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Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos leaves country amid suspicions of bribery

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:43
As Spain investigates former king Juan Carlos I for alleged money laundering, the retired monarch has decided to move out of the country. In his letter, he claims he had "always wanted the best for Spain and the Crown."

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge, two years after tragedy

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:23
Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge collapsed in 2018, killing 43 people and injuring hundreds. The new bridge has been designed by a star architect and built in record time — but feelings were mixed ahead of its opening.

Coronavirus: Norwegian cruise line suspends activity after new outbreak

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:43
More than 40 passengers and crew have tested positive for coronavirus after a cruise on the Norwegian coast. But there are fears that some disembarking passengers may have spread the virus on land.

Opinion: Germany should not ban protests by coronavirus deniers

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:34
Even though the protests against coronavirus restrictions are disturbing, they are a sign of a free society and should be allowed. A ban is just what the protesters are waiting for, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.

South Africas' double blow: corruption and Covid-19 pandemic

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:33
As the number of coronavirus cases increase in South Africa, there are growing concerns over widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Germany debates curbing freedom of assembly after coronavirus protests

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 18:40
German politicians have lined up to condemn Saturday's protests against COVID-19 measures. There is a heated debate as the freedom of assembly is enshrined in the constitution — but so is protecting public safety.

There may never be COVID-19 'silver bullet': WHO

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 18:37
The World Health Organization has warned that, despite a rush to develop an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, there may never be a "silver bullet." The WHO chief has urged all nations to enforce health measures.

Facebook bans French comedian Dieudonne for anti-Semitism

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 18:32
French comic Dieudonne had previously been convicted of anti-Semitism. In June he was banned from YouTube — and now Facebook and Instagram have followed suit, saying he spread content that mocked Holocaust victims.

Poland Supreme Court validates presidential election results

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 17:17
The court weighed thousands of complaints of voting irregularities and media favoritism — but decided to strike most down. The validation confirms conservative President Andrzej Duda's narrow victory in the delayed vote.

Is the street name "Uncle Tom" racist?

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 17:13
Calling "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a Berlin subway station, an insulting name, Afro-German Moses Pölking wants to rename it. What are the pros and cons?

FIFA: Swiss probe into Gianni Infantino 'grotesque' and 'absurd'

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:52
Gianni Infantino's legal team condemned a criminal probe opened by Swiss investigators. The investigation centers around a meeting between the FIFA president and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.

Anas Bukhash: Confronting taboos in the Gulf

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:45
Emirati talk show host Anas Bukhash has struck a chord with his program "ABtalks" which probes social questions that others don't dare. In the Gulf, "nobody wants to talk about the elephant," in the room, he says.

Africa and France: An unfulfilled dream of independence?

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:17
France's former African colonies are celebrating 60 years of independence. But France's influence remains all pervasive and critics say it is time that Africans cut the umbilical cord and put an end to Françafrique.

Journalists under threat: August's 10 most urgent cases

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:44
Every month, the One Free Press Coalition draws attention to unresolved cases of crimes against journalists. This month, the list includes the cases of Omar Radi, Solafa Magdy and Maria Ressa.

Yazidi children abused by 'IS' urgently need help

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:30
They have been liberated from captivity but not from their trauma: Yazidi children, kidnapped, enslaved, abused by “Islamic State,” urgently need help. A report by Amnesty International throws light on their fate.

Never-ending catastrophe for Yazidi children

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:30
They have been liberated from captivity but not from their trauma: Yazidi children, kidnapped, enslaved, abused by “Islamic State,” urgently need help. A report by Amnesty International throws light on their fate.

Coronavirus: Indonesia's small and medium businesses bear the brunt

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:04
Small and medium enterprises are considered the backbone of the Indonesian economy. They now risk bankruptcy due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis in the country.

Coronavirus: How are the 4 biggest economies trying to stem insolvencies?

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:57
The economic damage caused by the virus pandemic is expected to tip thousands of companies across the world into insolvency this year. As governments dig deep to stem the looming tide, their policies differ widely.

Coronavirus: How the 4 biggest economies try to stem insolvencies

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:57
The economic damage caused by the virus pandemic is expected to tip thousands of companies across the world into insolvency this year. As governments dig deep to stem the looming tide, their policies differ widely.

Inmates escape in ongoing IS attack on Afghan prison

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:27
A high number of prisoners have escaped an Afghan jail following a deadly IS assault, local sources have said. The prison houses over 1,500 inmates, mostly captured members of IS and the Taliban.

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