Katy Perry uses spotify to sell album
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Fans of pop star Katy Perry woke up Friday to an e-mail on their smartphones: Her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm,” is available for streaming.
30 Nov 2021
Black Friday was born in the US, but this day of sales and promotions has become an increasingly global event. Also, Turkish consumers grapple with a plunge in the lira, residents of Brussels awaken to a city without Uber, and British fair competition regulators win some new pledges from Google.
27 Nov 2021
Nigeria has the second largest film output in the world, but many filmmakers struggle with low budgets and barely make a profit. But streaming platforms are giving a boost to African films.
22 Dec 2021
A parliamentary committee has said holding the vote would be "impossible." The country's election board has now suggested January 24 as an alternative.
23 Feb 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
7 Jul 2022
Former football administrators Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are due to hear the verdict in their Swiss corruption trial on Friday.
22 Oct 2022
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19 Nov 2022
Dozens of people, including children, were shot dead on "Bloody Friday" amid nationwide demonstrations that were sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman in September.
28 Nov 2022
We take a look at how French consumers have adopted the American tradition of Black Friday sales. With clothing expected to the number one item that will be purchased in France during the discounted period, we also find out how the globe's appetite for fast fashion is having a dire effect on Chile's desert.
2 Dec 2022
Beijing's vast surveillance apparatus is being used to track and intimidate protesters. Several people told DW they suspect their phones were hacked.
Donald Trump was the first presidential candidate in decades who did not make his tax returns public during either of his campaigns in 2016 and 2020.
Songs are getting shorter and often launch straight into the lyrics. You have to listen for 30 seconds if the musicians are to get a fee from the streaming service. And there are so many songs jostling for attention.
We take a look at the fallout from a leak of secret Pentagon documents and how it differs from previous intelligence dumps. The press is also expressing praise and concern on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday peace accords. We then look into reactions to French President Emmanuel Macron's comment that Europe needs "strategic autonomy" from the US. Finally, we find out about an elderly bank robber and a slumdog billionaire art project.
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Northeastern states in the US are experiencing historically high levels of air pollution due to wildfires in Canada. Experts say these types of situations will only increase in the future as the climate warms.
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English midfielder Jude Bellingham is set to leave Borussia Dortmund for Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club have confirmed. The teenager has scored 24 goals in 132 appearances for BVB.
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The former US vice president is launching a bid for the White House. This is no normal set of circumstances for Mike Pence, who was loyal to former US President Donald Trump for years, only parting ways with him after the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Pence is polling in the single digits and along with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is entering a growing field of Republican candidates challenging Donald Trump, who is the current frontrunner by far.
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Ukraine's foreign minister has wrapped up a tour of Africa by saying that he welcomes plans for an African peace delegation to head to Ukraine and Russia but warned that it will take more than a ceasefire to resolve the war. UN judges decide that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who has dementia, is unfit to stand trial. And Human Rights Watch investigators call upon Nigeria to use more care in carrying out drone strikes after authorities admitted to killing 39 civilians.
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In the wake of an energy crisis triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine, the world has become a lot more energy efficient, according to a new study. Are we seeing a permanent, global shift in energy transition? Yuka Royer speaks with Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency.