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 2021-11-29 12:11 

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Former US Defense Secretary Mark Esper sues Pentagon over memoir redactions...

Former US defense chief Mark Esper is suing the Pentagon over redactions requested from parts of his memoir. His lawyer said he is the "highest-ranking official to ever sue" over publication rights....

 2021-11-29 11:09 

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WHO: Omicron variant underlines need for global 'pandemic treaty'...

The emergence of the omicron variant shows how "perilous and precarious" the situation is, the WHO's chief warned. The EU and Germany's Merkel have backed negotiations on an accord to prevent future pandemics....

 2021-11-29 10:59 

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Fact check: Is nuclear energy good for the climate?...

Supporters of nuclear energy say it can help us wean our economies off polluting fossil fuels. No surprise, it's a heated issue. But what about the facts? Can nuclear power really help save the climate?...

 2021-11-29 10:43 

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The elusive dream of Africa's domestic workers...

Millions of domestic workers in Africa continue to work under appalling conditions with very little pay. Trade unionists are now calling for integrating them into the formal sector....

 2021-11-29 10:43 

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The elusive dream of formalizing Africa's domestic workers...

Millions of domestic workers in Africa continue to work under sometimes appalling conditions with very little pay. Trade unionists are now calling to integrate them into the formal sector....

 2021-11-29 10:39 

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India's parliament repeals contentious farming reform law...

India's parliament has voted to scrap a controversial agricultural reform law that fueled a year of intense protests by farmers. The government had said the reforms would ease regulation and open agricultural markets....

 2021-11-29 10:19 

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Why raw materials could impact speed of energy transition...

Public debates about the EU's dependence on oil and gas imports are mounting. But Europe might soon find itself in an even weaker position in a field crucial for energy transition: critical raw materials....

 2021-11-29 09:29 

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Merriam-Webster says 'vaccine' is 2021's most-searched word...

US dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has revealed that "vaccine" was its most popular reference word of the year. Also on the list were insurrection, cicada and perseverance....

 2021-11-29 09:23 

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Mohamed Mbougar Sarr: Reinventing Africa...

The winner of the prestigious 2021 Prix Goncourt award, the young Senegalese writer tells DW about the future he envisions for Africa....

 2021-11-29 09:14 

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DW Festival Concert: Richard Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman'...

We've all heard it at weddings and in movies: "Till death do us part." But what if the vow was "Till my death sets you free"?...

 2021-11-29 08:13 

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Festive market under Germany's biggest Christmas tree opens, despite the pandemic...

Amid many Christmas market cancellations, the Dortmund Christmas market is welcoming visitors. But some changes and rules may dampen the festive spirit....

 2021-11-29 08:10 

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Coronavirus digest: Japan bars foreign travelers as omicron spreads...

As concerns over the new omicron COVID variant grow, Japan is reinstating curbs for foreign arrivals. Meanwhile, Dutch police detained a couple who fled from a quarantine hotel. DW has the latest....

 2021-11-29 06:48 

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Honduras: Opposition candidate Xiomara Castro claims election victory...

Xiomara Castro's left-wing opposition party LIBRE has a strong lead according to preliminary results. However, the incumbent National Party has also declared victory. Castro would be Honduras' first female president....

 2021-11-29 04:01 

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Venezuela: Maduro says EU observers of elections are 'enemies' and 'spies'...

An EU mission was sent to observe local elections in Venezuela, and will submit their report in two months. Strongman Maduro said they were trying to "stain" the electoral process of his country....

 2021-11-29 02:40 

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Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion, UN reports...

Tourism has rebounded compared to 2020, but still remains below 2019 levels. Uneven vaccination rates and new strains could hinder this recovery....

 2021-11-29 00:06 

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Nord Stream 2 pipeline Angela Merkel's 'biggest mistake', says Donald Tusk...

Tusk said Merkel was 'helpless' in the face of the lobbying of German business interests. It comes as Germany urges the US not to sanction the pipeline....

 2021-11-28 22:11 

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Basketball player and Erdogan-foe Enes Kanter adds 'Freedom' to US surname...

The vocal Boston Celtics star is known for his criticism of Turkish and Chinese governments. He will become a US citizen on Monday....

 2021-11-28 20:45 

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Frontex plane to patrol English Channel after Calais emergency talks...

France called for crisis talks after the recent deaths of 27 people attempting to cross the English Channel. France rescinded the invite to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel after a row broke out late last week....

 2021-11-28 20:39 

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Germany: Plan to use Nazi site for Nuremberg opera slammed...

The opera in Nuremberg is in need of a new home while the current opera house is renovated. But the decision to temporarily relocate to a Nazi courtyard has sparked controversy....

 2021-11-28 19:39 

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No fans, no coach, players missing: decimated RB Leipzig beaten by Leverkusen...

Coronavirus absentees took their toll as RB Leipzig's disappointing season continued with defeat to Leverkusen in an empty stadium. Diaby and Wirtz excelled for the visitors, Szoboszlai missed a penalty for the hosts....

 2021-11-28 18:01 

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COVID: Israel to shut its borders to foreigners due to omicron variant...

Israel is closing its doors to the world as other countries confirm their first cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Phone-tracking technology will help officials to isolate those exposed to the new variant....

 2021-11-28 17:28 

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Iceland's left-right coalition takes office for second term...

Prime Minister Katrin Jacobsdottir will focus on climate change as Iceland comes under threat from melting glaciers. Right-wing parties will try to keep the economy stable....

 2021-11-28 16:47 

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Coronavirus digest: Germany confirms third case of omicron variant...

A person who arrived in the western state of Hesse from South Africa has been infected with the new variant. Denmark and Italy are the latest EU countries to announce omicron cases. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-11-28 15:53 

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Swiss reject plan to abolish COVID health pass...

Opponents of the certificate, which restricts entry to events and restaurants to mostly vaccinated people, forced Sunday's referendum. Most voters, instead, have backed the government's approach....

 2021-11-28 15:40 

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Pope Francis pained by English Channel migrant deaths...

Most of the pope's comments to the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square were about migrants and refugees. He asked civilian and military leaders to do more to provide aid and comfort....

 2021-11-28 15:04 

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Formula One team boss Frank Williams dies...

The legendary team boss sustained a spinal cord injury in a car crash in 1986 that rendered him unable to walk. Founder of his own team, Williams was in F1 for over half a century....

 2021-11-28 14:54 

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Spain's Canary Islands draw more migrants despite dangers...

A lack of prospects exacerbated by the pandemic has been leading tens of thousands of Africans to make the dangerous crossing to Spain's Canary Islands. It remains unclear how many have died in the attempt....

 2021-11-28 14:46 

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Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after China sends 27 aircraft...

Taiwan's defense ministry says its air forces were mobilized to warn off 27 Chinese warplanes. The incursion into Taiwan's air defense zone included 18 fighter jets, five nuclear-capable bombers and a refueling aircraft....

 2021-11-28 13:15 

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Germany: Dozens take illegal mystery COVID vaccine before police shut it down...

Scores of people waited in line for an unknown and unauthorized COVID-19 vaccine in the city of Lbeck. Around 50 jabs were administered before police could intervene....

 2021-11-28 12:43 

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Netherlands: 13 omicron cases found from South Africa flight...

The Dutch public health institute said in a statement that testing was continuing on the samples of 61 people who tested positive for COVID after arriving from South Africa....

 2021-11-28 12:43 

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Netherlands: 13 omicron cases found from South Africa flights...

The Dutch public health institute said in a statement that testing was continuing on the samples of 61 people who tested positive for COVID after arriving from South Africa....

 2021-11-28 11:52 

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France holds emergency talks in Calais over Channel crossings — without the UK...

France called for crisis talks after the recent deaths of 27 people attempting to cross the English Channel. France rescinded the invite to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel after a row broke out late last week....

 2021-11-28 11:52 

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Eight candles and a helper: Hanukkah...

On November 28, Jews will celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, commemorating the rededication of Jerusalem's Second Temple in 200 BC....

 2021-11-28 11:41 

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Germany's Green Party sees old divisions flare up...

Germany's new government is taking shape. But did all three parties get a good deal? Or were the Greens outdone by the smaller neoliberal FDP? Now, the party that has taken pains to stress harmony, sees cracks reappear....

 2021-11-28 11:37 

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Swiss reject plan to abolish COVID health pass: projection...

Opponents of the certificate, which restricts entry to events and restaurants to mostly vaccinated people, forced Sunday's referendum. Most voters, instead, have backed the government's approach....

 2021-11-28 11:03 

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Opinion: Mandatory vaccinations won't help now...

Even if mandatory vaccinations are deemed legal and the unvaccinated show up for their shots, requiring everyone to get vaccinated won't solve Germany's COVID crisis. We need another lockdown, writes DW's Joscha Weber....

 2021-11-28 11:03 

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Opinion: Time for mandatory vaccinations...

Some German politicians insist a COVID-19 vaccine mandate would divide society. Others argue it would be unconstitutional. Ines Eisele believes these are weak arguments and an excuse to do nothing....

 2021-11-28 10:30 

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Czech Republic: Petr Fiala named new prime minister...

After weeks of delay due to President Zeman's health problems, Petr Fiala has been named the new prime minister. The center-right leader is replacing billionaire populist Andrej Babis....

 2021-11-28 08:33 

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Kyrgyzstan holds election following year of instability...

Kyrgyzstan's last parliamentary elections ended with the winner being ousted by angry crowds of protesters. This time around, the new president is expected to cement his control over the government....

 2021-11-28 08:19 

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Australia introduces new laws targeting online trolls...

New legislation is intended to hold social media giants accountable by forcing them to reveal the identity of anonymous online bullies posting defamatory material....

 2021-11-28 03:55 

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Iran: Protests on water shortages turn violent as police arrest 67...

Protests have been taking place over the past month in the dried up bed of the Zayandeh Rood river. Authorities say water shortages are due to the drought situation, but critics say it is also due to mismanagement....

 2021-11-28 01:15 

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Coronavirus digest: Israel to shut its borders to foreigners due to omicron variant...

Israel is closing its doors to the world as countries struggle to keep out the new omicron COVID-19 variant. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-11-27 22:55 

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Taliban leader calls for help in first Afghan address...

The Taliban government leader asked for international aid and access to about $10 billion in funds frozen after the insurgents took over the country in August. The UN is warning half the country could starve this winter....

 2021-11-27 20:32 

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Opinion: Bayern Munich AGM revealed a clash of worlds in German football...

Motions ignored, speakers rejected, directors jeered — Bayern Munich's AGM descended into chaos. For DW's Matt Ford, the scenes exposed a fundamental question at the heart of German football: what does it want to be?...

 2021-11-27 20:18 

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Serbia: Protesters block roads over new mining laws...

Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in Belgrade and Novi Sad while organizers said several activists had been detained. Activists argue new laws are damaging to the environment....

 2021-11-27 19:49 

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South Africans fear renewed restrictions more than omicron variant...

The world is worried about the new COVID-19 omicron variant, first detected in South Africa. Many countries have imposed travel bans. In South Africa itself, people fear the restrictions more than the virus....

 2021-11-27 17:52 

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COVID: Germany confirms first two cases of omicron variant...

Germany's first two cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed in Munich. The development comes with the world on alert over the variant first discovered in South Africa....

 2021-11-27 17:40 

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Austrian police arrest 15 suspected people smugglers...

The Syrians, Lebanese, and Egyptian migrants had planned to reach Germany after being dropped off in Austria, police said. Hundreds of migrants paid up to 5,000 each ($5,600) for the ride....

 2021-11-27 17:30 

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Bundesliga: Erling Haaland's return boosts Borussia Dortmund ahead of Bayern visit...

The Norwegian striker's goal from the bench against Wolfsburg was a positive sign for Borussia Dortmund after a tough week. He will be crucial for the club going forward, especially against Bayern Munich next week....

 2021-11-27 16:24 

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Burkina Faso: Anti-jihadi violence protest met with tear gas...

Protesters in Ouagadougou were met with tear gas as they burned tires and ransacked a government building. Citizens of the capital of Burkina Faso are upset about jihadist violence and a recent attack....

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