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Angola: Could Isabel dos Santos make a comeback?

5 hours 56 min ago
The billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president was considered the richest woman in Africa. But the Luanda Leaks scandal brought Isabel dos Santos' house of cards crashing down a year ago.

Trump baby blimp enters Museum of London collection

9 hours 34 min ago
First seen before Donald Trump’s visit to London, the huge balloon depicting the outgoing US president as a screaming baby will join the popular museum’s protest collection.

Coronavirus digest: Biden rejects Trump plan to lift US travel bans

11 hours 6 min ago
The alleviation of restrictions will be effective as of January 26, according to the Trump administration. However, President-elect Biden has said there will be no lifting of the travel ban. Follow DW for the latest.

Coronavirus digest: US lifts travel bans on EU, UK and Brazil

11 hours 6 min ago
The alleviation of the restrictions will be effective as of January 26, according to the Trump administration. However, President-elect Biden has said there will be no lifting of the travel ban. Follow DW for the latest.

Germany: New COVID variant found in Bavaria

12 hours 5 min ago
A mutation of the coronavirus has been discovered among 35 newly infected patients in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It is different to the one found originally in the UK, but doctors do not yet know if it is highly infectious.

Ice Hockey World Championship: Belarus loses host role

12 hours 27 min ago
Organizers have cited safety concerns over the coronavirus and a crackdown on protests following President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election in August.

Nord Stream 2: US hits Russia ship with sanctions

13 hours 11 min ago
The US is set to impose sanctions on the Russian pipe-laying vessel "Fortuna" for its involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. Work resumed on the project late last year despite threats from the US.

Man hides at Chicago airport for months to avoid COVID-19

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 23:01
A man who hid at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for three months — claiming he was scared of flying home and catching coronavirus — has been charged with a felony. Aditya Singh had been living in a restricted security area.

Canada's best-kept secret? The Atlantic bubble

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 22:51
The "New Zealand of North America" has managed to keep the coronavirus at bay while enabling life to go on and keeping its economies afloat.

Italy's PM Conte survives to face confidence test in Senate

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 22:28
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's coalition government has survived a vote in Italy's Chamber of Deputies, ahead of a bigger test in the upper house. Conte had urged lawmakers to unite against nationalist tendencies.

Bavaria mandates FFP2 masks, all of Germany may follow

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 21:56
Germany was mulling tougher anti-pandemic measures as authorities in Bavaria ordered highly protective FFP2 masks to be worn in shops and on public transport.

Germany charges 2 Syrians with terrorism over 2012 killing

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 20:38
German federal prosecutors want to put two men on trial over a killing of a Syrian military officer. The suspects are believed to be linked with the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.  

Opinion: IIHF gets Belarus decision right, perhaps a bit late

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 19:38
The IIHF has stripped Belarus of the 2021 World Championship. This was the only right decision, but it's hard to escape the impression that financial concerns were the driving factor, writes DW Sports' Chuck Penfold. 

South Asia's LGBT Muslims turn to social media for support

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:35
As a sexual minority within a conservative religion, LGBT Muslims in South Asia are supporting each other on social media platforms in a climate of fear and discrimination.

Pakistan journalists face charges for criticizing military

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:30
Criticizing Pakistan's military has become riskier, and journalists are being targeted for flimsy offenses under a beefed-up "electronic crimes" law.

UK-Africa trade: What will Brexit change?

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:16
As part of its post-Brexit global vision, Britain is hosting a UK-Africa trade conference. But its new trade deals fail to offer African nations much extra as Britain falls behind as a trading partner on the continent.

WhatsApp controversy highlights growing fears about data privacy

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:02
Many users abandoned WhatsApp after the messenger service changed its privacy policy. Worries that their data could end up with Facebook are driving them to competitors pushing superior data protection.

Under Joe Biden, can US Middle East policy be reversed?

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:50
Last-minute moves by the Trump administration in Yemen, Iraq and North Africa have been heavily criticized. But once Joe Biden takes office, how quickly can they be rolled back?

Lebanon's downhill spiral hits the weakest 

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:47
As Lebanon struggles to contain COVID-19 infections, the number of people suffering from extreme poverty has tripled in the past year. Some Syrian refugees in the country are embittered enough to return home.

Wrap up warm: Polar vortex brings freezing cold

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:52
The polar vortex will probably cause an icy winter in the Northern Hemisphere after all. Here's how the weather phenomenon comes about.


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