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Climate change: EU bank to stop fossil fuel lending

1 hour 53 min ago
One of the world's biggest public lenders has said it will stop financing fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021 as part of an effort to combat climate change. Germany was one of the countries which had resisted.

Roger Federer turns on the style to down Djokovic and reach final four in London

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:50
Roger Federer proved that age is only a number once again, as he produced a vintage performance against Novak Djokovic. The 38-year-old's 6-4, 6-3, victory also ensures Rafael Nadal ends 2019 as world number one.

German court rules refugee chaperones aid smugglers

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:45
A refugee who was told by a smuggler to look after several women and children during the perilous journey to Europe also committed a crime, the court ruled. "The defendant is both victim and perpetrator," the judge said.

Venice flooding: Salt threatens frescoes and paintings

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:07
Salt crystalized by historic floodwaters poses a great threat to Venice's many wall paintings and frescoes. German art conservator Sven Taubert says good planning is key to preserving the historic works of art.

Shooting at California high school leaves two students dead

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:06
A shooting at a high school in the city of Santa Clarita has left at least two students dead and three others wounded, local authorities said. The suspected shooter was identified as a 16-year-old male student.

Indonesia: tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 21:27
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 was recorded on Thursday off the coast of an Indonesian island, with a short-range tsunami warning briefly issued in response. Its epicenter was more than 100 kilometers offshore.

New Ebola vaccine enters real-world DRC test phase

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 21:20
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have started using a second vaccine to fight Ebola. The country is struggling to contain what is now the world’s second-worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record.

Pakistan: Protesters seeking PM Imran Khan's ouster block streets

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 21:15
As part of their "plan B," anti-government demonstrators seeking the downfall of PM Imran Khan's government have blocked highways across the country. The government says it can weather the disruption.

Activist critical of el-Sissi 'disappeared' as Egypt faces UN human rights review

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 20:43
After posting videos critical of the government, Radwa Mohamed told a fellow activist she was terrified as Egyptian authorities took her in. Charges against her came as Egypt defends its human rights record at the UN.

Brexit: EU initiates action against UK over commissioner

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 20:15
The European Commission is launching infringement proceedings against the UK for its failure to nominate a candidate for EU Commissioner. London wais "in breach of its EU Treaty obligations," the Commission said.

Germany extends controversial nuclear deal with Brazil

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 19:54
The Green party sought to scrap the agreement, citing safety concerns. However, the government in Berlin says it is committed to its longstanding deal over the "peaceful use of atomic energy" with Brazil.

ICC approves probe into violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:57
The war crimes court said violence committed against Myanmar's Muslim minority could qualify as "crimes against humanity." Over 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape a brutal military crackdown.

Germany: Don't panic over Islamic State returnees' arrival

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:25
Berlin has tried to reassure the public that suspected German Islamic State supporters being deported from Turkey this week do not pose a security threat. Critics say the government should have brought them back sooner.

Uganda's opposition fights to be heard amid clampdown on dissent

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:59
As Uganda moves closer to 2021 elections, the opposition has a tough fight ahead to loosen President Yoweri Museveni's three-decade hold on power.

Hardly comparable: How the Koreas see German reunification

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:39
The comparison with Germany is obvious, but it's limping: Hardly anyone in South Korea currently believes in reunification. The differences with the North are too great — and the everyday problems too pressing.

Kashmir: Non-local workers pay the price for demographic changes

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 17:02
Attacks against non-local workers have increased in Kashmir since India scrapped the region's special status. Locals fear that the government is planning to establish non-Muslim settlements to alter Kashmir's demography.

Iran and East Germany: Life in a dictatorship explored in 'Tomorrow we are free'

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 16:55
An amazing debut: In "Tomorrow we are free," Iranian director Hossein Pourseifi — who has long lived in Germany — connects life in his home country to communist East Germany.

Sri Lanka: Minorities fear return of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in presidential election

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 15:46
Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and relative newcomer Sajith Premadasa are the prominent candidates in Sri Lanka's presidential vote. Minorities are concerned a Rajapaksa win could be a step backwards.

German Instagram beauty influencer jailed for illegally injecting nose and lip fillers

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:57
A German Instagram beauty influencer was jailed after illegally injecting filler into people's lips and noses. Her clients later complained of complications related to her procedures.

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:46
As of March 2020, parents will have to prove their child is vaccinated against measles before sending them to day care or school. While the Health Ministry says the bill is "child protection," critics think otherwise.

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