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Ukraine upset by German plans to mark anniversary of Nazi Soviet invasion

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 23:08
Ukraine's ambassador has rejected an invitation to an event marking the 80th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union at Berlin's German-Russian museum next week. He said the venue choice was "bewildering."

Germany, Poland mark 30 years of Good Neighbourship treaty

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 22:43
Signed on June 17, 1991, the Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation was a milestone in the history of Poland and Germany. DW spoke to the diplomats who negotiated the pact.

'Third largest diamond' ever seen found in Botswana mine

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:57
The 1,098-carat diamond was found by the Debswana company and unearthed earlier this month. The largest diamond ever mined is the Cullinan, discovered in 1905.

Ethiopia's Oromia region is volatile ahead of elections

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:55
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's home region, Oromia, could be one of the hot spots during Ethiopia's upcoming regional and parliamentary election. Outbreaks of violence have created an atmosphere of instability.

Biden and Putin agree, 'nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought'

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:32
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have concluded a high-stakes summit aimed at cooperation but dominated by deep disagreements.

Euro 2020: Flawed hero Gareth Bale gives Wales lift off

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 21:21
The surprise semifinalists of Euro 2016 are up and running. Wales captain Gareth Bale missed a penalty at a crucial moment but had the last laugh, inspiring the Welsh to their first win of the tournament.

President Pedro Castillo has radical plans for Peru

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 20:00
Until four years ago, Pedro Castillo was a teacher in a rural school in the Andes. Then he gained national notoriety as the leader of a teachers strike, and now he's president of Peru.

South Africa: 20 bodies found at vacant gold mine

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 19:30
Police are investigating after finding the corpses at two locations near disused gold mines. Authorities say they were badly decomposed. They are thought to have been working as illegal miners in the old shafts.

COVID: Political prisoners in India suffer under squalid conditions

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 18:05
Many prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 while awaiting trial, and face a lack of access to medical treatment. Experts say their condition highlights the plight of inmates held in overcrowded jails in India.

Euro 2020: Austria’s Marko Arnautovic banned for one game after 'racist' slur

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 17:32
Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic has been handed a one-game ban by UEFA for an anti-Albanian slur he allegedly directed at a North Macedonia player. Arnautovic, of Serbian descent, denies any racist intentions.

Berlin police in pitched battle with squatters

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 17:21
Leftist squatters have set up burning barricades and are pelting police with rocks in the Friedrichshain neighborhood. They oppose a fire safety inspection the city has ordered.

Wacken to hold a 'mini' heavy metal festival

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 16:43
Allowed to be loud again: Wacken organizers are planning with Bullhead City a streamlined version of the heavy metal festival, with top names on the bill.

COVID: A huge tragedy is unfolding in Afghanistan

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 16:26
The delta variant is possibly behind a surge in infections in Afghanistan. But official figures don't give the real picture, and there hasn't been much media attention to the ongoing wave.

COVID: Moscow orders mandatory vaccinations for many workers

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 15:58
Amid a "dramatic" rise in coronavirus cases, Moscow now requires employees in industries that provide services to a large number of people to be fully vaccinated by August 15.

COVID: What has India learned from the second wave?

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 15:18
Experts fear that, amid a slow vaccination drive and easing restrictions, the appearance of new variants could spur a devastating third wave. The country is still struggling with a severe shortage in medical supplies.

German industry could win big with new quantum computer

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 14:54
Despite its reputation as an industrial and research powerhouse, Germany has fallen behind when it comes to quantum computing. But a new computer at home could change all of that.

German police probe failed Greenpeace Euro 2020 protest

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 14:36
Two people are in hospital after a Greenpeace activist crash landed in the stadium ahead of Germany's match with France. The environment group has received a backlash for its "reckless" act.

Malaysian court overturns verdict in French-Irish teen's death

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 14:04
The family of Nora Anne Quoirin had challenged an inquest finding that the teenager died by "misadventure" after disappearing in the jungle.

EU agrees fresh Belarus sanctions over Ryanair diversion

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 13:59
Sources say new measures have been approved after Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk and arrested a dissident journalist who was on board.

German-trained imams program has been a long time coming

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 13:53
After a long period of preparation, Germany's first Islamic studies college has opened. Officials are optimistic that it will help fight extremism.

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