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Red Sea: Pistorius visits German ship set for Houthi mission

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 19:27
Defense Minister Boris Pistorius described the frigate's Red Sea deployment as the German Navy's "most dangerous" mission in decades. But he also stressed its defensive nature, limited to intercepting Houthi strikes.

Berlinale: Martin Scorsese reflects on a storied career, his influence on other filmmakers, and TikTok

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 19:17
The filmmaker is being honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Berlinale. Along with his masterpieces, Scorsese is also known for sparking uproars.

Israel-Hamas war: US vetoes Gaza cease-fire vote at UN

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 18:11
The US has said the proposed resolution "would not achieve lasting peace." Meanwhile, UN agencies warn Gaza is on the verge of an "explosion" in preventable child deaths. Follow DW for more.

Germany: Is it better to spend on defense or on welfare?

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 17:06
Germany's defense spending needs to be beefed up long-term. But should this come through more debt, or at the expense of social spending?

Navalny's mom to Putin: 'Let me see my son'

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 16:49
Alexei Navalny's mother says she wants to give her son a proper burial after his death. Russian authorities said his body would not be handed to his family for two weeks as a chemical probe is underway.

Polish farmers block Ukraine border in grain import protest

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 16:25
Farmers have interrupted transport of Ukrainian produce entering Poland, claiming unfair competition from cheaper goods. Meanwhile, tractors blocked city streets and major highways across the country.

Lufthansa strike paralyzes German airports again

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 16:19
A second round of industrial action this month has affected 100,000 passengers. Trade union Verdi has urged Lufthansa to come to a wage agreement.

Indonesia: Why Aceh's cities rank low in tolerance

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 16:01
Aceh is a staunchly conservative province of Indonesia and the only region in the world's most populous Muslim country that implements the Islamic law, Shariah.

Will India's megaproject sink Great Nicobar island?

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 15:43
India is determined to build its own "Hong Kong" on the pristine Great Nicobar island. Activists warn the impact could go beyond wrecking the environment — it could spell extinction for indigenous islanders.

Navalny widow account restored on X after brief suspension

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 15:12
The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny saw her account restored on social media platform X after it was briefly suspended on Tuesday.

Nigeria: Lion kills zookeeper at university

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 15:01
The late zookeeper at the OAU had been taking care of the lion since its birth nine years ago. The university said it was trying to determine the cause of the accident.

How unhealthy are processed foods?

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 14:40
Processing food is a method in production. It doesn't always mean the food is unhealthy, but it is more likely to be high in calories and low in nutrition.

Guinea junta dissolves government without explanation

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 14:27
Guinea's ruling junta, which took power in a military coup in 2021, has directed the bank accounts of ministers be blocked and ordered the seizure of their passports.

Putin gives Kim Jong Un Aurus luxury car

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:33
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received the Russian-made Aurus to celebrate ties between the two leaders, after they recently met in Russia in September. The gift could violate UN sanctions on North Korea.

Russia's Vladimir Putin gifts Kim Jong Un luxury car

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:33
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received the Russian-made Aurus to celebrate ties between the two leaders, after they recently met in Russia in September. The gift could violate UN sanctions on North Korea.

DR Congo conflict pulls in more players to tackle rebels

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:21
Regional armies, European mercenaries and local militias are all fighting the Rwanda-backed M23 rebel group in DR Congo.

Why are Europe's farmers struggling with mental health?

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:15
Research suggests many of the same pressures driving farmers to protest on the streets are also impacting their health and wellbeing.

Ukraine updates: Defected Russian pilot found dead in Spain

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 12:00
A Russian helicopter pilot who defected has been found dead in Spain, according to Ukrainian intelligence. Meanwhile, Ukraine has called for fresh sanctions against Moscow over Alexei Navalny's death. DW has more.

World Cup winner Andreas Brehme is dead

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 11:53
Germany has lost a World Cup winner. Andreas 'Andi' Brehme, who scored the winning goal in the 1990 World Cup against Argentina, has passed away aged 63.

Taiwan protests after China boards tourist boat near Kinmen

Tue, 02/20/2024 - 11:24
Taiwan accused the Chinese coast guard of creating "panic" by boarding a Taiwanese tourist boat near the Kinmen Islands, which are controlled by Taiwan. The incident comes as tensions rise around the archipelago.

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