A journey with Greece’s last nomadic shepherds
04 March 2021 | 11:00 am
The sustainable farming practice of herding sheep hundreds of kilometers dates back millennia. We meet the people keeping the tradition alive despite pressure from industrialized agriculture, tourism and climate change.
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4 Aug 2021
As the southern European nation battles hundreds of wildfires, Prime Minister Mitsotakis has warned that the country is facing its worst heat wave for 30 years. Extreme weather in 1987 claimed more than 1,500 lives.
8 Aug 2021
Emergency services evacuated several northern suburbs of the Greek capital after fresh fires broke out late on Tuesday as strong winds and blistering heat continue to complicate the efforts of rescue crews.
6 Aug 2021
People are fleeing their homes north of Athens as fires rage for a fourth day in a row. California has lost an entire town while Brazil is bracing itself for another catastrophic fire season. Follow DW for more.
11 Aug 2021
Blazes have destroyed forests in Greece and left families homeless, but the outlook is more mixed in Turkey due to rain in hard-hit areas. Follow DW for the latest.
13 Aug 2021
As wildfires on Greece's Evia island continued to rage, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised compensation amid criticism of the state's handling of the disaster.
13 Aug 2021
A new fire broke out on the island of Evia, just hours after officials said the blazes were now under control. Public anger has been growing at the government's response.
22 Aug 2021
After the devastating fires that have ravaged Greece's second-largest island, many of its residents are angry with their government. They believe the disaster could have been prevented.
19 Aug 2021
Officials in Spain said that, while wildfires could now be under control, the possibility of another flare-up was high as forests are very dry. In Greece, two new blazes were being tackled.
31 Aug 2021
Afghan refugees in Greece are increasingly worried about their status. The EU’s differing and uncertain asylum policies are making it even harder for them to cope.
4 Oct 2021
The first of October means Britain is taking back control. As of this Friday, European travellers to post-Brexit Great Britain can no longer bring a simple ID card – they will have to show a passport. However, as petrol shortages continue, tempers are running short as lines get long. This Friday, around one quarter of British service stations ran dry, leading to scenes of shouting, fist fights and motorists hoarding fuel in water bottles.
18 Oct 2021
The ceremony to light the Olympic flame was disrupted as Tibetan and Hong Kong activists held banners protesting human rights abuses in China.
14 Nov 2021
Greek officials claim Turkey is acting like a "pirate state in the Aegean Sea" in regards to migrants. Athens has called on the EU to put pressure on Ankara to meet its international obligations.
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The ex-UK prime minister told parliament that he did not deliberately lie about lockdown-defying parties at Downing Street during the pandemic. If found guilty of wrongdoing, Johnson could lose his parliamentary seat.
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Thousands of Myanmar's nationals, caught in the crossfire between the army and pro-democracy rebel forces, have crossed the border and entered the northeast Indian state of Mizoram.
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Israeli lawmakers have passed legislation that drastically narrows the circumstances required to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or a successor from office.
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Russia's former leader Dmitry Medvedev said if Putin were arrested in Germany, for example, "all our missiles ... would fly to the Bundestag." Meanwhile, Russia has launched a new military satellite. DW has the latest.
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A new generation of talented forex traders in Nigeria is learning the moves of the industry — and fast! We find out why this unconventional business model is giving hope to young Nigerians.