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German Cup: Bayern Munich out after 5-0 defeat by Borussia Mönchengladbach

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 23:49
For the second year in a row, Bayern Munich have been knocked out of the German Cup in the second round. The Bavarians weren't just beaten by Borussia Mönchengladbach; they suffered a defeat of historic proportions.

Italy: Senate rejects anti-homophobia law

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 23:01
The law would have made homophobia a crime that is treated similarly to racism. Right-wing lawmakers were particularly opposed to the proposal.

Portugal: Elections likely as lawmakers reject 2022 budget

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 22:40
It is the first time a budget has been rejected in Portugal since the country's transition to democracy in 1974. The move ends six years of relative stability under Prime Minister Antonio Costa.

US issues first passport with 'X' gender marker

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 22:17
The US State Department announced it has issued a first passport with "X" for gender. The State Department's special envoy for LGBTQ rights said the move was in line with "lived reality."

Will Putin turn off Moldova's gas taps?

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 21:51
Moldova has declared a state of emergency amid skyrocketing gas prices, after Russia decreased its exports of natural gas. It's not the first time the Kremlin has used its resources for political leverage.

Alec Baldwin shooting: New details revealed by police

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 21:44
New Mexico authorities briefed the media Wednesday about the fatal shooting on the set of "Rust." The sheriff said Alec Baldwin used a vintage Colt 45 revolver when he accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins.

Iran to resume nuclear talks by November

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 21:20
Iranian officials say they will restart the long-stalled talks over reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. The new government has been slow to resume discussions, prompting international concern.

US Democratic lawmakers unveil 'billionaires tax'

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 20:44
Billionaires only have to pay tax on appreciated assets when they sell them, but a new legislative proposal could change this. The tax revenues could then be used to fund President Joe Biden's social spending plans.

Germany: Hendrik Wüst to take helm of most populous state

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 19:53
North Rhine-Westphalia's parliament has chosen Christian Democrat Hendrik Wüst as the state's new premier. He will manage a region with a population larger than that of the Netherlands.

Sudan: 'The world has a right to be worried'

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 18:40
The crisis in Sudan is sending shock waves beyond the continent. The country is the focus of disparate interests, making it difficult for the international community to unite in a decisive stand to save its democracy.

Tunisia closes TV station of president's political rival

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 18:30
Tunisia's independent media regulator shuttered Nessma TV, owned by President Kais Saied's political rival. Quran Kareem, a religious radio station, was also closed.

China says Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 18:02
China opposed the representation of Taiwan at the international stage after the US called for a more "meaningful" participation of the island in United Nations bodies.

Africa looks to kickstart COVID vaccine production

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 18:00
As Africa struggles to stem vaccine inequity, biotechnology giants BioNTech and Moderna have announced plans to build factories on the continent.

Kashmir: Artisans fight for survival amid dying art of pottery

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:42
Waning demand and the impacts of the COVID pandemic have pushed Kashmir pottery to the brink of extinction. But some artisan families are continuing the craft in exchange for rice just to survive.

The route from Iraq to Belarus: How are migrants getting to Europe?

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:28
Notwithstanding the risks of embarking on a journey fraught with dangers and even death, scores of migrants are choosing to put their destinies in the hands of local smugglers in Iraq to get into the EU via Belarus.

Australian professional footballer Josh Cavallo comes out as gay

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:19
Josh Cavallo said he wants to show other people who are "struggling and are scared" that it is okay to be gay in football.

Erectile dysfunction: Sick heart, sick penis

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 16:41
Heart disease, diabetes, depression: Lots of things cause erectile dysfunction. It can be treated but you need to get over the shame and visit a doctor.

Merck greenlights generic manufacturing of its COVID pill

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 16:29
Merck has signed a pact that would allow granting generic drug makers royalty-free license to manufacture its oral COVID-19 antiviral pill. The medication has been found to reduce hospitalizations among patients by half.

World Cup, Super League 'turning point in how football is being run' says player union

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:46
Football is in need of a structural overhaul, according to one of the organizations central to the running of the game worldwide. The general secretary of players' union FIFPRO told DW this is "a clear turning point."

Crude oil price fluctuations expose Africa's fossil fuel dependence

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:44
Africa's abundant sunshine is ideal for renewable energy production. But the continent relies heavily on crude oil. Experts warn that the economy will continue to suffer if governments don't wean themselves off of oil.

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