-05-11 10:45 

Deutsche Welle

Africa's COVID production line in jeopardy...

A year ago, South Africa celebrated the opening of the continents first COVID vaccine production line. Now it's at risk of being shut down due to low demand....

 2022-05-11 10:41 

Deutsche Welle

Wildfires in Russia: Will war in Ukraine limit firefighting response?...

The fire season has started early in Siberia, as drought and strong winds fuel blazes in its carbon-rich peat forests. But with Russian forces fighting in Ukraine, this year's emergency response could suffer....

 2022-05-11 10:40 

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: UEFA usher in Super League by stealth...

In passing men's Champions League 'reforms', football's so-called protectors have let the game down, says Matt Pearson. The big clubs are once again getting what they want. In football, it seems that greed is god....

 2022-05-11 10:40 

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: UEFA ushers in Super League by stealth...

In passing men's Champions League "reforms," football's so-called protectors have let the game down, says Matt Pearson. The big clubs are once again getting what they want. In football, it seems that greed is god....

 2022-05-11 10:32 

Deutsche Welle

Documenta curators denounce 'racist effects' of 'antisemitism rumors'...

Discussions on the topic of artistic freedom, which had planned to address accusations of antisemitism, were cancelled: The art show's curators, ruangrupa, have published an open letter on the accusations....

 2022-05-11 10:16 

Deutsche Welle

Sri Lanka extends curfew after days of deadly protests...

The president has warned against "racial and religious disharmony." Police have received orders to use live ammunition against protesters deemed to be participating in violence....

 2022-05-11 10:09 

Deutsche Welle

UK threatens to scrap parts of Brexit deal over N Ireland...

Britain said it would "not shy away from taking action" over post-Brexit trade tensions in Northern Ireland as it rejected EU proposals to resolve the standoff....

 2022-05-11 09:46 

Deutsche Welle

COVID: EU drops air travel face mask mandate...

The masks were introduced to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but will no longer be mandatory in airports and on flights to Europe from next week onwards....

 2022-05-11 09:09 

Deutsche Welle

Ukrainian troops arrive in Germany for howitzer training...

Around 60 Ukrainian soldiers have arrived in western Germany to begin training on the howitzer 2000 artillery system. The German government has pledged to send seven of the self-propelled weapons....

 2022-05-11 09:04 

Deutsche Welle

Iran detains two Europeans for inciting 'chaos'...

The nationalities of the pair accused of organizing "social disorder' have not been identified. The arrests comes during a visit by an EU envoy over Iran's stalled nuclear negotiations with world powers....

 2022-05-11 07:02 

Deutsche Welle

Grlach Global: End of pretence at democracy in Hong Kong...

Hong Kong has a new leader: Unpopular hardliner John Lee is likely to be even better at crushing democratic dissent. The world must be ready to help his victims, writes Alexander Grlach....

 2022-05-11 07:02 

Deutsche Welle

Grlach Global: End of pretense of democracy in Hong Kong...

Hong Kong has a new leader: Unpopular hardliner John Lee is likely to be even better at crushing democratic dissent. The world must be ready to help his victims, writes Alexander Grlach....

 2022-05-11 06:22 

Deutsche Welle

Al Jazeera says reporter killed in West Bank...

According to the Qatar-based broadcaster, reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot while covering clashes in the city of Jenin in the West Bank....

 2022-05-11 05:43 

Deutsche Welle

Paraguay: Anti-mafia prosecutor killed on Colombia beach...

Marcelo Pecci was killed by gunmen while he was on his honeymoon. Paraguay's president has vowed to redouble efforts against organized crime....

 2022-05-11 03:07 

Deutsche Welle

El Salvador woman handed 30-year sentence for abortion...

A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison because she suffered an obstetric emergency that ended her pregnancy. Abortions are banned in the Central American country....

 2022-05-11 03:07 

Deutsche Welle

El Salvador jails woman accused of abortion for 30 years...

A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison because she suffered an obstetric emergency that ended her pregnancy. Abortions are banned in the Central American country....

  • Need an account?  
    or