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Russia sanctions over Ukraine war: Will EU measures work?

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 23:08
This week the EU added new names to its Russia sanctions list. But critics, including from Ukraine, are questioning the impact of the EU's sanctions.

EU agrees on more Russia sanctions — but do they work?

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 23:08
This week the EU added new names to its Russia sanctions list. But earlier this month, Russia announced positive economic growth. Critics, including from Ukraine, are questioning the impact of the EU's sanctions.

Boeing 737 MAX executive to leave after latest grounding

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 21:30
US aviation giant Boeing is set to part company with the vice-president of its 737 MAX program, Ed Clark. The new models of 737s were recently cleared to fly again after their second grounding in the last few years.

Israel-Hamas war: 'Frank' US talks after Lula invoked Hitler

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 21:03
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held 'frank' talks with the Brazilian leader after he made controversial comments comparing Israel's war in Gaza to the Holocaust. DW has more.

EU launches TikTok probe over child protection concerns

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 20:30
The European Commission has trained its sights on the video platform TikTok. Is the Chinese-owned service violating European regulations?

EU probes TikTok for youth protection, addiction regulations

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 20:30
After X, formerly Twitter, the European Commission has now trained its sights on the video platform TikTok. Is the Chinese-owned service violating European regulations? Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.

German man with ancient Syrian artifacts under investigation

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 19:17
Police in southern Germany are investigating a man over a suspicious collection of ancient Middle Eastern artifacts that were likely stolen from a Syrian museum in 2015, including a cuneiform tablet.

Poland probes pro-Putin banner at farmers' protest

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 18:58
Poland says an investigation is underway into the display of a pro-Vladimir Putin banner during a farmers' protest held near the Czech border.

Bayern Munich: Crisis engulfing Bundesliga champions

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 18:09
Bayern Munich have announced head coach Thomas Tuchel will leave at the end of the season. However, the Bundesliga champions need a complete overhaul in the summer to return to winning ways.

Bundesliga scraps major investment deal amid fan revolt

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 17:52
A controversial investment deal which would have seen a private equity partner invest up to one billion euros in Germany's Bundesliga has been scrapped following widespread fan protests.

Navalny: UK sanctions individuals at Arctic penal colony

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 16:45
The British government said it was sanctioning six people for Navalny's "brutal" treatment at a Siberian penal colony. Those sanctioned will be hit with a travel ban and a freeze of UK assets.

Hungary: Will child abuse scandal bring down Viktor Orban?

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 15:40
The furor over a presidential pardon granted to a man who helped to cover up child sex abuse isn't going away. But public outrage won't necessarily oust Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Kenya needs to embrace mother tongues at school or lose them

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 15:40
Kenya is a multilingual nation with dozens of Indigenous languages. But it risks losing this language diversity unless Kenyan children are taught them at school.

Hungary: Is Orban losing control amid child abuse cover-up scandal?

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 15:40
The furore over a presidential pardon granted to a man who helped to cover up child sex abuse isn’t going away. But public outrage won’t necessarily loosen the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s tight grip on power.

Netherlands bridge collapse leaves 2 dead

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 15:31
Dutch regional authorities said the collapse in the eastern city of Lochem occurred as the result of an "industrial accident." Dutch PM Mark Rutte expressed his condolences to the victims of the "tragic" event.

Israel-Hamas war: China blasts US veto on Gaza cease-fire

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 14:46
Beijing says the US veto of a UN Security Council resolution demanding a cease-fire has made the Gaza Strip "even more dangerous." Meanwhile, Syria says an Israeli airstrike killed two in Damascus. DW has the latest.

Germany slashes 2024 growth outlook

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 14:45
Berlin has significantly lowered its 2024 growth forecast for the German economy. Weak global demand, geopolitical unease, and sticky inflation have hampered an anticipated recovery from recession.

Spain: Protesting farmers advance on Madrid

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 14:41
Some 500 tractors in five convoys have arrived in Madrid as farmers continue protests. They are calling for fairer prices, less bureaucracy related to environmental measures and more state aid.

What does India expect from Pakistan's new government?

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 14:24
Islamabad's frail new ruling coalition will need the blessing of Pakistan's military before attempting to improve ties with New Delhi.

France: Free public transport takes off in Montpellier

Wed, 02/21/2024 - 13:40
Montpellier is now the biggest metropolitan area in Europe where residents can take public transport for free. Many locals are thrilled, but others worry there won't be cash left to develop the transport network further.

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