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 2021-01-28 01:17 

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DR Congo's parliament ousts prime minister amid growing political turmoil...

President Felix Tshisekedi is seeking to oust supporters of former President Joseph Kabila in an attempt to consolidate power. Prime Minister Illunkamba denounced the vote; an ally said that he would not resign....

 2021-01-28 00:05 

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Hong Kong mass arrest: A further erosion of freedoms?...

A pro-Beijing lawmaker tells DW's Sarah Kelly that freedoms have been tightened in Hong Kong under the national security law, but the world is "overreacting4; to the recent mass arrest of pro-democracy activists....

 2021-01-27 23:52 

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Cloris Leachman, winner of multiple Emmys, dies aged 94...

Leachman was best known for her roles in the TV series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and films like "Young Frankenstein" and "The Last Picture Show."...

 2021-01-27 20:45 

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US: Joe Biden signs climate directives, announces April summit...

The president said climate change posed an "existential threat" to humanity. Biden added the US will host a summit on April 22, where it is likely to strengthen its carbon reduction commitments under the Paris agreement....

 2021-01-27 19:28 

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Netherlands: Anti-curfew riots shake Dutch society...

Anti-curfew riots in the Netherlands have continued for several evenings, with violence incited in various cities via social media networks. The ongoing unrest has shocked the usually peaceful country....

 2021-01-27 18:47 

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Queue-jumping celebs boost Polish coronavirus vaccine interest...

Poles long appeared hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Then they saw celebrities and politicians scandalously jump the line for the jab, and now there's no where near enough vaccine to go around....

 2021-01-27 18:40 

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Opinion: Germany has lost its pandemic role model status...

The coronavirus has raged for a year now and there seems to be no end in sight. Germany is no longer considered as an example of good pandemic management. But the worst could still be to come, says Rosalia Romaniec....

 2021-01-27 17:50 

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Controversial Polish abortion law to go into effect...

Poland's divisive new abortion law, which effectively outlaws the practice, will go into effect Wednesday. Mass protests are expected across the country....

 2021-01-27 17:16 

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Nigerian Army reshuffle belies serious security concerns...

As Nigeria battles a domestic insurgency and wilting trust in its armed forces, President Buhari's military overhaul has exposed exasperation with the army's ineffectiveness to guarantee security for the country....

 2021-01-27 17:10 

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Auschwitz remembers victims with digital memorial...

Auschwitz survivors urged for their experiences and those who died not to be forgotten, saying Holocaust denial amounts to murdering the victims "a second time over."...

 2021-01-27 16:42 

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Where is Thailand's protest movement heading?...

The pro-democracy protest movement shaking up politics in Thailand has been interrupted by a COVID outbreak. With public attention turned elsewhere, widespread crackdowns on protesters continue behind the scenes....

 2021-01-27 16:39 

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Russia: Police raid multiple properties connected to Navalny organization...

Russian police raided homes and offices belonging to Alexei Navalny and his anti-corruption outfit. Navalny was arrested on January 17, and mass protests calling for his release led to 4,000 arrests on the weekend....

 2021-01-27 15:51 

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Fact check: Is AstraZeneca in breach of its EU contract?...

AstraZeneca has announced delivery bottlenecks concerning its vaccine — but only for the EU. So is the UK getting preferential treatment? There are also question marks over its efficacy in elderly people....

 2021-01-27 15:49 

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Coronavirus: EU expresses dismay over AstraZeneca vaccine delays...

The view that AstraZeneca is not obliged to deliver because of a "best effort" agreement is "neither correct nor acceptable," the EU said. The EMA will decide whether to approve the use of the vaccine on Friday....

 2021-01-27 15:28 

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Nazi looted art: Dispute over Guarneri violin...

A Jewish music dealer sold the valuable violin in 1938. But the question is whether he chose to sell it or was forced to do so by the Nazis....

 2021-01-27 14:58 

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German health care: Tackling COVID with paper, pen and a fax machine...

The painfully slow digitalization of Germany's health care system has long been a source of frustration. But the inefficiency is hampering attempts to fight the pandemic....

 2021-01-27 14:56 

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IMF: Investor complacency may trigger sharp downturn...

The IMF voiced optimism about the global economy, yet emphasized true recovery will depend on mastering the coronavirus pandemic. The institution warned uneven vaccine distribution could hurt emerging markets....

 2021-01-27 14:55 

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Kenyan farmers struggle as locusts ravage crops again...

As another wave of locusts looms over East Africa, farmers are struggling to come to grips with the destruction of yet another harvest....

 2021-01-27 14:41 

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Coronavirus: Germany loses sight of its refugees...

Amid heated debate about the long-term effects of the lockdown on children, business and the arts, Germany's refugees seem to have been forgotten....

 2021-01-27 14:22 

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German government slashes GDP growth forecast...

The economy shrank by a smaller-than-expected 5% last year, which marked the second-biggest economic plunge in the country's post-war history. Business confidence is at a six-month low in January....

 2021-01-27 13:48 

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COVID: Bangladesh vaccination drive marred by misinformation...

The government is working to counter widely shared rumors and pseudoscience about vaccines. However, falsehoods are spreading on social media faster than facts....

 2021-01-27 13:00 

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Davos: Putin warns of US 'Big Tech' dominance...

Putin's remarks came one day after he held his first phone call with Joe Biden during his tenure as US President. It is the first time that the Russian leader has spoken to the World Economic Forum sicne 2009....

 2021-01-27 13:00 

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Davos: Vladimir Putin warns of US 'Big Tech' dominance...

Putin's remarks came one day after he held his first phone call with Joe Biden during his tenure as US President. It is the first time that the Russian leader has spoken to the World Economic Forum since 2009....

 2021-01-27 12:51 

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Europe brings back Boeing 737 MAX...

Airlines operating in Europe, such as TUIfly or Ryanair, can fly the 737 MAX again after its grounding. But is it really needed — and will passengers be willing to board? Andreas Spaeth is looking for answers....

 2021-01-27 12:37 

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France: Plaintiffs open lawsuit over police racial profiling...

Nongovernmental organizations in France have launched a class-action lawsuit against the government for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out ID checks....

 2021-01-27 12:35 

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Emotet: German-led team shuts down 'world's most dangerous' malware...

Authorities say they are now in control of a cyberattack instrument mainly used by organized crime networks....

 2021-01-27 11:58 

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German expressions to run away from it all...

During the COVID pandemic, we've had to alter our lives dramatically on every front, including getting exercise. Learn German expressions using "running."...

 2021-01-27 11:32 

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AstraZeneca pulls out of vaccine talks: EU official...

Executives were set to hold talks with the European Commission to explain the delay in deliveries. The European Medicines Agency will decide whether to approve the use of the vaccine on Friday....

 2021-01-27 11:11 

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Germany's 16 states: Brandenburg...

Extensive forests, meadows and thousands of lakes make up the charm of the landscape of this state in the northeast of Germany. More than 500 castles and mansions are an invitation to stay and admire....

 2021-01-27 10:40 

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Is Germany facing a water shortage crisis?...

Record heat and low rainfall in recent years have taken a toll on Germany's groundwater, even in the winter. Experts say it's time to radically overhaul the way the country manages its water....

 2021-01-27 09:37 

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Coronavirus lockdown erodes German consumer confidence...

Consumer confidence in Germany has slumped as the country's tough lockdown measures continue to bite. Most of those surveyed were gloomy about the near future....

 2021-01-27 09:16 

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Davos: Post-COVID recovery not baked in...

Although the IMF has forecast 5.5% global growth this year, several obstacles could stall the post-pandemic recovery. Delegates at the virtual World Economic Forum are pinning hopes on the green transition....

 2021-01-27 09:12 

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Indonesia volcano eruption: Merapi ejects new ash cloud...

Indonesia's most active volcano has been spewing lava and hot ash not long after hundreds of residents had returned home after fleeing a series of eruptions....

 2021-01-27 08:59 

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Did Beethoven give his pieces the wrong tempo?...

Musicians have often found it difficult to keep pace with some of Beethoven's maddeningly fast symphonies. But could they be based on a mistake?...

 2021-01-27 08:19 

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Neo-Nazi murder trial reveals threat to German democracy...

The trial of two neo-Nazis accused of murdering a German regional governor is about to come to an end in Frankfurt. The murder of Walter Lbcke was the country's first political assassination in decades....

 2021-01-27 08:14 

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German Bundestag holds Holocaust Remembrance Day service...

German officials and representatives of the Jewish community in Germany are gathering to remember and pay respects to the millions of victims of National Socialism....

 2021-01-27 07:36 

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Belarus: Amnesty accuses security forces of torture...

The NGO says it has photos, video recordings and testimony that can be used as evidence of rights violations. The UN also accused Belarus of torturing detainees, a charge the government denies....

 2021-01-27 06:29 

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How COVID changed Germany, one year on...

The first person in Germany to test positive for the novel coronavirus was in late January 2020. The year that followed has changed Germany — and the rest of the world....

 2021-01-27 04:37 

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Coronavirus digest: Over 100 million cases worldwide...

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down economies the world over, transformed workplaces, and is now known to have infected more than 100 million people. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-01-27 04:02 

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Maduro draws flak for promoting 'miracle' COVID remedy...

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is promoting a "miracle" medication that he said would cure patients who contracted the novel coronavirus. But his government has released no evidence to back the claims....

 2021-01-27 01:52 

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Republicans largely vote against holding Trump impeachment trial...

All but five Senate Republicans have voted in favor of dismissing Trump's impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president for "incitement of insurrection" is unlikely....

 2021-01-27 00:01 

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European travel restrictions: Non-essential travel curbed...

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many countries worldwide continue to restrict entry and most travel remains discouraged. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply — and how to get the latest info....

 2021-01-26 23:52 

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Netherlands: Tensions high after nights of COVID lockdown riots...

After three consecutive nights of violent riots over COVID lockdown restrictions, the situation remains tense in the Netherlands. Police have beefed up their presence to prevent another night of unrest....

 2021-01-26 22:38 

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US, Russia agree to extend 'New START' nuclear arms treaty...

The extension of the landmark arms control treaty will continue to limit the number of nuclear missiles and warheads each country can deploy....

 2021-01-26 22:22 

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Biden signs Executive Orders promoting racial equity...

The president rolled back Trump policies in an effort to increase equity. The moves aim to cut reliance on private prisons, tackle unfair housing practices, bolster Native American sovereignty and fight xenophobia....

 2021-01-26 21:16 

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Davos: Africa should prepare to wait on vaccine...

At the World Economic Forum, the WHO's Special Envoy to Africa has said the continent cannot count on having doses of the COVID-19 vaccine soon. One German CEO suggests letting companies vaccinate their workers....

 2021-01-26 21:04 

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Opinion: Europe must fight for its coronavirus vaccines, and share them...

The EU does not have enough vaccine because manufacturers are not fulfilling their contracts. Sharing the patents could speed up production and solve global problems, says Barbara Wesel....

 2021-01-26 20:52 

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In pictures: Europeans vent frustration at coronavirus restrictions...

In many European countries, people have spent long months in lockdown while witnessing sluggish vaccination campaigns and new coronavirus mutations. The result: frustration, violence and unauthorized parties....

 2021-01-26 19:44 

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COVID-19: WHO races to develop vaccination card...

As countries start to develop their own vaccination passports, the WHO is racing to develop a framework for corona vaccination certificates that can be used worldwide to ensure standards are met....

 2021-01-26 19:23 

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Joe Biden and G7 press Russia's Vladimir Putin over Alexei Navalny arrest...

US President Joe Biden has raised concerns over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in his first phone call with Vladimir Putin. All G7 foreign ministers condemned Navalny's arrest as "politically motivated."...

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